2005 Blue Book/Baby Blue Free With Subscription

The 2005 Dodgers Blue Book/Baby Blue is now available for $11.95 postage paid. Or you can get one absolutely <b><red>FREE</red></b> if you sign on to the <b>ladugout web page</b> for a three month period. If your are interested purchasing a book, or signing up for three full months of timely Dodger news plus a free Blue Book, contact Publisher Tot Holmes at totholmes@charter.net, write <b>Holmes Publishing, PO Box 11, Gothenburg, NE 69138</b> or or call <b>308/537-3335</b> with a credit card

The remarkable Blue Book contents include Dave Robert's Dodger-record stolen base percentage, Cesar Izturis' Gold Glove Award, Adrian Beltr's stunning 48 home run season, Jim Tracy's moving into sixth place on the Dodger managerial chart with 356 wins, Jeff Weaver's Old Slugger Award as the best hitting pitcher on the staff as well as features on all-time pinch-hitting, range factors, catcher's earned run average, stolen base records, innings per start, run support, pitching leaders and records. Plus more features and many photos.

Claude Osteen's selection to the Dodger Fans Hall of Fame is included along with complete records of every Dodger since the franchise entered the National League in 1890, career, single season, NLCS and World Series records and obituaries from deaths of former Dodgers during 2003. The Baby Blue has special features on the 2003 Minor League Player of the Year (Joel Guzman). Pitcher of the Year (Chad Billingsle), Rookie of the Year (Andy LaRoche) and Scout of the Year (Mitch Webster).

MVPs and Top Pitchers are chosen by Minor League Editor Bill Shelley for each minor league club, there are features on each team in the Dodgers' system, Minor League Player/Pitcher of the Month Awards, and a playoff report from the Ogden Raptors.

Each Dodger minor league position player and pitcher are listed along with their complete minor league record and a thumbnail sketch of their 2003 season, all-time managerial records, single-season records and the top 10 in every department for the short-season and full season players.