The Matador-Dodger Connection

(music) My father lived and breathed baseball. It was in 1948 that he was signed by the Dodgers, and it was right after Jackie Robinson was signed, and he became the first black catcher in the major leagues. He had his accident in 1958. He was in a car accident. Continue Reading

Dodgers-Matador Connection

VO: Brooklyn faithful fans roar in salute and hope that the Dodgers take the field… …and with two outs, Campanella blasts a home run. His first hit of the series. Joni Campanella: My father who was fondly called “Campy” loved baseball. He joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1948. He was Continue Reading