I have been a frequent user of the Baseball-Reference website for several years now. The information on their site is an invaluable tool for any fan of the game. Over the past few days I decided to give them a tip for their good work by sponsoring some pages. On the right I have links to 5 different pages that I currently sponsor- Walter Alston, Wilbert Robinson, Jack Fimple, 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers and the 1884 Brooklyn Atlantics.
Alston is the longest term Dodger manager in history. The man who brought the Dodgers their first championship.
Robinson is a Hall of Fame coach of the Dodgers from 1914 to 1931. Simply one of the greats.
Jack Fimple was one of my favorite non-star players. He was an unsung hero who never made it big time, but who's hard work and determination was an inspiration for me and many others. Did you know he broke his hand in a game and still continued to play!
The 1981 World Series Champion Los Angeles Dodgers is my first and earliest memory of Dodger glory. Also, I have strong and vivid memories of just about every person on that team. They were stacked with Dodger greatness-the famous infield, the catching crew of Scioscia and Yeager, Guerrero, Dusty, Landreaux, Monday, Reggie Smith, Sax, Fernando, Marshall, Candy, Derrel Thomas, Roenicke, Howe, Welch, Hooton, Reuss, Terry Forster... I know this whole damn team!
The 1884 Brooklyn Atlantic is the first Dodger franchise team. The start of something great.