Friday, November 23, 2012

Dodgers Correspondence: Carl Erskine Shares His Biggest Thrill

Carl "Oisk" Erskine was a mainstay on the Dodgers rotation in the 1950's.  He was a part of two World Championship teams (1955, 1959), and 5 National League pennant winners.  On top of that, he hurled two no-hitters.  So, when I cam across a letter written by him to a fan named Phil I immediately stood up and took notice.  To see my past post of Dodgers Correspondence, go here.

Below, "Oisk" shares his greatest Baseball thrill.
The more I reflect on my Dodger career the more meaningful it is just having been a part of that team.

However the greatest single thrill for me was the 1953 series game against the Yankees in which I fortunately had a good day and good stuff and set a strike out record.  Koufax then Gibson both exceeded my 14, but I don't mind being in third place behind those two.

I have been thankful all of my life for the opportunity I had to play Baseball- especially for the Dodgers.
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Since we are on the topic of Carl Erskine, I though it would be a good time to also share a Erskine autographed card in my collection.  Below is 2003 Topps Legends Carl Erskine autographed card.

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