April 15, 2013 |
The anniversary is No. 66, which, although not particularly special numerically, feels more celebratory this year with the release of the film “42.” That would be “42,” the story of Jackie Robinson integrating baseball and changing America, and also the No. 1 movie in the nation last week. On Monday, baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson Day again, with all players wearing No. 42, but the main focus remains with the team Robinson broke in with, the Dodgers. His widow, Rachel Robinson, daughter Sharon, and son David, are to be in attendance at Dodger Stadium for the festivities.
January 23, 2013 |
Tom Lasorda and Maury Wills applauded the Dodgers' hiring of former teammate Sandy Koufax , who will be a special advisor to Chairman Mark Walter. “I think it's great,” Lasorda said. “Having Sandy here is always a great move. He's very popular and one of the greatest pitchers that ever wore a Dodgers uniform.” Lasorda, a Hall of Fame manager, is one of three other special advisors to Walter. Former pitcher Don Newcombe and Dr. Frank Jobe also share the same title.
April 14, 2013 |
PHOENIX - Like Clayton Kershaw two days earlier, Josh Beckett was masterful on the mound at Chase Field. And like Kershaw, Beckett didn't get a single run of support from the Dodgers' high-priced lineup. Beckett gave up a ninth-inning single to Paul Goldschmidt that drove in A.J. Pollock for the only run of the game on Sunday, a walk-off, 1-0 victory for the Arizona Diamondbacks. "It's disappointing, frustrating and borderline embarrassing that we weren't able to put anything across for him," catcher A.J. Ellis said.
April 30, 2013 |
We recently asked you to list your choices for the 10 greatest Dodgers of all time, and vote you did, as we received an amazing 12,231 ballots. So many people voted that we have decided to expand the list from the top 10 to the top 20. Each weekday at 11 a.m., a new player will be listed as we count down all 20. Remember, any Dodger, Brooklyn or L.A., was eligible, including managers, owners, announcers, etc. Points were assigned based on where you listed the person on the ballot.
June 8, 1999 |
Detroit Manager Larry Parrish and catcher Brad Ausmus were given two-game suspensions and $500 fines by American League President Gene Budig on Monday for an argument with umpire Chuck Meriwether on May 31 in which contact was made. Parrish said his brush with Meriwether was incidental and not intended. "What's bad is everything was precipitated by a stupid call," Parrish said. "He pushed me twice, but I didn't really worry about that."
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November 8, 1986
I've reached my limit with George Will. When he says the Russians are evil, I reflect on my own convictions that they are merely paranoid and defensive; when he says Ronald Reagan's finest moment was when he said "Nyet" to the Russians, I consider whether I misread the outcome of Iceland; even when he praises adolescent drivel like "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" as a worthy commentary on modern life, I review my standards for movie excellence; but...
August 16, 2001
For the first time in 32 years, a major league pitcher has a record of 16-1. Roger Clemens improved upon the best season of his career, record-wise, by giving up only four hits in seven innings at New York to lead the Yankees over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 10-3, Wednesday night. Clemens, 39, is only the sixth major leaguer since 1900 to start 16-1, the first since Dave McNally did it for the Baltimore Orioles in 1969.