Today February 15th is Ron Cey’s 64th birthday. I was looking for a picture of the Penguin and I but I could not find any. I’ve taken pictures of him with other players but not of him by himself and I could not find one with me. I know somewhere I do have some. I need to organize my pictures.
Here is a picture of Ron Cey with his kids.
And here he is two years ago with Vin Scully and Tommy Lasorda:
Here is a picture I took July 2010 at the Steve Garvey Celebrity Softball game. I was invited by Mike who also has season tickets in my section.
a while ago here http://crzblue.mlblogs.com/2010/11/11/third-base-has-been-very-very-cold-to-the-dodgers/ I wrote a post saying that Ron Cey never won a gold glove, not because he did not deserve one but he played during Mike Schmidt tenure. So here is a glove for you Ron! Is not gold but is chocolate!
Happy Birthday Penguin!
note: MLB TV announced they will televise for the first time, two Urban League baseball games this Saturday.
Jon Weisman of ESPN posted in his blog Dodger Thought This:
Last time the Dodgers won a Gold Glove at the following positions:
C – Russell Martin, 2007
1B – Steve Garvey, 1977
2B – Orlando Hudson, 2009
SS – Cesar Izturis, 2004
3B – None
OF – Matt Kemp, 2009
OF – Steve Finley, 2004
OF – Raul Mondesi, 1997
P – Greg Maddux, 2008
Third Base, none!!?? I went back to look at all the NL Gold glove winners
1957 Frank Malzone Red Sox (AL)
1958 – 1961 Ken Boyer Cardinals.
1962 Jim Davenport Giants
1963 Ken Boyer Cardinals
1964 – 1968 Ron Santo Cubs
1969 Clete Boyer Atlanta Braves
1970 – 1974 Doug Rader Houston Astros
1975 Ken Reitz Cardinals
1976 – 1984 Mike Schmidt. Phillies. Too bad for Ron Cey.
1985 Tim Wallach Expos
1986 Mike Schmidt Phillies
1987 Terry Pendleton Cardinals
1988 Tim Wallach Expos
1989 Terry Pendleton Cardinals
1990 Tim Wallach Expos
1991 Matt Williams Giants
1992 Terry Pendleton Cardinals
1993 Matt Williams Giants
1994 Terry Pendleton Cardinals
1995 -1997 Ken Caminiti Padres
1998 Scott Rollen Phillies
1999 Robyn Ventura Mets
2000 – 2001 Scott Rollen Phillies
2002 Scott Rollen Phillies/Cardinals
2003-2004 Scott Rollen Cardinals
2005 Mike Lowell Marlins
2006 Scott Rollen Cardinals
2007 – 2008 David Wright Mets
2009 Brian Zimmerman Nationals
2010 Scott Rollen Reds
If Mike Schmidt had not cornered the 3rd base corner for 10 years, Ron Cey might have had a chance. Also had Adrian Beltre not abandoned the Dodgers, he would have had a good chance of getting that first gold glove with the Dodgers. I know…IF. That hot corner has been very cold to the Dodgers.
Also, It has been 36 years since the last time a Dodger won a GG at first when Steve Garvey won it last. Although James Loney is a good defensive 1st baseman, he got heavy competition with With Jeff’s boy (Pujols) and Adrian Gonzales.
BTW, Gil Hodges was the first 1st base Gold Gloves (Both Leagues) in 1957. He went on to have another in 58 and 59. Wes Parker had six gold gloves at first (1967 – 1972) and Garvey with four (1974-1977)
So that is 13 gold gloves for the Dodgers at First and none at Third.
Thank you Mike for inviting Vic and I for this event. A group of us made the trip after the Dodger game to Pepperdine in Malibu for this event. The traffic was a little heavy but the ride on PCH is beautiful.
Here is the booklet which many of us had Steve Garvey signed:
I did not see Tommy Lasorda but he could have been there early for the Festival, we got there about 5:30. It looked like it was a fun festival. I also missed the auction that they had during the festival.
Some of my pictures did not come out but here are some pictures
Here is Steve Garvey batting in full uniform. His son is there ready to run for him.
Jose Canseco practicing his swing as Maury Wills looks on.
Pete Rose with someone wearing a Hollywood Stars jersey:
Jay Johnstone, Maury Wills, Bill Russell, Ron Cey, Jerry Reuss
3/4 of the longest playing infield
Gilbert, Mike and I looking on.
My brother Vic with CSI star Omar Miller. He was very friendly. .
Mike and Jennine with Bill Russell
Jennine and Garvey :
Mike, Steve Garvey and I. I told Garvey that he looked like he could still play. He said “Oh you are so kind, thank you. ”
Thanks again Mike for the invite! It was a great event for a great cause!