Claremont Speaks
Nov. 24, 2020

"A Dodger fan, since Koufax's first season..." Murray Gilkeson recounts the highlights of 5 decades as a Dodger fan.

Murray Gilkeson, Claremont resident and loyal Dodger fan since about the time they moved to LA, was converted from the depths of Yankee-dom to becoming one of the most enduring Dodger fans since watching none other than Sandy Koufax during his first season here in Los Angeles.  He has followed the Dodgers and been a completely committed fan ever since.  In this conversation, Murray shares the high points of his decades of Dodger experiences, from seeing Sandy Koufax pitch his 20th win in his first season to being in the stands, nearly in the direct path of Kirk Gibson's electrifying 1988 World Series home run.  Murray also brings to this episode an intelligent and studied comparison between the players and strategies of the past and present, all with a story-telling style that serious fans, and everyone else, will find nostalgic, informative and thoroughly enjoyable.