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  • King's words resonate at L.A. church

    King's words resonate at L.A. church
    The 40th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. comes as a poignant reminder of the day the civil rights leader stood in the pulpit at Holman United Methodist Church in Los Angeles and preached a Sunday morning sermon about...
  • Willie Davis | 1940-2010

    Willie Davis | 1940-2010
  • Vinny being Vinny

     
    I don't think I've ever reposted this story since it originally ran. It's a column I wrote for SI.com a couple years ago that is about a great many things, but above all else is an appreciation of Vin Scully.Two......
  • The Dodgers, Juan Marichal and the Beanball

     
    Sept. 21, 1969: Surfers are cleaning up their act, The Times says. Richard Nixon owns a surfboard? Jules Feiffer on the Miranda case. All the pseudo-surfers have become pseudo-hippies! The Dodgers and Giants were fighting again and Juan Marichal was in...
  • Dodgers had little intention for intentional walks in '74

     
    Intentional walks become magnified in the playoffs. As recently as two days ago, a free free pass issued to the Angels' Torii Hunter set up Vladimir Guerrero for an American League Division Series-winning hit ??? and set up a bunch......
  • Dodgers Looking for a Third Baseman

     
    Willie Davis works on bunting at Vero Beach. March 5, 1970: The Dodgers couldn't decide on a third baseman, not a new problem for the franchise. The Times' Ross Newhan noted that the Dodgers had used 38 players at third since moving to California and...
  • Willie Davis remembered

     
    Growing up in Orange County, I was often asked why I favored the Dodgers more than the Angels, and I sometimes explained in part by using this story involving Willie Davis: I had an aunt who lived in Garden Grove......
  • Former Dodger Willie Davis found dead in Burbank home

     
    Former Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Willie Davis was found dead Tuesday morning in his Burbank home, police said. He was 69. Authorities said that a neighbor who usually brought breakfast to the former baseball star's Victory Boulevard home found......
  • Willie Davis, April 8, 1959

     
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  • Ted Williams Praises Dodger Hitters

     
    Well, it was the 1970s…. March 19, 1970: Ted Williams, manager of the Washington Senators who knew a few things about hitting, had high praise for two Dodgers. "Within three years (Bill) Bucker will lead the National League in hitting," Williams told...
  • Reds, Dodgers in a Wild Doubleheader

     
    Aug. 10, 1970 : The Dodgers blew up the record book and challenged their fans' endurance during a wild doubleheader, using 35 hits to sweep the Cincinnati Reds, 7-3 and 13-3. The Dodgers had 26 singles, seven doubles and two triples. Willie Davis, Maury...
  • The Bull Pen

     
    Aug. 27, 1960: The Dodgers' apparent refusal to sell their future made for an interesting if confusing story. The team apparently turned down $1.8 million for Frank Howard, Willie Davis, Ron Fairly and three other players. "They are not for sale,"...