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Sandy Koufax Meet Mr. Ed

On Saturday the 16th, the Dodgers will be honoring the 1965 World Champion team  prior to their game against the Colorado Rockies. Among those who will be present is of course Sandy Koufax. Though Koufax would miss Game 1 of the 1965 World Series due to his religious obligations to the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, he would go on to win 2 games in the series, including the deciding Game 7 at Metropolitan Stadium against the Twins, pitching on only 2 days rest.

2 years prior, in addition to the Dodgers sweeping the Yankees in the 1963 World Series, Koufax, along with Moose Skowron, Willie Davis, Johnny Roseboro and Leo Durocher would guest in the classic Mr. Ed

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Magic Number Fun Facts…3

wpid-screenshot_2014-09-21-21-09-47-1.png Steve Sax

Steve Sax, also know to many as Saxie, would don the Dodger Blue from 1981-88 .  During his 8 seasons with the Dodgers, Sax would be the last of 4 consecutive Dodgers Rookie of the Year winners from 1979-82.  Sax would be nominated to the All-Star game as a Dodger in 1982, ’83 and ’86.  A solid fixture at 2nd base, Sax of course will always be remembered for his defensive misfortunes in 1983, the season he committed 30 errors.  Pedro Guerrero, not exactly a handiest 3rd baseman either before returning to left field, once said ” First I pray to God that nobody hits the ball to me.  Then I pray to God that no one hits the ball to Steve Sax ”  

Other Dodgers to Wear Number 3

Willie Davis

Alex Cora

Cesar Izturis

and currently…

CARL CRAWFORD Carl Crawford

Down Memory Lane With Dre, 2004

Of all Dodgers/Giants games I’ve attended in over 30 years, this of course is without a doubt my most memorable.  With the slam by Steve Finley, the Dodgers would win their first division title in 9 years , and their first in a non-strike season since 1988.  

FERNIE On this day, 1986, Fernando Valenzuela would win his 20th game, beating the Houston Astros at the Astrodome 9-2, becoming the first Mexican born pitcher to win 20 games in the bigs.  Thank you Dodgers-LowDown !!!  For all your Dodger fun facts and Dodger related news, follow the Dodgers-LowDown on their facebook page.  Tell them Drei here sent you !!!  

DLD_9222014 Round 1 of 3 begins tonight, with Dan Haren taking on Jake Peavy at The Ravine.  The Dodgers are coming off a 4 game series against the Cubs in which they took 3 of 4, with the bullpen by committee doing just enough yesterday as the offense lifted the Blue over the Cubs 8-5.  Haren, who was originally slated to start yesterday, was held back so that he could start tonight’s huge game against the hated ones as the Blue looks to move one step closer to clinching another NL West title.  The Giants come into Dodger Stadium limping, having been swept over the weekend in San Diego by the Padres.

wpid-img_20140916_222740.jpg Just a reminder, the Dodgers want a Blue Out for these 3 games against the hated ones !!!  Time for a DODGER BLUE OUT !!!   

 

RIP WILLIE DAVIS

Yesterday the Dodger family suffered a great loss.  Willie Davis, former Dodger who patrolled the outfield and played on the ’63 and ’65 World Champions, passed away yesterday at the age of 69.

 

 

Willie Davis Los Angeles Dodgers 8X10 Photo

Though many remember Davis for his 3 errors in Game 2 of the 1966 World Series against the Baltimore Orioles, Davis had a stellar career with the Dodgers, and currently still holds the team record of hitting in 31 straight games in 1969. 

Here is a link to a youtube clip of him making a cameo appearance on the famed Mr. Ed show, with Willie Davis making a cameo appearance along with Sandy Koufax, Leo Durocher, John Roseboro, and Billy ” Moose ” Skowron.  Willie, Johnny, and Leo must be laughing about this clip somewhere up there in that Dodger Blue sky……

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVm-HwAkVp8