Monday, January 17, 2011

Blog Kiosk: 1/17/2011

  • Chris Jaffe puts together a list of the "15 worst endings ever to regular season games." As I'm sure you cam imagine, the Dodgers amply fill the list. 4 Dodgers games are recounted, and, surprisingly, only one led to a Dodger lost. Here is a sample of a win:
    Thanks to Baseball-Reference.com's Play Index, we know that only one game in the last 60 years ended on a walk-off catcher's interference play. I really don't know what Johnny Bench did with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th of a 4-4 game in 1971, but the ump ruled it catcher interference. Runners advance - game over.
  • Check out Julian Morrow's great story about Happy Felton and the Knott Hole Gang.
  • Marcus Thames- Almost a Dodger? Via, MLB Trade Rumor and Ken Gurnick.
  • Check out this really cool map of online communities, via The Big Picture.
  • Tom at Baseball by the Letters shares a letter he got from former Dodger Norm Sherry.
  • GCRL reminded me that today is Don Zimmer's Birthday. Happy Birthday Don!

SportsCardLink Auction: Some Great Vintage Dodger Pics

I can't get enough of these old photos. Here are some great Brooklyn related pictures from an auction house called Sports Card Link Auctions. This is the first time I've run into this company so I can't vouch for their services, but based on some of these items featured here I can certainly sing their praises for having some nice items up for auction.

Below is a cabinet sized team photo of 1913 Brooklyn Superbas. This year is noted since it was the first year the club played at Ebbets Field. Also, the auction states that this is the exact photo that adorns the T200 Fatima Cigarettes Brooklyn team card. Click on the pic below to enlarge it.
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(Auction Link)

Here is a great team photo cabinet card of the 1907 Brooklyn Superbas. Well, let me rephrase that. It includes many members of the 1907 team, but also includes a handful of non-Dodgers; including a chap from Fordham College. It is likely from their pre-season games in Florida or from a barnstorming tour of the same year. Either way, it's a nice pic featuring some old-time Dodgers.
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(Auction Link)

Here are some photos that really caught my eye. They are auctioning a lot of 11 vintage photo negatives featuring the 1955 Brooklyn Dodger NL Champions victory parade through the old borough. This happened on September 16th, 1955- a couple of weeks before the start of the World Series. I guess after years of a seemingly futile wait for their own World Series parade they decided that a pennant winning parade would be just fine. Little did they know that that victory parade would be earned the next month.
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