Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Blog Kiosk: 11/1/2016 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Above is a fantastic vintage International News press photo of Jackie Robinson, sporting one of those satin jersey's, with young son Jackie Robinson Jr. from the 1949 season.  It had recently sold ($750) at Christie's auction house last month as part of the National Pastime Museum auction.

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History:  In 1942 Branch Rickey becomes General Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers.  In 1951 Roy Campanella is named the National League MVP -- his first of three MVP's he would win.  In 1966 Sandy Koufax becomes the first three-time winner of the Cy Young Award. He is a unanimous winner for the second-straight year. This is the last year that only one award is given for pitchers in both of the major leagues. 
  • Happy Birthday, Fernando Valenzuela!