Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Dodgers to honor employees with 25 or more years of service

From the Dodgers -


LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers will honor all employees with 25 or more years of service to the organization on the field prior to Wednesday’s 7:10 p.m. game against San Francisco. Among those being honored will be Hall of Fame Broadcaster Vin Scully, Hall of Fame Manager and Special Advisor to the Chairman Tommy Lasorda, Special Advisor to the Chairman Don Newcombe and Hall of Fame Spanish-language broadcaster Jaime Jarrín.

At the top of the list of more than 60 individuals that have been with the Dodgers for decades are Hall of Famers Vin Scully (62 seasons), Tommy Lasorda (62 seasons), Don Newcombe (54 years) and Jaime Jarrín (53 seasons). Dodger Coach Manny Mota (42 seasons) and former Dodgers Rick Monday (26 seasons) and Ron Cey (26 years) are also long-timers with the organization. Longtime usher Ira Hawkins (Lake Arrowhead, 53 years), ticket seller Jerry Mickelsen (Los Angeles, 49 years), assistant security manager Edward Gonzales (El Monte, 48 years) and assistant security manager Mas Miyatake (Monterey Park, 42 years) will also be recognized.

Dodger front office staffers on the list are former travel secretary Billy DeLury (Monterrey Park, 62 seasons), Vice President of Ticket Operations Billy Hunter (Sherman Oaks, 40 years), “Sweet” Lou Johnson (Los Angeles, 30 years), Manager Stadium Services April Thompson (Culver City, 36 years), Manager of Transportation Arnold Douglass (Los Angeles, 32 years), Receptionist Dolores Buonauro (Hacienda Heights, 28 years) and Senior Vice President and General Counsel Sam Fernandez (Manhattan Beach, 29 years).

The Dodgers’ Baseball Operations department has had the following individuals on staff for decades: Batting Practice Pitcher Pete Bonfils (Arcadia, 41 years), Scout Henry Jones (Vancouver, WA, 36 years), Scout Mike Brito (Los Angeles, 33 years), Visiting Clubhouse Manager Jerry Turner (Diamond Bar, 32 years), Special Advisor to Amateur Scouting Director Gib Bodet (San Clemente, 32 years), Scout Carl Loewenstine (Hamilton, OH, 31 years), Great Lakes Manager John Shoemaker (Vero Beach, FL, 29 years), Scout Bobby Darwin (Corona, 29 years) and Dodger Clubhouse Manager Mitch Poole (West Covina, 26 years).

The following Dodger employees will also be honored on the field prior to Tuesday’s game:

Ticket Taker Miguel Yanez, 42 years (Los Angeles)
Ticket Taker Eduardo Becerril, 41 years (Lynwood)
Usher James Harvey, 41 years (Canyon Country)
Usher Howard Levine, 39 years (Sherman Oaks)
Usher Rick Angona, 36 years (North Hollywood)
Ticket Taker Errol Coffey, 34 years (Los Angeles)
Usher Andrea Garcia, 34 years (Monterrey Park)
Usher Mario Villegas Jr., 34 years (Los Angeles)
Usher Anthony Lopez, 34 years (Whittier)
Security Guard Gil Garciacano, 33 years (South El Monte)
Ticket Seller Bob Kanner, 32 years (Santa Monica)
Press Box Attendant James Mims, 31 years (Los Angeles)
Press Box Attendant Robert Allen, 31 years (Los Angeles)
Ticket Taker Juan Franco, 31 years (Los Angeles)
Stadium Attendant Adeline Tamez, 31 years (Santa Fe Springs)
Stadium Attendant Carlos Deleon, 31 years (Los Angeles)
Stadium Attendant Maria Miranda, 31 years (Los Angeles)
Security Guard Fernando Sierra, 31 years (Palmdale)
Stadium Attendant Rafael Castellanos, 31 years (Los Angeles)
Security Guard Louie Ocampo, 30 years (South El Monte)
Usher M.J. Babyak, 30 years (Van Nuys)
Security Guard Richard Montano, 30 years (Pico Rivera)
Security Guard Eddie Alcala, 29 years (Montebello)
Security Guard Juan Prada, 29 years (Palmdale)
Gardener Petronilo Serna, 29 years (Los Angeles)
Stadium Attendant Rosa Sandoval, 29 years (Los Angeles)
Stadium Operations Utility Kevin Waters, 29 years (Northridge)
Ticket Seller Roy Tyler, 28 years (Pasadena)
Ticket Taker Valerie Jones, 27 years (Los Angeles)
Ticket Seller Paula Shorter, 27 years (Thousand Oaks)
Security Guard Pete Reynoso, 27 years (Whittier)
Usher Vickie Gutierrez, 27 years (Temple City)
Gardener Jose Toscano, 26 years (Huntington Park)
Stadium Attendant Efren Gonzalez, 26 years (Los Angeles)
Stadium Attendant Roberto Cervantes, 26 years (Rancho Cucamonga)
Security Guard Gary Hedman, 26 years (Moreno Valley)
Stadium Attendant Adelina Solano, 25 years (Lynwood)
DodgerVision crewmember Shane Shanahan, 25 years (Wrightwood)

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