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Thank you Mike for inviting Vic and I for this event. A group of us made the trip after the Dodger game to Pepperdine in Malibu for this event. The traffic was a little heavy but the ride on PCH is beautiful.
Here is the booklet which many of us had Steve Garvey signed:
I did not see Tommy Lasorda but he could have been there early for the Festival, we got there about 5:30. It looked like it was a fun festival. I also missed the auction that they had during the festival.
Some of my pictures did not come out but here are some pictures
Here is Steve Garvey batting in full uniform. His son is there ready to run for him.
Jose Canseco practicing his swing as Maury Wills looks on.
Pete Rose with someone wearing a Hollywood Stars jersey:
Jay Johnstone, Maury Wills, Bill Russell, Ron Cey, Jerry Reuss
3/4 of the longest playing infield
Gilbert, Mike and I looking on.
My brother Vic with CSI star Omar Miller. He was very friendly. .
Mike and Jennine with Bill Russell
Jennine and Garvey :
Mike, Steve Garvey and I. I told Garvey that he looked like he could still play. He said “Oh you are so kind, thank you. “
Thanks again Mike for the invite! It was a great event for a great cause!
They both wore uniform #18 !!!!
In March’s MLB Fan latest leaders, my blog ranked #18. I dedicate it to Brooklyn Dodger Jim Hughes and LA Dodger Bill Russell.
Jim Hughes, a hard-throwing relief pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers of the 1950′s, set a franchise record for saves that endured for 35 years.
Hughes led the major leagues in saves, with 24, and in games pitched, with 60, in 1954.
”He was a big, tough guy,” recalled Tommy Lasorda, Hughes’s onetime roommate when Lasorda pitched briefly for Brooklyn. ”It would take him three, four pitches to get warm. After a few pitches, he was fogging it. Nothing but hard stuff. Didn’t have a breaking ball.”
Hughes had two careers as a fireman — one, informally, in baseball, and another in carrying on a family tradition in Chicago.
When he began to quell nonbaseball fires, Hughes could not resist playing on the obvious when he visited one day with his former Brooklyn Dodgers manager, Walter Alston, who was sometimes known as Smokey. Hughes donned a Dodgers jersey for a photo with Alston, but that was not all. As his son Michael recalled: ”He had a fire helmet on his head, he carried an ax and he had a hose over his shoulder.”
One time I ran into him when the Dodgers had the Triple-A 51′s team in Las Vegas. He was there checking the umpiring. I’ve ran into him at Dodger Stadium several times.
He currently works for Major League Baseball’s umpiring division.
Thank you everyone that visit my blog. Of the top 20 fan blogs, 9 are she-fans, lead by the number ONE she-fan Jane . Congratulations to everyone!
Congratulations to the blogsphere 5th year anniversary! I’ve been here a year and months but I have been posting longer than that! I love that we share our love for this grand great game!
They may be Bums, but they are MY BUMS! Go Dodgers!!