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A Look Back at the 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers

For those of you fortunate enough to catch the daily broadcasts of the Dodgers on your television, radio or computer these days, you’ve heard many times recently the comparisons of today’s club to the 1953 Brooklyn squad, mainly because the 2017 team has a shot at breaking the single-season win record which stood for 64 years. 602 more words

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LAD first half leaderboards - sOPS+

Oh look, Justin Turner again. To recap, Justin Turner has the best LAD first half in Batting Average, On-Base Percentage, and sOPS+. In other words, the red-bearded wonder is well on his way to having the greatest offensive season ever by a Los Angeles Dodger. 197 more words

The Baseball-Bowling Connection

Peas and carrots. Burt and Ernie. Beer and sportswriters. Baseball and bowling.

Baseball and bowling?

Baseball and bowling!

According to Major League Baseball, approximately 73 million people attended a game in 2016. 40 more words

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Indiana: Pike County

Pike County (pop. 12,845) is north of Warrick County. It reached its peak population of 20,486 in 1900.

It’s one of 10 Pike counties in the U.S., all named for explorer and brigadier general Zebulon Pike (1779-1813), who died in the War of 1812. 85 more words

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More Of My Calendar Notes (Part 2)

The Brooklyn Dodgers’ lone World Series triumph achieved in (same calendar) 1955 not only was glorious but also a reminder of how early, relative to today with 4 tiers of post-season play,the season ended. 140 more words

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 argue is worthy of Cooperstown. 700 more words