Wednesday, May 01, 2019

More Dodger Goodies at Goldin Auctions


Last week I highlighted a couple of fantastic Jackie Robinson game-used items on auction at Goldin (link here), and wanted to take a little moment this afternoon to point-out a handful of other Dodger collectibles available there.

First of all, there's some great Dodgers artwork. Above is an Arthur Miller portrait of Jackie Robinson (Auction Link) that was painted last year.  To the right is another Arthur Miller piece. It features Sandy Koufax on a 1948 Leaf Baseball card design and was completed this year (Auction Link).

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Cody Bellinger still continues to mash, but it was the efforts of those who've had a slow start that gave the Dodgers a victory last night. Chris Taylor, who is well below the Mendoza line, knocked in two with a double in the sixth. Justin Turner finally hit his first homer of the season when he took lefty Ty Blach deep to centerfield. David Freese recorded a double and a three-run jack to break-out of an 0-for-18 slump. Per Ken Gurnick at MLB.com:
“We take pride in our roles and we want to do our part,” said Freese. “We have a good enough team that we can falter and still get victories. That’s not always going to happen. Belly’s not always going to be Player of the Month with the best April in history.”
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“If you look at the guys that have hit left-handed pitching throughout their career, really haven’t yet,” said manager Dave Roberts. “It’s a long season. We’re going to face a lot of lefties this week and I think the numbers will start to correct.”
Photo above of David Freese via Michael Urakami/MLB.com at Dodger Insider. Go here to check out more pics from yesterdays game. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1906 the Brooklyn Superbas (Dodgers) are no-hit by Philadelphia southpaw John Lush, 6-0. In 1920 the Dodgers and Boston Braves play a 26-inning game - the longest in major league history. Starting pitchers Leon Cadore of Brooklyn and Joe Oeschger of Boston both finish the game, as it ends in a 1-1 tie after nearly four hours of play. In 1965 Tommy Davis dislocates and breaks his ankle while sliding into second base trying to break up a double play. In 2012 a new Dodgers ownership group takes over the franchise -- headed by Stan KastenMark Walter at Guggenheim Financial and Magic Johnson.
  • Happy BirthdayCharlie ReynoldsVon JoshuaRay SearagePhil Hiatt & Iv├ín De Jesus!