Tag Archives: Bill Grabarkewitz

Let’s play two – 1970 Dodger/Reds DH memories

When you have been going to Dodger games for 46 years many of them just get lumped together but I have a few that still stand out in my mind. It is no surprise I’m sure to the memory experts that I remember every game I went to in 1970 because that was the first …

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LAD All-Stars 1970 – 1979, Cey to Russell to Lopes to Garvey era

LAD All-Stars 1980 – 1989, the Fernando Valenzuela and Orel Hershiser decade LAD All-Stars 1990 – 1999, the Mike Piazza era LAD All-Stars 2000 – 2016, the Clayton Kershaw era 1970 – Billy Grabarkewitz starts off the decade with his only all-star appearance. Before Corey Seager, there was Billy Grabarkewitz  who took the NL by storm …

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Seager hits a home run, time to update the Seager HR leaderboard

Amid the doom and gloom of what a “mild herniation” means,  Corey Seager launched his team-leading 17th home run today. That moves Seager past Raul Mondesi and into a tie with Billy Grabarkewitz, the Witz kid of 1970. LAD Rookie Home Run Leaderboard Player HR Year Age PA OPS Pos Mike Piazza (RoY-1st) 35 1993 …

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Corey Seager LAD Rookie HR Leaderboard update

Last night Corey Seager blasted his sixteenth home run of the year,  and now can say hi to Raul Mondesi.  Raul Mondesi was the NL Rookie of the Year in 1994, and had a Puig like career with the Dodgers before being traded for Shawn Green. I got all my information from Baseball-Reference but it appears …

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Wilie Crawford last of the bonus babies

 Willie was only 57 years old when he died on this day (Aug 27th)  in 2004, that baseball card image on this page has always been one of my favorite baseball cards. Some players just look like stars. Willie had it all, perfect baseball build, power, speed, athleticism, but for whatever reason he didn’t become …

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