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This Day in Dodgers History
August 24th

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1941 During a doubleheader against the Cardinals, a ragtag group of five musicians, dubbed the Dodger SymPhony by announcer Red Barber, makes their Ebbets Field debut. None of the members can read music, but the band performs their zany antics at evening and weekend games.
1955 A telegram sent to Brooklyn president Walter O'Malley by the Patchogue Chamber of Commerce offers the team "thirty acres or more of dry flat land in open country in the heart of Long Island's densest Dodger fan concentration." The village's attempt to attract the fleeing franchise to the south shore of Suffolk County will not materialize, with the club, after exploring many different venues as an alternative to Ebbets Field, leaving the East Coast in 1958 to play in Los Angeles.
1957 In a 13-3 loss to Milwaukee at Ebbets Field, the Dodgers use eight pitchers in one game, tying a major league record. Johnny Podres gives up three home runs in the fourth frame when Nippy Jones, Hank Aaron, and Andy Pafko go deep off the Brooklyn starter.
1960 During a dull game, Vin Scully, the play-by-play voice of the Dodgers, knowing that many fans in the stands follow the game on transistor radios, asks his listeners to help him surprise third base umpire Frank Secory. His ballpark audience responds when the veteran broadcaster tells them, "Let's have some fun. As soon as the inning is over, I'll count to three, and on three, everybody yell, 'Happy birthday, Frank!'".
1974 Davey Lopes steals five bases, tying a National League record established in 1904 by Giants first baseman Dan McGann. The Dodger second baseman's quintet of stolen bags adds to the team's franchise mark of eight stolen bases in their 3-0 victory over the Redbirds at Chavez Ravine.
1975 Dave Lopes steals his major league record 38th consecutive base, but the streak will be stopped by Montreal backstop Gary Carter when he attempts to swipe another bag in the Dodger Stadium contest. The second baseman streak ends in the 12th inning of the team's 5-3 loss in fourteen frames.
2014 Joc Pederson becomes the fourth player in the Pacific Coast League's history to have a 30-30 season and the first to accomplish the feat in 80 years when he steals his 30th base for the Isotopes. The 22-year-old Albuquerque slugger, who has 32 home runs and a .432 slugging percentage in 116 games this season, will join the Dodgers when rosters expand next week.

7 Fact(s) Found