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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

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