Other than the Phillies resigning Aaron Nola and asserting that Bryce Harper will remain at first base, thus blocking Rhys Hoskins’ return to his long-held position, not much has happened so far in this off-season. The Dodgers and White Sox are rumored to have discussed a trade for the Sox RHP Dylan Cease (7-9, 4.58 ERA in 2023, 43-35, 3.83 ERA lifetime), but no Dodger prospects’ names have been made public yet.
Well now, this looks interesting:
Spectrum just launched streaming option for its Lakers channel (SportsNet) at $19.99 a month, no cable or satellite subscription required.
They’re looking into a similar streaming option for Dodgers (SportsNet LA) but nothing announced yet.
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) October 27, 2023
Surgeries, they’ve had a few.
Hernández, Kershaw and David Peralta have each undergone surgery since the Dodgers were swept by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League Division Series.
Kiké had hernia surgery last month, Kershaw and Peralta in November.
You may not care for Rush, the band, but you might like the memorabilia collected by its bassist and lead singer. Geddy Lee is auctioning 300 pieces on December 6.
Texas at Arizona, 5:03 PM PDT, TV: Fox. Texas leads the Series three games to one.
The Rangers send RHP Nathan Iovaldi (4-0, 3.52 ERA postseason) out to try to win the Series. RHP Zac Gallen of the Diamondbacks (2-2, 5.27 ERA postseason) will try to extend it.
- 1942 The Dodgers replace team president Larry MacPhail, who accepted a commission in the U.S. Army in September, with Branch Rickey, formerly the Cardinals’ vice-president before resigning three days ago. Brooklyn’s new boss will guide the team to two pennants during his eight-year reign in the “The Borough of Churches.”
- 1966 In the final time when there is only one selection from both leagues, Dodger southpaw Sandy Koufax becomes the first three-time recipient of the Cy Young Award. The 30-year-old left-hander, recipient of the prestigious pitching prize in 1963 and 1965, posted a 27-9 (.750) record and an ERA of 1.73 for the National League champs.
- 2001 The first major league game ever started in November becomes memorable when the Yankees, for the second consecutive night, make a dramatic comeback in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game and go on to a World Series Game Five victory in extra innings. Scott Brosius hits a game-tying two-out two-run homer to knot the game at 2-2, and Alfonso Soriano singles in Chuck Knoblauch in the 12th, giving the Yankees a 3-2 victory and 3-2 lead in the Fall Classic over the Diamondbacks.
- 2005 The unveiling of a bronze sculpture capturing the friendship of Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson takes place at Brooklyn’s KeySpan Park, home of the Mets’ Single-A team. The William Behrends sculpture captures the moment when the Dodger captain showed support by putting his arm around his black teammate’s shoulder, hushing an unruly crowd hurling racial slurs at his teammate at Crosley Field in 1947.
- 2010 Edgar Renteria, who drove in the Marlins’ winning run against Cleveland during Game 7 of the 1997 Fall Classic, joins Yankees legends Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, and Yogi Berra as only the fourth player in baseball history to collect two World Series-winning hits. The Series MVP’s three-run homer off Cliff Lee in the seventh inning leads to San Francisco’s 3-1 victory over the Rangers, bringing a World Championship to the Giants for the first time since 1954.