Sunday, September 11, 2011

Upcoming Series vs Diamondbacks - Heroes Night, Brooklyn Blanket, Newcombe, Moon

What's going on at Dodger Stadium for the upcoming series against the Arizona Diamondbacks?

Monday September 12 - 7:10 p.m.

Monday is Heroes Night at Dodger Stadium and members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Corrections Department, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, Los Angeles City Fire Department and Los Angeles County Fire Department will all be honored during pregame ceremonies. Representatives of each department will also throw out a simultaneous ceremonial first pitch and Los Angeles City and County Fire Department helicopters will fly over the stadium at the start of the game.

The LAPD will present the colors and members of the United States Marine Corps will collect toys and donations for Toys for Tots at all Dodger Stadium entrances. The Veteran of the Game will be retired Army Sergeant First Class Robert Lowe and the kids who take the field with the players at the start of the game will all be the children of servicemen and women. For more information about Heroes Night or to purchase tickets, visit

The family of fallen Hawthorne Police Officer Andrew Garton, who was recently killed in a traffic accident while escorting a police officer’s funeral procession and is the cousin of St. Louis Cardinals player Gerald Laird, will be recognized on the field as well.

Also as part of Heroes Night and to recognize the 10th anniversary of September 11th, Dodger scout John Green, whose daughter Christina-Taylor Green would’ve been 10 this September 11, will be at the game as Christina-Taylor is remembered during pre-game ceremonies. Fans wishing to support the Christina-Taylor Green Foundation or learn more about it can visit
Therapy dogs Jackson and Sweetheart, who traveled to New York City just after the 9/11 bombing to help families in need, will also be honored on the field before the game.

Tuesday September 13 - 7:10 p.m.
Fans at Tuesday’s game will receive Throwback Fleece Blankets presented by Pizza Hut.

Special Advisor to the Chairman Don Newcombe will throw out a ceremonial first pitch. Newcombe is the only man in baseball to have won the sport’s three major honors – Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and the Cy Young Award.

Former Dodger Ralph Mauriello, who played for the team in 1958, will perform the National Anthem and God Bless America.

Former Dodger outfielder Wally Moon (1959-65) will sign copies of his new autobiography, “Moon Shots: Reflections on a Baseball Life". Click here for more details. 

Wednesday September 14 - 7:10 p.m.

Whittier College Professor Joe Price, who will sing the National Anthem at more than 100 ballparks in 40 states by the end of baseball season, will perform the anthem at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday.

Chatsworth High School Assistant Baseball Coach Chuck Hatfield will throw out a ceremonial first pitch. Hatfield has been a baseball coach in Los Angeles for more than 50 years.

The 2011 Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) Softball World Series Champions will be honored on the field before Wednesday’s game. The Los Angeles RBI softball team claimed its second consecutive title this year and is only the second team to accomplish that feat. RBI is the Major League Baseball youth initiative designed to provide underserved youth with the opportunity to play baseball and softball, encourage academic success and teach the value of teamwork. In 2011, RBI operated more than 300 programs established in more than 200 cities worldwide, serving more than 200,000 young men and women.

More than 40 Dodger employees who have served in the military will be honored as the Veterans of the Game.

The Dodgers’ 2011 Clemente Award nominee will be honored on the field before the game. This annual initiative pays tribute to Roberto Clemente's lasting legacy and recognizes players who best represent the game of baseball through sportsmanship, community involvement and positive contributions, both on and off the field.

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