Let’s Play Two

May 1, 2014

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In fact, let’s have the guys play three games in 26 hours.  What fun!  After all, it’s a balmy 41 degrees in Minneapolis, and it may warm up to 47 by the start of the second game.

Thursday Game 1 Lineup

Gordon 2B

Puig RF

Ramirez SS

Gonzalez 1B

Kemp DH

Ethier CF

Uribe 3B

Olivo C

Crawford LF

Haren P

 

Thursday Game 2 Lineup

Gordon 2B

Puig RF

Ramirez DH

Gonzalez 1B

Kemp CF

Van Slyke LF

Uribe 3B

Turner SS

Butera C

Patterson P

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Let’s Win Two

September 19, 2012

With two wins today and a Cardinal loss to the Astros tonight, we could pull even in the Wild Card race.  The lineup for Game One:

 

Ellis 2b

Ethier rf

Kemp lf

Gonzalez 1b

Ramirez ss

Victorino lf

Cruz 3b

Ellis c

Harang p

 


Let’s Play Three!

September 1, 2011

The Dodgers are in Pittsburgh today to make up a rained out game.  One hundred and twenty one years ago today, the forerunners of the Dodgers, the Brooklyn Bridegrooms, also played Pittsburgh in the first tripleheader ever played, at Washington Park in Brooklyn.

Ernie Banks was known for his catchphrase of, “It’s a beautiful day for a ballgame… Let’s play two!”, expressing his wish to play a doubleheader every day out of his pure love for the game of baseball, especially in his self-described “friendly confines of Wrigley Field.”

If you go into your Dodgers historical happy place, you can almost hear the 1890 Bridegrooms team captain and star left fielder Darby O’Brien cry out in an Irish brogue “’tis a wonderful day for a ballgame lads… Let’s play three!”

1890 Brooklyn Bridegrooms

1890 Brooklyn Bridegrooms

1890 Brooklyn Bridegrooms

1890 Brooklyn Bridegrooms

Washington Park in 1887

Washington Park in 1887

This Day in Dodgers History

September 1, 1890 – On Labor Day at Brooklyn’s Washington Park, the Bridegrooms, later to be known as the Dodgers win all three games against Pittsburgh in the first tripleheader ever played. The home team sweep the visiting Alleghenys, who will be renamed the Pirates next season, 10-9, 3-2, and 8-4.