The Daily Mirror

Los Angeles history

« Previous Post | The Daily Mirror Home | Next Post »

Dodgers Don't Expect Any Bargains

November 10, 2009 |  8:30 am

Nov. 10, 1959, Dodgers 

Nov. 10, 1959

The Dodgers were feeling generous.

Frank Finch reported on the team's prospects during the interleague trading period and found Vice President Buzzie Bavasi talking about what teams he could help.

"With that short porch in left field at Fenway Park, Boston could use a right-handed hitter. And I think we could help Washington and Kansas City too. Whether they could help us again is something else again," Bavasi said.

What could lousy teams like Washington and Kansas City provide the Dodgers? Maybe a place to dump spare parts, since Finch noted the world champion Dodgers suddenly appeared loaded with plenty of excess outfielders and pitchers.

-- Keith Thursby