On this day December 30, 1935 Dodger left-hander Sanford Braun is born in Brooklyn.
In his 12-year career, lefty Sandy Koufax will compile a winning percentage of .655 (165-87), whiff 300 batters or more in three seasons and fan 18 to set a major league mark for Ks in a single game.
Happy 77th birthday to our great Dodger Icon and Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax!
Here is a small collage of pictures I put together starting with the sidewalk plaque on Sunset boulevard close to Dodger Stadium to my Koufax statue and signed baseball!
Today is Jackie Robinson’s birthday!
Here is my post two years ago on Jackie Robinson’s birthday:
Happy Birthday Jackie!
Read about the new Jackie Robinson movie in the works
Today Tommy Lasorda turns 83!
And Sweet Lou turns 76!
When I was at the All-Star Fan-Fest in Anaheim, I went thru two boxes of baseball cards and found these baseball cards from Sweet Lou!
Here is the back of the cards
The second that has a pic of a farmer reads “I wus a Yanky farmer” Lou was in the Yank’s farm system in 1953.
from the back of th cards: Lou was a Kansas City Monarchs before the Cubs bough him in 1955…The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired the hustling outfielder from the Detroit Tigers on April 9, 1964.. Lou led the Midwest Leauge with a lofty .365 batting average. He continued his fine hitting with LA and contributed to their great success in 1965.
Happy birthday Tommy and Sweet Lou!
come to Dodger Stadium to join in the birthday celebration and wish both gentlemen a happy birthday. Sweet Lou will do the honor of saying “IS TIME FOR DODGER BASEBALL!”
Talking about birthdays, I sent Emilio Navarro a happy birthday card. As I mentioned on a prior post, he turns 105 on Septermber 26th. I bought a 5 year-old card and squeesed the “10” infront. I also mailed with a Negro League baseball stamp .
That is how the text message I got this morning started. I was like “Is this a joke?” After confirming it I was like Wow 😦 Very very sad. Got to look at the bright side that at least is going to start now and not later. He will l begin the suspension with tonight’s game so he would be eligible to return around July 3, depending on rainouts.
Let’s see we have Juan Pierre on the bench. Xavier Paul (the X Man) is expected to be called back from Tripe-A . Press conference this afternoon.
Happy Birthday James Loney! See you at the game tonight!
My Loney has a first name is J A M E S
My loney has a second name is L O N E Y
Oh I love to see him everyday and if you ask me why I’ll say….
‘Cause Loney has a way wtih H I T T I N G !
Let’s go Dodgers! Let’s go!