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Dick Gray, the man who hit the first-ever homer for the L.A. Dodgers, has died at age 81.
The ever-impressive www.sportscollectors.net noted that Gray never disappointed. He was a perfect 63-for-63.
The most common notation from collectors? Gray would add a “thanks for writing” note. Answering questions, adding requested personalizations — Gray did it all.
The part-time third baseman remained a class act, personifying the fan-friendly tradition known as “The Dodger Way.”
Hobby heroes are still out there ready to sign, but they won’t last long.