Sunday, August 7, 2011

Upcoming Series vs Phillies - Honoring Duke Snider & Throwback Game

What's going on at Dodger Stadium for the upcoming series against the Philadelphia Phillies?

Monday August 8 7:10 p.m.

A group from Para Los Niños will meet with Dodger broadcaster Fernando Valenzuela before the game as part of the Los Amigos de Fernando program. Valenzuela will sign autographs for the group and they will watch batting practice from the field, enjoy the game and receive program t-shirts. Para Los Niños is a nonprofit organization that creates academic success and social well-being for children through early education enters, charter schools, and wellness centers.

Actor and recording artist Joseph Leo Bwarie, who is currently starring in “Jersey Boys,” will perform the National Anthem and God Bless America.

Four-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Janet Evans will also be recognized on the field.

Tuesday August 9 7:10 p.m.

The Dodgers will celebrate the life of Hall of Famer Duke Snider on Tuesday with pregame ceremonies honoring the franchise’s all-time leading home run hitter and special presentations throughout the game. Snider’s wife Bev, children Kevin, Kurt, Pam and Dawna and other family members will all be on hand for the evening.

In addition, fans at the game will receive a Duke Snider bobblehead, presented by State Farm, and will be able to pose for photos with Snider’s Hall of Fame plaque in the Autograph Alley area from 5:10 – 6:30 p.m. The plaque is making a rare trip to Dodger Stadium from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York and will also be displayed as part of a special Duke Snider exhibit in the club level memorabilia concourse during the game.

Tim Leary will be signing autographs at Autograph Alley. 

The Journey to Terra Nova Interactive Experience, based on FOX’s upcoming show “Terra Nova” will be in Lot F before Tuesday’s game. The experience features an interactive RV, an onboard oxygen bar and chances to win prizes including a trip to Australia presented by National Geographic.

Wednesday August 10 12:10 p.m.

Each of the Dodgers’ throwback midweek day games features half-price food and soft drinks and the Dodgers wearing 1940s-era throwback jerseys. For details or to purchase tickets, visit

Sierra Huerta, the 2011 National Champion for the 11-12 girls division in Major League Baseball’s Pitch, Hit and Run Competition will be honored on the field before the game. Huerta is from Fillmore, CA and won the competition at this year’s All-Star Game by scoring an impressive score of 997. In the 15-year history of the program, she is the sixth Dodgers Pitch, Hit and Run representative at the All-Star Game, the second to win it all and the first female Dodgers’ winner.

Saxophonist Elan Trotman will perform the National Anthem and 100-year-old organist Ted Kowalski will perform God Bless America on the Dodger Stadium organ during the seventh inning stretch.

Wednesday is also Camp Day at Dodger Stadium and approximately 1,600 campers from organizations including S.P.U.S.D Summer Camp, Tumbleweed Day Camp and St. James Summer Camp will be in attendance at the game.


Andrew L. Kubasek said...

I've never been to Autograph Alley, but I definitely will go for the Duke Snider plaque.

How does it work? Do you go there before going into the stadium? Do you have to have a ticket? What are the lines like and how early should I get there?

Thanks (in advance) for the help and tips!

Roberto Baly said...

Hi Andrew,

Yes, go there before the game. It's located behind center field. It's free. The lines depends on who is signing. This Tuesday might be crowded because of the HOF Plaque!