marv rackley made his big league debut on the same day, and the same field, as jackie robinson. and, he was a dodger double dipper.
[this is the seventyfirst installment in the double dippers posts. here are the previous posts - brett butler, omar daal, eric young, nick willhite, chris gwynn, mickey hatcher, dave anderson, don zimmer, rafael landestoy, dave hansen, jose vizcaino, hideo nomo, greg maddux, mike maddux, jon garland, chan ho park, vicente romo, gene mauch, denny lewallyn, von joshua, joe moeller, dioner navarro, rudy seanez, bart shirley, randy wolf, ismael valdes, bobby castillo, mike devereaux, pete richert, jay johnstone, jesse orosco, lee lacy, giovanni carrara, jeff weaver, ted sizemore, orel hershiser, tom goodwin, joe ferguson, eddie murray, matt luke, ken mcmullen, tim wallach, jerry grote, don sutton, ralph branca, todd hundley, elmer dessens, guillermo mota, joe beckwith, jamie hoffmann, babe herman, joe medwick, juan castro, ron perranoski, clyde king, paul waner, hughie jennings, ron negray, broadway aleck smith, george smith, johnny cooney, jim fairey, frenchy bordagaray, doc casey, waite hoyt, luis olmo, clyde sukeforth, willie keeler, harry howell, germany smith, and johnny allen.]
here's rackley's 1990 target card
with the pirates, rackley appeared in 11 games and hit .314. on june 7, however, the trade was ruled invalid, and rackley returned to brooklyn. that wasn't a bad thing, as he hit .291 in 54 games following his return, swatted the only home run of his career, and appeared in the 1949 world series against the yankees. plus, it gave him dodger double dipper status.
a memorial patch for ernie banks
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