Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Dodger Cartoons by Pap'

Lately, I've run into some great vintage cartoon drawings featuring the Dodgers. From Willard Mullin in Brooklyn to Ken Hubenthal in Los Angeles, there is a long tradition of editorial cartoons telling the important Dodgers story of the day. This time I found a couple of great examples from illustrator Thomas "Pap" Paprocki of the Associated Press.

Below Pap', as he was affectionately known, lets his fans know about the overlooked Heinie Manush. This 1937 cartoon laments the exclusion of Brooklyn Dodger Heinie Manush from the All-Star game.
"Brooklyn fans consider Terry's failure to name Manush for his all-star team a personal affront."
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This 1938 cartoon tells us all about "Brooklyn's Boss"- Larry MacPhail. He came to town to try to turn around an ailing ballclub, and subsequently transformed Baseball. He was eventually elected into the Hall of Fame in 1978.
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