Friday, February 08, 2019

Blog Kiosk: 2/8/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Above is a 1972 photograph of Frank Robinson with Dodger speedster Maury Wills. It comes from the Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives at UCLA and was taken by Bill Varie (link here).

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1916 National League owners voted down a proposal by Dodgers owner Charles Ebbets to impose a limit of 2,000 seats that a club can sell for 25 cents. In 1933 the Dodgers traded their soon-to-be Hall of Fame pitcher Dazzy Vance to the Cardinals for a couple of scrubs. In 1982 the Dodgers traded longtime second baseman Davey Lopes to the A's for a minor leaguer. This trade broke up the longest-playing infield in major league history. In 1995 the Dodgers signed Japanese free agent pitcher Hideo Nomo. He would have a fantastic rookie campaign -- going 13-6 with an 2.54 ERA, a league leading 236 strike outs and three shutouts.
  • Happy BirthdayBruce CaldwellBert HaasCharlie Householder & Joe Black!