Check out this World Series action photo. Per the descriptor:
Dodgers Andy Pafko makes a leaping one-handed catch off Gene Woodling's whistling bid for home run into the right field stands in the second inning of fifth Series game.The run saving grab would help the Dodgers maintain a small lead in the early going, and prove to be an important catch as the Dodgers would eventually win the game in extra innings, 6-5. I think the best part of this photo, though, are the hundreds of fans who are seen peering in eager anticipation.
I ran into this United Press Association press photo, taken by Tony Sande, on eBay. Check out the auction here. Below are more links to check out:
- This Day in Dodgers History: In 1890, the Brooklyn Bridegrooms (Dodgers), in their first season as a member of the National League, lost Game 6 of an World Series against the Louisville Colonels of the American Association, 9-8. The loss shrank the Dodgers lead in the series to 3-2-1 -- Game 3 ended in a 7-7 tie due to darkness. Game 7 will be played the next day.
- Video: Kenta Maeda speaks with Alanna Rizzo how his first season with the #Dodgers will help him moving forward. (Link Here)
- Both Corey Seager and Kenley Jansen were named to the Sporting News' 2016 National League All-Star Teams (Link Here). Per Eric Stephen on twitter:
Seager is 1st Dodgers SS on Sporting News All-Star team since Bill Russell in 1973. Jansen the first relief pitcher since Eric Gagne in 2003— Eric Stephen (@truebluela) October 26, 2016
- Via Tyler Maun at MiLB.com: "Stewart's climb to bigs captures MiLBY." Brock Stewart was named the winner of the 2016 MiLBY Top Starting Pitcher Award.
In 21 Minor League starts, Stewart's numbers were eye-opening. The Illinois native went 9-4 with a 1.79 ERA, striking out 129 against 19 walks over 121 innings. In the Majors, Stewart made seven appearances, including five starts, and went 2-2 with a 5.79 ERA. Excluding his first two starts -- during which he surrendered 14 earned runs over nine innings -- the 2014 sixth-round pick put up a 1.89 ERA.
So how does Stewart explain his meteoric rise? That may be the only part of his year he hasn't quite sorted out.
"Every reporter or every beat writer has asked me the same question and I try to explain it, but I really can't," he said with a laugh. "All I know is it just happened, you know? I can't explain it. It's just baseball. It's the same game. I remember the day I left for Spring Training, and two days ago I got home and it felt like nothing happened; but in fact, all that happened. It was just a big blur, to be honest. It's just crazy."
- Via Shawn Anderson at the Hall of Very Good; "Josh Reddick is Already Winning This Offseason."
- Via William Boor at MLB.com; "Verdugo's bat, glove on display in AFL win: Dodgers' No. 3 prospect tallies first Fall League RBI with a double."
"I'm tired," admitted Verdugo, who played a career-high 126 regular-season games with Double-A Tulsa this season. "When you're able to come out and play with the best of the best, like this league is, it's fun. The level of competition gives you an adrenaline rush and it helps you through it."
- Kenta Maeda shares some final thoughts about the season to Dodger fans on his Instagram account:
Even though we fell short of our ultimate goal, I wanted to thank my teammates, coaches, staff and fans for supporting me in my first year pitching in MLB. I will work hard to make sure I can contribute to the team more next season. Words cannot express the gratitude I feel for everyone who has supported me and the team. #dodgers#la#kentamaeda#18#thankyou
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