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So who did design the Dodgers' LA logo?

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jimmy-hahnn-hat.jpgAn Op-Ed piece in the L.A. Times this week traced the interlocking LA logo on the Dodgers' blue caps to a Dec. 11, 1957 letter to the team from a Boston designer. But at least a month earlier, 7-year-old Jimmy Hahn — the future mayor of Los Angeles — drew a cap with the LA logo and sent it in a letter to Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley, who responded on Nov. 6. Hahn (now a Superior Court judge) isn't claiming credit, telling a friend via email this week:100px-LosAngelesAngels(PCL)CapLogo.png "To be honest, I think the old Pacific Coast League LA Angels may have used that logo and I may have 'borrowed' from that." It's true, the PCL Angels also used a similar logo on their caps for years before the Dodgers got here. And now you know some of the rest of the story.

By the way, if Jimmy's letter looks familiar, we did mention it here way back in a 2003 post on the wonderful Dodgers (and by extension, Los Angeles) history archive at WalterOMalley.com.


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