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Frank Robinson was a Dodger big deal

As the stars of my youth start to die off some make a bigger emotional impact than others. Frank Robinson had a storied HOF career well documented yesterday by numerous outlets including MLB media which showed off what they considered the ten most important moments of his career.  What won’t be included in all the …

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1966 World Series Highlights

I never saw the 1966 World Series, I only listened to it on the radio and being only seven years old didn’t quite know what was going on.  I knew my brothers were mad at Willie Davis but didn’t know why.  I just knew the Dodgers were swept by the Orioles. Later I would find …

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Bellinger crushes age 21 lists

Quite a few players made their marks on the LAD record books but no one made their mark like Cody Bellinger. Let’s get started: Cody Bellinger hit the most home runs by a Dodger 1st baseman since Eric Karros hit 31 in the year 2000. Cody hit 39 home runs overall, but only 30 as …

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Catching Piazza, Catching Frank Robinson

A few minutes ago Cody Bellinger hit his 38th home run to catch Frank Robinson for the NL rookie record for home runs.  Frank Robinson hit his 38th home run on Sept 11th and would not hit another home run the rest of the year. Hopefully, the same fate does not await Cody Bellinger.  This …

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Cody Bellinger moving up with 28

With Cody Bellinger on pace to set the new NL Rookie Home Run record, I thought now would be a good time to look at the names he’ll be passing on his way to the record. Frank Robinson blasted those 38 home runs way back in 1956 when he was just 20 years old. That …

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Chasing Piazza / Robinson / Green / McGwire with number 28

While doing this chase segment for Cody Bellinger I’ve been remiss in leaving out Frank Robinson and Wally Berger who both hold the NL rookie home run single season record of 38. With Joc Pederson and Corey Seager dropping off after Cody Bellinger hit his 27th home run on Sunday, I’ll add Frank Robinson to …

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On this day in baseball – Frank Robinson rolls a 541 home run off of Luis Tiant

On this day, future HOF, future Triple Crown Winner, and future Dodger Frank Robinson hit a home run out of old Baltimore Memorial Stadium that was measured to roll 541 feet. The ball cleared the football press box (Memorial Stadium was also home to the then-Baltimore Colts), then a good 50 rows of bleachers, then …

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