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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

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"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

The Miracle Worker

“Gil Hodges was the core of the Brooklyn Dodgers.”
Jackie Robinson

Gil Hodges played in the Major Leagues for more than 15 years, mainly for the Brooklyn Dodgers. 294 more words

Howard Kellman

A Word From My Father: Gilbert Raymond Hodges, The Quiet Man

Preface: My dad passed on January 1st of 2013. He was a Die Hard Brooklyn Dodger fan and an even bigger Gil Hodges fan. We would always talk baseball and one of the topics that came up was why is Gil not in the MLB Hall of Fame. 446 more words

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MLB 162 Game Format Should Be Changed To 154 Games: More Interleague + Less Division Games

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TV Contracts aside, this will never happen.  But baseball should really grandfather in the schedule to be peeled back to 154 Games from the end of the contract of the last year on a deal with a network right now. 718 more words

Barry Bonds

1980 Candidates

The two managers who headline the 1980 election are about as different as can be. Both Leo Durocher and Walter Alston are Hall of Famers. Both gained most (or all) of their accord for managing New York teams. 229 more words

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