Tag Archives: Brooklyn Dodgers

The Brooklyn Dodgers – A Personal Reminiscence

Below is a PowerPoint Presentation from a talk I gave today to the Lubbock Roundtable. It deals with the random nature of baseball – much more so than any other sport. It than discusses the Brooklyn Dodgers of the years 1947-56, the Jackie Robinson Years. It presents the key Dodger players of the time with…

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Duke Snider – RIP

Duke Snider, one of my boyhood heroes died today; he was 84. I’ve already written about him and the rest of the Brooklyn Dodgers – here.  One of the great players on a great team. He was a power hitter who fielded with grace. He played on a team that was from another world. Professional…

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Baseball Hall of Fame Permanently Contaminated

Walter O’Malley was recently inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame. If you grew up in Brooklyn when the Brooklyn Dodgers were still there as I did there is no worse villain than Walter O’Malley. O’Malley’s  election to baseball’s Hall of Fame is as apposite as the Pope bestowing sainthood on Vladimir Putin. If you ask…

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