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.
Watching Eric Stults pitched yesterday I was remembering that his mom passed away during Spring Training. Eric: Your mom was watching you from above! Thanks for the win and a complete game at that! The team and specially the bullpen needed that!
Happy Mother’s day everyone! Fully enjoy your time with your mom. Sadly I don’t remember mine as she passed away when I was three but I had a wonderful grandmother that raised me. People say that I inherited my love for sports from my grandma. She did not follow baseball but was a boxing fan of all sports and soccer.
I am heading to Dodger Stadium soon. Players and coaches will hand out roses at the turnstiles between 11:30 and 12. I get to the stadium earlier than that so no fair but I’ll see what I can do to get out and come back in :-).
After the game you can walk around the warning track with your family and meet some Dodger legends along the way. How cool is that!?
During the game, several players will be using the pink bats as in years past and they’ll all be wearing pink ribbons on their uniforms for breast cancer awareness.
Plus all sorts of pregame ceremonies honoring Moms, Moms taking the field with their kids and the Dodgers so I better get ready to head to the stadium!