Tag Archives: Roy Campanella

A legend takes the last long walk off the mound

One of the best parts of covering the Dodgers was seeing Mr. Newcombe in the stands three hours before game time.  At the time I knew Don worked for the Dodgers but I didn’t know about his habit of being in the stands 2 – 3 hours before every game in the box seats just …

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LAD All-Stars 1958 – 1960, the beginning

Fitting that Johnny Podres who pitched the greatest game in Brooklyn Dodger history would be the first all-star selection for the newly minted Los Angeles Dodgers. LAD All-Stars, 1970 – 1979, Garvey – Russell – Lopes – Cey era LAD All-Stars 1980 – 1989, the Fernando Valenzuela and Orel Hershiser decade LAD All-Stars 1990 – …

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On this date Aug 27th, 1955 Sandy Koufax throws a two hitter in his 2nd ever major league start

Sandy Koufax is known mostly for what he accomplished from 1961 – 1966 as a Los Angeles Dodger. Every Dodger fan knows that he was a late bloomer, but I’m not sure how many know that before he blossomed as a Los Angeles Dodger he had one  incredible game for the Brooklyn Dodgers as a …

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