Ceremonial kick-off by Marilyn Monroe at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn before a soccer game between Israel and the US. The Boston Globe reported that she scored a “direct hit, smack on the head of United Press photographer Joel Landau.” May 12, 1957.
I’m a size down in my shirts and a few sizes down in my jeans. I’m now slowly rebuilding my wardrobe a piece or two at a time and starting to dress how I really want to. The last couple of weeks I’ve been much happier with my weight loss progress than I have been in some time. Feelin’ good, dessin’ good.
In a game against the Superbas (Dodgers), Slim Sallee becomes the first pitcher in Cardinal history to steal home. In the third inning, Sallee scores the first run in St. Louis’s 3-1 victory over Brooklyn at Ebbets Field.
Larry Miggins hits the first of his two major league home runs, going deep off Preacher Roe in the fourth inning of the Cardinals’ 14-8 loss to the Dodgers at Ebbets Field. The homer by the outfielder, who had once shared his dream of playing in big leagues during a prep school assembly with a buddy with aspirations to be a baseball broadcaster, is called by an overwhelmed Vin Scully, Brooklyn’s play-by-play announcer who had wondered that day with his friend “what the odds against that would be.“