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Monday, February 18, 2008

Brooklyn Dodger News Alerts

Team Takes Leave of Another Town New York Times - United States
Shortly after World War II, his father, a wealthy Vero Beach businessman named Bud Holman, somehow persuaded the Brooklyn Dodgers to spend their spring ...

Theater, panel honor Robinson's heroism The Tennessean - Nashville,TN,USA
Vaughn and I were only 5 to 8 years old at the time, but whoever got the first word out would always want to be Brooklyn Dodgers star player Jackie Robinson ...

Columbus celebrating Barber's 100th birthday Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal - Tupelo,MS,USA
Barber was an announcer for the Cincinnati Reds (1934-1938), the Brooklyn Dodgers (1939-1953) and the New York Yankees (1954-1966). ...

My fantastic sign: Put these fans in Hall of Fame Newsday - Long Island,NY,USA
The same can be said about Hilda Chester with the Brooklyn Dodgers, The Chief for the Rangers, Fireman Ed for the Jets. Spike Lee worked his way up, ...

Dodgers World Series star Johnny Podres laid to rest SportingNews.com - USA
PORT HENRY, NY (AP) -- Johnny Podres, who pitched the Brooklyn Dodgers to their only World Series championship in 1955, was remembered Thursday as a ...

Vaughan: City to roll out red carpet for ‘Old Red' The Commercial Dispatch - Columbus,MS,USA
... first 10 years of his life as a Columbian before moving on to eventually become the revered radio voice of the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees. ...

Barber's 100th will be special Jackson Clarion Ledger - Jackson,MS,USA
He later became the first baseball radio play-by-play broadcaster in New York, working first for the old Brooklyn Dodgers. It was another of so many firsts ...

In the Catbird Seat One More Time Washington Post - United States
... including memorable stints with the old Brooklyn Dodgers from 1939-1953 and his last gig, sharing the NY Yankees booth with another southern gentleman, ...

Dodgers' camp was not a happy place for black players like Don ... HollandSentinel.com - Holland,MI,USA
By Ross Newhan Special to the Los Angeles Times The "ramshackle condition" of the living quarters at the former Navy base that the Brooklyn Dodgers ...

McNulty: Critical column left out Dodgers' selfish actions Sebastian Sun (subscription) - Sebastian,FL,USA
... East Coast connection is all but gone, fading rapidly with the deaths of fans from the Brooklyn days. So no one here is saying the Dodgers shouldn't go. ...

It's the end of an era in Vero Beach Pasadena Star-News - Pasadena,CA,USA
... will never grow old for generations of baseball fans who saw or read about their exploits as the scrappy Brooklyn Dodgers of the early to middle 1950s. ...

Boys of Summer polish Dodgertown memories Los Angeles Daily News - Los Angeles,CA,USA
... Ralph Branca will never grow old for generations of baseball fans who followed their exploits as the scrappy Brooklyn Dodgers of the early to mid-1950s. ...

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Brooklyn Dodgers News Alerts

Dodgers set to say goodbye to Vero San Bernardino Sun - San Bernardino,CA,USA
He had Dodgertown employees stamp "Brooklyn Dodgers" on $25000 in cash, closed the dining room and sent the player into town for the weekend. ...

Dodgertown is closing not a spring too soon Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
Those good old days are long gone, and it only makes sense that the Dodgers disappear with them. Like an aging Brooklyn snowbird exchanging blank stares ...

Dodgers headed way off-base Los Angeles Times - CA,USA...
another in the chain of broken links to Brooklyn. The Dodgers -- whose pitchers and catchers report to camp Thursday -- are slated to move to Glendale, ...

Karl Ehrhardt, 83, Sign Man and Shea Stadium Fixture, Is Dead New York Times - United States
Like Hilda Chester, the cowbell clanger who roamed the aisles of Ebbets Field in the heyday of the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1950s, Mr. Ehrhardt became a ...

'Boys' bid Dodgertown farewell Houston Chronicle - United States
Ralph Branca's toughest day with the Brooklyn Dodgers was Oct. 3, 1951, when he served up Bobby Thomson's "Shot-Heard-Round-The-World," that put the rival ...

It's the bottom of the ninth for Fantasy Camp at Dodgertown TCPalm - West Palm Beach,FL,USA
VERO BEACH — Even when the Brooklyn Dodgers moved to Los Angeles, they always had Dodgertown. For 60 years, the Dodgers have conducted their spring training ...

Russ Lemmon: The end nears for Dodgertown Vero Beach Press-Journal (subscription) - Vero Beach,FL,USA
"I was not going to miss any (fantasy) camps with the Brooklyn Dodgers," said Nelson, who has fond childhood memories of attending games at Ebbets Field. ...

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Brooklyn Dodgers News Alerts

My memorable meeting with Dodger hero Johnny Podres New York Daily News - New York,NY,USA
By BENJAMIN POMERANCE Johnny Podres was the toast of his hometown of Witherbee, NY, after his Brooklyn Dodgers beat the Yankees in Game 7 of the 1955 World ...

Last spring training in Dodgertown OCRegister - Santa Ana,CA,USA
"Dodgertown is my memory factory," Scully said. "But they're not the Brooklyn Dodgers anymore. They're the Los Angeles Dodgers."

National Football League came to the Hat City before it went to... Danbury News Times - Danbury,CT,USA
The Dodgers played their home games at storied Ebbets Field. The Dodgers and Trojans played at least four preseason games at Lee's Field in Danbury. ...

Robinson, King share more than a birth month Tallahassee Democrat - Tallahassee,FL,USA
His closest associate from his earliest days with the Brooklyn Dodgers was Red Barber, the Voice of the Brooklyn Dodgers during Robinson's playing days. ...

The Dodgers of 1958: Ed Roebuck Los Angeles Dodgers - Los Angeles,CA,USA
In 2005, Roebuck attended the 50th anniversary reunion of the 1955 world champion Brooklyn Dodgers. Roebuck brought two very special guests to the field ...

Dodgers remember Jackie Robinson Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
Davis recounted how as a high school senior in Brooklyn, he was days away from signing with the New York Yankees when he received a call from Robinson. ...

• How would Jackie spur black participation? Colorado Rockies News - USA
The Dodgers emerged as the first true America's Team as those walls of exclusion came tumbling down, Roberto Clemente -- another original Brooklyn signee ...

Dodgers help kids remember Jackie MLB.com - USA
1, and Don Newcombe, Robinson's good friend and former teammate in Brooklyn, who at 81 stands as one of the last firsthand witnesses of the struggles he and ...

'55 Dodgers Late Innings Chicago Sports Weekly - Chicago,IL,USA
Johnny Podres, the left handed pitching hero of the Brooklyn Dodgers’ only World Championship in 1955, had died in a small hospital in Glen Falls, ...

Dodgers to host "Jackie Robinson Legacy Day" at Dodger Stadium Los Angeles Dodgers - Los Angeles,CA,USA
Robinson joined the Dodgers on April 15, 1947, at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier and becoming the first African ...

Hotel Where Dodgers Celebrated a Title Is Up for Sale New York Times - United States
By ANTHONY RAMIREZ The historic Hotel Bossert, where the Brooklyn Dodgers celebrated their first and last World Series championship more than a half-century ...

Book Review: Branch Rickey tells the story of the other man in ... Kansas City Star - MO,USA
Until recent years, more than cursory knowledge of Brooklyn Dodgers president and general manager Branch Rickey had been limited to those baseball students ...

GORDON WHITE: 1955: When Next Year Finally Arrived for Fans of ... Southern Pines Pilot - Southern Pines,NC,USA
Brooklyn Dodger fans always represented the epitome of faithful and believing followers. These streetwise city dwellers were uncharacteristically naïve when ...

Podres' death brings back memories of '55 Tennessee Journalist - Knoxville,TN,USA
By Roger Hoover I was sad to read that Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Johnny Podres died on Sunday. He was the Most Valuable Player of the 1955 World Series, ...

The Dodgers of 1958: Roy Campanella MLB.com - USA
Just a few months earlier, Campanella never anticipated the Dodgers leaving Brooklyn, even when a stalemate between team president Walter O'Malley and New ...

O’Malley broke hearts, but taught us a lesson Buffalo News - NY, United States
Bob McGee, in his book “The Greatest Ballpark Ever,” tells about an old man who went to Ebbets Field, the team’s Brooklyn home, nearly every day after the ...