Wednesday, May 29, 2019

2019 Baseball Treasure II MLB Coins -- Kershaw and Bellinger

For the second year-in-a-row hobbyist can now chase after collectible coins featuring their favorite players. Last year, the brand consisted of only 30 ballplayers -- including our very own Clayton Kershaw. This season, they've kept the same number of players at 30, but have added 13 new faces. There are 17 holdovers from the 2018 set. Go here for a complete checklist.

Fortunately for Dodger fans there are two Dodgers available in this years set -- Clayton Kershaw and Cody Bellinger. Also, the Kershaw coin looks exactly like last years coin. The only difference being a different design on the card that holds the coin. Check them out below.

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Blog Kiosk: 5/29/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

The Dodgers lost last night, 7-3, so let's not dwell on that. Instead, we should accentuate the positive... like, Will Smith's fantastic debut. He singled in his first at-bat, recorded a double in the seventh and threw out a baserunner in the sixth. Best yet, his at-bat walk-up song was exactly what you would guess it would be (watch it here). Per Rowan Kavner at Dodger Insider:
“Just looked composed,” manager Dave Roberts said. “It was exciting to see him get his first Major League hit … legs out a double, just squared up the ball all night. and he was taking some tough pitches to get in hitter’s counts. … You would never have guessed watching him tonight that it was his first Major League game.”
Photo above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2019. Go here to check out more pics from yesterdays game. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1905, according to legend, Dodger hurler Elmer Stricklett introduces Baseball to the spitball -- beating the Giants, 4-3. Of course, this is a bunch of mumbo-jumbo. Although, many do credit Stricklett with being one of the first -- having built a reputation for throwing the pitch much earlier in his career on the west coast. In 1957 tough-talking New York Mayor Robert Wagner, following the leagues announcement allowing the Dodgers and Giants to leave New York, states that the city will not be "blackjacked" into doing a deal. In 1980 Dodgers starter Bob Welch throws a one-hit shutout to defeat the Braves, 3-0. He faced the minimum of 27 batters in the game. In 1983 Dodger reliever Steve Howe is readmitted to a drug treatment center after suffering a relapse from his cocaine addiction.
  • Happy BirthdayPhil GallivanJohn KennedyEric DavisTrever Miller & Jerry Hairston!