Los Angeles Dodgers: 1958 Season
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Roy Campanella lived in Glen Cove, New York, on the North Shore of Long
Island, while owning a liquor store in Harlem which he also operated
during the baseball off-season and between games. On January 28,
1958, after closing the store for the night, he began his drive to his
home in Glen Cove. En route, traveling at about 30 mph, his car (a
rented 1957 Chevrolet sedan) hit a patch of ice at a S-curve on Dosoris
Lane near Apple Tree Lane, skidded into a telephone pole and overturned,
breaking Campanella's neck. He fractured the fifth and sixth
cervical vertebrae and compressed the spinal cord. Who becomes
the catcher replacing Campanella?
- Joe Pignatano
- John Roseboro
- Valmy Thomas
- Rube Walker
2) The Dodgers open the season on Tuesday,
April 15, 1958 at Seals Stadium against the San Francisco Giants.
The Dodgers lost the game 8 - 0. What Dodger pitcher
got credit for the loss?
- Don Bessent
- Don Drysdale
- Randy Johnson
- Billy Morgan
3) On Friday, April 18, 1958 1:45PM, at the
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum the Los Angeles Dodgers play their
first regular season home game in a 6 - 5 victory over the Giants.
Who gets the first hit at a LA Dodger home game?
- Roy Autry
- Gil Hodges
- Charlie Neal
- Duke Snider
4) On April 23, 1958, Gil Hodges hit his 300th
home run, and Pee Wee Reese played his 2,000th game, on the same
day that Duke Snider injured his arm before the game trying to
throw a ball out of the Los Angeles Coliseum.
5) Duke Snider led the 1958 Dodgers in hitting. What
was his batting average?
6) Gil Hodges and Charlie Neal tie with home runs hit
during the 1958 season. What was the total?
7) Who was purchased from the Dodgers by the Cleveland
Indians on August 4, 1958?
- Steve Bilko
- Jim Gentile
- Dick Gray
- Randy Jackson
8) What was the 1958 Dodgers longest winning streak?
- 4 games
- 5 games
- 6 games
- 7 games
9) On Thursday, May 15, 1958, at Wrigley
Field, the 1958 Dodgers end their longest losing streak at 6
games. Clem Labine pitches 10 innings to get the win.
10) On Saturday, September 27, 1958, at Los
Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the 1958 Dodgers end the season with a
loss to the Chicago Cubs. What Dodger did
NOT have 2 hits in the game?
- Ron Fairly CF
- Carl Furillo RF
- Jim Gilliam
- Charlie Neal 2B