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Friday, August 05, 2011

Duke Snider’s #4 @ Center Field Grass in Dodger Stadium

No, the Dodgers haven’t installed a newfangled attendance counter in CF…it’s a neat Duke Snider tribute!

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Great tribute from the Dodgers.

#4 in center field to honor Hall of famer Duke Snider who wore #4 and played center field.

Duke Snider Bobblehead night is this Tuesday, August 9. You will also be able to see Duke’s Hall of fame plaque!

Repoz Posted: August 05, 2011 at 09:15 PM | 20 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dodgers, history, memorabilia

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   1. shoewizard Posted: August 05, 2011 at 09:48 PM (#3893624)
Whats with the white billboard or banner add on the wall in dead centerfield ? WHITE ? really ?
   2. Athletic Supporter was shiny, now he's all rusted Posted: August 05, 2011 at 09:57 PM (#3893629)
I don't understand. Why hasn't Dodger Stadium built an enormous concrete behemoth in center field to completely block out the view of the trees and make watching a game an exercise in postmodern futility yet?

Hey, anyone want the Raiders?
   3. phredbird Posted: August 05, 2011 at 09:58 PM (#3893630)
cool. i'm going to be at the game on monday night.
   4. phredbird Posted: August 05, 2011 at 09:59 PM (#3893631)
wiz, i'll check to see if that billboard is still there. i'd be surprised, there's prob. something scheduled to be put there.
   5. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: August 05, 2011 at 09:59 PM (#3893632)
does this mean Wilpon will etch a "42" between 1st and 2nd at Citi?
   6. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: August 05, 2011 at 10:00 PM (#3893634)
Whats with the white billboard or banner add on the wall in dead centerfield ? WHITE ? really ?
You sure? It looks like the CF gate is open, and that's dirt.
   7. The District Attorney Posted: August 05, 2011 at 10:05 PM (#3893637)
Sorry, this is New York history.

Los Angeles can pay tribute to Steve Bilko.
   8. Perry Posted: August 05, 2011 at 10:26 PM (#3893644)
You sure? It looks like the CF gate is open, and that's dirt.


Agreed, almost sure that's an open gate.
   9. phredbird Posted: August 05, 2011 at 10:27 PM (#3893645)
c'mon, DA. he played six yrs in LA fer cryin out loud.
   10. Shock Posted: August 05, 2011 at 10:42 PM (#3893650)
Cool but for reason the location is visually annoying to me. Why so shallow?
   11. PaulO Posted: August 05, 2011 at 10:45 PM (#3893652)
He grew up in Compton, as well. It isn't a reach for the Dodgers to honor him.
   12. The District Attorney Posted: August 05, 2011 at 11:09 PM (#3893670)
He grew up in Compton, as well.
Is that why he would sign kids' autographs "Life ain't nothin' but ####### and money"?
   13. zachtoma Posted: August 05, 2011 at 11:45 PM (#3893743)
He grew up in Compton, as well. It isn't a reach for the Dodgers to honor him.


Looks like he moved out for pro baseball just a few years before he coulda been neighbors with a young George Dubya.
   14. AndrewJ Posted: August 06, 2011 at 01:05 AM (#3893882)
Duke's best friend from childhood, BTW, was Pete Rozelle.
   15. shoewizard Posted: August 06, 2011 at 06:14 AM (#3894107)
You sure? It looks like the CF gate is open, and that's dirt.


Thanks

I never can find the sail boat in all the dots.
   16. TerpNats Posted: August 06, 2011 at 01:40 PM (#3894178)
Cool but for reason the location is visually annoying to me. Why so shallow?
Did Dressen or Alston ever employ a five-man infield? (John Felske, of all managers, successfully used it once and it helped the Phillies win a game in Pittsburgh.)
   17. AndrewJ Posted: August 06, 2011 at 02:02 PM (#3894187)
Cool but for reason the location is visually annoying to me. Why so shallow?


To match the intellects of most Southern Californians? (ducks)
   18. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 06, 2011 at 02:52 PM (#3894209)
Sorry, this is New York history.

Los Angeles can pay tribute to Steve Bilko.


Or they can mow a silhouette of Willie Davis ducking a fly ball in the Sun.
   19. gef, more dangerous than a monkey w/ a razor blade Posted: August 06, 2011 at 03:42 PM (#3894234)
Looks like a Fantastic Four tribute to me. Though now I guess they're called the Future Foundation or some such. Bah.
   20. Bob T Posted: August 06, 2011 at 04:39 PM (#3894254)
If you put the number further back, people wouldn't be able to see it as well because the center fielders would be standing on it.
I, for one, do not want to have Shane Victorino walking on Duke Snider's number more than he has to. Perhaps a trap door can be installed to swallow him up every time he steps on it.

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