Monday, May 11, 2015

Dodgers Old-Timers Game


 From the Dodgers -

Dodger stars will shine as they return to the diamond for the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Old-Timers Game on Saturday, May 16 prior to the Dodgers-Colorado Rockies game.

Dodger greats Fernando Valenzuela, Orel Hershiser, Ron Cey, Bill Russell, Davey Lopes, Rick Monday, Reggie Smith, Eric Karros and Nomar Garciaparra will lead a host of Dodgers in the game following introductions beginning at 4 p.m.  The Dodgers and Rockies square off at 6:10 p.m.  The first 40,000 fans in attendance will receive a replica 1965 World Series ring presented by Security Benefit.

The stars of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 1965 World Championship team—Sandy Koufax, Tommy Davis, Maury Wills, Wally Moon, Ron Perranoski, Wes Parker, Jeff Torborg, Ron Fairly, Jim Lefebvre, Al Ferrara and Lou Johnson—will also return to Dodger Stadium for the Old-Timers festivities.

In addition to saluting the 11 members of the 1965 team, the Dodgers will also acknowledge members of the organization’s first World Championship in 1955 when the team beat the New York Yankees in seven games, capped by a 2-0 shutout by the late Johnny Podres.  Five members of the 1955 Dodgers will be part of the festivities--Koufax, Tommy Lasorda, Don Newcombe, Ed Roebuck and Roger Craig.

The Dodgers’ Old-Timers rosters will also feature Chan Ho Park, Tommy John, Pedro Guerrero, Mickey Hatcher, Steve Sax, Tim Wallach, Steve Yeager, Rick Honeycutt, Eric Gagne, Charlie Hough, Manny Mota, Shawn Green, Ken Landreaux, Steve Finley, Todd Zeile, Mike Marshall and Jerry Hairston Jr.

More information can be found by visiting www.dodgers.com/oldtimersgame. Tickets for the Old-Timers Game and the replica ring presented by Security Benefit can be purchased by visiting www.dodgers.com/tickets or by calling 866-DODGERS. Fans can tune into the Old-Timers game which will air live on SportsNet LA.


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