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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Brooklyn Dodger News Alerts

No. 1 athlete Ace Parker is the pride of Portsmouth The Virginian-Pilot - Norfolk,VA,USA
He hit a home run in his first at-bat but struggled with big-league pitching and found his outlet in football with the old Brooklyn Dodgers. ...

Recalling Barber's excellence Washington Times - Washington,DC,USA
Somewhat ironically, Barber wasn't yet the Dodgers' "voice" in 1938; instead he was in his fifth season of doing the Reds' games for presumably appreciative ...

On Old Cassette, Barber’s Voice Brings to Life Game He Missed New York Times - United States
Anthony Camerano/Associated Press Johnny Vander Meer of the Reds pitching his second consecutive no-hitter in 1938, against the Dodgers at Ebbets Field. ...

Barber’s Voice Brings to Life a Game He Didn’t See New York Times - United States
He was then in his final season with the Cincinnati Reds (his storied run with the Brooklyn Dodgers started the next season) and behind the Crosley Field ...

Dwyane Hickman to star in 'Dobie Gillis,' Dodger Pee Wee Reese ... Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
How much bigger a story would it have been a year earlier in Brooklyn? Reese was one of the veteran Dodgers who came with the team to Los Angeles in 1958. ...

Vin Scully Inducted into Hall of Fame LA Weekly - Los Angeles,CA,USA
Scully, who was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982, first started with the Brooklyn Dodgers, then made the move to Los Angeles with ...

Dodger Sportscaster Vin Scully EntertainmentToday.net - Los Angeles,CA,USA
The New York-born man joined Hall of Fame announcers Red Barber (his mentor) and Connie Desmond as part of the Brooklyn Dodgers broadcast team in 1950, ...

Put Gil In Already! Brooklyn Icon Hodges Deserves Better Than Hall ... Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA...
Torenli If I didn’t know any better, I’d think there was a conspiracy to keep former Brooklyn Dodgers first baseman Gil Hodges out of the Hall of Fame. ...

Vin Scully to be Inducted into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame Christian News Wire (press release) - Washington,DC,USA
Scully joined the Brooklyn Dodgers' broadcast team in 1950, and followed the team when they moved to Los Angeles before the start of the 1958 baseball ...

FROM THE BROOKLYN AERIE Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
There are two streets in Brooklyn named after ex-Brooklyn Dodgers. One named Erskine St. for Carl Erskine, the other, Walker St., named for Abe “Rube” ...

Brooklyn Dodgers in the NY Times

Preacher Roe, Brooklyn Dodgers Star Known for His Spitball, Dies at 92
By RICHARD GOLDSTEIN
Mr. Roe was a folksy pitcher from the Ozarks who became a star with the Brooklyn Dodgers, featuring superb control and a spitball he belatedly confessed to throwing.November 11, 2008

Erskine Takes the Mound, and Suddenly It’s 1955
By ANAHAD O'CONNOR
At KeySpan Park in Coney Island on Sunday, Carl Erskine, the star pitcher of the 1955 World Series championship Dodgers, sent old fans on a bittersweet trip down baseball memory lane.

Say Hey, Giants Fans Show Their Wistful Side
By RICHARD SANDOMIR
The members of the New York Baseball Giants Nostalgia Society know this: Their team’s history is just as rich as that of the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Rich Memories in the Last Days at Dodgertown
By KAREN CROUSE
The dismantling of Dodgertown, the Dodger’s home since 1948, represents another wrecking-ball blow to baseball’s tradition.

Team Takes Leave of Another Town
By DAN BARRY
Fifty years after leaving Brooklyn, the Dodgers are leaving Vero Beach, Fla., where they have held their spring training for decades.

Hotel Where Dodgers Celebrated a Title Is Up for Sale
By ANTHONY RAMIREZ
The historic Hotel Bossert, where the Brooklyn Dodgers celebrated their first and last World Series championship, is being put up for sale.

Johnny Podres, Series Star, Dies at 75
By RICHARD GOLDSTEIN
Johnny Podres became a celebrated figure in the storied history of the Brooklyn Dodgers in October 1955 when he pitched them to their only World Series championship.

Where Once Brooklyn Triumphed, a Tragic Scene
By MANNY FERNANDEZ
It has been 50 years since the Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field. And for residents of the Ebbets Field Apartments, that can seem like ancient history.

New Hall of Famer Stirs Both Sides in Brooklyn
By ANDY NEWMAN; DARYL KHAN CONTRIBUTED REPORTING.
The posthumous election of Walter O’Malley to the National Baseball Hall of Fame is a twist of the knife to some Brooklynites who remember him for moving the Dodgers to Los Angeles.

When the Losers Were Loved
By MICHAEL SHAPIRO
Like this year’s Mets, the ’51 Dodgers tortured their fans by blowing a sure thing. But the anguish came with forgiveness.

Time Doesn’t Relieve the Pain, or Change the Facts
By DAVE ANDERSON
Walter O’Malley deserves credit for his foresight in expanding Major League Baseball to California, but Brooklyn’s hindsight remains.

Sour Notes Are Sweet for Sym-Phony of Brooklyn
By VINCENT M. MALLOZZI
The musical group that serenaded Ebbets Field with off-key choruses hailing the Brooklyn Dodgers recently marked the 50th anniversary of the team’s departure.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Brooklyn Dodger News Alerts

Another chance for Gil Hodges Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
"It's beyond us why he hasn't been elected," says Marty Adler of Plainview, NY, founder and president of the Brooklyn Dodgers Hall of Fame and distributor ...

Vets may give Hodges his Hall due Los Angeles Dodgers - Los Angeles,CA,USA
That candidacy somehow mirrored his run with the Dodgers; Brooklyn kept getting into World Series, and kept losing them to the Bronx, to the Yankees. ...

Dahlen to be considered for spot in Hall Cubs.com - USA
Defensively, he racked up 7500 assists at shortstop playing for the Chicago Colts/Orphans (1891-98), Brooklyn Superbas/Dodgers (1899-1903, 1910-11), ...

Former JJ Byrne Park Rededicated As ‘Washington Park’ in Slope Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
... known alternately as the Atlantics, the Brooklyn Grays, the Bridegrooms, and ultimately, the [Trolley] Dodgers, after they were bought by Charles Ebbets ...

JJ Byrned! Washington gets his park — old beep gets stripped BrooklynPapers.com - NY, United States
... since the greenspace was originally the home of a baseball field called Washington Park, where a precursor of the beloved Brooklyn Dodgers once played. ...

No Offense Intended, JJ Byrne New York Times Blogs - New York,NY,USA
(Photo: Ruby Washington/The New York Times) JJ Byrne Park, a popular three-acre spot of open space in Park Slope, Brooklyn, was formally renamed on ...

On This Day in History: December 1 A Managerial Birthday Gift Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
by Brooklyn Eagle (edit@brooklyneagle.net), published online 12-01-2008 BROOKLYN — Speculation was running wild as to who would be the new Brooklyn Dodgers ...

You Can Come and Go. They’re Staying Awhile. New York Times - United States
And that was before so many famous people were buried there, among them FAO Schwarz of toy fame, Samuel Morse of code fame, Charles Ebbets of Dodgers fame...