Monday, May 23, 2016
The Dodgers shuffle both the starting rotation and relief staff this afternoon. They have recalled right-handed starting pitcher Mike Bolsinger and left-handed reliever Luis Avilan. They replace right-handed starter Ross Stripling, who has been optioned to AAA-Oklahoma City, and right-handed reliever Chin-Hui Tsao, who has been placed on the 15-Day DL with a right triceps strain.
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!