Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Dodger Kids

There is a nice collection of vintage press photos available in the most recent Mastro Auction featuring the Dodgers with their kids. It's like a Dodger family album. Check them out below.

Did you know that the Dodgers had a canine mascot. His name was "Dodger" and he can't help but whisper something important into the ears of Duke Snider's son, Kevin. The little tyke listens intently as Duke watches on.
Dodger hurler Clem Labine hoist up his two daughters as they pose for the camera.
Jackie and Rachel Robinson with their son. I think this is their youngest son David Robinson.
A youthful Jackie watches over Jackie Jr. as he shows off his swing. The most interest thing about the photo is that Jackie is wearing one of those shiny satin Brooklyn uniforms.This press photo is titled "Making it a family affair." Pee Wee Reese is giving some pointers to his wife and daughter, Barbara, on how to play the infield. The paper press bio on the reverse says, "if ever women make their debut in the majors, Mrs. Reese will be ready." Gil Hodges enjoys some ice cream from his son. I don't think I've ever seen a kid balance on a couple of bats like that.
Stick 'em up! Roy Campanella's son is in full catcher attire as he tries to steal daddy's job.
Check out the rest of the photos here.

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