I will be heading to Dodger Stadium soon. I am taking my aunt Nora with me and afterwards we’ll go to dinner.
I like to share this with you all about Hilda Chester and Walter O’Malley.
In 1953, Hilda Chester had dyed her hair a flaming red color. On May 10 of that year, the Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-0, on Mothers’ Day moving into first place with a 14-7 record. Billy Loes pitched his only shutout of the season and catcher Roy Campanella drove in all five runs, belting his 10th home run of the season and a double, prompting a happy Walter O’Malley to call a florist during the game to immediately deliver a huge bouquet of flowers to Chester in a box near the Phillies’ dugout.
The card to her signed by O’Malley read: “To Brooklyn’s newest redheaded mother.”
Chester was outside Ebbets Field showing her flowers to many fans long after the game had ended.
“Now wasn’t that the nicest thing for Mr. O’Malley to do,” said a teary-eyed Chester.
Source: Roscoe McGowen, New York Times, May 20, 1953
Happy Mothers day to all she-fans!
I am wearing my red wig today to honor Hilda.
Ubaldo Jimenez against Clayton Kershaw today. I got both of them in baseball fantasy team so is a win-win situation.