ROY CAMPANELLA
"Campy"

A trip to Spring Training in the Grapefruit League is never complete until you visit Dodgertown. You never know which Hall of Famer or near Hall of Famer you might see there. In March of 1993, I had the pleasure to chat with Roy Campanella, who, until his death just a few months later, was a familiar face at the Dodgers’ camp. Roy played for ten years for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1948-1957.

Upon finding out that I was from Toronto, Roy was interested to know about what was happening with the Blue Jays, especially any players that he might know. We talked about baseball in general and things that were happening in both leagues at that particular time.

Below is the photograph I took of him on that day. This may very well be one of the last pictures taken of him during the final few months before his death.

Photo of Roy Campanella

Dodgertown – March 1993 Photo by Wanda Chirnside, Photosport Canada

Born: 11/19/21 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right – Threw: Right
Height: 5'9" – Weight: 190 lbs.
NL MVP: 1951 & 1955

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