Friday, May 15, 2020

Blog Kiosk: 5/15/2020 - Dodgers Links & News - Some Odds and Ends

Check out these two future Hall of Famers, Pee Wee Reese and Ducky Medwick, hanging out on the dugout steps in this UPI press photo from the '40's (eBay auction link).

Below are more links to check out:
Among the 18 non-pitchers who took at least 50 plate appearances with the Dodgers last season, a whopping 13 of them were better than the league average in terms of wRC+. That doesn’t even include projected second baseman Gavin Lux, who is widely regarded as the game’s No. 2 overall prospect due largely to his upside at the plate (.392/.478/.719 in 232 Triple-A plate appearances last year). It seems safe to expect him to join that group of above-average bats.
  • Topps is bringing back the "206" brand after a 10-year hiatus. As you know, one of the legendary Baseball card sets of all-time is the "T206" set inserted into tobacco packs from 1909 to 1911. This new set is an online exclusive and the Series 1 version of the set is now available to order. Go here to order (you have several weeks). Below is a look at a Gavin Lux card from this set.
  • This weeks Throwback Thursday 2020 Topps online exclusive card set features the 1959 football card design and includes several of the top pitchers in the game, both past and present -- one of which is Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax. You can see his card below. Go here to check it out and order.

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