Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Some Dodgers Special Announcements

There have been a handful of Dodger related announcements that made it into my inbox that I thought were worth making note of. First, though, I wanted to extend my congratulations to Clayton Kershaw for win #20. (Pic from Dodgers yFrog: Jon SooHoo) Pitching Triple Crown and Cy Young, here we come!Dodgers wives pitching in!
Several Dodger Wives visited St. Anne's, a social service agency in Silverlake that works with at-risk young women, children and families, to donate close to $10,000 in household goods and baby products. Maggie Ethier, Tiffany Billingsley, Cindy Ellis, Aurielle Lindblom and Ellen Kershaw made the donation on behalf of all of this year's Dodger Wives, as they each contributed.
Check more about this here at Tonight, the Dodgers will honor employees with over 25 years of service!
The Los Angeles Dodgers will honor all employees with 25 or more years of service to the organization on the field prior to Wednesday's 7:10 p.m. game against San Francisco. Among those being honored will be Hall of Fame Broadcaster Vin Scully, Hall of Fame Manager and Special Advisor to the Chairman Tommy Lasorda, Special Advisor to the Chairman Don Newcombe and Hall of Fame Spanish-language broadcaster Jaime Jarrín.
On top of that 38 other folks, ranging from ticket takers to Ushers to Security Guards, will be honored on the field prior to the game. Check out more about these long-term Dodger faithful employees here.

Matt Kemp wins the 6th Annual Roy Campanella Award.
The Los Angeles Dodgers announced today that All-Star center fielder Matt Kemp was named the winner of the sixth annual Roy Campanella Award, which is given to the Dodger player who best exemplifies the spirit and leadership of the late Hall of Fame catcher. The award, which was voted upon by Dodger uniform personnel, will be presented to Kemp by Campanella's daughter, Joni Campanella Roan, during pre-game ceremonies tomorrow night.
Read more about this great honor here.

Collection: Raul Mondesi UD SP Auto

Here is a 1993 Upper Deck SP card I picked up a few years ago on eBay. It features an autograph of Raul Mondesi. I believe this was a UDA aftermarket card sold directly by Upper Deck several years after 1993. Notice the UDA sticker on the reverse.

Daily Conlon: 343 through 351

Here are todays Daily Conlon cards numbered 343 through 351, and it celebrates, once again, no-hitters during the deadball era. This time, fortunately, no notable Dodger collapses are included in this lot, but it does feature a duel no-hitter by Ernie Shore (bottom row, far right) and Babe Ruth.

On a June 23rd game in 1917, Babe Ruth, then a star pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, started on the mound against the Washington Senators. To the very first batter he faced, Ray Morgan, Ruth gave up a walk. Being unhappy with the call, he argued with the umpire. He screamed, whined and eventually threw a punch. As you would expect, he was thrown out of the game. Ernie Shore subsequently came in to take over for the Future Hall of Famer and proceeded to get 26 straight outs for the Sox after Morgan was thrown out trying to steal 2nd base.