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 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.
May 4, 2012 |
CHICAGO — Bobby Abreu had the opportunity to make a notable first impression with the Dodgers on Friday, but it wasn't to be. With the Dodgers trailing by two runs in the seventh inning, Abreu was the hitter with runners at first and third and two outs. But he took a called third strike. Then in the ninth, again with two outs, he had another chance to get the Dodgers even and hit the ball hard — but directly at the right-fielder. Before the game, the veteran outfielder said he was prepared for a part-time role with his new club and "just happy to be back" in the game.
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March 15, 2004 |
Roxie Campanella, the widow of Dodger Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella and a tireless advocate for victims of spinal cord injury, died of cancer Sunday at her Woodland Hills home. She was 77. Although Roy Campanella never played a game for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Roxie Campanella was a beloved presence at Dodger Stadium. Roy Campanella was paralyzed in an automobile accident in January 1958, after the Dodgers completed their final season in Brooklyn.
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.