Monday, September 24, 2018

2018 Topps Now - #772 - Birthday Boy Matt Kemp Records 1,000th RBI with a Homer

Matt Kemp is a legend in the making. Yesterday afternoon Matt Kemp accomplished something that only 287 players had ever reached. On his first at-bat Kemp rocketed his 21st home run of the season to record his 1,000th career RBI. Best yet, he did this on his 34th birthday. Happy Birthday, Beast Mode! Per Ken Gurnick at
At one point, Kemp was serenaded by fans in right field with a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday." 
"Dodgers fans always been good on birthdays, especially now, there's more and more fans and they get louder and louder," Kemp said. "We were turning up out there."

Blog Kiosk: 9/24/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

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The final home series of the season kicked off with a bang as the Dodgers welcomed the newest addition to their "Ring of Honor" on Friday. As you can see, broadcasting legend Jaime Jarrin will now be honored for all of posterity. Watch the pregame video montage the Dodgers put together for him here. They then welcome Billie Jean King and Illana Kloss into the Dodger family.

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The next day Chase Utley was named the recipient of the 2018 Roy Campanella Award, and would then get a hearty ovation from fans the following day when it is announced that Sunday would be his last day on the field as a Dodger during the regular season. You can watch the ovation here.

Lastly, the inaugural class of the upcoming "Legends of Dodger Baseball" were presented to the fans on Fan Appreciation Day -- Fernando Valenzuela, Steve Garvey and Don Newcombe.
(Pic via Jon SooHoo/Dodgers)

Photo above via @Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out: