13 June 2015

goody rosen was a dodger double dipper

while the dodgers acquired former dodger eric stults recently, they also dfa'd him, so my hopes of him becoming the next dodger double dipper were seemingly dashed.  however, he eventually accepted an assignment to double-a, and so may yet (like ramon troncoso) make a return to the dodgers and earn that double dipper status.

this post doesn't deal with what may come, rather, it celebrates goody rosen, a bonafide dodger double dipper.

[this is the ninety-fifth installment in the double dippers posts.  here are the previous posts - brett butler, omar daaleric young, nick willhitechris gwynn, mickey hatcherdave anderson, don zimmerrafael landestoy, dave hansen, jose vizcaino, hideo nomo, greg maddux, mike madduxjon garland, chan ho parkvicente romogene mauch, denny lewallyn, von joshua, joe moellerdioner navarro, rudy seanez, bart shirleyrandy wolf, ismael valdes, bobby castillo, mike devereaux, pete richert, jay johnstone, jesse orosco, lee lacy, giovanni carrara, jeff weaverted sizemore,  orel hershisertom goodwinjoe fergusoneddie murraymatt lukeken mcmullen, tim wallach, jerry grotedon suttonralph branca, todd hundley, elmer dessensguillermo motajoe beckwithjamie hoffmannbabe hermanjoe medwickjuan castroron perranoskiclyde kingpaul wanerhughie jenningsron negray, broadway aleck smithgeorge smith, johnny cooney, jim faireyfrenchy bordagaraydoc casey, waite hoytluis olmoclyde sukeforthwillie keeler,  harry howellgermany smithjohnny allenmarv rackleybobo newsom, maury wills, dazzy vance, ray hayworthzack taylorjohn croninart herringbrian falkenborgbill reidy, john andersonvito tamulis, wally hood, jim bruske, bill dahlen, patsy donovanjamey wright, watty clarkandy messersmithrocky nelsonnewt kimballhank behrmanjimmy sheckard, and jake flowers.]

i have this 2003 american jewish historical society card of rosen
from their jewish major leaguers set.  sandy koufax, steve yeager, and shawn green are also included in the set, but rosen is the only one i've got in my collection to date.

hailing from toronto, rosen played for the dodgers from 1937 through 1939, and was one of their primary outfielders in '38 when he hit .281 in 138 games.  in 1940, he was acquired by the pirates, and he later wound up with the cardinals and then the reds.   while rosen didn't appear in the majors for any of those three teams, he did play in about 600 minor league games away from the dodger organization before returning to brooklyn in a may, 1944 trade with cincinnati.

back with the dodgers, rosen hit .261 in 89 games in 1944, and then hit .325 and scored 126 runs in 145 contests in 1945, earning an all-star spot and enough regular season mvp votes to finish 10th in the voting that year.  he was 1 for 3 in 3 games during april of 1946 before his contract was purchased by the new york giants, and this time, his departure from the dodger organization was permanent.

here's to you goody rosen, a dodger double dipper!

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