Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Blog Kiosk: 11/1/2016 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Above is a fantastic vintage International News press photo of Jackie Robinson, sporting one of those satin jersey's, with young son Jackie Robinson Jr. from the 1949 season.  It had recently sold ($750) at Christie's auction house last month as part of the National Pastime Museum auction.

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History:  In 1942 Branch Rickey becomes General Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers.  In 1951 Roy Campanella is named the National League MVP -- his first of three MVP's he would win.  In 1966 Sandy Koufax becomes the first three-time winner of the Cy Young Award. He is a unanimous winner for the second-straight year. This is the last year that only one award is given for pitchers in both of the major leagues. 
  • Happy Birthday, Fernando Valenzuela!
  • Dodgers prospects Cody Bellinger, Alex Verdugo and Willie Calhoun have been named to the 2016 ALF All-Star Team, via Jonathan Mayo at MiLB.com.
  • Save this date!  Once more details are known you can go here for more information.
A few teams are showing interest in Carlos Ruiz. The Dodgers could be ready to give the backup job to Austin Barnes, but they could still pick up Ruiz’s $4.25 million option, and think about trading him. Ruiz is popular as he’s great in the clubhouse, a good game caller and can still swing the bat.
  • Via Harold Uhlman at Think Blue LA; "Dodgers face difficult Rule 5 Draft decisions: Team hoping to avoid another Roberto Clemente-caliber mistake."
  • Per Bert Lehman at Sports Collectors Digest; "Taking a look at dealer implications of California’s new autograph law." 
  • Blowout Buzz shares some preview pics of Panini America's 2016 National Treasures Baseball card set; including the booklet card below that includes Clayton Kershaw.  Go here to check out more pics.  This set arrives in stores on December 21st.
  • Ryan Cracknell at Beckett.com shares some preview images of Topps 2017 Bowman Baseball cards; including pics of the Clayton Kershaw and Sandy Koufax cards seen below.  Go here to check out more.  This set is slated to be released on April 26, 2017.

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