Tuesday, April 09, 2019

2019 Topps 150 Years of Baseball - #17 - Jackie Breaks the Color Barrier

The second Dodger card available through Topps newest online exclusive card brand, 2019 Topps 150 Years of Baseball, features the historic moment Jackie Robinson changed the game and the country. Go here to check it out and order.

Congrats, Hanley!

I just plain forgot to put this in this mornings Blog Kiosk, and since I'm the impatient type I figured I'd just put up a little blurb here.

As you know, Hanley Ramirez was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. Well... As of yesterday, he can also now say that he is also an American citizen.

This morning Hanley shared a photo of him receiving his naturalization certificate, via his twitter.


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Blog Kiosk: 4/9/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

I just love this 'In-Action' photo of Pee Wee Reese leaping to make a play on the baserunner. Per the descriptor on the reverse:
Up When He Should Be Down
If Pee Wee Reese didn't have to soar into the stratosphere for catcher Edward's peg to second, Bill Rigney, Giant infielder, might have been a dead pigeon instead of safe when he stole from first in the third inning. His efforts were little more than gesture, however, since Pete Reiser, Dodger outfielder, belted a home and a triple to drive in all of Brooklyn's runs to defeat the Giants 3-1 in a ten inning tilt.
The vintage International News Photo taken by Fred Must, dated 8/8/1946, is available through eBay (link here). Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1913 Ebbets Field host its first Major League game in front of about 10,000 spectators on a frigid Wednesday afternoon. It is an Opening Day contest against the Phillies. Unfortunately, the Superbas got shutout, 1-0. Check out the boxscore hereIn 1947 Dodgers skipper Leo Durocher is given a one-year suspension by Commissioner Happy Chandler for "conduct deemed detrimental to baseball." It is related to his association with known gamblers. In 1981 Fernando Valenzuela replaced scheduled starter Jerry Reuss to pitch on Opening Day at Dodger Stadium. He would go on to throw a compelte game shutout -- blanking the Astros 2-0. Check out the boxscore here. As you know, Fernando would go on to win eight consecutive games to start the season and lead the team towards a World Series Championship.
  • Happy Birthday, Steve TooleTiny OsborneFred FrankhouseGuy CantrellRoy GleasonOscar RoblesAJ Ellis!