Thursday, June 27, 2013

Phillies at Dodgers: June 27th to June 30th

Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10:10, Sunday 4:10
Dodger Stadium - Los Angeles, CA

At the Ballpark:  In one of the best giveaways I've seen so far this season, all fans attending tonight's game will receive a Sandy Koufax bobble head.  The bobble head is sponsored by Philadelphia's own Mitchell & Ness.  Fireworks will follow tomorrow night's game.

1973 Topps #490
1973 Topps Flashback:  Before I knew he pitched for the Dodgers, I knew the subject of today's flashback for his super fresh 1980s perm.  Claude Osteen was the pitching coach for the Phillies from 1982 to 1988, during which time he sported the unfortunate hair style choice.

Osteen enjoyed a lengthy 18-year career, spending nine seasons (1965-1973) wearing Dodger blue.  He was a three-time All-Star with the Dodgers, and a two-time 20-game winner (1969 and 1972).  Osteen was a key contributor to the 1965 Dodgers, the eventual World Series champions.

No pitching probables or Phillies team leaders in this game summary post, as I'm currently away from The Phillies Room HQ and the blog is on auto-pilot.


Steve F. said...

Claude Osteen lives (or lived) somewhere around Philly, and sometime in the early 1990s, a friend of mine was at a party thrown by Osteen's son or daughter. He was looking for the bathroom and accidentally walked into Osteen's den where Claude himself was watching the Phillies game on TV. Osteen looked up from his chair, said, "Bathroom is the next door," and returned to the game.

Not much of a story, but anytime I hear the name Claude Osteen I am reminded of it...

Jim said...

Great story!