Thursday, June 13, 2013

It Was 40 Years Ago Today

From "40th anniversary: the Garvey-Lopes-Russell-Cey infield begins" by Chris Jaffe at The Hardball Times:

Forty years ago, they first put the band together. Forty years ago today, a foursome first began working together—and they’d have quite a nice future before themselves and for all Dodger nation. At the time it didn’t look like anything big—in fact that day itself was nothing short of a disaster, but June 13, 1973 marks the first time that the longest lasting infield foursome first played together in the big leagues.

It was the first time that first baseman Steve Garvey, second baseman Davey Lopes, shortstop Bill Russell and third baseman Ron Cey ever took the field together. They would last quite some time together.

Jaffe goes on to explore the circumstances that allowed the fearsome foursome to happen; they remained together for almost ten years. It feels like one of those records that will never be broken.


Hideo Nomo said...

Dodger nation!

BJ Killeen said...

Boy do I miss that team today!