Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Blog Kiosk: 6/6/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Tommy is looking well.

Last night Tommy Lasorda returned to Dodger Stadium after having surgery on May 25th to replace his pacemaker, and as you can see he looks like the picture of health. Per Eric Stephen at True Blue LA:
“He looked good tonight,” manager Dave Roberts said. “To see him out here watching a baseball game is good for all of us.”
Photo above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2017. Go here to check out more pics by Jon from yesterdays game. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1944 the Brooklyn Dodgers received infielder Eddie Stanky from the Cubs for Bob Chipman. In 1957 the first fog out in major league history occurs during a game at Ebebts Field against the Cubs. After an 86-minute delay the game is halted during the second inning. In 1988 the Dodgers signed amateur free agent slugger Raul Mondesi out of the Dominican Republic. In 1990 the Dodgers recorded their 8,000th franchise victory as they defeat the Braves, 7-5. In 1994 Mike Piazza hit the longest home run ever recorded at Joe Robbie Stadium in Florida. It was off Mark Gardner and is estimated to have traveled 477 feet. In 2006 the number six plays a huge part in the day. The Dodgers, on the sixth day of the sixth month of the sixth year of the century score six runs in the sixth inning during the sixth game of the current homestand.
  • Happy Birthday, Fresco Thompson, Jeff Williams & Mark Ellis!