With ‘42’ making headlines, we take a trip to Jackie Robinson’s early stomping grounds at Rickwood Field and in Cairo, Ga. To find some of the landmarks, you need to do your homework, or have a trusty guide.
Carl Erskine, still with a spring in his step at age 86, shares stories about his career, sports memorabilia and playing with Al Hirt. Guess who he was most afraid would hit a home run off him?
The Heritage Sports Collectible Auction is now underway, highlighted by some vintage classics, including more from the Black Swamp Find, along with early Dodgers jerseys and game-used equipment from Thurman Munson. Oh,and there is a fantastic Cincinnati Cabinet Photo Find.
On this Martin Luther King Jr. day, we present a special poem by Ron Gabriel that is a take on the famous “Casey at the Bat.” However, this poem looks at Jackie Robinson and comes with a decidedly different ending. Special thanks to Richard Zamoff for sharing.
Restoring original stadium seats from the Polo Grounds leads to some reminiscing about the ballpark and its inhabitants.
The in the 1950s, the Dodgers were the classiest of clubs on and off the field. Part of the reason behind that was the club’s model of playing the game correctly, something they called The Dodger Way. Soon, the “way” was penned into a popular book that still resonates today.
On the eve of the opening of the National Convention in Baltimore, Memory Lane has announced they will have on display two iconic jerseys at their booth – Babe Ruth’s 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers coaching uniform and Lou Gehrig’s 1934 Tour of Japan example.
With Father’s Day coming up, here is a neat story about a photo found at a show that sent two brothers into hysterics.
An artist featured in the pages of SCD, Ronnie Joyner is very popular with his renditions of players and their careers. Now his latest commemorative card set is available: the 1957 Brooklyn Dodgers. As expected, it’s beautiful.