Origin Stories of the Lakers, Dodgers, Rams, Clippers Team Names

August 2, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

Probably no other city in America has more peculiar origin stories for its sports teams than Los Angeles. Sure, the City of Angels has the Angels … but they’re in Anaheim, situated in an entirely different county. Why are the Lakers not the Pacifics? And just exactly what are the LA Dodgers trying to “dodge”? […]

The First MLB All-Star Game Played in Los Angeles

July 18, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

The only reason Los Angeles got to host its first MLB All-Star Game back in 1959 was what the Chicago Tribune called the “greed of selfish, shortsighted, spoiled ballplayers.” Well, it wasn’t completely untrue. But the full story illustrates how the economics of baseball were changing rapidly in the late 1950s, following the bold move […]

The Fabled Baseball History of the San Francisco Seals

July 6, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

Professional baseball in California was born long before the before the Dodgers and Giants took a train out west. It predated the Athletics bolting from Philly for the Bay Area. It even was around prior to television and even radio beam across the continent. One of the best teams in the country played in San […]

How Does This Year’s Golden State Team Compare to 2015?

May 26, 2022 | By: Amber Hoffman

A familiar franchise is back in the NBA Finals – the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors defeated the Dallas Mavericks 4-1 in the Western Conference Finals series and will face the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals. Game 1 is Thursday night at 5 p.m. PT. This isn’t the first rodeo for Golden State. In […]