Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Blog Kiosk: 5/23/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Last Night Yasiel Puig hosted a Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament at Dodger Stadium in benefit of his Wild Horse Foundation -- an nonprofit dedicated to helping underprivileged children and families in the Dominican Republic. Per Chad Thornburg at MLB.com:
"I wanted to do this event for the kids, because when I was a little bit younger, 8 or 9 years old, I know how hard it is [to get] the stuff -- baseball, bat, glove -- to go play baseball," Puig said. "I'd be asking my friends, 'Hey, can I use your glove?' I want to give to the kids baseball supplies and school supplies, too. ... [Making] life more easy for the families and the kids."
Photo above via Steve Garvey on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1944 the Dodgers and Giants play the first night-time game in metro New York since 1941 at the Polo Grounds due to the easing of wartime restrictions. Brooklyn defeated Bill Voiselle and the Giants, 3-2. In 1981 Ron Cey hit his 200th career home run. It was against the Reds in Cincinnati. In 1995 the Dodgers traded Henry Rodriguez and Jeff Treadway to Montreal for Joey Eischen and Roberto Kelly. In 2002 Shawn Green hit four home runs in one game against the Brewers in Milwaukee, and set a major league record for total bases at 19. Overall, Green went 6-for-6 with a single, double, six runs scored and seven RBI's.
  • Happy Birthday, Zach Wheat, Augie Galan, Clyde King & Ramon Ortiz!