Tuesday, November 15, 2016
To the surprise of no one, Corey Seager was named the unanimous winner of the National League "Rookie of the Year" Award winner last night. In honor of that Topps is making available an Topps Now card to commemorate the honor. Go here to check it out and order.
Additionally, Topps has created six different (and massively overpriced) game-used relic cards that come from Game 2 of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals. As you will recall, he walloped a first inning solo home run during the game. You can check those out at the very bottom of this post.
A couple weeks back I shared some unique photos featuring the progress of the demolition of a ballpark called Washington Park II -- the former home of the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1898-1912 (link here). These date to 1926 and were taken by a local photographer for the Brooklyn Edison Company. As you may know, Con Edison of New York (no doubt an offspring of the Brooklyn Edison Company) currently sits on the land this stadium once stood.
Now, I've run into even more photos of the demolition and this time we get a close-up look at the grandstands that once housed thousands of hollering fans. They are available through eBay (links here, here, here, here, here and here). Click on any pic to embiggen.
Below are more links to check out:
- This Day in Dodgers History: In 1962 Dodger Hall of Famer Don Drysdale is named the NL Cy Young Award winner. He went 25-9 with an 2.83 ERA, 19 complete games and 232 strike outs. In 1988 Dodgers outfielder and legend Kirk Gibson was named the NL MVP. BTW, he is the first MVP to not have been selected for the All-Star Game in the same season.