Tagged: Brooklyn

55 since ’55 Poster Night Featuring Vin Scully!

Two shutout by Dodger pitchers in the last two nights!  and tonight is the 55 since ’55 Poster Night featuring Vin Scully!   I am very excited about getting this poster and about the festivities tonight! 

Here is what is in stored as reported in the Daily News at  http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_15585735

The first 20,000 fans entering Dodger Stadium will receive a poster featuring the team’s celebration and a picture of a young Vin Scully and the words of his call of the final out. Scully will also utter his familiar, “It’s time for Dodger baseball,” live from the broadcast booth to the crowd, a role usually filled by a celebrity or child.

Don Newcombe, who won a team-high 20 games for the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch, with a home plate from Ebbets Field, the Dodgers’ home from 1913-57, used for the ceremony.

In another nod to the past, organ music performed by Nancy Bea Hefley will be played almost exclusively for the entire game, according to Josh Rawitch, the team’s vice president of communications.

Ralph Mauriello, a Brooklyn-born pitcher on the 1958 Dodgers, will sing the national anthem and “God Bless America.”

Fans sitting in the My Town section will receive Dodgertown Brooklyn T- shirts, with the “55 after 55” patch the Dodgers have worn on their uniforms this season, and eat from an all-you-can-eat menu including Polish sausage sandwiches and soft pretzels.

the matchup:  Santana against Padilla.  Don’t you love that 50’s miles an hour curveball that Padilla throws!   You can hear the stadium crowds when he throws it. 

Let’s Go Dodgers!

The 55 since ’55 also reminded me of this wonderful post from Mike:

http://thebrooklyntrolleyblogger.mlblogs.com/archives/2010/03/thank-you-crzblues-dodger-blue-world.html   Thank again Mike!

2010 Road Trip: Camelback here I Come!

My first road trip of 2010 will be this Friday when my friends and I leave early Friday morning!   We will be back on Monday.  

The Dodgers will open Friday against the White Sox.  Padilla will start followed by Ortiz and Haeger plus relief candidates Luis Ayala, Scott Dohmann and former White Sox Jon Link.

The White Sox are scheduled to counter with announced Opening Day starter Mark Buehrle, followed by Jeff Marquez, Scott Linebrink, J.J. Putz, Santo Luis and Freddie Dolsi.

Former Dodger Juan Pierre is among the new White Sox.  A name that I had forgotten that is now a White Sox is Andruw Jones.   

I can’t wait!!!!!!   I was checking the weather report in Glendale and they are predicting rain for Sunday but who cares!  We get to see our boys in Blue! and guess what?  Sandy Koufax is there!!  Whoohoo!

This time we know where they have those cameras on the freeway so we are prepared!

 Congratulations to Jeff Weaver  who became a dad last Wednesday.  Son Drake weight in 8 pounds.  Congrats to the Weaver family including uncle Jered. 

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Luvthedodgers23:  Shall we look for Adrian Gonzales restaurant this time?    

We lost another Brooklyn Dodger player.

Some of you might remember my post about Brooklyn Dodger Players Alive, well, I am sorry to report that we lost another one. 

The second oldest living Brooklyn Dodger outfielder, George Cisar  passed away February 19, 2010 at the age of 99. Cisar played for the Dodgers in 1937, batting .207 in 20 games. 

Now there are 62 living former Brooklyn Dodgers. 

Rest in peace George

 

MLB Players who died in 2009

 

bill_werber_autograph.jpgI like to read the obituaries in the paper.  That is how I read about some of the baseball players that have passed away to the Big Ballpark in the sky.   

 I ran across a list of MLB players that passed away in 2009.  I added two columns:  Born in and the list of teams they played for.  Could not get it all into one line so I created two lists. 

The youngest player was Nick Adenhart at the tender age of 22 and the oldest Bill Werber at the golden age of 100.    

Isn’t this a cool baseball card of Bill Werber? 

Player Died In Born In Date of Death Debut Year Final Year
Nick Adenhart Fullerton, CA Silver Springs,MD 4/9/2009 2008 2009
James Atkins Hanceville, AL Birmingham, AL 2/28/2009 1950 1952
Del Bates Spokane, WA Seattle, WA 9/24/2009 1970 1970
Stan Benjamin Harwich, MA Framingham, MA 12/24/2009 1939 1945
Ed Blake Swansea, IL East St. Louis, IL 4/15/2009 1951 1957
Johnny Blanchard Robbinsdale, MN Minneapolis, MN 3/25/2009 1955 1965
Buddy Blattner Chesterfield, MO St. Louis, MO 9/4/2009 1942 1949
Nino Bongiovanni San Jose, CA New Orleans, LA 1/6/2009 1938 1939
Earle Brucker El Cajon, CA Los Angeles, CA 3/28/2009 1948 1948
Ron Cash Tampa, FL Atlanta, GA 4/22/2009 1973 1974
Jackie Collum Grinnell, IA Victor, IA 8/29/2009 1951 1962
Gene Corbett Salisbury, MD Winona, MN 1/28/2009 1936 1938
Frank Dasso Seattle, WA Chicago, IL 6/8/2009 1945 1946
Mike Derrick Lexington, SC Columbia, SC 1/14/2009 1970 1970
Dom DiMaggio Marion, MA San Francisco, CA 5/8/2009 1940 1953
Bob Dillinger Santa Clarita, CA Glendale, CA 11/7/2009 1946 1951
Alec Distaso Macomb, IL Los Angeles, CA 7/13/2009 1969 1969
Cal Ermer Chattanooga, TN Baltimore, MD 8/8/2009 1947 1947
Mark Fidrych Northborough, MA Worcester, MA 4/13/2009 1976 1980
Ben Flowers Wilson, NC Wilson, NC 2/18/2009 1951 1956
Herman Franks Salt Lake City, UT Price, UT 3/30/2009 1939 1949
Lonny Frey Coeur d’ Alene, ID St. Louis, MO 9/13/2009 1933 1948
Gabe Gabler Overland Park, KS Kansas City, MO 2/7/2009 1959 1961
Purnal Goldy Denver, CO Camden, NJ 9/21/2009 1962 1963
Preston Gomez Fullerton, CA CUBA 1/13/2009 1944 1944
Ray Hamrick Nashville, TN Nashville, TN 6/9/2009 1943 1944
Gene Handley Tucson, AZ Kennett, MO 4/12/2009 1946 1947
Woodie Held Dubois, WY Sacramento, CA 6/11/2009 1954 1969
Tommy Henrich Dayton, OH Massillon, Oh 12/1/2009 1937 1950
Ramon Hernandez PUERTO RICO PUERTO RICO. 2/4/2009 1967 1977
Jessie Hollins Trinity River, TX Conroe, TX 7/9/2009 1992 1992
Larry Jansen Verboort, OR Verboort, OR 10/10/2009 1947 1956
Roy Johnson Campeche, Mexico Parkin, AR 1/26/2009 1982 1985
George Kell Swifton, AR Swifton, AR 3/24/2009 1943 1957
Bill Kelso North Kansas City, MO Kansas City, MO 5/11/2009 1964 1968
Jim Kirby Nashville, TN Nashville, TN 7/17/2009 1949 1949
Bill Kirk Lititz, PA Coatesville, PA 10/26/2009 1961 1961
Jay Kleven San Lorenzo, CA Oakland, CA 6/30/2009 1976 1976
Ron Klimkowski Plainview, NY Jersey City, NJ 11/13/2009 1969 1972
Barry Lersch Aurora, CO Denver, CO 10/4/2009 1969 1974
Bill Lillard San Luis Obispo, CA Goleta, CA 6/9/2009 1939 1940
Jack Littrell Louisville, KY Louisville, KY 6/9/2009 1952 1957
Whitey Lockman Phoenix, AZ Lowell, NC 3/17/2009 1945 1960
Jack Lohrke San Jose, CA Los Angeles, CA 4/29/2009 1947 1953
Eddie Lyons Winston-Salem, NC Winston-Salem,NC 1/25/2009 1947 1947
Ron Moeller Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati,OH  11/2/2009 1956 1963
Danny Morejon Miami, FL Habana, CUBA 4/27/2009 1958 1958
Joe Pactwa Hutchins, TX Hammond, IN 3/10/2009 1975 1975
Gene Patton Lancaster, PA Coatesville, PA 6/25/2009 1944 1944
Len Perme Hayward, CA Cleveland, OH 1/24/2009 1942 1946
Jack Phillips Chelsea, MI Clarence, NY 8/30/2009 1947 1957
Brian Powell Tallahassee, FL Bainbridge,GA 10/5/2009 1998 2004
Luis Quintana Lake Park, FL PUERTO RICO. 7/27/2009 1974 1975
Herman Reich Fallbrook, CA Bell, CA 10/22/2009 1949 1949
Tommy Reis Ocala, FL Newport, KY 11/6/2009 1938 1938
Dusty Rhodes Las Vegas, NV Mathews, AL 6/17/2009 1952 1959
Dave Roberts Short Gap, WV Gallipolis, OH 1/9/2009 1969 1981
Humberto Robinson Brooklyn, NY Colon, PANAMA 9/29/2009 1955 1960
Eduardo Rodriguez PUERTO RICO PUERTO RICO. 3/6/2009 1973 1979
Freddy Rodriguez Miami, FL Havana, CUBA 6/11/2009 1958 1959
Bob Roselli Rocklin, CA San Francisco, CA 11/5/2009 1955 1962
Johnny Schaive Springfield, IL Springfield, IL 5/11/2009 1958 1963
Bob Scherbarth Presque Isle, WI Milwaukee, WI 1/31/2009 1950 1950
Howie Schultz Chaska, MN St Paul, MN 10/30/2009 1943 1948
Craig Stimac San Marino, Italy Oak Park,IL 1/16/2009 1980 1981
Tom Sturdivant Oklahoma City, OK Gordon, KS 2/28/2009 1955 1964
Joe Tepsic Bald Eagle, PA Slovan, PA 2/23/2009 1946 1946
Don Thompson Asheville, NC Swepsonville, NC 9/28/2009 1949 1954
Ted Uhlaender Atwood, KS Chicago Heights, IL 2/12/2009 1965 1972
Elmer Weingartner Elyria, OH Cleveland, OH 3/15/2009 1945 1945
Bill Werber Charlotte, NC Berwyn, MD 1/22/2009 1930 1942
Carl Willey Ellsworth, ME Cherryfield, ME 7/21/2009 1958 1965
Davey Williams Farmer’s Branch, TX Dallas, TX 8/17/2009 1949 1955
Frank Williams Vancouver Is. CN Seattle, WA 1/9/2009 1984 1989
George Williams Detroit, MI Detroit, MI 5/14/2009 1961 1964
Ed Wolfe Modesto, CA Los Angeles, CA 3/8/2009 1952 1952
Hal Woodeshick Houston, TX Wilkes-Barre, PA 6/14/2009 1956 1967

Player Played for
Nick Adenhart Angels
James Atkins Red Sox
Del Bates Phillies
Stan Benjamin Indians, Phillies
Ed Blake Reds. Redlegs, KC Athletics
Johnny Blanchard Yankees, KC Athletics, Braves
Buddy Blattner Cardinals, Giants, Phillies
Nino Bongiovanni Reds 
Earle Brucker Philadelphia Athletics
Ron Cash Tigers
Jackie Collum Cardinals, Redlegs, Cubs, Dodgers, Twins,Indians
Gene Corbett Phillies
Frank Dasso Reds
Mike Derrick Red Sox
Dom DiMaggio Red Sox
Bob Dillinger Browns, PA Athletics, Pirates, White Sox 
Alec Distaso Cubs
Cal Ermer Senators 
Mark Fidrych Tigers
Ben Flowers Red Sox, Tigers, Cardinals, Phillies
Herman Franks Cardinals, Dodgers, PA Athletics, Giants
Lonny Frey Brooklyn Dodgers, Cubs, Red, Yankees, Giants
Gabe Gabler Yankees, Senators
Purnal Goldy Tigers
Preston Gomez Senators 
Ray Hamrick Phillies
Gene Handley PA Athletics
Woodie Held Yankees, Atletics, Indians, Senators, Orioles, Angels, WhiteSox  
Tommy Henrich Yankees
Ramon Hernandez Braves, Cubs, Pirates, Red Sox.  
Jessie Hollins Cubs 
Larry Jansen Giants, Redlegs 
Roy Johnson Expos
George Kell PA Athletics, Tigers, Red Sox, White Sox, Orioles
Bill Kelso Angels, Reds
Jim Kirby Cubs
Bill Kirk KC Athletics
Jay Kleven Mets
Ron Klimkowski Yankees, Oakland Athletics
Barry Lersch Phillies, Cardinals
Bill Lillard PA Athletics, 
Jack Littrell PA & KC Athletics, Cubs 
Whitey Lockman Giants, Cardinals, Orioles, Reds 
Jack Lohrke Giants, Phillies
Eddie Lyons Senators 
Ron Moeller Orioles, Angels, Senators
Danny Morejon Redlegs
Joe Pactwa Angels
Gene Patton Boston Braves,
Len Perme White Sox
Jack Phillips Pirates
Brian Powell tigers, Astros, Giants, Phillies
Luis Quintana Angels
Herman Reich Senators, Indians, Cubs
Tommy Reis Phillies, Boston Bees
Dusty Rhodes Giants
Dave Roberts Padres, Astros, Tigers, Cubs, Giants, Pirates, Mariners, Mets
Humberto Robinson Milwaukee Braves, Indians, Phillies
Eduardo Rodriguez Brewers, Royals
Freddy Rodriguez cubs, Phillies
Bob Roselli Milwaukee Braves, White Sox
Johnny Schaive Senators
Bob Scherbarth Red Sox
Howie Schultz Brooklyn Dodgers, Phillies, Reds
Craig Stimac Padres, 
Tom Sturdivant Yankees, KC Athletics, Red Sox, Senators, Pirates, Tigers, Mets
Joe Tepsic Brooklyn Dodgers  
Don Thompson Boston Braves, Brooklyn Dodgers
Ted Uhlaender Twins, Indians, Reds
Elmer Weingartner Indians
Bill Werber Yankees, Red Sox, PA Athletics, Reds, Giants
Carl Willey Milwaukee Braves, Mets
Davey Williams NY Giants
Frank Williams Giants, Reds, Tigers
George Williams Phillies, Colts .45s, KC Athletics
Ed Wolfe Pirates
Hal Woodeshick Tigers, Indians, Senators, Colts .45s, Astros, Cardinals 

 Four of these players played for the Brooklyn Dodgers:  John Tepsic, Loney Frey, Don Thompson and Howie Shultz.   Preston Gomez played for the Senators but he was the third-base coach for the Dodgers in 1965 when the Dodgers won the World Series.  He passed away last year January 13th due to a car accident.  

77 MLB players passed away in 2009.  Rest in peace gentlemen.  

 

ref: baseball-almanac  

i dedicate my #45 Ranking to Johnny Podres!

Here is to you Mr Johnny Podres!! I dedicate my #45 ranking to you sir! I hope you are wearing a halo around your head!

Johnny Podres.jpg.Here here are some of the lyrics to “Johnny Podres wears a halo ’round his head”  that was written after the 1955 World Series.

“Johnny brought the crown to Ebbets Field at last,

No more ‘Wait ’til Next Year’! Now ‘next year’ has passed! Casey’s mighty men struck out,

You could hear old Brooklyn shout,

Johnny Podres has a halo ’round his head (I could kiss him!)

Johnny Podres has a halo ’round his head!

(Pinch me, I’m dreaming!)”

Wish I had the 45′ record!

 link to card taken from https://www.gfg.com/cardimg/124/27690.jpg