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On this day in baseball – Eddie Murray makes history

I’ve always loved switch hitters who could hit from both sides of the plate. Most can’t but the ones who can and who can hit with power are a rare breed. Eddie Murray was a rare breed and one of the greatest switch-hitters in baseball history. On May 8th, 1987 Eddie Murry puts his stamp …

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LAD All-Stars 1980 – 1989, the Fernando Valenzuela and Orel Hershiser decade

1980 – The decade started with a bang as the Dodgers hosted the 1980 All-Star game, and had six representatives, led by the historical infield with Garvey, Lopes, and Russell all making the team.  All four position players started but went a combined 0 – 7. Lopes only got one at-bat before being replaced.  This …

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Dodgers History – Dodgers defeat Cubs in 21 innings – August 18th, 1982

It took two days to complete the 21 inning marathon. The game was started on August 17th, and halted after 17 innings, tied at 1. It was completed on August 18th, when Dusty Baker in his ninth at bats hit a sacrifice fly to score Steve Sax who had doubled earlier in the inning. The …

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