Wednesday, January 4, 2012

MEL CORBO



A couple of months ago I attended a SABR meeting and the  guest speaker was Mel Corbo.  Who's That?  I didn't know who he was either  before I heard him speak.

Mel was drafted by the Dodgers in 1959 and played fro the Albuquerque Dodgers in, 1966, 1967, 1968, and the Albuquerque Dukes in 1964.

In 1964 he hit .339 with 23 homers and 98 RBI in 121 games.

Back then Albuquerque was the Double-A affiliate of the Dodgers and played in the Texas League.

He was roommates with Tommy Lasorda. He spent 12 years in The Dodgers organization.

He told some very entertaining stories about being in the Dodgers organization.  He was called up for a bit with the Dodgers but never for a long period of time.


Me and Mel Corbo 2011 at Isotopes Park

After he spoke to Rio Grande SABR he passed out a post card to every one who attended.  It was pretty cool.  If you have never attended a meeting I highly recommend it.