Monday, September 16, 2019

Rays Series Starts on Tuesday - Stadium Giveaways, Pregame Info and Other Stuff!

The next homestand starts on Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Rays.   Below are some odds and ends for this upcoming homestand. I will update this should new and updated information become available. Here are some important links:
Tuesday, September 16th at 7:10 PM
Ross Stripling Caleb Ferguson vs Blake Snell
TV: YouTube
Radio: AM 570 LA Sports, KTNQ 1020

Blog Kiosk: 9/16/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

New York Giants skipper John McGraw decided to take a photo of his counterpart, Dodger manager Wilbert Robinson. Per a description on the reverse (eBay auction link):
John McGraw takes Wilbert Robinson's picture but Robinson and his Brooklyn Baseball team took the first game (boxscore) from the New York Giants on the opening game of the (1926) season at the Polo Grounds, New York. McGraw evidently wanted to see if rotund Robby had gotten any thinner since they last met last fall.
Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1940 a fan instigated a fight on the field with the games home plate umpire. Following a dismal season and a bad call that resulted in another Dodger loss, 21-year old fan Frank Germano jumped on the field and proceeded to sucker-punch a retired heavyweight boxer, umpire George Magerkurth. I wrote about the incident hereIn 1957 the LA City Council votes to approve a 300-acre site in Chavez Ravine for a ballpark if the Dodgers will finance a public recreation area. In 1988 Reds starter Tom Browning throws a perfect game against the Dodgers, 0-1 (boxscore). 
  • Happy Birthday, George McVeyDick RobertsonBuster MillsMike GarmanOrel HershiserPaul Shuey!