Alberto Rodriguez, Sr.

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Title

Alberto Rodriguez, Sr.

Subject

Migration
Hicks Camp
Foundry
Baseball
Dodgers
Vin Scully

Description

Alberto Rodriguez was born in 1934 in San Marcos, Jalisco. He migrated to the United States in the early 1940s and eventually moved to El Monte, his wife’s hometown, in 1958. Mr. Rodriguez was an avid Dodger fan and was perhaps the biggest Dodger fan from El Monte, if not all of Los Angeles. He began following and supporting the Dodgers when they were in Brooklyn and fondly recalled when Vince Scully began narrating their games. Indeed, Mr. Rodriguez learned English primarily from listening to Dodger games. After decades of listening and attending Dodger games, he came to know Scully so well that he knew what he was going to say before he would say it. In this oral history, Mr. Rodriguez reflects on his decades of fandom, migration and arrival to El Monte, and labor

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Format

MP3

Language

Spanish

Citation

“Alberto Rodriguez, Sr.,” East of East, accessed August 12, 2022, http://semapeastofeast.com/items/show/446.