Game 103, 2022

Dodgers at Giants, 6:45 PM PDT, TV: NBCBS BA, SPNLA, TBS

LHP Tyler Anderson (11-1, 2.61 ERA) pitches for the Dodgers while LHP Alex Wood (7-8, 4.11 ERA) does the same for the Giants. Anderson had a great July, going 3-0 with a 1.11 ERA and being named to the All Star Game. He went 6 innings against the Giants and gave up one run on four hits on July 22 but got no decision. Wood was nearly equally good for the month; he went 2-1 with a 1.68 ERA. His one loss was to the Dodgers on July 23 when he went four innings and gave up two runs on four hits.

On this date in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1938 Bright yellow baseballs designed by Frederick Rah, who believes the visibility of the dandelion-hue sphere will help players avoid getting hit by a pitch, are used in the first game of a doubleheader. The one-game experiment draws mixed reactions and the Dodgers complete their sweep of the twin bill from the Cardinals, 6-2 and 9-3, using the traditional white ball in the nightcap.
  • 1982 During a ceremony held in Cooperstown, NY, the United States Postal Service unveils a 20-cent stamp commemorating baseball great Jackie Robinson as part of its annual Black Heritage series. The Dodger infielder becomes the first individual baseball player to be depicted on a U.S postage stamp.

  • 2002 Reds general manager Jim Bowden is fined by commissioner Bud Selig for the comments he made to reporters prior to yesterday’s game against the Dodgers comparing a baseball strike with the terrorist attacks of September 11th. Quickly realizing the use of such analogy was inappropriate and insensitive, the Cincinnati GM issues an immediate apology after the game.
  • 2008 In the first game after the Manny Ramirez trade to the Dodgers, the Fenway Faithful enthusiastically welcome Jason Bay, the player replacing the Boston icon. The former Pirates outfielder doesn’t disappoint, tripling and scoring the winning run in the 12th inning of the Red Sox’s 2-1 victory over the A’s.
  • 2017 The Dodgers lost to the Braves, ending their nine-game winning streak. Had they won it would have been the third time that season they’d have won ten straight. The bullpen gave up the go-ahead runs in the eighth inning at Sun Trust Park in Atlanta.

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139 thoughts on “Game 103, 2022

  1. Saw a tweet that said someone born in the 1800s and someone born in 2000s could have each listened to Vin call a game.

    • Called games pitched by Preacher Roe and Julio Urias, who were born exactly 80 years apart.

    • I think that was actually taking note that Vin’s first year broadcasting was Connie Mack’s last year managing. Mack’s career began in 1886, so those two men spanned nearly the entire spread of baseball’s existence (not quite, since 1869 is generally accepted as the start of the sport).

    • Kinda surprised they Dodgers didn’t get another arm or two – either starter or reliever, or both. I know they have lots of pitchers who might make it back. But then again, maybe they won’t.

      • Although – with that being said – this is still a great team and a great organization. This is one of the best – if not the very best – eras in Dodger franchise history.

      • Given that the list is so long, they must be confident that at least some of them will return.

  2. I’m late checking in and just heard. I sat in our backyard many an evening listening to Vinny with family although my memory feels like it was with my Dad more than family. I also loved when we could listen to Vin on our transistor radios at Dodger Stadium. Thank goodness he retired a few years ago otherwise this would be really really hard to deal with.

  3. I just learned of Vin’s death. Really torn up. I first listened to him when I was a little kid in Brooklyn, where I was born in 1948.

    • Strong case to be made, though one could argue that he’s best used in key situations that are not always the ninth.

  4. I can’t quite get back into this game – so filled with Vin memories. Reading everything I can find.

  5. My first exposure to baseball was over KFI radio while living in Westwood. Vin and Jerry Doggett taught me the game as well as how to score. They turned me into a lifelong Dodgers fan, even when I was overseas and far away from the game.

    • On rare occasion, in the Falklands, I could pick up an Armed Forces radio broadcast with him.

  6. Jessica is right. His was the voice that I heard the most in my life. It was a privilege!

  7. I hope it is not inappropriate to say – but somewhat fitting that it was announced during a Dodgers – Giants game.
    Rest In Peace Vin.

  8. Not listening to the Gnatstream, but Farhan’s in the booth, apparently making excuses to the homer hacks Krukow and Kuiper.

    • Hmm…askually he used to be physically just down Pennsylvania Ave. from me personally.