Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Blog Kiosk: 12/20/2016 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

I realize that the photo above has nothing to do with Baseball or even specifically the Dodgers, but it was taken at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn.  Featured above is an in-action composite photograph of an vivacious and energetic Marilyn Monroe kicking a soccer ball to open an international friendly between the Israeli team and an American All-Star squad, dated May 13, 1957.  (Auction Link Here)  As you can see in the AP press wire photo, Marilyn strikes the ball with all the gusto of a pro.  BTW, this photo recently sold on eBay for $412.00.  Wow!

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History:  In 1989 the Dodgers traded Mike Marshall and Alejandro Peno to the Mets for infielder Juan Samuel.  In 2005 thew Dodgers signed free agent outfielder Kenny Loften.
  • Happy Birthday, Fred Merkle & Snooks Dowd!