On This Date 5/7/1959

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A record crowd of 93,103 fans come to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to see an exhibition game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Yankees. The game is held as a benefit for former Dodgers catcher Roy Campanella who was paralyzed in a car crash before the 1958 season. The Yankees would win the game 6-2 as the money was raised to help Campanella’s medical expenses.

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