Wednesday, April 26, 2017

2017 Topps Now - #85 - Cody Bellinger - MLB Debut and First Hit

The second 2017 Topps Now Dodgers' card of the season is now available. Go here to check it out. It features uber-rookie prospect Cody Bellinger and celebrates both his debut and first career major league hit. On the reverse it states:

Blog Kiosk: 4/26/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Bellinger and family was all smiles after the Dodgers 2-1 victory over the Giants last night. Not only did Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers eke out a win, but highly touted prospect Cody Bellinger recorded his first hit of his major league career. Ironically, it was flubbed slow-roller off the end of his bat that was hit towards the left side of the infield -- Cody is considered one of the top rated power hitters in the minors. Per Ken Gurnick and Chris Haft at
"Not what I expected it to be, but I'll take it," said Bellinger, son of former Major Leaguer Clay Bellinger. "I think I'm going to give it to my mom. I think she'd enjoy it the most."
You can watch a replay of the hit here. Pay close attention to the end when the camera zooms in on the Bellinger family. The above photo via the Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1949 the Dodgers turn the 19th triple play of its history. Gene Hermanski, Jackie Robinson and Gil Hodges perform the act in the third inning against the Boston Braves. In 2001 Dodgers GM Kevin Malone resigns after 2 1/2 years on the job. In 2008 Brad Penny throws a 98-MPH fastball that is missed by catcher Russell Martin and knocks out umpire Kerwin Danley. He is stretchered off the field. Also on this day Vin Scully received an honorary Doctor of Law degree from Pepperdine University. You can watch his commencement speech at Pepperdine here.
  • Happy Birthday, Hack Wilson, Packy Rogers, Sal Maglie & Ricky Trlicek!