Phillips: Honoring Dodgers legends Dazzy Vance and Zack Wheat

From SABR member Mario Phillips at Dodgers Way on January 3, 2018:

The Dodgers Ring of Honor features the retired numbers of 10 former players, and the ceremonial tribute to Vin Scully, the greatest broadcaster ever.

The Dodgers policy is to only retire a uniform number if a player was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, and consequently add him to the Ring of Honor.  The only exception was made for Jim Gilliam who died suddenly and tragically in 1978 while serving as a Dodger coach.  There are two Brooklyn Dodger Hall of Famers who played most of their career in an era before players wore numbers, but made their mark on Dodgers history–RHP Dazzy Vance and Outfielder Zack Wheat.  It’s time for the team to add these two players to the Ring of Honor.

But they didn’t wear numbers for most of their career, you say?  Let’s take a look back at their careers, and then I’ll opine how the Dodgers can properly honor them.

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Originally published: January 10, 2018. Last Updated: January 10, 2018.