Tag Archives: Tommy Lasorda

Fernando’s 1981 Game Three – heroic or heinous pitch count complete game 5 – 4 victory

The Dodgers were down 2 – 0 in the 1981 World Series but they were back home and had the 1981 Rookie and Cy Young Award winner going for them. You could say they won this game the old fashioned way, by letting their starter finish what he started but it probably came with a …

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Dodgers batter Padres for 100th win

Even though it took much longer than expected the Dodgers finally won their 100th game.  The pace to win 115, 110, or even 105 was derailed but there were enough Padre tracks left in the season to get to the century mark. This is only the 3rd time since moving to Los Angeles that the …

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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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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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