Friday, August 25, 2023

Back to the locker rooms

It's been a while since we visited the locker rooms, so that's where we go today.  This is a repeat from my first locker room series after I moved the blog away from tumblr over four and a half years ago.  The team is the Brooklyn Dodgers, and the guy with  the cap is Ralph Branca.  The most interesting part is at the left, and unfortunately I don't know who the handsome naked guy is.



  1. That's Roger Craig on the left. He first played for the Dodgers and played for several other teams ending his playing days with the Phillies. He went on to become a well-respected pitching coach for several other teams until he retired in the 1990s. Roger died this past June. He was 93 years old.

    1. Thank you. By marriages, Roger is my 5th cousin. Links:

    2. Another link:

  2. The photo is from a photo set in the LIFE archives called "Dodgers and Pittsburgh Baseball" by George Silk in 1956.