Museums of Los Angeles County

SPORTS

Los Angeles County cannot seem to keep a sports museum for the long run. The Ralph W. Miller Golf Library and Museum in the City of Industry did remain open for 22 years (closed in 2000). The Los Angeles Sports Museum in Los Angeles was opened in 2008 by Gary Cypres with the largest collection of Dodger memorabilia, including a Honus Wagner baseball card valued in six figures. The museum closed in 2016.


The Miller Golf Library and Museum passed its collection of thousands of library materials to the Amateur Athletic Foundation's sports library in Los Angeles. The collection included an original edition of Laws and Actes of Parliament from 1597 that has one of the earliest mentions of golf. This early book records Scottish law from the 1400s forbidding golf because it distracted from archery practice.