Tuesday, October 01, 2019

2019 Topps Now - #932 & #933 - Ryu & Bellinger are MLB Leaders

Now that the season is officially over, here is a look at a couple of 2019 Topps Now MLB Leader cards that feature a Dodger. First, Hyun-Jin Ryu took home the ERA crown with an 2.32 ERA. Go here to check it out and order. Below is what's written on the reverse:
Hyun-Jin Ryu started the most games since his rookie season in 2013 and did not disappoint. The left-hander led all of MLB in ERA with a minuscule 2.32, giving the Los Angeles Dodgers another devastating option in their loaded starting rotation. Ryu struck out 163 batters and started 29 games in his stellar 2019 campaign.

Blog Kiosk: 10/1/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Here is another fantastic press photo, originally from the George Michael Collection, featuring a close play at the plate, dated 9/16/1951 (eBay auction link). Per the descriptor on the reverse:
Chicago: Dodger catcher Roy Campanella puts the ball on Ransom Jackson as the Cub infielder tries to score from third on Chuck Connors' fourth inning grounder to first baseman Gil Hodges who fumbled the ball, but Jackie Robinson grabbed it and threw Jackson out. Brooklyn won 6-1.
Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1946 the very first playoff series to determine a league champion is played between the Dodgers and Cardinals. Today is Game 1 of a three game set and is played in St. Louis. Unfortunately, Brooklyn would lose Game 1, 4-2, and lose the series a couple of days later at home, 8-4In 1974 Dodger reliever Dr. Mike Marshall set a Major League mark when he made his 106th appearance of the season. In 1993 Mike Piazza set a Dodgers new record for RBI's in a season for a rookie when he plated his 107th run during an 8-5 victory over the Astros.
  • Happy Birthday, Duster MailsJim RussellFred Kipp & Roberto Kelly!