"In the other league, between Brooklyn and Philadelphia, I must take Brooklyn. But then I think of Dick Sisler"

Dick Sisler, 1953
Public DomainDick Sisler, 1953
"Brooklyn" is a reference to the now-defunct Brooklyn Dodgers (1890-1957), which became the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1958.

Dick Sisler was a first-baseman and left-fielder who played for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1948-51.