The First Home Opener in LA Dodgers history rained out

Apr 12, 1976 | Opening Day




On April 12, 1976 Los Angeles Dodger first baseman Steve Garvey uses umbrella as he watches rain fall at Dodger Stadium. After a wait of 75 minutes the scheduled home opener with the San Diego Padres was postponed. “The rainout was the first for a regular-season game at Dodger Stadium since April 21, 1967, when Don Drysdale was scheduled to face Bob Gibson of the St. Louis Cardinals. The Dodgers had played 724 consecutive home games since that date without losing one to the weather, and they had played 737 before the 1967 rainout, the first in the stadium’s history.”
April 12, 1976: Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Steve Garvey shields his head with an umbrella while watching rain fall at Dodger Stadium. After a 75-minute delay, the scheduled home opener was postponed. (Joe Kennedy / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA)
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