In honor of his 128th birthday, check out the above vintage image of Brooklyn Hall of Famer Zach Wheat in a spiffy 1916 home white "checkerboard-style" Dodgers uniform. He was born on this day in 1888. Photo above via the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-DIG-ggbain-22484.
Below are more links to check:
- This Day in Dodgers History: In 1895 the Louisville Colonels forfeited a game against the Brooklyn Bridegrooms/Dodgers due to not having enough Baseballs on hand for the game. In 1981 Ron Cey hit his 200th career home run against the Reds. In 2002 Shawn Green becomes the 14th player in history to hit four home runs in one game. It would happen against the Brewers in Milwaukee, and he would record 19 total bases (a new record at the time). Watch every at-bat here.
- Happy Birthday, Zach Wheat and Augie Galan!
- Via Michael Clair at Cut4; "These were the 7 strangest scenes from Sunday's 17-inning Dodgers-Padres marathon."
- Baseball History Comes Alive shares a fantastic vintage photo from the 1953 World Series of a close play at the plate. Check it out here.
- Via Ken Gurnick at MLB.com; "Puig gives Dodgers reason for optimism."
"He gets a little, sometimes, rotational," Roberts said. "They've worked every day to work things out. It ultimately comes out to getting a good pitch to hit. He wants to do it. It's the repetition, when a player wants to get better and through video and conversations there's an adjustment, Yasiel's been completely receptive. When you have that it makes a coach's job a lot easier."
- Via Bill Plunkett at the OC Register; "McCarthy rehab on pause; expected to return to Dodgers in July."
“He just didn’t feel right after his last session and is just taking a few days off from throwing,” Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi said.
The discomfort was arm-related, Zaidi said, but not necessarily an indication of issues with his surgically repaired elbow.
“He's just off from throwing for a few days,” Zaidi said. “I think it’s fair to categorize it as a minor setback, and we’re just being cautious in giving him a few days off.
- Via Ken Gurnick at MLB.com; "Urias' impressive run grabs attention."
"Everyone knows what he's doing and what he can do," said Roberts. "To his credit he continues to excel and dominate at Triple-A. Our guys, in terms of the farm system, it's kind of belaboring for me to ask for it. They know what he brings and what kind of an asset he is."
- I don't quite know what to think about this mess. The whole thing is puzzling. Via Liz Roscher at Big League Stew; "Padres take action after gay men's chorus controversy."
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