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This Day in Dodgers History
May 3rd

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1947 The Pirates deal five-foot, six-inch reserve outfielder Al Gionfriddo to the Dodgers for five players and a hundred thousand dollars in cash, delivered by the diminutive flycatcher when he arrives in Brooklyn. The Bucs received Hank Behrman, Dixie Howell, Gene Mauch, Cal McLish, and Kirby Higbe, a former 20-game winner from South Carolina, made expendable due to his comments about playing with his new teammate Jackie Robinson, the first black to play in the major leagues this century.
2004 Similar to last season, the aging outfielder Rickey Henderson re-signs with the Atlantic League's Bears, hoping for a shot of returning to the big leagues. The 45-year-old future Hall of Famer batted .339, hit eight home runs, drove in 33 runs, scored 52 runs, and stole nine bases for the Newark team last season before joining the Dodgers in July.
2009 Defeating San Diego 2-1 in 10 innings, the Dodgers tie a franchise record, winning their ninth consecutive decision at home from the start of the season. The 1946 club also reeled off nine straight victories at Brooklyn's Ebbets Field at the beginning of the post-war campaign.

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