Brooklyn Dodgers

When Sandy Koufax dominated the hapless New York Mets for his first no-hitter

When Sandy Koufax dominated the hapless New York Mets for his first no-hitter
February 5, 2014 4 Comments »

At the start of the 1962 season, Sandy Koufax was a .500 pitcher with an ERA just below 4 runs per game. Far from being a superstar or a household name, Koufax was considered a disappointment, a 25-year old lefty ... Read More »

VIDEO: Jackie Robinson on The Ed Sullivan Show

VIDEO: Jackie Robinson on The Ed Sullivan Show
December 6, 2012 No Comments »

In this clip from the popular Ed Sullivan Show in May of 1962, 43-year old Jackie Robinson talks baseball with the host. Robinson was more than five years removed from his last game in the major leagues. Just four months ... Read More »

The Hall of Fame case for 19th century shortstop Bill Dahlen

The Hall of Fame case for 19th century shortstop Bill Dahlen
November 16, 2012 2 Comments »

This is the third in a ten-part series looking at the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Pre-Integration Era Ballot. Baseball was a much different game 100 years ago, but the stars of that era and the 19th century are no less ... Read More »

A not-so-short history of baseball team nicknames

A not-so-short history of baseball team nicknames
October 12, 2012 No Comments »

Why are Boston’s Sox red and Chicago’s white? Who is it that the Dodgers dodge and why do we care now? Why is the team in St. Louis called the Cardinals? Who was the inspiration behind Cleveland being called the ... Read More »

Dodgers All-Time Team

Dodgers All-Time Team
August 26, 2012 2 Comments »

Five of the nine players in the starting lineup for the Dodgers All-Time Team were members of the “Boys of Summer” – the Brooklyn clubs that won six pennants in ten years from 1947-1956. That includes the legendary Jackie Robinson, ... Read More »

Most underrated players of the 1930s

Most underrated players of the 1930s
August 23, 2012 No Comments »

Many consider the 1950s to be the Golden Era of baseball, but the 1930s shouldn’t be overlooked. The 1930s were a marvelous transitional era where stars of the past were blending with stars of the present and future during a ... Read More »

Dodger Labine had a closer mentality years before relievers were relied on heavily

Dodger Labine had a closer mentality years before relievers were relied on heavily
August 19, 2012 No Comments »

Long before relief pitchers had signature songs that blared through ballpark speakers to announce their entrance into a game, long before relievers were given big contracts fro racking up saves, and long before pitchers even really received credit for pitching ... Read More »

Remembering Jackie Robinson

Remembering Jackie Robinson
April 15, 2010 No Comments »

When Robinson took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947, he blazed a trail for African American ballplayers. That legacy lives on today. In the last ten seasons, 15 of the 20 league Most Valuable Player Awards ... Read More »