That was quite a team the Dodgers assembled in 1953. They had Hall of Famers everywhere — at catcher (Roy Campanella), shortstop (Pee Wee Reese), left field (Jackie Robinson), center field (Duke Snider) and in the broadcast booth (Vin Scully and Red Barber).
They were Brooklyn’s finest, immortalized by author Roger Kahn as the Boys of Summer. Perhaps the Dodgers of 2017 will be immortalized with their own timeless nickname, or with a classic work of nonfiction.
For now, these Dodgers stand with the Boys of Summer in the standings. For the first time since that 1953 club — and for the first time in Los Angeles history — the Dodgers are 50 games over .500.
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