Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Blog Kiosk: 12/3/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

You know, a photo of Babe Ruth in a Dodgers uniform must always be shared. Featured above is a 1938 vintage photograph of Dodgers first base coach Babe Ruth that is currently available through Hunt Auctions (link here).

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 2007 Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley is elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame by the veterans committee. In 1991 the Dodgers signed free agent knuckleball pitcher Tom Candiotti to a four-year $15,500,000 contract. He would eventually spend six years in Dodger Blue, recording a 52-64 record with an 3.57 ERA, 3.84 FIP and a 14.6 WAR. 
  • Happy Birthday, Cozy DolanBill HarrisJosé PeñaMark BradleyEric Hull & JT Chargois!
  • Check out this new Dodger collector blog called 'Dodger Cardboard & Other Random Finds'.
  • Yimi Garcia has been non-tendered by the Dodgers, via a tweet from Ken Gurnick. Yimi Garcia went 1-4 with an 3.61 ERA, 0.866 WHIP and struck out 9.5 batters per nine innings. On the other hand, his FIP was a horrendous 5.19, had a 29.6 percent groundball rate (which is way too low) and allowed 15 home runs last season. Still, Garcia was far from the least effective reliever on the staff. I nevertheless suspect he'll sign a contract with another club and get a nice pay day.  

  • Ron Cervenka at Think Blue LA provides a nice rundown of the other Dodgers arbitration deadline moves -- "Dodgers Tender Contracts to 9, Sign 2, Non-Tender 1."
  • Koutney Tuner, Justin's wife, provides a different perspective non-tendered players should keep in mind, via twitter:

  • The Cardboard Connection has a bunch of preview pics from Topps 2020 Definitive Collection brand, expected to be released in April 2020. Go here to check it out. To the right is an preview photo of an autographed Sandy Koufax card to wet your whistle.
  • Via Hadley Meares at KCET -- "The Strong Women Who Shaped Roz Wyman, an L.A. Legend." as you may know Wyman was instrumental in getting the Dodgers to Los Angeles.
Wyman comes by her fearlessness honestly. A native Angeleno, Wyman was born in 1930 to Oscar and Sarah Wiener, who owned and operated a drugstore with a 22-seat lunch counter at Ninth and Western. Oscar was a Russian immigrant who came to America as a stowaway and put himself through pharmacy school. Sarah, originally from Chicago, was smart, brave and a staunch Democrat. “My mother was by far the domineering one,” Wyman recalls. “My poor little daddy. She loved baseball. She was really smart. Only had a high school education and became a pharmacist.”

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