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.
August 2, 2001 |
Seven lucky New Jersey Jackal fans will get to try to spend seven consecutive days inside the minor league team's stadium at Montclair, N.J, in a "Survivor"-like contest. Contestants in the challenge will have to survive without showering and calling home, eating nothing but hot dogs--or some kosher or vegetarian alternative--and doing ballpark chores. Six games are scheduled at Yogi Berra Stadium the week of Aug.
April 25, 2013 |
Beginning April 11, we asked you to list your choices for the 10 greatest Dodgers of all time. You could vote via comment, Facebook, Twitter or email. And vote you did. From then until April 21, when voting closed, we received an amazing 12,231 ballots. So many, 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 list the player on the ballot.
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.
September 1, 2006 |
A patch of barren ground in the Dodgers' otherwise bountiful farm system has been starting pitching. Chad Billingsley has been as good as advertised, but the only other starter projected to help the major league team in the next two seasons is left-hander Scott Elbert. Look lower on the ladder, though, and two names stand out. Clayton Kershaw, the Dodgers' top selection in the draft two months ago, is pitching better than any other first-round pick.
February 26, 2003 |
VERO BEACH, Fla. -- Maury Wills was determined to focus on other dreams, hoping to maintain peace of mind this time. But the thought of induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame is too overpowering for Wills to ignore. The former All-Star shortstop, who helped the Dodgers win three World Series titles after they moved to Los Angeles, will find out today whether the veterans' committee has made his dream a reality.
November 2, 2000 |
Title: "Cy Young--A Baseball Life." Author: Reed Browning Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press. Price: $26.95. Reed Browning digs deep into 19th century rural Ohio history to trace the life of a pitcher better known for a postseason award than for his remarkable career.