Check out this fantastic Wide World press photo, dated June 22, 1956, that I ran into on eBay. It features Roy Campanella and Don Zimmer posing for the camera after both had a big day at the plate. The caption attached to the reverse is below:
"REDBIRDS WERE THEIR TARGET. Slump-ridden Roy Campanella, left, and shortstop Don Zimmer whoop it up in the dressing room June 21 after their work at bat brought a 9-8 win to the Dodgers over the St. Louis Cardinals in night game at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, N.Y., Campy drove in six runs with a pair of homers, the second one with two aboard in ninth to tie up the game. Zimmer's third hit of the night after he replaced injured Pee Wee Reese drove in the winning run."Below are some links to check out:
- Via Ken Gurnick at MLB.com, "Fifth-starter candidates Baker, Huff work in Minors." With Ryu on the DL the Dodgers will need a spot starter next week.
- Via Ron Cervenka at Think Blue LA, "De Leon near perfect as Quakes take season opener."
- Via Ken Gurnick at MLB.com, "With Adrian on HR tear, Green reflects on day he hit four."
"That day, and that week, I had a very calm sense of being in the zone," Green said. "As opposed to other times, when you're in the zone and you almost start pressing because you don't want to waste that great feeling you have. When that happens, in some ways you feel more pressure when you're in that zone. But for that week, I was just very relaxed. Everything slowed down. All the clichés."
- Jim Callis at MLB.com, "Where the Dodgers' top 30 prospects are starting the season."
- Via Dustin Nosler at Dodgers Digest, "Dodgers’ prospect Jharel Cotton out 2-3 months with broken wrist."
- Just for posterity, here's a look at the Opening Series Playbill given to fans attending the recent Padres series, via @DodgerInsider on twitter. Check it out on the right.
- Via Michael McKnight and L. Jon Wertheim at Sports Illustrated, "The tragic extent of Monique and Milton Bradley's violent relationship." This is both harrowing and disturbing.
- Here is a large GIF collection of Babe Ruth playing Baseball.
- Fascinating stuff. Via Peter Morris and Stefan Fatsis at Slate.com, "Baseball’s Secret Pioneer." They tell us all about a ballplayer from the late 19th century who appears to be the first black player in major league history.
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