Roy Campanella

This Day In Dodgers History: Roy Campanella Named 1953 NL MVP

On Nov. 27, 1953, Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Roy Campanella was named the National League MVP. It was Campanella’s second time winning the award, which he took home again for a third and final time in 1955. During the 1953 season, Campanella’s sixth with the Dodgers, he hit .312/.395/.611 with...
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Dodgers Celebrate Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella & Don Newcombe For Black History Month

The Los Angeles Dodgers are celebrating Black History Month by highlighting some of the most impactful Black players in franchise history. The Dodgers have a long history of great African-American players, starting with Jackie Robinson in 1947 to Mookie Betts today, with many other star players in between, such as Don Newcombe, Roy Campanella, Maury Wills, Willie Davis, Jim Gilliam and Matt Kemp.

Dodgers Vote Chris Taylor Winner Of 2021 Roy Campanella Award

The Los Angeles Dodgers voted Chris Taylor the winner of the 16th annual Roy Campanella Award, which is given annually to one player who best exemplifies the spirit and leadership of the late Hall of Fame catcher. Within the organization it’s also known as “Most Inspirational Dodger.” The award is...

Dodgers’ Chris Taylor Wins 16th Annual Roy Campanella Award

Not only was Taylor named to the National League All-Star team for the first time, on Saturday he was named the team's recipient for the 16th annual Roy Campanella award. The award is given to a Dodger player that best exemplifies the spirit and leadership of Campanella, the Dodgers Hall-of-Fame catcher that became paralyzed from the neck down after breaking his neck in a car accident in Glen Cove, NY on January 28, 1958. The accident ended his playing career, but it did not break his spirit.

Greatest moments in Dodger history, No. 16: Roy Campanella Night

Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and the greatest moment countdown continues. I’m assuming everyone knows how this works by now, so I’m going to drop the explanatory introduction to these. If you need a reminder, click on any of the Nos. 20-25 greatest moments below.