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This Day in Dodgers History…

Good Morning! And Happy Sunday to everyone. I figured that there isn’t much better way to start a day (rhymed) than a little Dodgers History, am I right? Lets go back a bit…

 

May 6th, 1995.

 

Personally, I was five years old. This was right around the time I started becoming a Dodgers fan. A year prior, in 2004, was when my dad and two brothers went to my first Dodgers game. I’ll never forget it. How could you, ya know? I feel like I remember everything; My dad introducing me to Vinny’s voice on the way to the ballpark. Sitting top Deck.  Section 9 (which, ironically enough, ended up becoming my sports number). I even remember the fan giveaway! It was this awesome binder that had all the main Dodgers at the time on it; Eric Karros, Orel Hershiser, Mike Piazza, Raul Mondesi…. I literally used that thing until it was completely torn apart. I loved it! Sorry, I’m getting off track.

 

May 6th, 1995.

 

The Dodgers were playing the Colorado Rockies at their park, which at the time, was only three years old. Crazy, right? The Dodgers exploded for 21 hits, including 8 extra base hits. Eric Karros had three hits and three RBI and Mike Piazza went 3-for-6 with a double, home run and three RBI. Henry Rodriguez added a career-high four hits as the Dodgers would take the game with a final score of 17-11. The game would ultimately set the pace for an intense divisional race. The Dodgers and Rockies traded places atop the NL West standings for most of that year, until the Dodgers finally took the division by one game and the Rockies settled for the NL Wild Card spot.

 

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