Willie Stargell Clears Pavilion

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Date of Event: August 5, 1969

On July 20, 1969, rocket ship Apollo 11 shot up into space and landed on the moon. Just weeks later in Los Angeles, another Apollo shot was proclaimed. This Apollo was not a rocket ship, but a baseball, commanded by Pittsburgh power hitter, Willie Stargell; and it was launched over the pavilion roof of Dodger stadium—a truly rare sight for Los Angles to see!