First flight

Promoted from the comments to the last post: Dodgers’ Aviation! As in so many other things, the Dodgers and Walter O’Malley were the first to travel via airplane on road trips.

This is a wonderfully well-researched story with beautiful pictures, so go read it!

Update: Some very sad news today from San Diego: Jerry Coleman passed away at the age of 89. Coleman was a Yankee second baseman, a US Marine in both World War II and Korea, and a broadcaster for the Yankees and then the Padres. In 1980 he even managed the Padres for a season. He received the Ford C. Frick Award in 2005.

One hopes that he greeted St. Peter at the Pearly Gates with his pet phrase “Oh Doctor!” and that Peter in turn said “You can hang a star on that one, baby!”

11 thoughts on “First flight

  1. 08:53 AM ET 01.05 | An MLB source who has spent time with Giancarlo Stanton this offseason said he seems increasingly smitten with the Dodgers and the Hollywood lifestyle and part-time owner Magic Johnson and has buddied up with Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp. The Dodgers are the front-runner to land him when he becomes a free agent after 2016.

    –Miami Herald

      • In my opinion I’m getting too giddy trying to keep up with all the posts. Link, (and others) I’m staying here (as well) to get the more personal chats and opinions. (Assuming Link, you are happy to keep it all going here)

        • Two different missions, John. I’m an opinionated fan with no access, Jon is a staff employee with all kinds of access. 😉

          I’m gonna keep it going all season long and even further to the World Series, gods willing and the creek don’t rise. I enjoy it. (I started blogging in October of 2001 and haven’t missed more than about ten days since.)