This past Saturday was Adrian Gonzalez's 2nd Annual Bat4Hope Celebrity Softball Game in benefit of PADRES Contra El Cancer at Dodger Stadium. As you can see, Joc Pederson joined him, along with Austin Barnes. Go here to learn more about PADRES Contra El Cancer .
Photo above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2016. Go here to check out more pics from the tournament by Jon. Below are more links to check out:
- This Day in Dodgers History: In 1952 Dodgers hurler Joe Black is named the Rookie of the Year. In 1956 Don Newcombe won both the NL MVP and the Cy Young Award (the first ever awarded).
- Happy Birthday, Andy High and Tripp Cromer!
- Congrats to the Kershaw's. Their second child was born on Friday, named Charley Clayton Kershaw. Via a tweet from them:
Counting blessings & toes... welcome sweet Charley Clayton! pic.twitter.com/kJsnHNA7U9— Ellen Kershaw (@ellenkershaw) November 20, 2016
- Via Jon Weisman at Dodger Insider; "De Jong, Farmer and Rhame join Dodgers’ 40-man roster." What this means is that they cannot be sniped by another team during the upcoming Rule 5 Draft on December 8th.
- Via Eric Stephen at True Blue LA; "Patrick Schuster, Stetson Allie among Dodgers minor league signings."
- Via Nick Diunte at Baseball Happenings; "Bob Addis, 91, infamous play changed the fortunes of Dodgers 1951 season."
Barreling towards home plate on teammate Earl Torgeson’s ground ball to Brooklyn Dodgers second baseman Jackie Robinson, Addis deftly slid underneath the tag of Roy Campanella, evoking an emphatic safe call from umpire Frank Dascoli. Chaos of the resulting call ensued, with the results quickly altering the course of the Dodgers season. For the next 65 years, Addis held steadfast to the umpire’s call, never wavering from the outcome. On November 15th, 2016, Addis passed away at the age of 91 in Mentor, Ohio.
- BTW, tomorrow Vin Scully will be receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a special White House ceremony. So, stay tuned for that. In the meantime, check out Vin and Sandra Scully preparing to board their plane to DC, via a tweet from the Dodgers:
- FYI, for Kings legend Wayne Gretzky will be on The Simpsons. Via Paul at Kuklas Korner; "The Simpsons to Feature Wayne Gretzky on December 11." He will be the first ever hockey player to be on the show -- It's about time!
- Panini America blog shares a bunch of preview pics of their upcoming 2016 Pantheon Baseball card set; including the Jim Gilliam and Gil Hodges cards below. Go here to check out more photos. This set officially releases this coming Wednesday.
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