Wes K, Franklin, TN -- Mar 19, 2008 21:46 PM
3 visit(s). My rating: 7
I saw the Angels play here about three times in their PCL days, but I was too young to remember anything other than Steve Bilko being the big star, much like Babe Ruth was in the 1920's. My rating of 7 has more to do with my memories of having a good time there and nothing to do with the stadium itself. When I was older and the stadium sat deserted, I actually thought it was quite a dump in a very unsafe area. I remember this park being used for amateur games and tv/films after the Angels left. I also saw about a dozen games at Gilmore Field in LA where the Hollywood Stars played.
Bob Turek, Agua Dulce, CA -- Dec 17, 2011 19:55 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 8
I was 6 years old. My first game with my dad. I clearly remember Al Kaline sliding hard into third base and the dust reaching me. Wow! Baseball!
Vic Pallos, Glendale, CA -- Sep 30, 2020 22:40 PM
10 visit(s). My rating: 7
I started going to games at Wrigley Field, L.A. with my dad, beginning in 1954 (age 9) through 1957 (PCL Angels) and twice during the 1961 season (AL Angels vs. Yankees and Orioles). As a nine-year-old, my first impression was that I arrived in heaven. The field was so beautifully green! I'd only seen baseball games on black & white TV! Compared to Gilmore Field, where the rival Hollywood Stars played, Wrigley Field was major league. The diamond was perfectly groomed and no advertising on the red brick and ivy walls. The scoreboard atop the RF bleachers was huge and green, and they posted inning-by-inning results of all PCL and AL games. Between the RF fence and back wall (from the foul pole to the bleachers) was called "the enclosure." In 1961, that area was filled with tables and umbrellas. Beyond the LF wall (about the 345-foot mark) and across 41st Place was a two- story home; the second floor, seen from home plate. A great home run target for Steve Bilko – most popular Angel. If you wanted a souvenir, the front yard was a choice spot. By today's standards, Wrigley L.A. would be outdated – no luxury boxes, etc., but to a kid my age, it was the best growing up experience ever.