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Steve Dittmore’s earliest Dodger memory is of attending Batting Glove Day at Dodger Stadium on April 14, 1975 while living in Southern California, where he was born. His Dodger fandom has persisted throughout his life, despite moving away from California in 1976. Dittmore is excited to contribute to TrueBlue LA as it combines two passions: writing and the Dodgers. With two journalism degrees, Dittmore spent 10 years in sport public relations before earning a PhD and becoming a professor. Since 2008 he has been on faculty at the University of Arkansas where he holds the rank of tenured professor in sport management, and presently serves as assistant dean in the College of Education and Health Professions. His writing can be found at AthleticDirectorU and, when time allows, at his personal Substack site, The Rattlesnake Speedway. You can also find him on Twitter at @stevedittmore. And, oh yeah. He really wishes he still had that batting glove.
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Great story, JB. Mr. Erskine is a very humble and gracious person. 94 years old and still very sharp with his memory!
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Thank you for reading!
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Thank you for reading. To be clear, Hodges passed away in 1972. It was his son whom I interviewed for the article. The only living members of the 1955 team are Erskine, Craig, and Koufax.
Thank you, John.
Thank you, Catherine!
Appreciate the kind words, @Jex Musa!