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!
Randy Wolf knocks in the only two runs and throws seven brilliant innings on Friday! What a great early birthday present he gave himself! Randy Wolf’s birthday was Saturday 8/22. He along with Jeff Weaver share a birthday. they both turn 33.
Saturday was a Fox sport game and what a performance by the knucleballer Charlie Haeger! He baffled the Cubs. Charlie went seven innings. Closer Jonathan Broxton came in in the eight but Joe Torre explained that it was only so Broxton could face the same guys he faced the prior night. George Sherrill closed the game in the nine. Final score: Dodgers 2, Cubs 0. The two runs came as a result of two homeruns, one by Casey Blake and Matt Kemp. . Speaking of Kemp…
MATT KEMP. Wow Matt! Matt Kemp hit one out of the ballpark! It went out of the Dodger bullpen. I could see fan running in front of the gift shop in that area after the ball. The ball travelled 449 feet.
Prior to that there have been only three players that have hit homeruns out of Dodger Stadium. They are:
Willie Stargell is the only person to ever hit two home runs out of Dodger Stadium. His first was a 506 foot bomb off of pitcher Alan Foster on August 5th 1969, and the other was a 470 foot shot off of Andy Messersmith on May 8th 1973.
It wasn’t for over 30 years before Mike Piazza became the second player and only Dodger (until yesterday) to ever hit a home run out of the park. On September 21st 1997, Mike Piazza hit a 478 foot home run off of San Francisco Giant pitcher Mike Lansing.
July 17th 1998, Mark McGwire hit the longest home run at 511 ft over the right field pavilion at Dodger Stadium against pitcher Brian Bohanon.
Meet one of our ushers in the Top Deck: Leonard is a true Dodger fan! Check out his tatoo!
Check out the tatoo! It says “Usher 2001 – 20XX ” “I Bleed Dodger Blue”