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Claude Osteen turns 80 today, almost 54 years after he saved a Dodger World Championship

Claude Osteen will turn 80 today, and hopefully is living comfortably in Tennessee. The lefty with the nickname of “Gomer” was a mainstay in the Dodger rotation from 1965 until 1973 but for anyone who lived through his era, he will always be remembered as the guy who pitched a brilliant game three in the …

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Big and Little D dominate 1 – 0 loser list

I was right about Don Sutton leading the Dodgers in losing 1 – 0 games but he had company from his big brother Don Drysdale. They both did it a staggering nine times. This points to two things. They were both incredible pitchers, and they both pitched for some bad offensive teams. The list below …

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1965 World Series Game Seven

was on sportsnetla the other day during the debates. It was grainy and b/w but still a thrill to watch what I’d considered the greatest game seven pitching performance since Johnny Podres, when you consider the context Sandy Koufax was pitching on two days rest,  on the road, against a powerful Twin lineup, and shut …

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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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Grienke six total bases on Saturday ties him with fourth best total base performance by a LA Dodger pitcher

The Dodgers have had thirteen games in which a pitcher has had at least six total bases, putting Zach Grienke’s performance on the leaderboard. It was a little surprising when I created this list to find that Chad Billingsley was on the list twice. I expected Don Drysdale to dominant the list. I do remember …

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