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January 15, 2008
BASEBALL: The Dwindling Bums

The WSJ's sports blog rounds up some good stories about 1955 World Series hero and legendary pitching coach Johnny Podres. With Podres' death, only a handful of the Dodgers of the early to mid 50s remain, most notably the team's young slugger Duke Snider.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 5:10 PM | Baseball 2008 | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)
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Time flies. I can recall Old Timers Days when some of the 1927 Yankees were still around. There are still a fair amount of living Brooklyn Dodgers, but I think Snider and Newcombe are the only ones left who are really associated with that era in people's memories. Well, also Ralph Branca.

Posted by: Jerry at January 15, 2008 10:02 PM

I believe Carl Erskine and Preacher Roe are still alive, too. But I believe other than them it's minor players who came up at the tail end, the best known of whom are Zimmer, Lasorda and Roger Craig.

Posted by: The Crank at January 15, 2008 10:05 PM

And Koufax, of course.

Posted by: Jerry at January 15, 2008 10:10 PM
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