Thursday, July 19, 2018

Blog Kiosk: 7/19/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

You know the story about how Branch Rickey asked Jackie Robinson to hold his tongue when he joined the Dodgers and at the same time promised that those reigns would be let loose a few years later? Well, above is a 1949 Wide World Photos press photograph, that recently sold at RMY Auctions, showing Jackie Robinson free from those restrictions. Per the descriptor on the reverse:
Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn Dodgers second baseman, is restrained by coach Clyde Sukeforth (15) during verbal tiff in ninth inning of first game of afternoon-night doubleheader with Cardinals today. Robinson returned to second base and ejected a short time later by umpire Bill Stewart for making a significant gesture. Umpire at right is Dusty Boggoss. Second from left is Cards catcher, Joe Gargiola and behind him is coach Tony Kaufman. 9/21/1949
Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1977 Don Sutton took home All-Star Game MVP honors when the NL defeated the AL 7-5 at Yankee Stadium. As the starting pitcher, Sutton pitched three scoreless innings, allowing just one hit, one walk and struk out four. Fellow teammate Steve Garvey hit a third inning solo home run. In 1993 outfielder Raul Mondesi made his Major League debut and recorded a single in his very first at-bat. 
  • Happy BirthdayBill HartErve BeckBen GeraghtyLuis Avilan & Rachel Robinson
  • This would be great. Per Liz Roscher at YahooSports; "MLB pioneers Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby could be honored with a commemorative coin."
  • Per a report at Yahoo Japan, Kenta Maeda has donated $10,000,000 Yen ($89,000) to Japan Flood/Mudslide Relief (story in Japanese).
  • I hadn't seen this before. Via Gustavo Arellano at; "How LA’s “Los Doyers” Fans Turned a Racist Insult into a Point of Pride." (Hat Tip: u/amblongus at Reddit)
Not all Latinos pronounce “Dodgers” like “Doyers,” of course. Jarrín says the first part in English, but pronounces the “ers” like the first syllable in “hermano.” My dad pronounces it “Dough-jers.” I’ve even heard “Dough-Hers.” But it’s the “Doyers” way that is now connected with Latino Dodgers fans, and they wouldn’t have it any other way—because that’s further proof the team is now theirs.
“This stadium was the best thing that ever happened to L.A. and believe me, a lot of Chicanos feel the same way,” says a descendant of a Chavez Ravine family near the end of Culture Clash’s play. “One more thing, we hate the pinche Giants. ¡Que vivan los Dodgers!” 
And he pronounced it “Doyers.”

A move made out of necessity ultimately turned out to make for a historic afternoon for Major League Baseball and the 39,250 fans at Milwaukee’s County Stadium who turned out for the three-hour, seven-minute game. By inserting Amoros onto the diamond, the Dodgers fielded the league’s first majority-black lineup.

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