Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Blog Kiosk: 1/2/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Above is a pic of Dodgers team mascot, Ambrose the dog, with team owner Charles Ebbets and his family. It is currently available at RMY Auctions (link here). Per the description on the reverse:
Owner Watches Dodgers Shaping Up -- Stiff workouts continue daily at the Brooklyn Dodgers' Florida Training Camp. The owner Charles Ebbets is there to see thing are going right and he is shown with Mrs. Ebbets helping Ambrose, the mascot to a light. Dated 3-11-1924.
Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1911 Dodgers president Charles Ebbets announces that he has completed the purchase of 4.5 acres of land in the Pigtown section of Brooklyn to build a new concrete and steel stadium for the team. In 1935 the Dodgers selected Cubs catcher Babe Phelps off of waivers. He would go on to play seven seasons in Brooklyn -- slashing .315/.368/.477/.845 and attended three All-Star games. In 2004 the Dodgers signed free agent infielder and pinch-hitting savant Olmedo Sáenz. All hail the "Killer Tomato".
  • Happy BirthdayGeorge BoehlerBobby ReisCliff DapperBill MadlockGreg HeydemanMike Metcalfe & Scott Proctor!
  • Per NBC4; "Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts Named Grand Marshal for Kingdom Day Parade."
"The Los Angeles Dodgers are longtime supporters of the Kingdom Day Parade, and it gives us great pleasure to honor one of their own. We invite everyone to come out and bring your family and friends to enjoy with us an awesome day of fun, reflection and celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. King,'' said Adrian Dove, president and CEO of Kingdom Day Parade.
The 34th Annual Kingdom Day Parade will be broadcast by ABC on Jan. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The three-mile parade route begins at 10:15 a.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Western Avenue, proceeds west to Crenshaw and then south to Vernon Avenue, with a post-parade festival at Leimert Park.
Pee Wee Reese, the Dodgers captain and shortstop, stepped aside so Robinson could have one last taste of the position he last held with the Monarchs. Ironically, Reese was the catalyst for this move, as it was his dare that provoked Robinson to change positions. In true form, the ever-competitive Robinson didn't hesitate to accept the challenge.
“Jackie Robinson played shortstop yesterday on a dare by Pee Wee Reese,” Dave Anderson wrote in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. “The man-in-motion now has played every infield position this season as well as left field.”

  • Check out this rare clip of Tommy Lasorda pitching a Major League game -- as an Athletic, per a tweet by Flagstaff Films:

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