Wednesday, July 15, 2020

2020 Topps Now 'Turn Back the Clock' -- Eric Gagne's 130th Career Save

Today's 'Turn Back the Clock' card makes note of Eric Gagne setting a Dodger record for saves -- at 130. It occurred against the Dimaondbacks in Arizona and featured him striking out all four batters he faced -- Danny Bautista, Roberto Alomar, Steve Finley and Luis Gonzalez (boxscore). BTW, he passed Jeff Shaw on the Dodgers' All-Time list.

2020 Topps Series 2 -- All the Dodger Insert Cards

After a couple of weeks waffling around I finally have pics of most of the Dodger inserts found in packs of Topps flagship Series 2 cards. Check them out below. Go here for a complete checklist.

Baseball Stars Autographs

#BSA-CK Clayton Kershaw         #BSA-GL Gavin Lux

Blog Kiosk: 7/15/2020 - Dodgers Links & News - Some Odds and Ends

First, let me just add that net proceeds garnered from this will go directly to the LA Dodgers Foundation. Now, on to this exciting news. The Dodgers are offers "fan cutouts" in the Dugout Club or the new Pavilion Home Run Seats for $299 and in the Field Level or Loge Level locations for $149. On top of that, the cutout is yours at the end of this truncated season and it'll be authenticated by MLB. Go here for more information.
“The electrifying energy of Dodger Stadium is rooted in the passion of our fans. While we are saddened that they will not be part of the live experience, the personalized cutouts will bring a bit of color to the stadium during these challenging times,” said Nichol Whiteman, Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation CEO. “Thanks to the generosity of our fans everywhere, this campaign will fund our critical work. Together we will help Angelenos when they need support the most.”
Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1960 play at Candlestick Park is halted for 24 minutes after Giants first baseman Willie McCovey hits a Don Drysdale pitch in the second inning to shallow left field that no one can see due to thick fog. McCovey is given a "invisible triple." In 2004 Eric Gagne records his 24th save of the season, helping defeat the Diamondbacks, 4-3. The save is his 130th as a Dodger -- breaking Jeff Shaw's record for most career saves in franchise history. In 2017 Cody Bellinger hit for a cycle against the Marlins at Marlins Park -- becoming the first Dodger rookie to have ever done so. You can watch highlights of the game here.
  • Happy BirthdayDan McGannBruce EdwardsJames Baldwin & Miguel Olivo!