Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Blog Kiosk: 5/9/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

The old-timers are already starting to gather for Alumni Weekend.

Photo above via Dennis Powell on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1947 the infamous photo between Phillies manager Ben Chapman and Jackie Robinson is taken before the start of that afternoons game in Philadelphia. As you know, Chapman spearheaded a vicious verbal assault on Robinson during their previous series in Brooklyn. In 1983 Ron Cey returned to Dodger Stadium for the first time since being traded to the Chicago during the offseason. Cey went 3-for-4 with three singles and a run scored but his Cubs lost, 4-3.
  • Happy Birthday, Alex Farmer & Aaron Harang!
  • Congrats, Tommy John! He along with Rusty Staub and White Sox organist Nancy Faust have been named the 20th class of electees to the Shrine of the Eternals by the Baseball Reliquary. Check out a press release here.
  • Per Eric Longenhagen at FanGraphs; "Top 23 Prospects: Los Angeles Dodgers."
  • Here's a Mystery Redemption update for the 2017 Topps Update set. Per Rich Mueller at Sports Collectors Daily, Clayton Kershaw is "Mystery Card #3" in the Commemorative MVP Autograph Parallel set. As soon as this card hit the streets I will be sure to share a pic of it.
  • The 1963 Sandy Koufax game-used jersey I featured in April sold at Goldin Auctions this past weekend for $429,625 (including buyers premium). BTW, a Koufax 1955 rookie year Brooklyn Dodgers jersey sold for $667,000 recently. On another note, I've seen various reports stating that this sale is the highest ever for LA Dodger memorabilia. That is entirely false. Kirk Gibson's bat that he used to hit his 1988 World Series homer had sold for $575,912. 
  • This mornings Baseball America Prospect Report makes note of Dodger outfielder DJ Peters:
Peters is a mountain of a man (6-foot-6, 225 pounds) with near top-of-the-scale raw power and surprising speed. After hitting 27 home runs last year, Peters has adeptly handled the jump to Double-A this year. He hit a pair of home runs last night, his sixth and seventh of the season. Peters power comes with bushels of strikeouts (40 in 117 at-bats), but he also hits the ball quite hard and is hitting .291/.380/.521.
“In sports marketing, it’s all about who you know,” Fawcett said. “One of my best friends at BYU knew someone from back home (in California) who worked for the Dodgers, and she put us in contact with each other.”
Fawcett sent him a resume, and he told her they would be in contact in the spring when internship openings became available. 

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