Monday, November 10, 2014

Photos from the Historic Dodgertown Ceremony and Dodger Adult Baseball Camp

Last week I mentioned that Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Florida would be designated an Florida Heritage Landmark and that a ceremony dedicating a marker would happen today.  Thankfully, the good folks at Historic Dodgertown passed along some photos from today's big event. (Photo credit: Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Fla.)

In the above photo you see Vero Beach community leader Bud Holman (on left), Tommy Lasorda and Peter O’Malley at Florida Heritage Landmark ceremony.  Below, Steve Garvey and Sandy Koufax watch Maury Wills offering some instruction at Dodgers Adult Baseball Camp at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Fla.

As you may know, today was Day 1 of the Dodgers Adult Baseball Cam, and a whole bunch of Dodgers were in attendance to help out the players.

Here are even more photos from today's ceremony, via the @Dodgers on twitter:

And here are some pics of some of the former Dodgers providing an helping hand at the Baseball camp.  Steve Garvey tweeted the below photo; featuring Chan Ho Park:

Here's Wills and Garvey with some campers:

And Steve Garvey having fun in the rain at Historic Dodgertown:

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A Couple Vintage Brooklyn Dodger Items at Hunt Auctions

Later this week Hunt Auctions is closing their 11th annual Live Auction at Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory and it includes a couple of unusual Dodger items that I wanted to share here.  Check them out below.

This is the first time I've seen this.  Below is a Brooklyn Dodgers Stanford Pottery bank c.1940s-50s.  The bank has a 'D' on his cap and the word 'Bums' across his chest.  You may also notice that the figurine bank also has a lit cigar in his mouth. 
(Auction Link)

Here is a large (20"x26") advertising display piece for PF Canvas Shoes created by BF Goodrich.  Featured on the cardboard display are Roy Campanella, Stan Musial, Bobby Doerr, Phil Rizzuto, Eddie Waitkus, Sam Jethroe, Bob Lemon, Billy Goodman and George Kell.
(Auction Link)

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Blog Kiosk: 11/10/2014 - Dodger Links - Japan Series with Puig and Our Outfielders on Trading Block

Here's a fantastic vintage photo of future Hall of Famer Casey Stengel of the Brooklyn Dodgers in the classic checkerboard style 1916 uniform.  The grin on his face is classic.  Photo shared by r/dlevine09 on reddit.

Below are some links to check out:
“I’m happy to be going with such a great team and to be playing with so many great players on this team,” Puig said in Spanish. “We started training today, and I think we are well-equipped, and we are making sure we are ready for a couple days out there.

“It’s a really long flight, and we’re not just going for fun. Even though we are players from different teams, we want to play well.”
Jon Weisman shares even more photos featuring Puig's fantastic exploits in Japan.  Go here to check it out.  Below is the MLB Network tv schedule for the Japan Series, tweeted by @DodgersPR on twitter:
  • These rumors tweeted by FoxSports reporter Ken Rosenthal should come as no surprise.  You had to figure the new Dodger front office wants to tackle the 'outfield issue' right away:

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