Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Blog Kiosk: 9/24/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Here's a fun, dated circa 1957 on the reverse, photograph of Pee Wee Reese lounging comfortably on a leather armchair. It was taken by Dodger photographer Barney Stein and includes five well-dressed gentleman surrounding Pee Wee. I have no idea who those guys are or what is going on, but I suspect this was some sort of pregame activity/ceremony. I know for certain that there was a Pee Wee Reese Night at Ebbets Field in 1955, but am unsure if they did it again two years later. Maybe this was a pregame promotion where they gifted Pee Wee the easy-chair to promote the product. I dunno. (eBay Auction Link)

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1901 Brooklyn outfielder Jimmy Sheckard became the first 20th-century player to hit grand slams in two consecutive games, as Brooklyn pounds Cincinnati, 16 - 2.  In 1957 the last Major League game is played at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. Pirates first baseman Dee Fondy makes the last out when he grounds to Dodger shortstop Don Zimmer with starting pitcher Danny McDevitt on the mound. The Dodger win, 2-0In 1971 Dodger lefty Al Downing wins his 20th game of the season -- defeating the Atlanta Braves, 2-0. He would finish third in Cy Young voting this season. In 2003 Eric Gagne ties the NL record for saves when he records his 55th save of the season against the Padres in extra innings, 5-3.
  • Happy BirthdayTom SeatsDixie WalkerOtis DavisDick NenHubie BrooksLarry White & Jim Neidlinger!
  • MLB Video: In Game 3 of the 2018 World Series, the Red Sox and Dodgers battled deep into the night, playing the longest game in Fall Classic history (Video Link).
  • Per Jeff Todd at MLB Trade Rumors -- "(Justin) Turner, Pham, Osuna To Be Represented By Newly Formed Agency."
  • Per the Oklahoma City Dodgers -- "OKC Dodgers Announce 2020 Schedule."
  • Ain't that the truth, via a tweet from Jon Weisman:

“With Clayton, I feel really good that when the bell rings for the postseason he’s gonna be locked and loaded,” Roberts said. “For me, if he’s feeling strong, I’ll trust that the results will be there.
“Yeah, he’s given up some solo homers, but when he needs to limit damage, he does that. When he needs to make a pitch, he does that. Clayton is going to be more than fine.”

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