Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Weekend Autograph Opportunities: Ron Fairly, Stan Williams, Jay Johnstone & Tim Leary

Here are this weekends autograph opportunities and events throughout the Southland. As always, be sure to check the Blue Heaven Calendar for other events (a link can always be found on the tab at the top of this page, just left of center), and always confirm with the establishment. Everything is subject to change.  Please email me with any tips about upcoming events in Southern California.  As the rest of the week progresses I'll update this post with other events (if there are any) as I become aware of them.  Also, I don't always list every event below, so be sure to check my Calendar.  I always try to favor free signing events over paying events.  Click on any pic to embiggen.


Four old-tyme Dodgers will be signing autographs this coming Saturday at the KDB Sports Fest event being held at Iguana's Bar in Rosemead. You can meet Ron Fairly, Stan Williams, Jay Johnstone & Tim Leary. Also in attendance will be AAGPBL star Marge Villa of the Kenosha Comets. Go here for more information. See the flyer below.
Iguana's Bar
8528 Rosemead Blvd
Pico Rivera, California 90660

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

It's not often that you see an action photo like this from the early 20th century. Featured is an circa 1913 International News press photo of an unnamed Brooklyn Superbas/Dodgers player sliding into first base. It's hard to tell exactly what's going here, but it appears the batter was trying to avoid a close play at first, but the fielder chose to block the base as he scampered for the ball -- which is not to be seen anywhere. I assume there was some sort of throwing play at home plate -- maybe a bunt or pass ball/wild pitch on a third strike.

Anyway, the pic is currently at auction at RMY (auction link). If you happen to know who the players are please pass that along.

On another note, I remain unconcerned with the Dodgers. It's way too early to begin panicking. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1997 Mike Piazza reached base for the eight consecutive plate appearance -- he went 3-for-3 with a walk in a Dodgers win over the Pirates.  He would fly out his next at-bat the following day. In 2016 the Dodgers handed the Padres the worst Opening Day loss in Major League history since 1913. They beat them silly, 15-0. Go here for the boxscore.
  • Happy Birthday, John HummelPete KilduffJoe VosmikMickey OwenWillie RamsdellGil Hodges & Louis Coleman!