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By Josh Tucker
On Wednesday night, Vin Scully gave a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. The hour is full of stories and memories that will leave you speechless.
Mr. Scully takes the stage at the 6:30 mark. The first full minute mostly consists of an exuberant crowd and a humbled and gleeful Scully. It’s beautiful, and worth watching for that minute alone. Enjoy:
As if that wasn’t enough, here’s a photo from earlier in the evening of Vin Scully high-fiving baby:
By Jon Chapper/ Dodgers PR
On this date in 1890, the Dodgers won their first National League game, as Mickey Hughes picked up the victory in the club’s 7-6 win at Boston. Now, 124 years later, the Dodger franchise is on the verge of its 10,000th National League victory, but how close is up for discussion:
- According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the club picked up its 9,997th win yesterday, putting the franchise just three wins shy of joining the Giants (10,703), Cubs (10,443) and Braves (10,236) as the only MLB franchises with 10,000 wins.
- The Dodgers’ media guide had the club entering the 2014 season with 9,972 wins. When the club’s 12 wins this year are added, the franchise would have 9,984 victories.
- The discrepancy is the club’s 1899 record, listed by the club as 88-42, while Elias has it at 101-47. According to documents uncovered by the Dodger historian Mark Langill from the 1900 version of Reach’s Official Base Ball Guide, the Brooklyn franchise had 18 games thrown out of its 1899 record due to an illegal player, Zeke Wrigley, and another infraction. These documents have been submitted to Elias
By Josh Tucker
At the Sydney Cricket Grounds, the beauty is in the details. The bunting along the porches at the century old Members Pavilion. The rich red clay imported from California. It has been done right, and it’s the subtleties of Sydney that truly stick out.
One of my favorite details is the addition of customized Australia stickers at the base of the bats. It may have gone unnoticed, but walking by Joc Pederson in the batting cage, the Dodgers prospect pointed it out. It’s safe to say, he’s enjoying all facets of his first Major League road trip.
Clubhouse Manager Mitch Poole designed the decals to commemorate the trip Down Under. The stickers use the clubs secondary logo with the iconic red numbers and were made by a company based out of Florida called Pro Helmet Decals.
By Josh Tucker
The day before Game 3 of the 2013 NLCS, we watched Brian Wilson have a catch with bullpen buddy Brandon League. The duo appeared to be getting loose with Brian Wilson messing around with what looked (to the untrained eye) to be a knuckleball. Among admirers were Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu:
Oh, wow: https://t.co/R8KyltEp4Z
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 13, 2013
Today, as Ken Gurnick noted, Brian Wilson’s first pitch today looks a lot like a knuckleball.
Brian Wilson’s fitst pitch to start the game? A knuckleball for a strike.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) March 4, 2014
Is this something Brian Wilson is adding to his arsenal for 2014?