Sunday, January 02, 2011

Identify the Other Dodgers

My uncle has this super-cool office filled with Dodgers memorabilia--in fact, it's pretty cool, so I'll post more on this later. But for today, a non-bowl day, can you help identify the two Dodgers to the sides of Duke Snider?

10 comments:

Julie Hibbard said...

Carl Furillo (RF) on the left. Not sure about the one on the right.

My mom dated Ron Fairly for a bit back in the day. I remember Furillo being on the roster with Fairly and Duke Snider.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Do you know what year it was taken?

Steve Dittmore said...

Furillo and Andy Pafko, who famously stood at the wall in left field watching Bobby Thomson's HR in 1951 playoff (and immortalized in the Don DeLillo novella Pafko at the Wall).

Pafko only played part of 51 and all of 52 with Brooklyn (his 1952 Topps card is No. 1 and considered one of the hardest to get in good condition).

I've awoken from holiday slumber. Happy New Year y'all.

Orel said...

Very impressive, you guys.

Dusty Baker said...

Thanks, Professor!

rbnlaw said...

Damn. No wonder S. Ditty has a Phd. Check out that big-assed brain.

Well done, Prof!

Rob said...

Furillo and Pafko, as mentioned. Both also immortalized in Roger Kahn's "The Boys of Summer," the greatest book ever written about baseball.

Steve Sax said...

Sweet work you guys (and gals), all of you. I called my uncle and he was cracking up at the instant responses...power of the internets and all that!

Steve Dittmore said...

Guess I'm old school Sax. I consulted my Dodgers encyclopedia book-thingy to see when Pafko played for the Dodgers. The rest I knew. *pats self on back*.

And, yes, Roger Kahn's book is excellent.

StolenMonkey86 said...

The 1951 Dodgers led the NL in home runs. My, how things have changed