I am going to see if I can find a picture of the '55 Dodgers quilt that this article references. I bet it's a nice item:
A CD of Red Barber from 1935, when he was employed by the Reds, is apparently now available:
I've only had the chance to hear a couple of clips of the mellifluous Ol' Redhead. Wish I could have heard a whole game.
Wonderful photos, but they've been posted for years at BDM.
The Brooklyn Historical Society has been running a film series on the Dodgers. This Saturday's offering is The Life of Jackie Robinson, with Jackie as himself and co-star Ruby Dee as Rachel.
This one's for penncentralpete, though I wouldn't be at all surprised if he's aware of it already. If he had the disposable income, he'd probably be the one who commissioned it!
Oh baby!! Now that's a WOW!
Newly released series of 25 LIFE photos (not previously published in the magazine). The scene: Dodgertown in Vero Beach, 1948.
#4 features a 21-year-old Carl Erskine. #21 shows an 18-year-old Dick Williams.
Among other notable names: Pepper Martin (coaching), Branch Rickey, and Freasco Thompson.
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From May 17 through May 19, in Manhattan, there will be a historical presentation of many postcards featuring the Brooklyn Dodgers and their ballparks: