Friday, April 15, 2011

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History- Sports

In the late 1970's and early 1980's some of my best days were spent with by father at Dodgers' baseball games. That was a classic era in Dodger baseball.  In Fielder's Steve Garvey, Ron Cey, Davy Lopes, and Steve Yeager behind the plate. I also remember Fernando mania. Whenever he pitched in his early career the stadium would be packed.  
We would always sit in the left field section so I could watch my favorite player Bill Buckner.
Family nights and celebrity nights were some of my favorite. I remember getting Tony Danza's autograph at a celebrity night. I remember that he was one of the nicest celebrities I have ever met. I dropped my pen into the Dodger dugout and he retrieved it for me. 
We always ate a couple Dodger of dogs every game. There is nothing better than a tasty Dodger dog on a beautiful day at the stadium!
Dodger Stadium has always been located in a bad section of Los Angeles, a gang ridden area. The recent beating of a fan really saddened me, but was not completely a surprise given the fact that gang members live in the area and attend games. Hopefully increased security will prevent this from happening again.


Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

Thank you for participating in this week's topic of the 52-week series. I have the same types of memories from the same era, except we went to Anaheim stadium. I remember all those Dodger players, though, because our neighbors were Dodger fans.

Annette said...

Thank very much Amy for the great topics! That was a classic era in Dodger baseball. I did attend a few Angels games too but don't remember the players as well.