Friday, August 10, 2018

2018 Topps Now - #581 - Manny Machado's 1,000th Career Hit

Last night Manny Machado became the youngest active player to have ever reached 1,000 career hits, so naturally there's a 2018 Topps Now card to honor him. As much as Dodger fans can appreciate another Manny Machado card in a Dodgers uniform, this newest Topps Now card really should honor his recent achievement as a Oriole. After all, 977 of his 1,000 career hits came as ballplayer in Baltimore. Per Anne Rogers at
"It's always amazing, you know," Machado said. "You work hard, try to put yourself in the best position, and just to reach that is a great accomplishment. Not a lot of guys can do it, and it's something I'll never forget."
"It was awesome," Machado said. "Got the win, got my 1,000th hit, great night."

Blog Kiosk: 8/10/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

There's no quit in this club. Per Anne Rogers at
"We're the type of team that isn't going to quit until the last out," said shortstop Manny Machado, who recorded his 1,000th career hit in the sixth inning. "We got ahead, they came back, we went ahead and we didn't stop fighting."
Last night the Dodgers knocked five homers to come-from-behind to defeat the Rockies, 8-5.

Photo above via Matt Kelley/ at Dodger Insider. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1966 former Dodger manager Chuck Dressen died at the age of 67. In 1979 Don Sutton recorded his 50th shutout as a Dodger -- setting a new franchise record -- when he defeated the Giants at Candlestick Park, 9-0. In 1995 the first forfeit in 16 years happened during a game between the Dodgers and Cardinals at Dodger Stadium. Following the ejection of Raul Mondesi and Tommy Lasorda in the ninth inning, fans starting throwing souvenir Baseballs onto the field. The balls were given to them as a game giveaway as they entered the stadium. Watch an ESPN news story about it here.
  • Happy BirthdayRocky Colavito & Al Osuna!