Monday, December 16, 2013

One day in Hollywood, I saw this....

Monday, December 09, 2013

I visited Dodgers Stadium in the off season and saw this....


39 - Roy Campanella
Number retired on June 4, 1972
Brooklyn Dodgers (1948-57)

Catcher played on five pennant-winning clubs, including the World Champions of 1955.  He  received  MVP honors in 1951 and 1953, when he led the league with a Brooklyn-record 142 RBI to go with a career-high 41 home runs. His career was cut short due to a tragic automobile accident which left him paralyzed, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1969.

32 -  Sandy Koufax
Number retired on June 4, 1972
Among THE most dominating pitchers in baseball history! A the left-hander.  He won 165 games and compiled 2,396 strikeouts in 2,324.1 innings with 40 shutouts in his 12-year Dodger career (1955-66). A three-time Cy Young Award winner and the National League MVP in 1963, Koufax was also World Series MVP in both 1963 and 1965. Koufax pitched an NL-record four no-hitters, including a perfect game in 1965, and set the national single-season mark with 382 strikeouts in 1965. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.

24- Walter Alston
Number retired on June 5, 1977
Walter Emmons Alston in 1954, became well-known in a hurry. The longtime minor league skipper guided his first Dodger team to 92 wins and followed that by piloting the 1955 Dodgers to 98 victories and their first World Championship in franchise history. He went on to lead the Dodgers to six more National League pennants and three more World Series titles (1959, 1963 and 1965) in a 23-year career in which he tallied 2,040 victories to place sixth on the all-time managerial wins list. His 3,658 total games managed rank eighth all-time. Alston, who played in one Major League game, that with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1934, was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983.

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