There are a lot of good things to remember about former Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills. Indeed, his speed and switch hitting abilities thrilled legions of Dodgers fans throughout his time in the big leagues. But for every bit of good in his story, there seems to be a damning detail. Let’s examine a few facts [...] [...more]
On July 22, 1911, the Brooklyn Dodgers along with the Cincinatti Reds tied a National League record for the fewest official at-bats in a 9-inning game with 48. Each team had 24 at-bats.
The highlight of the game was an exciting pitching duel between Nap Rucker of the Brooklyn Dodgers and Frank Smith of the [...] [...more]
Jackie Robinson Ballpark is located at 105 East Orange Avenue, Daytona Beach, Florida.
Daytona Beach isn’t just known for its wild Spring Break Parties (been there, done that). It is also the first place Jackie Robinson played his first MLB baseball game.
In 1946, Daytona Beach was hand picked by Branch Rickey to serve as the site [...] [...more]
Of all the bonds formed between ballclubs and their host cities, perhaps no ties were as strong as those forged between the Dodgers and the New York burrough of Brooklyn. The mood of the entire neighborhood, it was said, was influenced by nothing so much as the won-loss record of their beloved “Bums.”
Into this world [...] [...more]
The tone of the 2006 Division Series was set early, and with great embarrassment for the Los Angeles Dodgers. It was Game 1, second inning, nobody out. Jeff Kent was on second base, J.D. Drew on first. With Mets pitcher John Maine clearly in a jam, Russell Martin lashed a drive into the right field [...] [...more]