One last note, I promise. Here's an email from Brian Rodriguez:
any idea why the following quote suggests that the attendance record has since been broken?
On Oct 6, 1959, Koufax lost 1-0 against one-year wonder Bob Shaw of the White Sox even though the Dodgers out-hit the Sox 9-5. The only run scores on a Sherm Lollar doubleplay ground ball after Nellie Fox and Jim Landis singled (and Fox advanced to third). He pitched 7 innings, gave up 5 hits, one run (earned), and one walk, and struck out 6. The crowd was 92,706 at the Coliseum, a World Series record at the time.
i can't imagine that total has been surpassed. we have a proud tradition of baseball in LA--it's high time we get the team we deserve!!
No, that was just me being lazy, not a knock on LA's baseball tradition. According to Total Baseball, the record stood as of the end of the 2000 World Series. A quick perusal of the 2002 TSN Guide and ESPN.com tells me that it hasn't been broken since.
Though it would be nearly impossible for the record to fall. LA's Memorial Coliseum seated 93,600. So the World Series record wasn't even a sellout, technically. It wasn't even the largest crowd of the year: an exhibition game against the Yankees on May 7, i.e., Roy Campanella Night, drew 93,106, the exhibition game record for MLB. [Thanks to "Ballparks of America" for the info.]