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This Day in Dodgers History
July 23rd

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1939 The Cardinals beat the Dodgers 5-2 at Sportsman's Park using yellow-dyed balls. The experiment with the colored sphere, designed to make the ball easier to see for the players and the fans, started in Brooklyn last week and will be tested once more in a September game played at Wrigley Field.
1962 Jackie Robinson becomes the first black player inducted into the Hall of Fame. Fireballer Bob Feller, veteran manager Bill McKechnie, and outfielder Edd Roush join the Dodger infielder in the Cooperstown ceremony.

1965 Mickey Lolich loses his tenth straight game, setting a Tigers' record for consecutive defeats when Detroit drops a 4-2 decision to the Yankees at Tiger Stadium. After the contest, the 26-year-old southpaw, who will win nine of his next ten starts for the pennant contenders, is called up to the mobilized 191st National Guard unit to help quell riots near the ballpark.

(Ed. note - Nineteen ballparks because both Los Angeles teams, the Angels and Dodgers, share the ballpark in Chavez Ravine. - LP)

1974 At Three Rivers Stadium, Dodger first baseman Steve Garvey, a write-in All-Star starter, singles and doubles to help the National League beat the Junior Circuit, 7-2. Mike Schmidt, also chosen by the fans, plays in his first Midsummer Classic thanks to radio intern Howard Eskin's on-air campaign, which urged Phillies fans to stuff the ballot box for their young third baseman.

4 Fact(s) Found