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The First Jackie Robinson Day - in 1947

There’s really not much I can add regarding the significance of April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson’s debut, that hasn’t been discussed at length before. But, as I posted in the Baseball Fever website on the 70th anniversary of this event last year, I thought it would be interesting to examine not only photos taken on that day, but how the printed press handled it as well. 643 more words

Brooklyn Dodgers

Struck Out Swinging: Pee Wee Reese, Johnny Mize and Fred Hutchinson on Tinian

Missing out on pieces that would fit perfectly with what I collect is becoming too common of an occurrence for me lately. I am not one who spends my weekends scouring garage and estate sales in search of these precious artifacts but perhaps there might be something to that activity. 1,180 more words

WWII

A Moment in Time - 5/7/41

Wednesday, May 7, 1941, Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, the first place Cardinals in town, bottom of the 9th inning, game tied 3-3, and veteran umpire Lou Jorda has just called Dolph Camilli out at the plate to deny the Dodgers a victory. 1,754 more words

A Moment In Time

Mount Rushmore: Los Angeles Dodgers

Bud Selig used to talk about “crown jewel” franchises. The Yankees, the Red Sox, the Cardinals, probably the Cubs and the Giants, maybe even the Braves. 1,908 more words

Mount Rushmore