Auld Lang Syne - 2009

We pause before the new year and the new season to remember a number of old friends who wore Dodger Blue who will not be with us as 2008 checks out. Some famous names, some not so famous, but all of them important. We won't forget them.

AULD LANG SYNE

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and never brought to mind?

COACH PRESTON GOMEZ
Los Angeles 1965-69; 1977-79
January 13, age 85


Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?

3B GEORGE KELL
Brooklyn Minor Leaguer 1943
March 24, age 86


For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,

CATCHER HERMAN FRANKS
Brooklyn backup catcher 1940-41
March 30 - age 96


we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

SS LONNY FREY
Brooklyn 1933-36
Oldest MBL player, age 99
September 13, age 78


Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and never brought to mind?

COACH MICKEY VERNON
Los Angeles 1975-76
September 24, age 90


Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?

OF DON THOMPSON
Brooklyn 1951; 1953-54
September 28, age 87


For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,

1B HOWIE SCHULZ
Brooklyn 1943-47
October 30, age 87


we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

RHP JONATHAN FIGUEROA
Dodger Minor Leaguer 2002-07
November 8, age 26


And here's a hand, my trusty friend
And gie's a hand o' thine
We'll tak' a cup o' kindness yet
For auld lang syne. ?

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