1944 Brooklyn Dodgers
1944 Brooklyn Dodgers / Franchise: Los Angeles Dodgers / BR Team Page
Managed by Leo Durocher
History, Comments, Contributions
The infield had Howie Schultz at first base, Eddie (the violin) Basinski at second, Brown at short, and Frenchy Bordagaray at third base. The catcher was Clyde Sukeforth, later a coach. Pitchers included Hal Gregg, Art Herring, Curt Davis, Ed Head and Hugh Casey (who later committed suicide).
Leo Durocher was the manager.
They set a franchise record by losing 14 consecutive games from June 28-July 16. No Dodgers team since that year has had a losing streak longer than 11 games. They might not have won many games, but they were loved.
Awards and Honors