Tag Archives: Roy Campanella

A Holiday Read… The Reason Jackie Refused Trade to Giants

On this day 59 years ago, December 13, 1956, Jackie Robinson would be traded to the hated ones from The Polo Grounds. Though many a Dodger fan, including this one, truly believe Jackie didn’t want to wear the Halloween colors, his reasons for not accepting his trade to the Giants lies here … wpid-IMG_20130502_181308.jpg Jackie Robinson_ Campy PeeWee Gil Jackie getting into the holiday spirit at Ebbet’s Field with fellow Brooklyn Dodgers teammates Roy Campanella, Pee Wee Reese and Gil Hodges. OK, so this pic wasn’t exactly taken on a blistery December day… Photo MLB.COM

Holiday Read For The Ballpark Traveler, The Baseball Fan’s Bucket List

picsart_12-13-04.40.12.jpg The Baseball Fan’s Bucket List. Though the book is 5 years old, it is still a must have for every baseball fan that aspires to travel to all 30 MLB parks, among other baseball related road ventures. In this book are 162 baseball themed activities, including traveling to all  30 MLB parks, of which I’ve been to 18 of the current ones. The list of 162 are merely suggestions of course, because chances are you probably have a bucket list of your own. Regardless, it’s still a great read as the author share’s his experience with his daughter. One thing i’ve done with this book as well is gathered some of my momentos and placed them in the pages where I accomplished that particular feat. As you can see, i’ve included pictures and ticket stubs, some that have been autographed. 

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Some of my moments in pictures from the baseball fans bucket list…

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

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Magic Number Fun Fact…1

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Pee Wee Reese.

Pee Wee Reese would hold down the shortstop position for the Flatbush Bums from 1940-57 and for The Blue Crews inaugural season in 1958. He would beb part of Brooklyn’s lone World Champion team in 1955 as well as the Dodgers first World Championship in Los Angeles as a coach in 1959.

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Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson

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One to go folks !!!

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Remember if you’re going to the game to wear your blue !!!

Extra Innings
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Its all quiet right now at The Ravine, where legends live forever… Roy Campanella, ” Hey Pee Wee, I hear there’s going to be a foam party here tomorrow night…” Pee Wee Reese, ” Lawrence Well is going to be here tomorrow ? “….

Tweet from Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers)

Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) tweeted at 10:02 AM on Sat, Mar 23, 2013: 9 Days! Reply w/ #OpeningDayLA for chance to win 2 tix to the Robinson, Newcombe and Campanella Statue game on 4/15: http://t.co/fEoc0kgSMS (https://twitter.com/Dodgers/status/315508802923405314) Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download We’re that much closer to Opening Day folks !!!! Oh yeah, for those of you with twitter accounts, I thought i’d share with you the chance to win tickets to Jackie Robinson, Don Newcombe and Roy Campanella statue night. Speaking of statues,I really think it’s just a matter of time before Jackie Robinson get’s his at The Ravine….

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From Jackie Robinson Stadium in West L.A., home of UCLA Baseball….