Friday, April 27, 2018

Blog Kiosk: 4/27/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

What a fantastic and strange way to get a new glove. Per the descriptor on the reverse of this vintage July 13, 1954 Associated Press photo (eBay Link):
"SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT AFTER ALL.  Danny Gawronski, 13, is as close to heaven as a Brooklyn boy can be, as Carl Furillo of his beloved Dodgers shows him how to use outfielder's glove, a present from the team, during workout at Ebbets Field today.  It all started last April when Danny was given some Easter chicks which grew up into noisy roosters and complaints from neighbors which took Danny before a magistrate.  Danny offered $3 in pennies, nickels and dimes he had saved toward a new baseball glove in way of a fine.  Magistrate Charles Murphy dismissed complaint and the Dodgers did the rest."
Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1929 Dodger reliever Clise Dudley became the first pitcher (and only second player ever) to have hit a home run on the first major league pitch thrown to him. In 1944 Jim Tobin of the Braves no-hits the Brooklyn Dodgers in Boston, 2-0. In 1990 Orel Hershiser undergoes surgery on his pitching shoulder. In 2004 Mets Catcher Mike Piazza ties Carlton Fisk for most career round-trippers by a catcher when he hit home run #351 against Dodgers hurler Hideo Nomo at Dodger Stadium.
  • Happy Birthday, Hi MyersFrank Wurm & Corey Seager!
  • Dodger Chatter at LA Dodger Talk takes a look at three prospects you may not have heard of: Nick Yarnell, Ramon Rodriguez and Luke Raley.
  • I think it's hilarious that Buehler quotes Buehler, via a tweet from Buehler:

  • This weeks Throwback Thursday online exclusive set from Topps (#13) features six past & present players who appeared in international games in the 2009 Topps Baseball "Series 1 World Baseball Classic Redemption" card design. It includes a Clayton Kershaw card from the Sydney Cricket Ground (see it below). Go here to check it out and order.
  • Do it now!

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