TURN BACK THE CLOCK

Cecil Whig - - INSIDEBASEBALL -

The Dodgers and Astros play MLB’s first game on ar­ti­fi­cial turf. Dodgers short­stop Maury Wills sin­gles off 38-year-old fu­ture Hall of Famer Robin Roberts to reg­is­ter the first hit on what’s termed as a “Chem­grass” sur­face. How­ever, the Mon­santo Com­pany couldn’t man­u­fac­ture enough of the stuff to cover the en­tire field, so out­field­ers would play on painted dirt un­til July.

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