“He had more stuff than any pitcher I ever saw,” – Philadelphia Athletics manager, Connie Mack on Rube Waddell.
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BATTING FIRST FOR THE YANG-NA’S, by Leon Furgatch, 2011
"When owner Walter O’Malley brought his Brooklyn team to Chavez Ravine in 1958, he did not know the historical significance of the site. (Neither do most Angelenos, unless they attended Los Angeles public schools in the 1950s or earlier, when Yang-na history was still being taught... The pobladores from Mexico were the first foreigners to settle here, by the authority of the king of Spain, and the new community was blessed with the Los Angeles name. But Chavez Ravine — the area now occupied by Elysian Park, Dodger Stadium and the Los Angeles Police Academy — was first peopled by the Yang-na Indians."