This Day in Twins History – April 27, 1961

1961 Los Angeles AngelsThe expansion Los Angeles Angels play their first home game bowing to the Minnesota Twins at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles, 4-2. The 74-year old baseball legend Ty Cobb, in his last-ever visit to a ballpark, throws out the first ceremonial pitch. This was the first American League game to ever be played in Los Angeles.

Wrigley Field - Opened in 1925, closed in 1965 and demolished in 1966. Wrigley Field's brief major league status ended after the 1961 season. Most people remember Wrigley Field as the backdrop for the old TV series home run derby. It was also the site for several baseball themed movies including pride of the Yankees, and the old Munsters TV show

Wrigley Field – Opened in 1925, closed in 1965 and demolished in 1966. Wrigley Field’s brief major league status ended after the 1961 season. Most people remember Wrigley Field as the backdrop for the old TV series home run derby. It was also the site for several baseball themed movies including pride of the Yankees, and the old Munsters TV show

Twins outfielder Lenny Green had the first hit and Earl Battey homered for the Twins as they beat Eli Grba and his Angels 4-2. Camilo Pascual was the winner for the Twins and Ray Moore got the save in front of 11,931 fans. Boxscore

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