The day in Arizona was warm and bright. The sold out crowd was 30,000, and gathering at Camelback Stadium Glendale for the 1:30 start of the game. Members of team Maggio arrived early, looking after final details. Carl arrived to get warmed up and get last minute instructions from his pitching coach
If the present baseball coaches want to bring back the “Dedeaux Culture” , I would suggest that they bring together a group of former Dedeaux grads and form a large round table group. Because no one person or persons could capture the essence of what was the magic of Dedeaux ball.
Click on the picture above to view the video. LA Dodgers v. LA Angels Spring Training. 82 years young Carl P. Maggio, member of the 1951 American Legion Baseball National Champions that included teammates Sparky Anderson and Bill Lachemann. Author of the book “Swinging for the Fences”