Thursday, March 21, 2019

Blog Kiosk: 3/21/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Here's a fantastic vintage pic taken by famed Baseball photographer Charles Conlon of the Brookyn Dodgers outfield, circa 1932-33. Featured are Johnny Frederick, Lefty O'Doul and Hack Wilson. It is currently available at Love of the Game Auctions.

Below are more links to check out:
Injuries limited Jackson to 48 games in 1957, the Dodgers last year in Brooklyn. In the next-to-last game at the Philadelphia Phillies, he hit his second home run of the season and the last by a Brooklyn player. The Dodgers relocated to Los Angeles in 1958.
Jackson didn’t know it was an historic homer until some 30 years later when his son, Chuck, called to tell him he was the subject of a trivia question on the television show Good Morning America. In his autobiography, Accidental Big League, co-authored with Gaylon White, he related the story. “They asked, ‘Who was the last Brooklyn Dodger to hit a home run,” Chuck said. “Dad, the answer was you!” 
On Seager: “It was fun, adrenaline, and excitement and all of that,” Seager said of his return.
He said he was able to play without concern for his surgically repaired right elbow and left hip. And he passed one test in the field, where he played six innings on Wednesday. 
Kershaw missing Opening Day start: “Disappointed,” Kershaw said. “Being out there on Opening Day is special. I don’t take that for granted. I love being out there and just what it signifies and being a part of the Dodge history and all that stuff. It’s not lost on me. I love doing that. But when you get super realistic about it, it is just one game, so that’s what I keep trying to tell myself. It’s going to be sad on Opening Day, watching somebody else go, but I’ll get over it.”
Rovner hasn't missed an opening day at Dodgers stadium in over ten years, and she's ready for this year's on Thursday March 28, 2019 at 1:10 p.m. against the Arizona Diamondbacks. 
"You can just feel that people are excited to be there like they're ready for opening day when it sells out every year. 55,000 seats, and other stadiums are 20,000 and they can't even fill it," Rovner says.
"During the World Series I needed to have enough shirts that I could wear a shirt every single day without having to wash them," Rovner said while laughing. 

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