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April 15, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
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.
April 25, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
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.
March 15, 2004 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
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 | Steve Henson and Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writers
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 | Jason Reid, Times Staff Writer
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.
August 19, 1999 | From Associated Press
Brooklyn Dodger teammates attending Pee Wee Reese's funeral Wednesday remembered the Hall of Fame shortstop as a man among the "Boys of Summer." "He was the tradition, he was the greatest Dodger of them all," center fielder Duke Snider said. Snider recalled a trip to Hawaii with Reese and Don Zimmer to attend the baseball winter meetings. "They had a big chair there that was called the 'Kahuna chair,' " he said. "Zimmer said to him, 'Captain, that's your chair.'
January 7, 1994
High jumper Criss Moxley from Saddleback College and hurdler Malcolm Stewart from Sacramento City College are expected to enroll at Cal State Northridge today and will be eligible to compete for the Matador track and field team this spring. Moxley, a sophomore, has a personal best of 6 feet 11 inches in the high jump. Stewart, a junior, has run 54.
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