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Dodgers with Presidential Names

Happy Presidents Day!

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This was fun looking up all the Dodger players who have “Presidential” names.  In the list, there are three Hall of Famers.
Gary Carter

Gary Carter

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Jackie Roosevelt Robinson

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Hack Wilson.

Here the complete list:

Adams, Terry  2000-01

Carter, Gary  1991

Carter, Lance  2006

Ford, Hod  1925

Grant, Jim  1968

Jackson, Edwin  2003-05

Jackson, Randy  1956-58

Johnson, Brian  2001

Johnson, Charles  1998

Johnson, Jason  2008

Johnson, Lou  1965-67

Johnson, Reed  2010

Johnson, Fred Ivy  1924

Johnson, Jimmy  1916-25

Kennedy, Adam  2012

Kennedy, Bob  1957

Kennedy, Brick Yard  1892-1901

Kennedy, John  1965-66

Nixon, Al  1915-16,18

Nixon, Otis  1997

Jackie Roosevelt Robinson  1947-1956

Theodore Roosevelt Lilly  2010-13

Taylor, Danny  1932-36

Taylor, Harry  1946-48

Taylor, Zack  1920-25, 35

Washington, Ron  1977

Wilson, Eddie  1936-37

Wilson, Hack  1932-34

Wilson, Robert  1958

Wilson, Steve  1991-93

Wilson, Tex  1924

Wilson, Tom  2004

Honoring the Brooklyn Dodgers Alive as of January 3, 2015

An annual tradition in this blog is to update the list of Brooklyn Dodger players alive.

In 2014, we lost the following Brooklyn Dodgers:  Charlie Osgood, Charlie kress, Don Zimmer, Dick Teed, George Shuba, Pat McGlothin and John Pierre Roy.

We now have 31 surviving Broklyn Dodger players.   Mike Sandlock is the oldest one.  He will turn 100 on October 17.   The youngest one is now Bob Aspromonte who will turn 76 on June 19.  I had the pleasure of meeting Bob Aspromonte at the SABR convention in Houston in 2014.

Here is the list of the 31 surviving Brooklyn Dodger players:

Name Birthplace.   Born Uni#
Mike Sandlock Old Greenwich, CT 10/17/1915 1, 4
Ray Hathaway Grinville, OH 10/13/1916 22
Lee Pfund Oakpark, IL 10/10/1919 14
Luis   Olmo Puerto Rico 10/11/1919 21
Marv   Rackley Seneca, SC 7/25/1921 35
Eddie   Basinksi  Buffalo, NY 11/4/1922 3
Tim Thompson Coalport, PA 3/1/1924 21
Johnny Rutherford Ontario, CN. 5/5/1925 15
Wayne Terwilliger Clare, Mi. 6/27/1925 34
Chris Haughey Astoria, NY. 10/3/1925 14
Ralph Branca Mount Vernon, NY 1/6/1926 13,20,28
Bob Borkowski Dayton, OH 1/27/1926 27
Randy Jackson Little Rock, AR 2/10/1926 2
Don Newcombe Madison, NJ 6/14/1926 36
 Bobby Morgan Oklahoma city.  OK 6/29/1926 2
Carl Erskine Anderson, IN 12/13/1926 17
Rocky Bridges   Refugio, TX 8/7/1927 9
 Tommy Lasorda   Norristown, PA 9/22/1927 2,27,29
 Tommy Brown    Brooklyn, NY 12/6/1927 9
 Joe Landrum    Columbia, SC 12/13/1928 19
 Joe Pignatano    Brooklyn, NY 8/4/1929 58
Roger   Craig    Durham, NC 2/17/1930 38
 Ron   Negray    Akron, OH 2/26/1930 38
Glenn   Mickens    Wilman, CA 7/26/1930 46
Ed   Roebuck    East Millboro, PA. 7/3/1931 37
 Fred   Kipp     Iqua, KS 10/1/1931 26
 Chico Fernandez    Cuba 3/2/1932 3
Jim Gentile    San Francisco, CA 6/3/1934 38
 Don Demeter    Oklahoma City.  OK 6/25/1935 2
Sandy Koufax      Brooklyn, NY 12/30/1935 32
Bob Aspromonte    Brooklyn, NY 6/19/1938 28. 34

Gentlemen:  May you have a healthy 2015!

A Tribute to the Dodgers that Passed Away in 2014

A tradition in my blog on December 31 is to pay tribute to the Dodgers that passed away in 2014.

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Charlie Osgood

Chuck Kress

Frank Jobe

Don Zimmer

Bobby Welch

Bobby Castillo

Dick Teed

Geoge Shuba

Pat McGlothin

John Pierre Roy

When Did You Fall in Love?

One of my favorite Dodger slogans was “When did you fall in love?”  Anyone remember it?  It was in 2008 when the Dodgers were celebrating 50 years of Major League baseball in Los Angeles.

When  you went to Los Angeles Union Station , you could see the walls of the long hallways lined with pictures of Dodger players and the words “When did you fall in love?”

 

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I felt more in love with baseball in the last three games of the 1980 season when Dodgers had to play the last three games of the regular season with the Houston Astros.  Dodgers had to win all three games to force a playoff game.  They won all three games but felt way short on the extra playoff game that Monday.  They broke my heart that Monday but that offseason I went to Dodger Stadium and purchased one season ticket for the 1981 season.

I wonder what the Dodger slogan will be for 2015.

When did you fall in love?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good Luck Dee Gordon

Good luck Dee Gordon!  I will miss you with the Dodgers.  I will miss seeing you running the bases, your defense and hitting.   I will miss your smiling face, seeing you in San Diego.

I will never forget the time I saw you in the lobby of the hotel and told you “Dee!  I am so happy for you today!  You did great!”  You hugged me and said “Thank you ma’man!”   Your mom raised you well.  I will miss you kid!   The last time I spoke with you I said “I can’t call you skinny Dee any more”  You showed me your arm muscles then.   Thank you for the memories.  I wish you the best with the Marlins.

Gordon is coming off an All-Star year in which he stole 64 bases and hit 12 triples

In the trade:  Dee Gordon and Dan Haren to the Marlins for Andrew Heaney, Kike Hernandez, Chris Hatcher and Austin Barnes.   Didn’t Haren say that he would retire if he was not a Dodger?

Welcome to the Dodgers Jimmy Rollins

Welcome to the Dodgers Jimmy rollins!!

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Jimmy Rollins has been traded to the Dodgers. (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Rollins, 36, had 2,306 hits in 15 seasons with the Phillies. He has been a member of the organization since June 4, 1996, the day the Phillies selected him with the 46th overall pick

Jimmy Rollins will return to Philadelphia on August 4, when the Dodgers visit Cititzen Bank Park.

Details of the trade are not in yet.

 

ref: http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/phillies/20141211_Phillies_trade_Jimmy_Rollins_to_Dodgers.html#UMAPEkgbZp47zdRs.99

Dodgers 2015 Promo Schedule

The Dodgers promotional schedule for 2015 is out! WOO-HOO!! I like the 1965 Replica ring with the Old-Timers game on Saturday May 16. Here is the rest of the promo schedule:

APRIL
Wed, Apr 8 vs the Padres
Adult Replica Pullover Jacket

Mon, Apr 13 vs the Mariners
Cy Young Collectors’ Pin Series: Don Newcombe

Wed, Apr 15 vs The Mariners
Adult Jackie Robinson Replica Jersey

Fri, Apr 17 vs The Rockies
Friday Night Fireworks

Sun, Apr 19 vs The Rockies
Viva Los Dodgers

Mon, Apr 27 vs The Giants
Cy Young Collectors’ Pin Series: Don Drysdale

Wed, Apr 29 vs The Giants
Fleece Blanket

MAY
Fri, May 1 vs D-backs
Friday Night Fireworks

Sat, May 2 vs D-backs
Dodgers Reusable Tote Bag

Sun, May 3 vs D-backs
Kids’ Replica Jersey. Viva Los Dodgers

Tue, May 12 vs Marlins
Bobblehead #1

Thu, May 14 vs Rockies
Cy Young Collectors’ Pin Series: Sandy Koufax

Fri, May 15 vs Rockies
Friday Night Fireworks

Sat, May 16 vs Rockies
1965 World Series Replica Ring. Old-Timers Game

Sun, May 17 vs Rockies
Viva Los Dodgers

Sat, May 23 vs Padres
Bobblehead #2

Sun, May 24 vs Padres
Viva Los Dodgers

Mon, May 25 vs Braves
Garden Gnome

Wed, May 27 vs Braves
Coaster Set

JUNE
Thu, Jun 4 vs Cardinals
Bobblehead #3

Fri, Jun 5 vs Cardinals
Friday Night Fireworks

Sat, Jun 6 vs Cardinals
Hollywood Stars Game

Sun, Jun 7 vs Cardinals
Kids’ Cereal Bowl. Viva Los Dodgers

Tue, Jun 9 vs D-backs
T-Shirt

Wed, Jun 17 vs Rangers
Beach Bag

Thu, Jun 18 vs Rangers
Cy Young Collectors’ Pin Series: Mike Marshall

Fri, Jun 19 vs Giants
Friday Night Fireworks

Sun, Jun 21 vs Giants
Father’s Day BBQ Set. Viva Los Dodgers

JULY
Fri, Jul 3 vs Mets
Friday Night Fireworks

Sat, Jul 4 vs Mets
4th of July Fireworks

Sun, Jul 5 vs Mets
Photo Day. Viva Los Dodgers

Mon, Jul 6 vs Phillies
Bobblehead #4

Wed, Jul 8 vs Phillies
Hello Kitty Plush

Fri, Jul 10 vs Brewers
Friday Night Fireworks

Sat, Jul 11 vs Brewers
Bobblehead #5

Sun, Jul 12 vs Brewers
Kids’ Hamper. Viva Los Dodgers

Wed, Jul 29 vs Athletics
Bobblehead #6

Fri, Jul 31 vs Angels
Friday Night Fireworks

AUGUST
Sun, Aug 2 vs Angels
Cap. Viva Los Dodgers

Mon, Aug 10 vs Nationals
Cy Young Collectors’ Pin Series: Fernando Valenzuela

Thu, Aug 13 vs Reds
Bobblehead #7

Fri, Aug 14 vs Reds
Friday Night Fireworks

Sun, Aug 16 vs Reds
Spray Bottle with Fan. Viva Los Dodgers

Fri, Aug 28 vs Cubs
Friday Night Fireworks

Sat, Aug 29 vs Cubs
Cy Young Collectors’ Pin Series: Orel Hershiser

Sun, Aug 30 vs Cubs
Headphones

SEPTEMBER
Tue, Sep 1 vs Giants
Bobblehead #8

Mon, Sep 14 vs Rockies
Cy Young Collectors’ Pin Series: Eric Gagne

Wed, Sep 16 vs Rockies
Bobblehead #9

Fri, Sep 18 vs Pirates
Friday Night Fireworks

Sun, Sep 20 vs Pirates
Cy Young Collectors’ Pin Series: Clayton Kershaw. Viva Los Dodgers

Mon, Sep 21 vs D-backs
Sleeved Blanket

Wed, Sep 23 vs D-backs
Bobblehead #10

OCT
Fri, Oct 2 vs Padres
Friday Night Fireworks

Sat, Oct 3 vs Padres
La Gran Fiesta Viva Los Dodgers

Sun, Oct 4 vs Padres
Fan Appreciation Day

Dodgers Release 2015 Spring Training Schedule

lat-sp-dodgers-clayton-kershaw-20141111Finally the Dodgers release the Spring Training schedule!   I had seen other teams schedules before so I had jogged down the dates they were playing the Dodgers but now we have a complete schedule!

From Ken Gurnick:

opens March 4 with a home game against the White Sox at their shared facility at Camelback Ranch-Glendale.

The schedule of 30 games concludes with a Freeway Series against the Angels on April 2-4 — the games on Thursday and Friday night in Anaheim, the Saturday game at Dodger Stadium — with all game times to be announced.

The club has at least one home game during each of the four Cactus League weekends. There will be four scheduled split-squad doubleheaders.

The Dodgers will play the World Series champion San Francisco Giants on March 9 at Scottsdale and March 27 at Camelback Ranch.

Here is the Dodger 2015 schedule I copied from a calendar version that I can’t copy

Wed  3/4 CWS 1:05 p.m.

Thu 3/5 @CWS.

Fri  3/6 SEA(ss)  1.05 p.m.  @MIL (ss) Maryvale

Sat 3/7 @CLE Goodyear

Sun 3/8 MIL 1.05 p.m.

Mon 3/9 @SF Scottsdale

Tue 3/10 COL 1.05 p.m.

Wed 3/11 @CHI Cubs Park

Thu 3/12 @SD Peoria

Fri 3/13 CIN 7.05 p.m.

Sat 3/14 CLE 1.05 p.m.

Sun 3/15 @SEA Peoria

Mon 3/16 OAK 1.05 p.m.

Tues 3/17 @TEX Surprise

Wed 3/18 CHI 1.05 p.m.

Thu 3/19 LAA 1.05 p.m.

Fri 3/20 @OAK (ss) Hohokam Stadium .   @TEX (ss) at Alamodome in San Antonio

Sat 3/21 @COL(ss)  Salt River Fields.   @TEX (ss) at Alamodome in San Antonio

Sun 3/22 CLE 1.05 p.m.

Mon 3/23 ARI 1.05 p.m.

Tues 3/24 No game

Wed 3/25 SD 1.05 p.m.

Thu 3/26 @CWS

Fri 3/27 SF 7.05 p.m.

Sat 3/28 @LAA Tempe

Sun 3/29 TEX (ss) 1.05 p.m. @SF (ss) Scottsdale

Mon 3/30 @ARI Salt River Fields

Tue 3/31 CWS 1.05 p.m.

Wed 4/1 @KC Surprise

Thu 4/2 @LAA Anaheim  TBD

Fri 4/3 @LAA Anaheim TBD

Sat 4/4 LAA Dodger Stadium TBD

11/12/15 Update:  The Dodgers will play two games in San Antonio, the home of their Double-A team from 1977 -2000.  I always wanted to visit San Antonio.  I hear it is a beautiful city.  The Dodgers will take a split squat team March 20-21 to play the Texas Rangers.  The two games will be played at the Alamodome in downtown San Antonio.  Tickets go on sale Friday here http://www.bigleagueweekend.com/buy-tickets.html

 

 

 

Trio #3 A Dark night, Ice Cream and Tears

From WordPress http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/trio-no-three/

Today you can write about anything, in whatever genre or form, but your post must mention a dark night, your fridge, and tears (of joy or sadness; your call).

The evening is quickly turning into a dark night

watching game seven of the World Series

It is down to the last out for the Royals with a runner on third

Salvador Perez pops out to third baseman Pablo Sandoval in foul territory

And just like that The Giants are World Champions

I think back to the Dodgers season and what could have been….

I cannot watch the celebration so I turn the TV off  and head to the fridge

Would a bowl of ice cream make me feel any better?

It does while I am eating it but then the sadness takes over.

The baseball season is really over

A knot builds on my throat and I cannot hold back the tears.

I feel like this tree I pass by in the fall missing its leaves

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Brooklyn Royal Giants

I was googling something about a tweet when I ran into this:  Brooklyn Royal Giants.   I did not know this team existed.  Yeah, some might say I just crawled under a rock.  Well, that is where I said I wanted to be when the Giants made it to the World Series.   But Brooklyn Royal Giants sounds perfect for this World Series between the Giants and Royals which I hope the Royals win.

The Brooklyn Royal Gaints were a Negro League team.

 

I further found out that during a game against the Pirates on June 28 (my birthday), the Mets wore throwback uniforms which read ‘Royal Giants’ across the chest as a tribute to the Negro League team Brooklyn Royal Giants.

Who would have thought back in June that the Royals and Giants would be in the World Series.

From http://www.negroleaguebaseball.com

During the 1910s the Royal Giants reigned as one the nation’s most powerful black clubs, winning multiple championships in the East. The team fell into somewhat of a decline during the 1920s while under the ownership of Nat Strong, a white New York City booking agent, and made a dismal showing during its five seasons in the Eastern Colored League (1923-27). While competing in the Eastern Colored League the club played its home games at Dexter Park in Queens.

After returning to independent play in 1928 the team’s roster was rebuilt, but the quality of play never matched that of its early championship seasons. By the mid-1930s the team was of no better than minor league quality, and as the 1940s came around the team had fallen to a semi-professional status. The team disbanded in 1942.

The Mets can play in a Brooklyn Dodger uniform next year.

Go Royals!  World Series game 7 coming later on tonight.

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