Remembering Bo Belinsky

Los Angeles magazine senior writer Steve Oney's article from July, "Fallen Angel," is included in the new Best American Sports Writing 2006 from Houghton Mifflin. It follows the rise and fall of Robert "Bo" Belinsky, who won ten games with the then-Los Angeles Angels in 1962 and never again cracked double-digits. Belinsky threw the Angels' first no-hitter but was more famous for dating movie stars like Ann-Margret and Connie Stevens. The long Hollywood nights finally ruined his career, and alcohol and cocaine did in his life. He landed in Las Vegas and had gotten his act together when he died Nov. 23, 2001 at age 64.


October 27, 2006 12:29 PM • Native Intelligence • Email the editor
 

© 2003-2014   •  About LA Observed  •  Contact the editor
LA Biz Observed
2:07 PM Sat | The funeral for Mark Lacter will be held Sunday, Nov. 24 at 12 noon at Hillside Memorial Park, 6001 W. Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles 90045. Reception to follow.
Native Intelligence
Gary Leonard | Take My Picture Gary Leonard appears weekly at LA Observed.
Donna Perlmutter | Donna Perlmutter sees Igor Levit, Alvin Ailey Dance Company, Ballet Jazz Montréal and the Brentano String Quartet.
Iris Schneider | Creator Matthew Weiner thanked the audience for their loyalty and they cheered, laughed and cried through the final episode.
Iris Schneider | Burden's final finished work goes on display Monday at LACMA.
Bill Boyarsky
The best place to watch baseball in Los Angeles is not Dodger Stadium. It’s Jackie Robinson Stadium, the small, elegant home of the UCLA baseball Bruins. Unfortunately for the university, the ballpark occupies 10 acres of the 387-acre Veterans Administration health facility in West Los Angeles, land reserved for housing and treating veterans.
Jenny Burman
Before I lived in Echo Park, there was a tiny 1920s bungalow-cottage-standalone house on N. Occidental in Silver Lake. I...
Here in Malibu
We have weather moving through, a system that could have (but didn't) drop any rain here at the coast. But...