Wayne Terwilliger then and now.
Wayne Terwilliger then.
I love that picture with Maury Wills!
He signed his first professional baseball contract, with the Cubs, in September, 1948, one month after Babe Ruth died. He reported to Des Moines Cubs.
In 1949, Twig reported to spring training with the Los Angeles Cubs of the Triple A Pacific Coast League. By August he was the Chicago Cubs starting second baseman.
Terwilliger played nine seasons with five major league teams, mostly as a second baseman. He also played for six minor league teams, and managed 11 minor league teams. During his 12 years as a coach in the majors, he received World Series rings from the Minnesota Twins in 1987 and 1991.
When Terwilliger was 18, he saw action with the Marines in the Pacific during World War II.
Wayne Terwilliger now
Wayne Terwilliger now (as of 2005)
In 2005, Twig became the second man ever to manage at age 80, led the Ft Worth Cats to a league championship, posted a franchise record for wins, was Manager of the Year, got an earring (really?), and published his autobiography “Terwilliger Bunts One”
Player: Cubs (1949-51), Dodgers (1951), Senators (1953-54), Giants (1955-56), KC Athletics (1959-60), and 6 teams in the minors. DETAILS
Coach: Senators (1969-71), Rangers (1972, 1981-85), Twins (1986-94), St. Paul Saints (1995-2002), Ft. Worth Cats (2006-2010). DETAILS
Manager: Managed 12 minor-league teams; 1,224-1,089 record including 2005 Central League championship
As with all the living Brooklyn Dodger players that I have been researching and writing the Then and Now, this was also lots of fun reading about Twig. At the same time I learning about our Boys of Summer.
Twig make a pact with Jim Hollars -the Cats’ chaplain, that if they won the championship, they’d both have their ears pierced. Well Jim’s wife said “Not on your life” but Twig said his wife (Lin) had always joked about him getting his ear pierced.
If you like to get his book look on online or for an autographed copy, send $20 to Terwilliger Bunts One, 1909 Clear Creek Drive, Weatherford, TX 76087
ref: New York Times, www.terwilliger.com
Vin Scully is back ~
is going to be AWESOME ~
Watch out for those quotes!
the Dodger family is complete with Sandy Koufax and now Vin Scully at Camelback!
Welcome back Vin!
Like Hilda Chester used to tell you
VIN SCULLY I LOVE YOU!
Dodgers against the Cubs at Camelback Ranch! Wish I was there.
Billingsley starts against Barney.
I am skipping my Pilates class at noon (we have classes at work at noon Monday, Tuesday and Thursday) to listen to the game.
Vin Scully quote about Billinglsey giving out already a single, a home run and two doubles “Sure, you hate to be lather…”
Juan Uribe is the first baseman for this game.
Mike Piazza is at Camelback Ranch. DylanHearnandez reported that Mike said of Vin Scully: “I’d love to see him” I hope to apologize.
It was a beautiful night at Dodger Stadium with an almost full moon also taking in the game on Saturday.
Kershaw pitched seven strong innings giving up one run on three hits. Belisario pitched a perfect eighth and Kenley Jansen did the same in the nine to record his 21st save. Matt Kemp hit his 16th homerun.
Final score Dodgers 3 Cubs 1. Hard luck Volstad, who gave up two runs, took the loss.
Dodgers go for the sweep today when Joe Blanton makes his first start with the Dodgers. Germano will start for the Cubs.
Welcome to the Dodgers Blanton!
With the Dodgers going for the sweep today at Dodger Stadium, I was thinking “how many sweeps have they been involved in?”
Dodgers have swept at Dodger Stadium four times (Pirates, Padres, Rockies & Cardinals).
Dodgers have been swept two times at Dodger Stadium (Brewers & D’Backs).
Dodgers have swept on the road three times (Phillies, Mets & Giants)
Dodgers have been swept on the road times two times (Giants & A’s)
So the totals are: Sweeps = 7 , Swept = 4
Let’s make it five sweeps at Dodger Stadium for a total of eight sweeps overall.
Congratulations Andre on your 28 game hitting streak! Ethier is three games away from the Dodgers franchise record of 31 games,set by Willie Davis in 1969. If you are a Dodger fan or a baseball fan you are following the streak on TV, radio, online or by being at Dodger Stadium.
I am heading to the stadium now and tomorrow I am off to go to the 2nd Throwback day for the Dodgers.
Go Dodgers! Beat the Cubs!
I really thought the Dodgers had this Saturday game wrapped when the score was Dodgers 8, Cubs 5 but the bullpen let it get away when the Cubs scored five runs in the 8th. Final score: Cubs 10, Dodgers 8. LP: Guerier. WP: Jeff Samardzija (had to look how to spell that!)
Dodgers are now at 500 with 11 wins, 11 losses. Dodgers faired the same in the last homestand with 4 wins and 4 losses when they met with the Cardinals and Braves in a four game series with both teams. They lost the series with the Cardinals and won it against the Braves.
The last homestand saw the arrival of Jerry Sands, the minor league player of the year in 2010. Jerry got his first major league hit in his first game. We were all chanting “Jer-ry! Jer-ry! Jer-ry!” a la Jerry Springfield everytime he was coming to bat or he was recording an out at Left Fied. Jerry also got his first major league beanball (he ducked) off Tim Hudson.
I was one of the many Dodger fans that got interviewed at Dodger Stadium to give our opinion about Bug Selig taking over over seeing the Dodgers: Here is a link to the interview from KCAL channel 9 which is owned by CBS. You have to click on one of videos about fans being interviewed at the stadium
Rubber game on this Easter Sunday is so far Dodgers 6, Cubs 2. No lead is enough with our bullpen so Go Kuroda-san! Go Dodgers! 21 game hitting streak for Andre Either!
Happy Easter Sunday!
I spent Wednesday at Anaheim going to the orientation session in order to volunteer for the FanFest.
I have the second shift noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Sunday and Monday. I will try to change Sunday to the 1st shift of 9 a.m. to Noon so that I have time to make it to the game on Sunday.
I left Saturday open since is Photo Day at Dodger Stadium followed by the game. Saturday is also the Poster Day for the Big Blue Wrecking forum.
I am looking forward to meeting PastorKyle and seeing the rest of the posters of the forum. There will be other people there as part of the group for those BBWC posters that could not make it.
Thank you BabyToes for putting this together. Babytoes is also volunteering at the FanFest. Here is Babytoes next to the All-Star Mickey Mouse:
Linda (behindblueeyes) is also volunteering. Here she is also posing with the All-Star Mickey Mouse.
The Cubs are at Dodger Stadium for a four game series. Today is All-Star Andre Etheir action figure. This is figure two (first one was Matt Kemp). The last one will be of Manny Ramirez. It is only for kids 14 and under but let’s see how I can get a hold of one.
They did a video at the stadium of Matt Kemp and the action figure. I can’t wait to see the one with Andre tonight.
And I can’t wait to see Andre at the All-Star game. I will be in the right field side, upper deck.
Let’s Go Dodgers! Is Cub hunting season again!
All-Star FanFest in the works. This guy with the Strasburg jersey is also volunteering.
More All-Star FanFest in the works
When we went to Mesa to watch the Cubs play against the Dodgers, the game got rainout.
so what did we do? We headed to the American Museum of Youth (AMY) a few blocks away (Although we did not know it at the time so we took the long way there. I think we took the freeway there :-)).
The Cleveland Indians and the NY Giants were the first ones to set camp in Arizona. Cleveland Indians owner Bill Veeck convinced NY Giants owner Horace Stoneham to also bring his team to Arizona. Sounds kinda of Deja vu
Did you know that in 1951 the New York Giants and the New York Yankees exchanged Spring Training facilities?
The Red Sox also played in the Cactus League. The price of the program in 1964? 50 cents.
Women Softball teams in the 40’s. Why was this team called the Cantaloupes Queens? Because they were sponsored by a Cantaloupe growers. A young woman named Rose played with the Queens. Rose Mofford later became Arizona’s governor!
Wish I had that 1988 World Series yellow button when the Oakland A’s faced the Dodgers!
The Cubbies who used to play Spring Training in Catalina Island before Mesa, Arizona
Grapefruit signed by Sammy Sosa in 2007 and then freeze dried.
Chicago Cubs 1954 Spring Training program. Cost: 15 Cents.
Kids making baseball banners
We were glad that we found this museum close to Hohokam Stadium in Mesa!
Today September the 9th 2009 is the 44th universary of Sandy Koufax perfect game on September 9, 1965.
“Two and two to Harvey Kuenn, one strike away. Sandy into his windup, here’s the pitch: swung on and missed, a perfect game! On the scoreboard in right field it is 9:46 p.m. in the City of the Angels, Los Angeles, California, and a crowd of twenty-nine thousand one-hundred thirty nine just sitting in to see the only pitcher in baseball history to hurl four no-hit, no-run games.” Vin Scully broadcasting the last inning of Sandy Koufax’s perfect game at Dodger Stadium on September 9, 1965:
Sandy Koufax throws a perfect game against the Chicago Cubs, 1-0, becoming the first major -league pitcher to throw four no-itters, surpassing the records held by Cy Young, bob Feller and Larry Corcoran.
Here is Vin’s broadcast of the 9th inning of Sandy Koufax perfect game:
In that game there was the possibility of a double no hitter as Bob Hendley was pitching the game of his life. He said it was an honor to lose to Sandy.
Here is the line Score:
Hearing that 9th inning again gets me misty.
The final batter of the game was Harvey Kuenn who struck out. Did you know that on May 11, 1963 Sandy Koufax threw his second no-hitter and the final batter retired during that gem was also Harvey Kuenn? Unluckly guy.
Bob Hendley allowed only one hit during the game which set up a record for least amount of hits during a nine inning game by both teams.
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”
First of all, great win last night against the Cubs! Weaver who started for the injured Hiroki Kuroda, kept us in the game going 51/3 innings. His ERA as a starter is now 3.13. Good job Weaver!! Russell who has been struggling, hit a grand slam in the 6th! We asked for a curtain call. Keep it going Russ!
At 8:09 PM, I get a message that there is a new comment in my blog. The message was from ADucker at http://dodgerstrends.mlblogs.com/ If you have not checked his blog, check it out! He gives some great analysis with supporting statistics!. I have never met ADucker who lives in Delaware, but I guess he has seen a few of my pictures. anyway he posted the following comment: