Baseball Reliquary 2014 Induction Day pictures

If you are a baseball fan, I highly recommend you to join the Baseball Reliquary.   The annual fees are $25.  Go to http://www.baseballreliquary.org for more information.

Like many Baseball Reliquarian members I look forward to the yearly Induction Day.   Here are some of the pictures I took Sunday 7/20/14:

Reliquary executive director Terry Cannon getting things started.  Too bad I missed taking a picture with the annual cowbells ringing.  everyone is encouraged to bring a cowbell to join  the ringing.

First award:  The Hilda Award

Jerry Pritikin, also known as Bleacher preacher, the 2014 Recipient of the Hilda Award.

 

The Tony Salin award is giving to individuals for their commitment to the preservation of baseball history.  Jerry Cohen founded Ebbets Field Flannels received the award.

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the keynote address was  delivered by Joseph L. Price, a professor of religious studies at Whittier College whom  has taught courses and published numerous essays on the subject of sports and  religion.

Joseph L. Price sings the national anthem at Louisville Slugger Field

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Writer and historian John Schulian did a wonderful presentation of Dizzy Dean. Nephew Sandy Dean could not attend due to a good baseball reason so Terry Cannon accepted the award.

Dodger Historian waiting his turn to talk about Don Zimmer and present the award to Jean “Zoot” Zimmer.

Mark Langill shared some stories about Don Zimmer from 1958 at the Coliseum.  He also found in Don Zimmer an invitation to Don and Zoot Simmer when they got married during a minor league game.  The “invitation” was provided you had a ticket to the game

 

Zoot Zimmer.

Peter Dreier, the Dr. E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics at Occidental College, introduced the induction of Rachel Robinson, which was accepted by her sister-in-law, Delano Robinson.

From Dr. Peter Dreier “Rachel was a real pioneer. In 1940, only five percent of all women – and less than two percent of black women – earned a college degree. But Rachel wasn’t about to let those odds get in her way.”

After earning her master’s degree, Rachel worked as a nurse-therapist and researcher at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

Delano Robinson, sister-in-law of Jackie Robinson. wife of Olympian Mack Robinson accepting the award for Rachel Robinson.

From Peter Dreier speech:  “

Rachel was hired as a riveter at the Lockheed Aircraft factory in LA, where they made airplanes for the war effort. She worked the night shift, drove to UCLA at dawn, changed clothes in the parking lot, and then went to class.

To encourage women to take factory jobs during the war, the federal government created an iconic figure – “Rosie the Riveter” – whose image adorned this famous poster.

But if America hadn’t been such a racist and segregated society back then, perhaps the government would have selected another woman to represent the nation’s female workers – “Rachel the Riveter”.”

 

Afterwards a large group of us went to dinner.

 

The 2014 and 2013 Recipients of the Hilda Award.

Like every year I had a wonderful time at the Baseball Reliquary Induction Day.  Looking forward to next year Induction Day but before that to receiving our ballot in the mail

Baseball Reliquary: Induction Day 2014

Today is the day of the Baseball Reliquary Hope of the Eternals Induction Day!  I am heading that way soon!

“Bleacher Preacher” Jerry Pritikin who is flying from Chicago will receive the Hilda Award

Pritikin on Harry Caray's 10th Inning show, 1985.Jerry Pritikin has said that "the everyday fan here in Chicago has turned into an endangered species! For 25 years, I became part of the lore of the fabled fans in the cheap seats of the bleachers at the 'Friendly Confines.' However, there are no more cheap seats. In 1991, I boycotted Wrigley when they raised the price of a bleacher seat from 4 to 6 bucks. Today you almost have to file for bankruptcy at the price printed on the ticket ($75 for a kid or adult on a Saturday)."

Bleacher Preacher

Jerry Cohen, recipient of the 2014 Tony Salin Memorial Award, presented annually by the Baseball Reliquary.

The recipient of the 2014 Salin Award is Jerry Cohen, who founded Ebbets Field Flannels in 1988, a Seattle, Washington-based company which manufactures historically-inspired athletic apparel, ranging from handmade reproductions of vintage flannel baseball jerseys to T-shirts, baseball caps, and even grounds crew jackets and sweatshirts, all made with a high level of craftsmanship and respect for authenticity.

John Schulian

Dizzy Dean

Our talented  John Schulian will usher in Dizzy Dean into the Baseball Reliquary Shiren of the Eternals.

Rachel Robinson’s induction will be accepted by her sister-in-law Delano Robinson

Don Zimmer’s induction into the Shrine of the Eternals will be accepted by his wife “Zoot”

 

7/1/14-Someone Awesome-Photo Tribute to Bobby Castillo-Photography by Jon SooHoo,Juan Ocampo and Larry Goren/LA Dodgers

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Wonderful photo tribute by Jon SooHoo, Juan & Larry. Sniff. Rest in peace Babo.

Originally posted on Dodgers Photog Blog:

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Yesterday the Los Angeles Dodgers mourned the loss of one of their favorites…Bobby Castillo..Here is my photo tribute to Bobby from all of the many events we did together. Rest in Peace my friend…

LOS ANGELES DODGERS VS COLORADO ROCKIES 2012LOS ANGELES DODGERS VS COLORADO ROCKIES Throwing out the first pitch in 2012LOS ANGELES DODGERS VS COLORADO ROCKIES w/ KTDODGERS HAM GIVEAWAY Fighting the elements to hand out hams to local familiesDODGERS HAM GIVEAWAY with Tommy and Matt LukeLOS ANGELES DODGERS HAM GIVEAWAY w/ Rudy Law and pumpkin pieDODGERS CARAVAN TO BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF LOS ANGELES at Boys and Girls Club near the ballpark in 201009 on Dodgers Caravan in 201210 breaking bread at the Urban Youth Academy in Compton in early 201211 helping out Habitat for Humanity with Fernando12Los Angeles Dodgers Caravan-Day One-River Clean-up getting in deep cleaning and the LA River in 2011Los Angeles Dodgers Caravan-Day One-River Clean-upLos Angeles Dodgers Caravan-Day One-LACER at my middle school Thomas Star King Jr High in 2011Los Angeles Dodgers Caravan-Day One-LACERDodgers Dream Foundation Charity Golf Invitational and of course golfing at the Dodgers Golf Tournament at Trump National in Palos Verdes in 2011Dodgers Dream Foundation Charity Golf InvitationalDodgers Dream Foundation Charity Golf InvitationalMANNY MOTA GOLF TOURNAMENT w/ KT and Manny At Manny Mota’s golf tournament in 2006MANNY MOTA GOLF TOURNAMENT w/Maury Wills…

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Rest in Peace Bobby Castillo

How sad that we have lost another Dodger.   Bobby (Babo) Castillo was a Dodger pitcher who taught Fernando how to throw the screwball.

I heard the news on Twitter from el senor Jaime Jarrin.  El Maestro Jaime said that Babo Castillo was the first of 35 baseball players signed by Mike Brito that reached Major league Baseball.

Here is Bobby with Mike Brito

I was remembering back in 2009 when the Dodgers used to host WIN (Women Initiative Network) Baseball clinics and Bobby Castillo was part of our instructors for that day.   He was in the Dodger bullpen and Lorena and I stood in line so that we could throw and he could catch us.  Well, he never got to us.  We told him and he said “I’ll make it up to you two”   Well, he never did.   Rest in peace “Babo”  Our deepest condolences to your family and friends.

Ref:  Jon SooHoo pictures.

 

 

Dodger Homestand with the Cardinals

Josh Beckett and Adam Wainwright put on a show last night here at Chavez Ravine.

Brian Wilson on his Bobblehead night picked up his first win and Kenley Jensen picking up his 24th save.  Final score 1-0.

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Second game Hyun-jin Ryu against Carlos Martinez who got his first hit  tonight

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Currently Dodgers losing the game 3-1 at the bottom of the 5th, but In the meantime the Giants are losing 5-0 against the Reds with Cueto against Bumgarner going to the 6th

Let me get back to the game

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go Dodgers!!  Orale!!!!

 

Baseball Players are Soccer Fans Too

I love this! Alanna Rizzo tweeted this:

Then Yasiel Puig posted this on IG:
PUIG Y ADRIAN SOCCER

I love these two guys!

On Saturday  when we saw Yasiel Puig as he was going one way and us another, I called his name, Yasiel turned around and recognized me.  He came over to give me a hug then I told him this time Rosie was with us (If you read the post from Viva Los Dodgers he asked “where is the 3rd one?” :-)) .  He said he looked for us.  he then asked us if we had eaten _We had just had a big breakfast so we told him we did and that we were on our way to a church. He said “I can’t pray on an empty stomach” lol.

Yesterday after the game we went to say goodbye to the players as they boarded the bus that took them to the airport.  Some fans got Adrian’s attention that they had a Mexican flag in support of Mexico playing on Monday in the World Cup.  Adrian opened his backpack showing us that he was carrying his Mexico jersey.

 

Mexico won 3-1.  Now Boys in Blue go take care of the Royals!

Greinke on the mound against Guthrie at Kauffman Stadium.

Clayton Kershaw First No-hitter: June 18, 2014

Tuesday night after the game I was telling my brother Victor “I need to go to the hair salon.  Not sure if I want to go Wednesday afer work or Thursday after work.  One of those two days I need to do laundry since I am heading to San Diego for the weekend to see the Dodgers”   He said “Do the laundry Thursday night.  Kershaw is pitching Wednesday.  Who knows!  He might throw a no-hitter”

I did leave the laundry for Thursday night.  I am so glad I Did!  Wednesday night after the hair salon I headed to Dodger Stadium.   I was glad my friend Lorena who has not been feeling well, went to the game.  I am sorry that my brother Victor missed the game.  He gave me the advice to go but skipped the game.

What a great night!  congratulations to our  NIÑO DE ORO Clayton Kershaw!  pitching his first no-hitter!

The bubble machine at Dodger Stadium was going in full blast celebrating Kershaw’s no-hitter.

From mlb.si.com:

Clayton Kershaw didn’t just throw a no-hitter Wednesday night; he turned in one of the most dominant pitching performances in major league history. Calling his performance a no-hitter merely puts it on a list with 276 other games in which a pitcher didn’t allow a hit over nine or more innings. What Kershaw did by retiring 27 of 28 batters, the exception coming on a Hanley Ramirez throwing error, and striking out 15 of them belongs on a much shorter list.

To begin with, using Game Score, a method of evaluating starting pitching performances created by Bill James in 1988, Kershaw’s outing was the second-best nine-inning pitching performance of the last 100 years. Here’s the all-time* top five:

Pitcher Game Score Date IP H R ER BB K
Kerry Wood 105 May 6, 1998 9 1 0 0 0 20
Clayton Kershaw 102 June 18, 2014 9 0 0 0 0 15
Matt Cain 101 June 13, 2012 9 0 0 0 0 14
Nolan Ryan 101 May 1, 1991 9 0 0 0 2 16
Sandy Koufax 101 Sept. 9, 1965 9 0 0 0 0 14

*game data, and thus comprehensive game scores, only goes back to 1914

Congratulations kid on your first no-hitter!

 

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Video: A Reagan Forum with Vin Scully

 

We had a wonderful time at the Ronald Reagan Presidential library.  I met up at the library with Lorena, Rosie, George, Anglia and Shelly.  It was an enchanted evening.  We did not get to see the baseball exhibition as there was a very long line.   But It was a good thing we went into the auditorium early to look for seats.  There were quite a lot of rows of seats reserved and the place was already filling up when Lore and I got there about an hour and half before Vin was scheduled to talk.

I was glad to see Peter O’Malley and his sister Terry in attendance.  Peter got a huge applause when he was introduced.  Of course, Vinny got a louder ovation:

Photo: So so excited! I <3 Vin Scully!!!

Here is the video I found on Youtube.  I did get to ask Vin a question.  Thanks Anglia for helping me get John’s attention.

 

 

Reagan Forum with Vin Scully at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

I am excited that tonight at the Ronald Reagan Presidental and Foundation Library, I  am attending this event:

Reagan Forum with Vin Scully
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
6:00 p.m. lecture
7:00 p.m. dinner

SOLD OUT

In honor of our Baseball exhibition, we invite you to join us for a Reagan Forum featuring Hall of Fame Broadcaster Vin Scully. Tickets to the event are $48 per person and include dinner following the lecture. The tickets also include tours of Baseball! Celebrating Our Great American Pastime between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

This year, Vin Scully is announcing an unprecedented 65th season for the Dodgers organization. Scully calls all Dodger home games and road games in California and Arizona.

When Scully first began broadcasting in 1950, the Dodgers had yet to win a single World Series and were known affectionately as “Dem Bums.” Three years later, at the age of 25, he became the youngest person to ever broadcast a World Series game and in 1955, he had his most memorable moment behind the microphone, as he called the Dodgers’ first and only championship in Brooklyn.

Event is SOLD OUT and the wait list is full.

I am meeting with friends Lorena, Rosie and Anglia.  I can’t wait!

anyone remembers this:

 

 

 

 

 

Rest in Peace Bobby Welch, 1956 – 2014

It is a sad day today hearing that Bobby Welch passed away.

I did see Bobby strike out Reggie Jackson but it was not until the Summer of 1981 that I became a big Bobby Welch fan.

1981 was the first year I had season tickets. I had my ticket in the Loge level, aisle 3, row N, seat 3. I never collected autographs or took pictures with players. I just went to my seat, watch the game and left when the last out was recorded. Back then I was very shy. I was teaching myself how to follow the game and I thought myself how to keep score by looking at the sample in the Dodger magazine.

That Summer, Davey Lopes was not doing well and he was being booed at the stadium. I felt bad for Davey that he was being booed in his own stadium.

As Camera Day was a few days away, I decided to go and see if I could find a greeting card with some encouraging words to give to Davey Lopes. The day before camera day I went to a local Hallmark store and read many greeting cards trying to find some that had some encouraging words for Davey. Some I found too mushy, not appropriate. I finally found one that I thought was respectful and appropriate.

Camera Day had arrived so I headed to Dodger Stadium with my Kodak camera and a greeting card in my bag. I took a spot close to the dugout on the field behind the roped area. I was taking pictures and waiting for Davey Lopes to come out. But the last players were coming out so I realized he was not going to come out. When I spotted Jerry Reuss, I asked him if he could give Davey a card. Reuss said No, can’t do it…not allowed or something like that. The last guy coming out of the dugout was Bobby Welch. I asked him and he looked at me and said “I sure will” From that day on, I was a big Bobby Welch fan!

The Dodgers won the World Series in 1981. Some time in November of 1981, I received a postcard signed by Davey Lopes thanking me for my support. I still have that postcard.

I followed Bobby’s career, I was sad when he was traded to Oakland and also when I read that the was battling alcoholism. I was happy when he was doing well on the field and off the field. The next time I saw him was in 2008 when Dodgers were celebrating Dodger decades with luncheons with players speakers at Dodger Stadium. I attended the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Bobby was part of the 80’s group (he could have been on the 70’s) The 80’s luncheon was in the Dodger Club level restaurant. It is too bad that when talking about 1988, Bobby Welch was with Oakland.

The next time I saw him was at Camelback Ranch. I believe it was 2009 when the Dodgers had a Women Baseball clinic. I took this picture with Bobby.

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The next time I saw him he was at Dodger Stadium. I was already in my seats in the Top Deck when I saw him as part of alumni players on the field prior to the game. I made my way down all the way to the field level and caught up with him as he was coming back to the field level. I talked to him and told him again that he was my favorite player. He signed my baseball.

My friend Kent who I met in 2012 at the SABR convention in Long Beach is a Dodger fan and a Red Sox fan. I started talking to him about Bobby Welch. He told he had his book “Five O’Clock Comes Early” I told him that I had heard of the book but that I never read it. He sent it to me in the mail. I read it but I kept it a little longer hoping to see Bobby so he could sign it and send it back to Kent. I did not have the book with me last time I saw Bobby at Dodger Stadium. Rest in peace Bobby!

 

 

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