Mayhem breaks out during a 1957 Dodgers and Braves game after a Don Drysdale fastball comes too close to Johnny Logan‘s head. There’s a lot going on here, but this is a breakdown of what’s going down:
-Front: Logan cocking back to throw a punch at Dodgers manager Walter Alston.
-Rear: Pee Wee Reese attempting to pull Eddie Mathews off Drysdale.
-Right: Braves coach Connie Ryan holding back Gil Hodges
Assuming no one gets seriously injured, I love a good baseball brawl and this one looked quite epic; especially when you consider who was all involved.
Casey Stengel poses for a candid photo during Spring Training of 1936. The Old Perfessor is obviously associated more so as a Yankee, but he did spend a fair amount of time in Brooklyn as he played for the Dodgers from 1912 to 1917 and managed them from 1934 to 1936.
June 4, 1972. The Dodgers retire the numbers of Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella and Sandy Koufax in a pre-game ceremony. When looking at this photo, something crossed my mind- why did the team wait until 1984 to retire Don Drysdale’s number? Yes, Drysdale played a few years after Koufax hung up his spikes, but still it’s kinda odd to me.
I love this photo of Tommy Lasorda going into a sliding pit. I have no idea when this was taken, but based on the spectator’s clothing in the background, I’d guess it was in Dodgertown in the 1970s during his time as the Dodgers third base coach or in his early years of being the manager. Nothing delights me like seeing coaches and managers getting into the mix, well after their playing days are over.
I recently came across this photo and fell in love with it. I have no idea when it was taken or what Jackie had accomplished and against who, but it captures the camaraderie of a baseball team perfectly. I assume that since Don Newcombe is wearing a bullpen jacket and no one else is, that he may have been pitching this particular day.