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This Day in Dodgers History
April 9th

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1913 In front of approximately 10,000 fans, who brave the frigid weather to witness the pitching duel, the Phillies beat the Dodgers, 1-0, spoiling the debut of Ebbets Field. Given special permission, Brooklyn opens the season a day early to properly inaugurate its new $75,000 Brooklyn ballpark, which took a year to build.
1947 Dodger skipper Leo Durocher, feuding with the Yankees, is suspended for one year by Happy Chandler for an assortment of actions deemed detrimental to baseball, including association with known gamblers. The commissioner fines Brooklyn and New York clubs $2,000 and orders the teams not to discuss the matter.
1966 After playing at Wrigley Field in 1961 and sharing Dodger Stadium from 1962-65 during their first five seasons in Los Angeles, the Angels moved to nearby Anaheim into their new stadium. The team, now known as the California Angels, host the Giants in a preseason exhibition game in the first contest ever played at Anaheim Stadium, a 9-3 loss before 40,735 fans.
1981 On Opening Day, Fernando Valenzuela, making his first major league start in place of scheduled starter Jerry Reuss, blanks Houston on five hits at Dodger Stadium, 2-0. During the strike-shortened season, the 20-year-old rookie from Mexico will lead the league in game starts (25), complete games (11), and shutouts (8).

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