On May 7, 1959, the largest crowd in major league history turns out for “Roy Campanella Night” at the Los Angeles Coliseum. Campanella was paralyzed in an auto accident prior to the team moving to the West Coast in 1958. The game, which draws the largest crowd ever for a baseball game, 93,103 fans with another estimated 15,000 turned away from the sellout, begins with an emotional ceremony in which Pee Wee Reese pushes the wheelchair-bound catcher into the darkened stadium that is totally illuminated by fans holding candles or matches. The Dodgers are beaten by the New York Yankees, 6 – 2, in an exhibition game that follows the ceremonies. The crowd sets a record for a baseball game that will not be broken until the Dodgers return to the Coliseum for another exhibition contest on March 29, 2008.