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The 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers (WS Win) - 3/31/2008 12:18:44 AM   
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Preface: The team's history will be restarted using 1.71. 40-man real rosters, no early entry. Some fictionals will be included, but these players will be weeded out as time goes by.

I AM going to incorporate finances into this association. Let us assume that the players WERE successful in establishing a union, so there will be far-reaching changes in MLB's financial structure. So, not only will be the color-line be broken, but players will no longer be treated as indentured servants to the owners. The right to declare free agency now exists.

My reasons for starting with 1947 are well-known. However, I will be assuming the roles of both Branch Rickey and Leo Durocher, so my roster management philosophy will be different. The object is to bring a World Series championship to Brooklyn prior to 1955, and to make the Dodgers the best team in New York, which will be a daunting task.

Introduction: the Dodgers come off yet another heartbreak in 1946. We tied the Cardinals for the NL title, but lost a playoff series 2 games to none. St. Louis went on to defeat the Red Sox in a seven-game World Series.


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RE: The 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers - 3/31/2008 1:12:37 AM   
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The negotiations begin. Our highest-paid player is 21-yr-old SP Ralph Branca, who signed a 3-yr deal @ $140,337. We offered a 2-yr extension, but he turned it down. Other key players signed 5-yr contracts, so we are in pretty good shape. Our treasury holds $625,000.

The richest contract in the majors belongs to Warren Spahn of the Braves. He has a 3-yr deal @ $177,067.

Several teams have million-dollar payrolls, including the Dodgers. Needless to say, the owners and the fans will be expecting their money's worth.

In the pre-season power ratings, the top five (showing team payroll) are:

1. St. Louis Cardinals ($1,277,706)
2. New York Giants ($1,314,843)
3. New York Yankees ($1,183,647)
4. Boston Red Sox ($1,159,130)
5. Brooklyn Dodgers ($1,251,645)
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April 14. Minor-league note: we signed 27-yr-old RP Dan Bankhead to a 2-yr deal @ $13,057. He was assigned to AA. 1B Kevin Alvarez was released.

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RE: The 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers - 4/5/2008 1:49:55 AM   
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Washington, Monday April 14. The season begins with the Yankees defeating the Senators 5-3.
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Brooklyn, Tuesday April 15. We open with the Braves visiting Ebbets Field. Branca vs Spahn. A chilly 43 degrees, with the wind blowing out to LF @16 mph.

Our lineup:
Robinson 1b
Reese ss
Walker rf
Furillo lf
Reiser cf
Edwards c
Stanky 2b
Jorgensen 3b

Boston takes a 4-0 lead in the 3rd. They make it 5-0 in the 5th.

Bottom of the 5th. Robinson slams a 2-run triple. 5-2.

6th Inning. Spahn loads the bases, and then walks in a run. 5-3. Jorgensen hits a sac fly. 5-4.

Clyde King relieves Branca in the 7th. The Braves take a 6-4 lead in the 9th on a Mike McCormick double.

Bottom of the 9th. PH Al Gionfriddo homers. 6-5. Spahn holds on and gets the CG victory. Branca loses.
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Wednesday, April 16. Lombardi vs Sain. Cold, 36 degrees, with the wind blowing in from CF @14 mph.

3rd Inning. Walker and Furillo hit RBI singles. 2-0.

Dick Mulligan relieves Sain in the 6th. Robinson hits an RBI single. 3-0. Reese triples, and two runs score. 5-0. Walker singles, and Reese scores. 6-0.

Boston gets a run in the 7th. 6-1.

Clyde Shoun relieves Mulligan in the 8th.

The Braves score in the 9th, but Lombardi gets the 6-2 CG win. Sain loses.
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Thursday, April 17. Hatten vs Barrett. The spring chill continues, as it's 32 degrees, with the wind blowing in from CF @ 17 mph.

The Braves jump to a 5-0 lead in the 1st inning. Dixie Walker responds with an RBI double. 5-1. Carl Furillo hits a sac fly. 5-2.

Boston scores on an error by Walker in the 5th. 6-2. Reiser comes back with an RBI single. 6-3.

Erv Palica relieves Hatten in the 7th.

Bottom of the 9th. Walker hits a 2-run triple. 6-5. Furillo ties it with a sac fly.

We go to the 10th. Hugh Casey takes the mound for Brooklyn. Clyde Shoun relieves Barrett.

In the bottom of the 12th, Spider Jorgensen hits the GW RBI single. The Dodgers win it 7-6. Casey gets the victory and Shoun takes the loss.
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Transactions: we signed pitchers Hal Gregg and Johnny Van Cuyk to minor-league contracts. 1B Leland Thomas and CF Russ Strickland were released.

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RE: The 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers - 4/5/2008 8:21:28 PM   
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New York, Friday April 18. We travel crosstown to face the archrival Giants. Taylor vs Kennedy. Reiser gets a day off, and young Edwin Snider replaces him in CF. Edwin's nickname is "Duke". 58 degrees at the Polo Grounds, with the wind blowing in from RF @17 mph.

NY takes a 1-0 lead in the 3rd, and 2-0 in the 4th.

King relieves Taylor in the 7th.

Andy Hansen relieves Kennedy in the 8th. He preserves the shutout and earns a save.

After the game we sent CF Al Gionfriddo down to AAA, and called up 1B Ed Stevens.
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Saturday, April 19. Branca vs Jansen. 40 degrees, wind blowing in from RF @6 mph.

Cooper homers in the 1st. 1-0, Giants.

2nd Inning. Gil Hodges hits a 2-run homer. 2-1, Dodgers.

5th Inning. Furillo hits an RBI single. 3-1.

Junior Thompson relieves Jansen in the 8th. Stevens enters the game as a defensive replacement for Robinson.

9th Inning. Thompson loads the bases and walks in a run. 4-1. Sheldon Jones relieves him.

Willie Ramsdell relieves Branca in the bottom of the 9th, and earns a save. Branca wins, Jansen loses.
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Transactions: we signed RP Clyde King to a 1-yr extension. He now has a 3-yr deal @ $45, 026 per season.


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RE: The 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers - 4/6/2008 7:40:25 AM   
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Boston, Sunday April 20. We face the Braves for a short series. Lombardi vs Barrett. 39 degrees at Braves Field, with a light breeze blowing in from RF @2 mph.

5th Inning. Barrett intentionally walks Jorgensen to load the bases, and Lombardi follows with a clean RBI single. 1-0, Brooklyn. Reese then hits a 2-run single. 3-0. Boston responds with two runs. 3-2.

Shoun relieves Barrett in the 8th.

Lombardi defeats Barrett for a CG victory.

Immediately after the game I called Lombardi into my office and offered a contract extension. He accepted, so now he is bound to us for 5 years at $106,026/yr.
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Monday, April 21. Hatten vs Voiselle. 48 degrees, with a light breeze blowing out to LF @4 mph.

2nd Inning. Stanky hits a sac fly. 1-0, Brooklyn.

Boston takes a 3-1 lead in the 4th.

5th Inning. Hatten doubles, and then scores on a 2-base throwing error by Fernandez, which allows Reese to reach 2nd. 3-2. Snider hits an RBI double, and we're tied at 3.

Mulligan relieves Voiselle in the 7th. Palica relieves Hatten.

Walt Lanfranconi relieves Mulligan in the 9th.

We go to the 10th. Reiser hits a pinch-hit single, then steals second. Robinson then hits a 2-run homer to LF. The Dodgers take a 5-3 lead. Furillo hits a sac fly. 6-3.

King pitches the bottom of the 10th, and earns the save for Palica. Lanfranconi takes the loss.

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RE: The 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers - 4/8/2008 8:32:11 AM   
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Trade news: we made a deal with the Cardinals Monday night. To St. Louis go veteran pitchers Joe Hatten and Hugh Casey. We receive SP Jim Hearn and 2B Red Schoendienst.
Schoendienst replaces Eddie Stanky in the everyday lineup, and Hearn takes Hatten's spot in the rotation. To fill Casey's spot in the bullpen, we call up Rube Melton from AAA, and send down 2B Eddie Miksis.

Schoendienst has a 5-yr contract @ $44,247/yr. Hearn has a 3-yr deal @ $116,562/yr. This gives the Dodgers the most expensive payroll in the majors ($1,346,117).
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Brooklyn, Tuesday April 22. We begin a 16-game homestand by hosting the Phillies. Taylor vs Leonard. It's a pleasant 65 degrees, but the wind is blowing out to CF @20 mph.

The Phillies take a 1-0 lead in the 1st.

5th Inning. Robinson ties it with an RBI double. Reese then hits a 3-run homer, and we take a 4-1 lead.

Philly scores one in the 7th. 4-2. Jurisich relieves Leonard.

Melton relieves Taylor in the 8th.

Taylor gets the win, Leonard loses, and Melton earns a save.
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Wednesday, April 23. Branca vs Rowe. A cold front moves in. 40 degrees.

2nd Inning. Snider singles and then steals second. Schoendienst drives him in with a single. 1-0, Dodgers.

3rd Inning. Gil Hodges hits a 2-run single. 3-0. Snider hits an RBI double. 4-0.

5th Inning. Hodges hits an RBI double. 5-0.

The Phillies score a run in the 6th. 5-1. Lou Possehl relieves Rowe.

Dick Mauney relieves Possehl in the 7th.

Branca gets a CG win. Rowe takes the loss.
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Thursday, April 24. Lombardi vs Heintzelman. 47 degrees, with a breeze blowing out to RF @8 mph.

Buster Adams homers in the 2nd, giving the Phillies a 1-0 lead.

6th Inning. Hodges ties it with an RBI single. We take a 2-1 lead on a Hermanski RBI single.

Blix Donnelly relieves Heintzelman in the 7th.

Despite three Dodger errors, Lombardi gets a CG victory. Heintzelman loses. We complete the sweep, and Brooklyn's unofficial mascot, Hilda Chester, rings her cowbells in celebration.

After six straight wins, we lead the Giants by one game for first place.

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RE: The 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers - 4/8/2008 10:47:39 PM   
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Friday, April 25. We face the second-place Giants for a weekend series. The stands are packed. New Dodger Jim Hearn vs Clint Hartung. We rest a few players, so the lineup is altered. 49 degrees at Ebbets Field, with a wind blowing out to RF @15 mph.

Bobby Thomson hits a grandslam HR in the 2nd. 4-0, Giants. Hodges responds with a 2-run homer. 4-2.

3rd Inning. Reiser hits an RBI grounder. 4-3. Snider ties it with an RBI single.

5th Inning. Jorgensen gives us a 5-4 lead with an RBI single.

6th Inning. Hodges hits a sac fly. 6-4.

Jones relieves Hartung in the 7th. Reiser hits a 2-run single. 8-4, Brooklyn.

Behrman relieves Hearn in the 8th. Mize hits a 2-run homer. 8-6. King relives Behrman. Gordon hits a 2-run homer and ties the game. Thomson homers. 9-8, Giants. They score again. 10-8. King is relieved by Melton. Another run scores. 11-8. Ernie Lombardi homers, and it's 13-8.

Trinkle relieves Jones in the bottom of the 9th. We get pummeled in the 9th and lose it. Jones wins, King loses.
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Saturday, April 26. Taylor vs Kennedy. 60 degrees, with the wind blowing in from RF @10 mph.

The Giants take a 1-0 lead in the 3rd, and 3-0 in the 4th.

4th Inning. Furillo hits an RBI single. 3-1.

Mize hits a 2-run homer in the 5th. 5-1.

6th Inning. Furillo hits a sac fly. 5-2.

NY scores a run in the 7th. 6-2. PH Stanky hits an RBI single in the bottom of the inning. 6-3.

Melton relieves Taylor in the 8th.

Kennedy gets a CG win. Taylor loses.
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Sunday, April 27. Branca vs Jansen. 58 degrees, with the wind blowing out to CF @17 mph.

NY takes a 1-0 lead in the 4th.

Palica relieves Branca in the 9th.

Jansen pitches a six-hit shutout. Branca loses.
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Monday is an off day.

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RE: The 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers - 4/9/2008 2:00:01 AM   
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Tuesday, April 29. The Cubs visit for three. Lombardi vs Schmitz. 66 degrees, with a breeze blowing in from LF @9 mph.

The Cubs take a 3-0 lead in the 5th, and 4-0 in the 6th.

Melton relieves Lombardi in the 9th.

Schmitz pitches a 3-hit shutout. Lombardi takes the loss.
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Wednedsay, April 30. Hearn vs Borowy. 69 degrees, with the wind blowing in from CF @10 mph.

4th Inning. Jorgensen hits a 2-run single. 2-0, Dodgers.

Emil Kush relieves Borowy in the 6th. He loads the bases and walks in a run. 3-0. Hearn hits a 2-run single. 5-0. Robinson hits an RBI single. 6-0. Russ Meyer relieves Kush.

8th Inning. Reese hits an RBI single. 7-0.

Hearn pitches a 2-hit shutout.
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Thursday, May 1. Taylor vs Erickson. 58 degrees, with the wind blowing out to RF @11 mph.

Chicago takes a 2-0 lead in the 1st.

2nd Inning. Robinson hits an RBI single. 2-1.

The Cubs score four in the 5th. 6-1.

Palica relieves Taylor in the 8th.

Bottom of the 9th. Jorgensen hits an RBI single. 6-2. PH Hermanski hits a sac fly. 6-3.

Erickson gets a CG win. Taylor loses.

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RE: The 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers - 4/9/2008 5:02:54 AM   
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RE: The 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers - 4/9/2008 6:14:20 AM   
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Trade news: we sent RP Clyde King to the Tigers in exchange for 3B George Kell. Kell will immediately start, replacing Spider Jorgensen.

We didn't stop there. CF Pete Reiser and P Willie Ramsdell were dealt to the Athletics in exchange for P Dick Fowler and AAA 2B Nellie Fox.

Fowler was offered a 2-year extension @ $115,335, which he accepted. Edwin "Duke" Snider now becomes our full-time CF. To back him up, Al Gionfriddo was called up, and 3B Cookie Lavagetto was sent down to AAA.

Our revamped line up is:

1. Robinson 1b
2. Kell 3b
3. Furillo lf
4. Walker rf
5. Snider cf
6. Hodges c
7. Reese ss
8. Schoendienst 2b

The rotation is now:

1. Branca
2. Lombardi
3. Fowler
4. Hearn

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RE: The 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers - 4/11/2008 6:30:21 AM   
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Friday, May 2. The last-place Reds visit for two. Branca (2-2, 2.32) vs Raffensberger (1-3, 8.31). 63 degrees, with the wind blowing in from CF @18 mph.

4th Inning. Snider hits a grounder, and gets an RBI. 1-0, Brooklyn. Hodges hits a sac fly. 2-0.

The Reds take a 4-2 lead in the 6th.

Lambert relieves Raffensberger in the 7th. Melton relieves Branca in the 8th.

Raffensberger gets the win, Lambert earns the save, and Branca loses. Uh oh. There were a few boos coming from the faithful after this game, and I heard someone shout, "Youze guys are STILL Bums!"
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Saturday, May 3. Lombardi (3-1, 2.31) vs Wehmeier (0-3, 12.05). 68 degrees, with the wind blowing out to CF @15 mph.

Cincy takes a 2-0 lead in the 1st.

2nd Inning. Dixie Walker homers. 2-1. Schoendienst ties it with an RBI double. Robinson hits an RBI single and we take a 3-2 lead.

3rd Inning. Gil Hodges hits a solo HR. 4-2. Schoendienst hits an RBI single. 5-2. Lombardi singles and gets an RBI. 6-2.

4th Inning. Furillo smacks an RBI triple. 7-2. Snider hits an RBI double. 8-2. Reese hits an RBI single. 9-2.

Erautt relieves Wehmeier in the 5th. Furillo hits a sac fly. 10-2.

The Reds score a run in the 6th. 10-3.

Hetki relieves Erautt in the 7th.

Babe Young hits a 2-run homer in the 8th. 10-5.

Lombardi gets a CG win. Wehmeier loses.

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RE: The 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers - 4/11/2008 6:31:19 AM   
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Contract news: Duke Snider signed a 2-yr extension, so he's guaranteed for 5 years @ $39,188 per year. We also signed George Kell to a 3-yr extension, so he's with us for 5 yr @ $44,750/season.

Trade news: Dixie Walker's contract will expire at the end of the season, and he has expressed his wish to be traded.

We accomodated him, and sent the 37-year-old to the Senators in exchange for 31-year-old RF Buddy Lewis. Lewis is a solid defender with a .288 BA. He will bat in the 4th spot in the order. Buddy has a 4-yr contract @ $27,258, so this deal is an excellent one for us.
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Sunday, May 4. We host the second-place Pirates for two days. Fowler (2-1, 3.43) vs Oestermueller (0-1, 4.67). 61 degrees, with the wind blowing in from CF @20 mph.

The Bucs take a 1-0 lead in the 1st, and 3-0 in the 5th.

Melton relieves Fowler in the 8th.

Bottom of the 9th. Jorgensen hits an RBI single. 3-1. Robinson hits an RBI single. 3-2.

Oestermueller gets a CG win. Fowler loses.
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Monday, May 5. Hearn (1-0, 1.96) vs Sewell (2-1, 3.58). 66 degrees, with a swirling 12 mph wind.

1st Inning. Robinson scores when Furillo hits into a DP. 1-0, Dodgers. Snider then slams a solo HR to CF. 2-0.

3rd Inning. Reese hits an RBI double. 3-0. Reese scores on an error. 4-0.

4th Inning. Edwards hits an RBI single. 5-0.

Pitt scores two in the 5th. 5-2. Robinson hits a sac fly. 6-2.

6th Inning. Edwards and Hermanski hit RBI singles. 8-2.

McLish relieves Sewell in the 7th. Robinson homers. 9-2.

Hearn gets a CG win. Sewell loses.

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RE: The 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers - 4/11/2008 6:43:01 AM   
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Tuesday, May 6. We host the Cardinals. Branca (2-3, 2.84) vs Brecheen (2-3, 3.50). 57 degrees, with a breeze blowing in from LF @8 mph.

St. Louis scores a run in the 1st. Furillo ties it with an RBI double. We take a 3-1 lead as Hermanski and Jorgensen hit RBI singles.

5th Inning. Hodges hits an RBI double. 4-1. Hermanski hits an RBI single. 5-1. Schoendienst hits an RBI double. 6-1.

Staley relieves Brecheen in the 6th.

The Cardinals make it 6-3 in the 7th. Hatten relieves Staley.

Palica relieves Branca in the 8th. He gives up two runs but gets the save. Branca wins, Brecheen loses.

After the game we signed Palica to a 2-yr contract extension. The 19-year-old is now with us for 4 years @ $28,458.
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Wednesday, May 7. Lombardi (4-1, 2.86) vs Munger (3-0, 4.26). 67 degrees, with the wind blowing out to LF @20 mph.

The Cards take a 1-0 lead in the 1st. Kurowski hits a 2-run homer in the 3rd. 3-0. Musial hits another 2-run blast in the 5th. 5-0. Nippy Jones hits a solo slot in the 7th. 6-0.

Melton relieves Lombardi in the 8th. Northey homers in the 9th. 7-0.

Munger improves to 4-0 in getting the CG shutout. Lombardi takes the loss.
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Thursday, May 8. Fowler (2-2, 3.54) vs Brazle (1-1, 3.90). 66 degrees, with the wind blowing out to LF @12 mph.

1st Inning. Kell hits a HR to LF. 1-0, Brooklyn.

St. Louis ties it in the 2nd with a homer by Dusak.

Jones hits a 2-run homer in the 4th. 3-1, Cardinals.

5th Inning. Stan Rojek hits an RBI single. 3-2.

6th Inning. Furillo ties it with an RBI single. We take a 4-3 lead on an RBI grounder by Lewis.

Pollet relieves Brazle in the 7th.

St. Louis ties it in the 9th. Johnson relieves Pollet.

Bottom of the 9th. PH Eddie Stanky hits a GW RBI double. Dodgers win it 5-4. Fowler wins, Johnson loses.

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RE: The 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers - 4/12/2008 10:04:41 PM   
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Philadelphia, Friday May 9. We begin a two week roadtrip. Hearn (2-0, 1.97) vs Rowe (1-3, 4.29). 68 degrees, breeze blowing in from CF @8 mph.

6th Inning. Lewis hits a 2-run single. 2-0, Brooklyn.

Donnelly relieves Rowe in the 7th. Schmidt relieves Donnelly in the 9th.

Hearn pitches a 5-hit shutout. Rowe loses.
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Saturday, May 10. Branca (3-3, 3.00) vs Heintzelman (3-2, 3.56). 77 degrees, breeze blowing in from RF @9 mph.

1st Inning. Furillo hits an RBI single. 1-0.

3rd Inning. Lewis hits an RBI single. 2-0, Dodgers.

5th Inning. Hodges RBI singles, and it's 3-0.

Donnelly relieves Heintzelman in the 7th. Lewis gets an RBI groundout. 4-0.

9th Inning. Snider hits an RBI single. 5-0. Possehl relieves Donnelly.

Branca blanks the Phils. Heintzelman takes the loss.
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Sunday, May 11. Doubleheader.

Game 1. Taylor (1-3, 5.33) vs Simmons (1-3, 5.31). 58 degrees, breeze blowing in from CF @9 mph.

1st Inning. Hermanski hits an RBI single. 1-0. Philly scores two and takes the lead.

2nd Inning. Simmons walks in a run. 2-2. Furillo gets an RBI groundout. 3-2, Dodgers. Hermanski hits an RBI double. 5-2.

The Phillies score two in the 6th. 5-4.

Schmidt relieves Simmons in the 7th. Schoendienst brings in Gionfriddo on a sac fly. 6-4. Robinson and Furillo hit RBI singles. 8-4. Mauney relieves Schmidt. Hermanski singles, Kell scores. 9-4.

Bottom of the 7th. Palica relieves Taylor.

8th Inning. Robinson hits a 2-run double, and Hermanski hits a 2-run single. 13-4. Gionfriddo singles, and two more runs score. 15-4. Reese singles, a run scores. 16-4. The shellshocked Mauney is relieved by Lefty Hoerst. Schoendienst singles, and it's 17-4.

Hughes relieves Hoerst in the 9th. Hermanski hits an RBI single. 18-4. Hughes walks in a run. 19-4.

Philly scores one in the 9th, but Taylor gets a 19-5 blowout victory. Simmons loses.

Game 2. Lombardi (4-2, 3.53) vs Leonard (2-2, 3.86). 57 degrees, with the wind now blowing out to CF @15 mph.

1st Inning. Snider blasts a 2-run HR to RF. 2-0, Brooklyn. Lewis triples, Hodges singles and Lewis scores. 3-0. The Phils score one. 3-1.

2nd Inning. Furillo hits a 2-out RBI single. 4-1.

7th Inning. Reese hits an RBI double. 5-1.

Hoerst relieves Leonard in the 8th. Snider hits a 3-run triple. 8-1. Hodges hits an RBI grounder. 9-1.

9th Inning. Kell hits a 2-run single. 11-1. Hughes relieves Hoerst.

Lombardi completes the sweep with a CG win. Leonard loses.

KG: "To be fair, the Phillies did have two pitchers on the DL, so our domination wasn't intended to humiliate (Philly manager) Ben Chapman's team. That's just the way it played out."

We have a well-deserved Monday off.

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RE: The 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers - 4/14/2008 5:27:08 AM   
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Cincinnati, Tuesday May 13. The Dodgers (17-10) are now 2 GB the league-leading Giants. The Reds (9-21, 11.5 GB) are in last place, which makes them angry, and dangerous. Fowler (3-2, 3.65) faces Raffensberger (3-4, 6.23). 64 degrees at Crosley Field, with a light breeze out to RF @4 mph.

The Reds take a 1-0 lead in the 1st, and 2-0 in the 3rd.

5th Inning. Robinson hits an RBI double. 2-1. Cincy scores two and takes a 4-1 lead.

Melton relieves Fowler in the 7th.

Peterson relieves Raffensberger in the 8th and earns a save. Raffensberger wins, Fowler loses.
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Wednesday, May 14. Branca (4-3, 2.50) vs Wehmeier (2-4, 8.31). 63 degrees, light breeze coming in from RF @5 mph.

4th Inning. Snider hits a 2-run homer. 2-0, Dodgers.

The Reds make it 2-1 in the 6th.

Lambert relieves Wehmeier in the 8th.

9th Inning. Branca executes a hit & run beautifully, getting an RBI on the groundout. 3-1.

Bottom of the 9th. The Reds score a run. 3-2. I start to walk out to the mound but Branca just glares at me. I pause, then nod, clap my hands once and go back to the dugout. Branca strikes out Baumholtz and gets the CG win. Wehmeier loses.





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Pittsburgh, Thursday May 15. I move Reese back to the number two slot in the order. Hearn (3-0, 1.54) vs Higbe (4-1, 3.17). A cool 54 degrees at Forbes Field.

3rd Inning. Furillo hits an RBI single. 1-0, Dodgers.

Pitt ties it in the 6th.

7th Inning. Reese hits an RBI single. 2-1, Dodgers.

Herring relieves Higbe in the 8th.

Melton pitches the 9th and gets the save for Hearn. Higbe loses.
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Friday, May 16. Lombardi (5-2, 3.15) vs Ostermueller (3-1, 3.67). 52 degrees, wind blowing out to CF @14 mph.

1st Inning. Snider hits an RBI single. Pitt ties it in the 2nd.

3rd Inning. Snider RBI singles. Lewis hits an RBI double. Hodges hits a 2-run triple. 5-1, Dodgers.

5th Inning. Kell hits an RBI grounder. 6-1.

Kiner hits a 2-run homer in the 6th. 6-3.

Bagby relieves Ostermueller in the 8th. Furillo hits an RBI single. 7-3. Palica relieves Lombardi.

Lombardi wins, Ostermueller loses.

In Chicago, the Cubs defeat the Giants 5-1. Brooklyn is now just 1 GB New York.
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Saturday, May 17. Fowler (3-3, 3.98) vs Sewell (4-2, 3.18). 59 degrees, with the wind blowing in from CF @15 mph.

2nd Inning. Kell hits an RBI single.

3rd Inning. Furillo hits a sac fly. 2-0, Brooklyn.

5th Inning. Furillo RBI singles. 3-0. The Pirates score a run. 3-1.

Pittsburgh ties it in the 6th. Bagby relieves Sewell in the 7th. The Pirates take a 4-3 lead.

Singleton relieves Bagby in the 8th, and earns a save. Bagby wins it. Fowler takes the loss.

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Chicago, Sunday May 18. Branca (5-3, 2.43) vs Wyse (3-0, 3.89). 56 degrees, wind swirling @15 mph.

6th Inning. Edwards hits an RBI single. 1-0, Dodgers. Nicholson hits a 3-run HR, and the Cubs move ahead 3-1.

Meers relieves Wyse in the 7th. Melton relieves Branca.

Nicholson hits another homer, a 2-run shot, in the 8th. 5-1, Cubs.

Wyse wins, Branca loses, and Meers earns a save.

In Pittsburgh, the Pirates take two from the Giants. We are 1.5 back of NY.
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Monday, May 19. Hearn (4-0, 1.47) vs Erickson (2-2, 4.02). 61 degrees, with a light 2 mph breeze out to RF.

1st Inning. Furillo hits an RBI single. 1-0, Brooklyn. Erickson suffers a shoulder injury, and Meers relieves him. Chicago comes back and takes a 2-1 lead.

Emil Kush relieves Meers in the 2nd.

3rd Inning. Hermanski gives us a 3-2 lead with a 2-run HR to CF. Bob Carpenter relieves Kush.

Russ Meyer relieves Carpenter in the 7th. Palica relieves Hearn in the 8th.

Hearn gets the 3-2 win, Palica earns a save. Kush takes the loss.

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St. Louis, Tuesday May 20. The Cardinals are on a 5 game win streak. Lombardi (6-2, 3.22) vs Brazle (3-1, 3.86). 62 degrees at Sportsmans Park.

3rd Inning. Furillo hits an RBI single. 1-0, Dodgers.

5th Inning. Reese gets an RBI single. 2-0.

6th Inning. Jorgensen grounds out, Snider scores. 3-0. The Cardinals come back and score five runs, including a 3-run homer by Marion. 5-3, St. Louis.

7th Inning. Robinson hits an RBI single. 5-4. Reese ties it with an RBI double. Snider doubles, and we take a 6-5 lead. Hodges singles, and Snider scores. 7-5. Behrman relieves Lombardi. The Cards score a run. 7-6.

Taylor relieves Behrman in the 8th.

Lombardi gets the win, Taylor earns a save, and Brazle loses.
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Wednesday, May 21. Fowler (3-4, 4.06) vs Dickson (4-4, 3.97). 63 degrees, with a swirling 14 mph wind.

The Cardinals take a 1-0 lead in the 1st.

2nd Inning. Fowler ties it with a sac fly.

The Cards take a 4-1 lead in the 4th on a 3-run homer by Kurowski.

6th Inning. Edwards hits an RBI triple. 4-2. Kell brings him in with a single. 4-3.

Northey hits a 2-run homer in the 7th. 6-3, Cardinals. Banta relieves Fowler. The Cards score two more. 8-3.

Dickson get the CG win. Fowler loses.

We have Thursday off.


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Trade news: we sent minor league P George Dockins to the Phillies in exchange for SS Granny Hamner. Hamner was placed in AAA.
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Brooklyn, Friday May 23. We return home for a series with the Phillies. Branca (5-4, 2.61) vs Simmons (1-5, 5.84). 63 degrees, with a light 3 mph breeze out to RF.

The Phils take a 1-0 lead in the 1st.

2nd Inning. Kell ties it with an RBI single. Schoendienst gets an RBI on a groundout. 2-1, Dodgers.

Philly ties it in the 6th. We recapture a 3-2 lead when Schoendienst RBI singles.

Donnelly relieves Simmons in the 7th. On the first pitch, Donnelly gets injured. Hoerst relieves him. Kell hits a 2-run single. 5-2.

Melton relieves Branca in the 9th, and earns a save. Branca wins, Simmons loses.

The Phillies' pitching staff is racked by injuries, now having three pitchers on the DL.
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Saturday, May 24. Hearn (5-0, 1.61) vs Rowe (2-6, 3.99). 67 degrees, with a 7 mph breeze blowing in from RF.

3rd Inning. Reese hits a 2-run single. 2-0, Brooklyn.

Schmidt relieves Rowe in the 6th. Dockins relieves Schmidt in the 8th. Furillo hits an RBI single. 3-0.

Hearn is now 6-0 with the 4-hit CG shutout. Rowe loses.

In Boston, the Braves defeat the Giants, and we are now tied for first place.
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Sunday, May 25. Lombardi (7-2, 3.58) vs Mauney (1-0, 12.86). 64 degrees.

1st Inning. Furillo hits an RBI double. Snider and Kell hit RBI singles.

2nd Inning. Lombardi and Robinson score on an error by Wyrostek. 5-0, Dodgers. Edwards singles, and two runs score. 7-0.

The Phils score three in the 3rd. 7-3.

Philly scores a run on a Schoendienst error in the 5th. 7-4.

Schmidt relieves Mauney in the 6th. Dockins relieves Schmidt in the 8th.

Lombardi gets a CG win, Mauney takes the loss.

We have Monday off.

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New York, Tuesday May 27. A showdown for first place between us and our crosstown rivals. Branca (6-4, 2.57) vs Kennedy (4-2, 3.63). 59 degrees, with a 9 mph breeze blowing in from RF.

Mize hits a 2-run homer in the 1st, and the Giants take an early lead. NY makes it 3-0 in the 3rd.

Melton relieves Branca in the 7th.

Kennedy pitches a 4-hit shutout. Branca loses.
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Wednesday, May 28. Hearn (6-0, 1.38) vs Jansen (6-3, 3.19). 73 degrees, with the wind blowing in from CF @16 mph.

The Giants take a 1-0 lead in the 1st, and 2-0 in the 2nd.

Thompson relieves Jansen in the 7th. Palica relieves Hearn.

8th Inning. Thompson walks in a run. 2-1.

9th Inning. Reese ties it with an RBI double. Taylor relieves Palica. He holds, and we go to the 10th.

Jones relieves Thompson in the 10th. Hansen relieves Jones in the 11th. Harry Taylor hits a 2-run homer, and we take a 4-2 lead! Unbelievable.

Taylor holds in the 11th, and not only earns the win, but also hits the GW RBI. Hansen loses. After the game, a few of us treated Harry to a steak dinner at one of the best restaurants in town, which, of course, is located in Brooklyn.
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Thursday, May 29. Lombardi (8-2, 3.51) vs Koslo (6-4, 4.89). 63 degrees, with a breeze blowing out to LF @8 mph.

Sid Gordon hits a solo HR in the 2nd. 1-0, Giants.

Dave Koslo homers in the 3rd. 2-0.

4th Inning. Kell and Robinson hit RBI singles, and we're tied.

5th Inning. Hodges hits a 2-run homer. 4-2, Dodgers.

Jones relieves Koslo in the 8th.

Lohrke homers in the 9th. 4-3. Lombardi gets a CG win, and Koslo loses. The Dodgers, for the moment, now occupy first place in the NL.


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Boston, Friday May 30. Doubleheader with the last-place Braves.

Game 1. Taylor (3-3, 4.74) vs Spahn (2-2, 2.28). 67 degrees, with a breeze blowing in from RF @6 mph.

In the 1st, Spahn suffers a bicep injury and leaves the game. Lanfranconi relieves him.

3rd Inning. Furillo hits an RBI single. Lanfranconi walks in a run. Shoun relieves Lanfranconi, and HE walks in TWO runs. 4-0, Brooklyn.

Boston scores two in the 5th. 4-2.

6th Inning. Hodges hits a 2-run double. 6-2.

Wright relieves Shoun in the 7th. The Braves pick up a run. 6-3.

Sain relieves Wright in the 8th.

9th Inning. Hodges hits a 2-run homer. 8-3.

Taylor gets a CG victory, and Lanfranconi takes the loss.

Game 2. Fowler (3-5, 4.87) vs Barrett (1-6, 3.65). 73 degrees, with a light breeze out to RF @4 mph.

1st Inning. Hodges and Lewis hit RBI singles. 2-0, Dodgers.

3rd Inning. Robinson homers. 3-0.

4th Inning. Lewis homers. 4-0. The Braves' Torgeson responds with a 2-run HR. Barrett hits a 2-run single, and we're tied.

Brooklyn commits two errors in the 5th, and Boston takes a 5-4 lead.

Wright relieves Barrett in the 7th. Melton relieves Fowler.

The Braves score three in the 8th, and Behrman relieves Melton. Masi then hits a grand slam, and it's 12-4.

Lanning relieves Wright in the 9th. 12-4 is the final. Barrett wins, Fowler loses.

In New York, the Giants split a doubleheader with the Phillies, so we maintain a one game lead.
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Trade news: the Phillies have three pitchers on the 60-day DL, so I contacted their GM and we made a deal. To Philadelphia goes RP Phil Haugstad. We receive AAA prospect 3B Willie Jones.

Also, we sent CF Al Gionfriddo and C Bruce Edwards to Pittsburgh in exchange for RP Preacher Roe and C Clyde Kluttz. Roe gives us a much-needed LHP in the bullpen, and he can spot start. Kluttz can spell Hodges behind the plate.

To fill the 25th roster slot, we recalled 3B Cookie Lavagetto from AAA.
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Saturday, May 31. Branca (6-5, 2.71) vs Voiselle (2-3, 5.19). 64 degrees, with a negligible breeze (2 mph) out to RF.

Holmes homers in the 1st. 1-0, Braves.

Palica relieves Branca in the 8th.

Voiselle pitches a 3-hit shutout. Branca loses.

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Brooklyn, Sunday June 1. We begin an eleven day homestand, hosting the Cardinals. Hearn (6-0, 1.52) vs Munger (7-2, 3.32). 66 degrees, with a swirling 14 mph wind.

In the 3rd, Nippy Jones triples, then scores on an error by Furillo. 1-0, St. Louis. Hearn ties it with a wind-assisted HR to CF.

5th Inning. Hearn hits a sac fly. 2-1, Dodgers.

6th Inning. Kell hits a 2-run single. 4-1.

7th Inning. Furillo gets an RBI on a groundout. 5-1.

Hearn gives up a homer to Musial in the 8th. 5-2. The Cards score another run, and it's 5-3. Hatten relieves Munger.

Roe pitches the 9th and earns the save. Hearn wins, improving to 7-0. Munger loses.

The Giants split a doubleheader with the Reds, and we regain our one game margin in first place.
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Contract news: we signed Gil Hodges to a 2-yr extension, so now he has a 5-yr deal @$45,801.

These players are now locked-in for 5 years: Fowler, Furillo, Hodges, Kell, Lombardi, Robinson, Schoendienst, Snider and Stevens.
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Monday, June 2. Lombardi (9-2, 3.46) vs Brazle (3-3, 4.73). 77 degrees, with the wind blowing out to LF @12 mph.

Del Rice homers to CF in the 2nd. 1-0, Cards.

Brazle gets injured in the 2nd. Hatten relieves him. Jorgensen ties the game with an RBI single.

3rd Inning. Snider hits a 2-run double. 3-1, Dodgers. Gene Hermanski then hits a 3-run homer, and it's 6-1.

St. Louis scores one in the 5th. 6-2.

Staley relieves Hatten in the 6th.

7th Inning. The Cardinals commit two errors, allowing Reese to reach second and then score. 7-2.

Behrman relieves Lombardi in the 8th. Marion homers. 7-3. Musial hits an RBI double. 7-4. Melton relieves Behrman. Pollet relieves Staley.

Lombardi gets a 7-4 win, and Melton earns a save. Hatten loses.

Lombardi becomes the first 10 game winner. He is now 10-2, and has won his last six starts.


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RE: The 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers - 6/3/2008 12:42:24 AM   
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Contract news: we approached Jim Hearn with a 2-yr extension. He declined the offer. He presently has a 3-yr deal @$116,562.
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Brooklyn, Tuesday June 3. Three vs the Pirates (4th place, 5.5 GB). Fowler (3-6, 4.97) vs Higbe (5-5, 3.21). 78 degrees, with the wind blowing out to LF @16 mph.

The Pirates take a 1-0 lead in the 2nd.

4th Inning. Snider ties it with a HR. Fowler gives us a 3-1 lead by hitting a 2-run single.

Westlake homers in the 5th. 3-2. Herman homers in the 7th and ties the game.

Singleton relieves Higbe in the bottom of the 7th.

Roe relieves Fowler in the 8th.

Mulcahy relieves Singleton in the bottom of the 9th.

We go to the 10th. Taylor relieves Roe.

In the bottom of the 10th, former Pirate Clyde Kluttz hits the GW RBI. Dodgers win 4-3. Taylor is the victor. Mulcahy takes the loss.
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Roster move: we called up OF Marv Rackley from AAA, and demoted 3B Cookie Lavagetto to AA.
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Wednesday, June 4. Branca (6-6, 2.60) vs Bonham (2-0, 1.29). 77 degrees, with a 6 mph breeze out to LF.

1st Inning. Snider hits an RBI single.

4th Inning. Rojek grounds out, but gets an RBI. 2-0, Brooklyn.

5th Inning. Robinson hits a leadoff homer. 3-0. Lewis hits an RBI single. 4-0.

McLish relieves Bonham in the 7th.

Russell prevents the shutout by hitting a homer in the 9th. 4-1.

Branca gets a CG win. Bonham loses.
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Thursday, June 5. Hearn (7-0, 1.59) vs Ostermueller (4-4, 3.93). Several regulars are rested. 72 degrees, with the wind blowing in from CF @17 mph.

No score until the 8th, when Kiner hits a 2-run double. 2-0, Pittsburgh.

Herring relieves Ostermueller in the bottom of the 8th. Reese enters the game and triples. Lewis singles and drives him in. 2-1.

Palica relieves Hearn in the 9th.

Ostermueller gets the 2-1 win, and Herring earns a save. Hearn takes his first loss of the season.


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Trade news: this one came as a shock to many of the faithful, but I couldn't pass it up. To the Braves goes LF Carl Furillo, a fan favorite. In return, we get a golden arm -- Mr. Warren Spahn.

We didn't stop there. To replace Furillo, we sent P Dick Fowler to the Phillies in exchange for LF Del Ennis.

GM/ field manager Erwin: "The pieces are falling into place, despite what some of the fans may think. With Spahn, we now have the best starting rotation in the majors. Furillo will be missed, but Ennis is a solid player, and he will contribute."
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Friday, June 6. The Cubs (5th place, 7 GB) visit. Lombardi (10-2, 3.40) vs Schmitz (5-3, 2.77). 74 degrees, with the wind blowing out to RF @13 mph.

The Cubs take a 1-0 lead in the 1st.

Merullo homers in the 5th. 2-0, Cubs.

6th Inning. Ennis ties the game with a 2-run homer.

7th Inning. Schoendienst hits an RBI single. The Dodgers take a 3-2 lead. Lombardi gets an RBI on a hit & run. 4-2.

Cavaretta hits a 3-run homer in the 8th, and the Cubs go ahead 5-4. Meers relieves Schmitz. Kluttz hits a 2-run HR. 6-5, Brooklyn.

Lombardi holds and gets the CG win. Meers takes the loss.
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Saturday, June 7. Spahn (3-2, 2.22) vs Erickson (2-4, 4.88). 71 degrees, with a breeze blowing out to LF @8 mph.

2nd Inning. Kell hits an RBI single.

The Cubs tie it in the 4th, and take a 3-1 lead in the 5th. They score two more in the 7th. 5-1.

Palica relieves Spahn in the 8th. Kush relieves Erickson.

Chicago scores two runs in the 9th. 7-1.

Erickson wins, Spahn loses, and Kush earns a save.
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Sunday, June 8. Branca (7-6, 2.45) vs Wyse (5-1, 4.62). 82 degrees, with the wind blowing in from CF @15 mph.

In the 2nd, Chicago takes advantage of a 2-base error by Lewis and scores two runs.

The Cubs take a 3-0 lead in the 5th.

Bottom of the 5th. Robinson hits an RBI double. 3-1.

Roe relieves Branca in the 8th.

Bottom of the 8th. Wyse loads the bases and walks in a run. 3-2. Ennis hits an RBI grounder, and we're tied.

Bottom of the 9th. Carpenter relieves Wyse.

We go to the 10th. Melton relieves Roe.

Taylor relieves Melton in the 12th. The Cubs score two runs. 5-3. Meers relieves Carpenter.

Carpenter gets the 5-3 win, with Meers earning a save. Taylor loses.

We still hold a one game lead over the Giants.

After the game, I called a closed-door meeting with the team. I castigated them for sloppy field play and poor execution of fundamentals. "You looked like a bunch of rookie-leaguers out there! Are we gonna let those dog-faced Giants beat us? Next practice, we're going back to basics."




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Monday, June 9. A three game series vs the Reds. Hearn (7-1, 1.66) vs Blackwell (4-5, 3.21). 80 degrees, with a light breeze in from RF @4 mph.

5th Inning. Reese hits a sac fly. 1-0, Brooklyn.

7th Inning. Reese hits an RBI double. 2-0.

Lambert relieves Blackwell in the 8th.

Hearn improves to 8-1 in pitching a 4 hit shutout.

We take a 2 game lead over the Giants.
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Stat note: Jim Hearn leads the majors in ERA (1.50). The Dodgers' Vic Lombardi leads in wins (11). We also have the leaders in SB (Snider with 15, followed by Robinson with 11).

KG: "This team is a throwback to an earlier time, and is based on the precepts of John McGraw. We accent pitching, defense, speed, and contact hitting. The current accent on home runs is, to my mind, a mistaken move that is simply meant to put people into the stands."
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Tuesday, June 10. Lombardi (11-2, 3.53) vs Vander Meer (3-7, 4.44). 79 degrees, with the wind blowing out to RF @19 mph.

The first hit of the game is a HR by Haas in the 4th. 1-0, Reds. Hodges ties it with a homer in the bottom of the inning. Lewis doubles, and Ennis hits a 2-run HR. 3-1, Brooklyn.

Cincy scores one in the 5th. 3-2. Hodges answers with an RBI single. 4-2.

6th Inning. Jorgensen scores on a fielder's choice. 5-2.

The Reds make it 5-3 in the 7th. Peterson relieves VanderMeer.

Roe relieves Lombardi in the 8th.

Bottom of the 8th. Reese hits an RBI single. 6-3. Hodges hits a 2-run single. 8-3.

Lombardi goes to 12-2 with the win, and Roe earns a save. VanderMeer loses.
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Wednesday, June 11. Spahn (3-3, 2.56) vs Raffensberger (6-6, 4.88). 73 degrees, with the wind blowing in from RF @14 mph.

1st Inning. Hodges hits a sac fly.

Gumbert relieves Raffensberger in the 6th.

The Reds tie it in the 7th. Peterson relieves Gumbert.

Melton relieves Spahn in the 8th. The Reds take a 2-1 lead.

Bottom of the 8th. Ennis RBI singles and it's 2-2.

Cincy takes a 3-2 lead in the 9th. Lambert relieves Peterson.

Peterson gets the win, and Lambert earns a save. Melton loses.
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We have Thursday off as we begin a road trip.

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St.Louis, Friday June 13. Hearn (8-1, 1.50) vs Hatten (1-2, 3.80). 67 degrees at Sportsmans Park, with the wind blowing in from CF @12 mph.

2nd Inning. Lewis scores on an error by Marion. 1-0, Dodgers. Robinson hits an RBI single. 2-0.

4th Inning. With 2 out, Hodges hits an RBI single. 3-0.

5th Inning. Schoendienst hits an RBI triple. 4-0. Hearn singles and gets an RBI. 5-0.

St. Louis scores three in the 6th. 5-3.

Ted Wilks relieves Hatten in the 7th. Palica relieves Hearn.

Casey relieves Wilks in the 8th.

Hearn gets the win and Palica earns the save. Hatten loses.
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Saturday, June 14. Branca (7-6, 2.55) vs Dickson (6-7, 4.71). 83 degrees.

5th Inning. Robinson hits a 2-run RBI single. 2-0, Dodgers.

Pollet relieves Dickson in the 7th. Burkhart relieves Pollet in the 9th.

Branca pitches a 4 hit shutout. Dickson loses.
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Sunday, June 15. Lombardi (12-2, 3.55) vs Brecheen (6-8, 3.62). 72 degrees, with the wind blowing out to LF @11 mph.

The Cardinals take a 2-0 lead in the 1st.

2nd Inning. Lombardi hits an RBI single. Robinson hits an RBI double. Reese hits a 2-run double. 4-2, Brooklyn. Kluttz hits an RBI single. 5-2.

6th Inning. Reese hits an RBI single. 6-2.

Blevins relieves Brecheen in the 8th.

9th Inning. Schoendienst hits a 2-run single. 8-2.

Lombardi gets a CG win. Brecheen loses.

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Chicago, Monday June 16. Four days at Wrigley. Spahn (3-3, 2.46) vs Borowy (7-5, 2.83). 66 degrees, with the wind out to LF @13 mph.

Andy Pafko hits a 2 run homer in the 1st. 2-0, Cubs.

5th Inning. Reese hits a 2-run triple and we're tied.

The Cubs take a 3-2 lead in the 8th.

Meers relieves Borowy in the 9th.

Borowy wins, Spahn loses, and Meers gets a save.
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Tuesday, June 17. Hearn (9-1, 1.68) vs Chipman (1-4, 4.75). 76 degrees, with a breeze blowing in from RF @6 mph.

The Cubs score a run in the 1st. 1-0.

6th Inning. Schoendienst ties it with an RBI single.

Meers relieves Chipman in the 8th. Carpenter relieves Meers in the 9th.

We go to the 10th. Melton relieves Hearn.

Kush relieves Carpenter in the 11th.

13th Inning. PH Jorgensen hits an RBI single. 2-1, Dodgers.

Roe pitches the bottom of the 13th and saves it for Melton. Kush loses.

The win is a great birthday present for KG. We now hold a 2.5 game lead over the Giants.
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Wednesday, June 18. Branca (8-6, 2.35) vs Erickson (3-5, 4.16). 76 degrees, with the wind blowing out to LF @10 mph.

2nd Inning. Erickson walks in a run. Reese hits an RBI single. 2-0, Brooklyn.

5th Inning. Kluttz hits a 2-run single. 4-0.

6th Inning. Reese homers to CF. 5-0. Andy Pafko answers with a 2-run HR. 5-2.

Chicago makes it 5-3 in the 7th. Carpenter relieves Erickson in the 8th. Palica relieves Branca. Palica walks in a run. 5-4. Merullo doubles, and the Cubs take a 6-5 lead.

Lade relieves Carpenter in the 9th. Lewis singles, and we're tied at 6.

The Cubs win it 7-6 in the bottom of the 9th. Lade wins, Palica loses.
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Thursday, June 19. Lombardi (13-2, 3.44) vs Schmitz (6-3, 3.46). 74 degrees, with a breeze blowing in from LF @6 mph.

A pitchers duel. No score through six innings. Lade relieves Schmitz in the 7th. Duke Snider hits a 2 run HR. 2-0, Dodgers.

Russ Meyer relieves Lade in the 9th.

Lombardi (now 14-2) gets a 5 hit shutout. Lade loses.

We have Friday off.





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RE: The 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers - 6/9/2008 2:43:58 AM   
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Cincinnati, Saturday June 21. Spahn (3-4, 2.53) vs Raffensberger (7-6, 4.71). 77 degrees at Crosley Field, with the wind blowing out to LF @18 mph.

1st Inning. Hermanski hits a 2 run double. 2-0, Dodgers.

Bottom of the 1st. Spahn suffers an injury. Roe replaces him.

The Reds take a 3-2 lead in the 3rd.

5th Inning. Hodges hits a 2 run homer, and we take a 4-3 lead.

7th Inning. Kell hits an RBI grounder. 5-3. Raffensberger walks in a run. 6-3. Gumbert relieves Raffensberger. Palica relieves Roe. The Reds score a run. 6-4.

Lambert relieves Gumbert in the 8th. Lambert gets injured, and Peterson relieves.

Roe gets the win, and Melton, who entered in the 9th, earns a save. Raffensberger loses.

Injury news: Spahn suffered an arm injury, so he goes on the 15 day DL. We put Harry Taylor in the 4th slot in the rotation, and call up Hal Gregg from AAA.
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Sunday, June 22. Doubleheader.

Game 1. Hearn (9-1, 1.62) vs Wehmeier (4-7, 6.65). 70 degrees, with a swirling breeze @6 mph.

The Reds jump to a 3-0 lead in the 1st.

3rd Inning. Reese hits an RBI single. 3-1.

5th Inning. Hodges hits a sac fly. 3-2.

Melton relieves Hearn in the 6th.

7th Inning. Ennis ties it with an RBI single. Lewis hits a 2-run single, and we take a 5-3 lead. Melton hits a 2-run single. 7-3. Erautt relieves Wehmeier.

Cincy scores in the 8th. 7-4.

Gumbert relieves Erautt in the 9th.

The Reds score in the bottom of the 9th, but Melton holds for a 7-5 win. Wehmeier takes the loss.

Game 2. Taylor (5-4, 4.59) vs VanderMeer (4-8, 4.30). 77 degrees.

1st Inning. Ennis and Snider hit sac flies. 2-0, Dodgers. Cincy comes right back and ties the game.

4th Inning. We take a 3-2 lead on an RBI grounder by Kell.

5th Inning. Kluttz hits a sac fly. 4-2, Dodgers. Blackwell keeps throwing that 100mph fastball, but we manage to get pieces of it.

Peterson relieves Blackwell in the 8th. Lively relieves Peterson. PH Spider Jorgensen hits an RBI single. 5-2. Robinson brings in a run on a DP. 6-2.

Behrman relieves Taylor in the 8th. He gives up a run in the 9th but Taylor gets the 6-3 win. Blackwell loses.

We have Monday off.



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Contract news: we signed LF Del Ennis to a one year extension. Del now has a 4 yr deal @ $47,141.
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Pittsburgh, Tuesday June 24. Branca (8-6, 2.65) vs Ostermueller (6-5, 3.15). A mild 68 degrees at Forbes Field.

The Pirates take a 1-0 lead in the 2nd.

3rd Inning. Reese ties it with an RBI double. We take a 2-1 lead when Hodges hits a sac fly.

Pittsburgh ties it at 2 in the 6th.

Singleton relieves Ostermueller in the 8th. Kell goes 4 for 4 with a single. Schoendienst doubles and Kell scores. 3-2, Dodgers. PH Eddie Stanky hits an RBI single. 4-2. Bagby relieves Singleton. Bases loaded. Lewis clears them with a 3-run double. 7-2.

Palica relieves Branca in the bottom of the 8th.

McLish relieves Bagby in the 9th. Robinson hits an RBI double. 8-2. Hodges hits a 2-run double. 10-2.

Branca wins, Singleton takes the loss. After 5 straight wins, we now lead the Giants by 4 games.
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Wednesday, June 25. News was received that the Giants' Monte Kennedy no-hit the Cubs in Chicago. In our dugout, we simply shrugged and went about our business. Preacher Roe spat some tobacco juice on a baseball and said, "That's probably how the SOB did it." That earned a few laughs.

Here in Pittsburgh, Lombardi (14-2, 3.20) faces Sewell (9-5, 3.32). 63 degrees, with the wind blowing in from RF @20 mph.

5th Inning. Sewell walks in two runs. Ennis hits a sac fly. 3-0, Brooklyn.

6th Inning. Reese hits an RBI triple. Hodges hits an RBI single. Ennis hits a 2-run double. Snider, Schoendienst and Robinson hit RBI singles. 10-0.

McLish relieves Sewell in the 7th. I start inserting bench players. The Pirates score a run. 10-1.

Mulcahy relieves McLish in the 8th.

9th Inning. Ennis hits an RBI single. 11-1. Lombardi hits an RBI single. 12-1.

Lombardi starts to tire and gives up a run in the 9th, but he holds for a 12-2 CG win. His record improves to 15-2. Sewell loses.



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