LOS ANGELES The Dodgers are Los Angeles longest-tenured professional sports franchise because of an ambitious 22-year-old woman who wanted to make her political mark in the City of Angels.
I didnt have a platform to run on, so after I talked with some politicians and business people, I decided that Id make the Dodgers my platform, said Rosalind Wyman, the youngest city council person ever elected in L.A. and who threw out the first pitch before Tuesday's game vs. Arizona. I truly believed that we couldnt be a major city without a major sports franchise.
Roz Wyman, instrumental in bringing the Dodgers to Los Angeles, will throw out tonight's first pitch: twitter.comDodgersstatus Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 8, 2013
The Dodgers were the most popular franchise in the country at the time everybody followed what they did. And when word came down after the 1953 season that they might not get a new (domed) stadium in Brooklyn, I decided that having them come here would be my fo...