Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Welcome to the Blue, Tony Gonsolin!

As I'm sure you've heard by now, the Dodgers are expected to call up pitching prospect Tony Gonsolin and he will be pitching Wednesday's game in Arizona -- replacing Rich Hill in the rotation. BTW, Ron Cervenka at Think Blue LA was first with this news yesterday.

Blog Kiosk: 6/25/2019 - Dodgers Link - Some Odds and Ends

Please meet Mrs. Myrt Power. At the time this photo was taken, dated on the reverse at June 15, 1956, she was probably just as famous as the two gentlemen at her sides -- Pee Wee Reese and Duke Snider. So, who is she?

Myrt Power was the 1950's equivalent of Ken Jennings and James Holzhauer with a twist of Dodger love. Still confused?

In the summer of 1955 she was on a WCBS-TV quiz show called “The $64,000 Question,” and on that show she won $32,000 due to her knowledge of Baseball. Additionally, she decided to not attempt the next level prize of $64,000 because she didn't want to win a championship before her beloved Dodgers did. BTW, the day after her appearance on the show the Dodgers and Yankees faced each other for the 1955 World Series - a series the Dodgers won!

Thank you, Myrt!

On a side note, for her efforts she given a parade and a key to the city of Buford, Georgia (her hometown). Photo found on eBay (auction link).

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1968 Giants rookie Bobby Bonds hit a grand slam against Dodger righty John Purdin in his third at-bat of his first major league game -- becoming only the second player to have ever done so. In 1984 infielder Bill Russell played his 1,953rd game to become the LA Dodgers' all-time leader in games played. He would finish his career in Blue with a total of 2,181 games played -- second best all time in Dodger history. Hall of Famer Zack Wheat best him with 2,322 games played as a Dodger.
  • Happy BirthdayBarney WhiteDon DemeterAlejandro PeñaAaron SelePaul Maholm!