Hearing that Carl Erskine nicknamed “Oisk” is at Great American Ballpark brought a smile to my face.
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Oisk is a former right hander starting pitcher that played his entire career for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1948 to 1959. He lives in Indiana. Rick Monday said he is at the ballgame wearing his Dodger hat. I actually bought a baseball with his signature some time ago.
This from Wikipedia:
Known as “Ersk”, or more accurately “Oisk”, owing to the Brooklynese diction of the borough, Along with Snider and Reese, he lived in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bay Ridge, and was frequently to be found around the baseball diamonds on Shore Road, offering encouragement to youngsters.
Manny with a homerun since forever! Juan Pierre was on base in the first inning. In the second inning the Dodgers score two more runs but in the 3rd inning with two homeruns by the Reds by Craig Tatum (1) and Paul Janis(1) Haeger could not get out of the third so Jeff Weaver on the mound. Score tied 4-4.
I am back after taking a shower and getting ready to go to a party.
OMG! Rafael Furcal with a homerun! There is this contest where you fill out a paper saying who of the Dodgers will hit a homerun in the fourth. If they pick your entry and announce it on the radio you are a winner if the guy you pick hits it out. Well, I heard the guy’s entry and he said “Furcal” I was like “yeah right” Well, he did not hit in the fourth but he hit out in the fifth.
On this day in baseball history in 1948, Jackie Robinson hit for the cycle,
Blue Star for past and present Dodgers!
Looks like Jeff Weaver will get career win #99!