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They couldn’t get Gil Hodges out

By Glen Sparks

Gil Hodges, one of the fabled Boys of Summer, put together a career that many baseball fans say is worthy of Cooperstown. 700 more words

Mark Teixeira, Hall of Famer?

Mark Teixeira announced last week that he’s going to retire at the end of the year. Probably a good decision since he’s a free agent to be, banged up, and performing at below replacement level. 691 more words


Homegrown​ home runs

Eric Stephen put together the definitive look at the 300 home run club including anyone who ever played for the Dodgers that has hit 300 home runs and how many home runs they hit as Dodgers compared to their career. 344 more words

The Corps on the Diamond: US Marines Baseball Uniforms

In one of my favorite films, Field of Dreams, actor James Earl Jones (as fictitious author Terrence Mann) monologues about what (I think) most Americans feel about the game of baseball. 1,666 more words


The Lovable Losers Of 1962

The 1961 MLB Expansion Draft was held by Major League Baseball on October 10, 1961 to fill the rosters of the New York Mets and the Houston Colt .45s. 501 more words


"B"days, Brooklyn and LA Dodgers' Memories and one great note.

Today two “B’s” with “B”aseball memories and great notes are celebrating birthdays.

One, baseball historian and dedicated teacher “Pat B” recalls the 1953 National League Champion Brooklyn Dodgers. 217 more words

A Holiday Read... The Reason Jackie Refused Trade to Giants

On this day 59 years ago, December 13, 1956, Jackie Robinson would be traded to the hated ones from The Polo Grounds. Though many a Dodger fan, including this one, truly believe Jackie didn’t want to wear the Halloween colors, his reasons for not accepting his  217 more words