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Dodgers Dugout: Why Dave Roberts should be named manager of the year
Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, wondering where they got this Puig guy from. He's been a real boost to the offense. Manager of the year As the season winds down, the Dodgers have two people who are top candidates for end-of-season awards. Corey...
255 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles Dodgers 1988 World Series Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Vin Scully 1981 World Series Tommy Lasorda Major League Baseball KCAL-TV
Clayton Kershaw return sets up brutally high stakes for Dodgers
Clayton Kershaw returns to pitch Friday night for the Dodgers, and that is terrific in the way that the NFL season will be better when Tom Brady returns. As long as you don’t have a rooting interest, the sport is always best when the elite play, and Kershaw is the greatest in the world at...
1200 points by New York Post | Greatest hits Orel Hershiser Mona Lisa 1988 World Series 1988 Los Angeles Dodgers season Clayton Kershaw Cy Young Award National League
For Astros, 22 & 13 = 10 in a row
On and on it went, two baseball managers in a chess match, running out of pawns. By the time the Astros' Rafael Ramirez delivered his fifth extra-inning game-winning hit of the season - off a pitcher who had started the game at third base and off the glove of a pitcher who was playing first base - not more than 5,000 of the paying crowd of 34,425 were still at the Astrodome. [...] as Bill Doran crossed the plate with the first run in 16 innings, the bleary-eyed spectators stood and cheered wildly for a team that had stretched its winning streak to nine games with this stretched-out victory. Howe used seven pitchers Saturday, not counting Jim Deshaies, his No. 2 starter who pinch hit (striking out) for Dave Smith in the 17th inning. The only eligible Dodger whom Lasorda did not call on was Tim Belcher, the starting pitcher in Sunday's series finale. Hershiser, the Cy Young Award winner last season as the league's best pitcher, struck out eight in seven scoreless innings and retired the last 13 batters he faced. [...] Howe was happy to see Hershiser gone. [...] he was radar-clocked at as fast as 92 mph. In the 22nd inning, Hamilton gave up a single to Doran but got cleanup hitter Davis on a grounder and struck out Ken Caminiti swinging. Doran, who had reached second on Davis' grounder, had a big jump and arrived at home plate a step ahead of the throw from right fielder Mike Davis. In the sixth inning, the Astros had tied 4-4, rallying from a three-run deficit left by starting pitcher Bob Knepper. The Dodgers threatened in the eighth, with runners on first and third and one out, but the Astros' Davis dived toward the bag to spear a liner by Scioscia and turn an unassisted double play.
18 points by The Houston Chronicle | Houston Astros Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball National League San Francisco Giants Orel Hershiser Cy Young Award 1988 World Series
Scully, Jordan, Abdul-Jabbar to receive Medal of Freedom
Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday at the White House
56 points by The Boston Globe | Los Angeles Dodgers Vin Scully Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum National Basketball Association Los Angeles Lakers 1988 World Series Washington D.C. Los Angeles
Dodgers broadcaster Scully to receive Medal of Freedom
LOS ANGELES — Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday at the White House.Scully retired last month after spending his entire 67-year career in the booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers.He turns 89 on Nov. 27.Scully is one of 21 recipients of the Medal of Freedom announced Wednesday, including NBA Hall of Famers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan.
1 points by Boston Herald | Los Angeles Dodgers Vin Scully Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum National Basketball Association Los Angeles Lakers 1988 World Series Washington D.C. Los Angeles
Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday at the White House.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Los Angeles Dodgers Vin Scully Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 1988 World Series Washington D.C. Los Angeles Tommy Lasorda President of the United States
Scully heads into final week behind mic at Dodger Stadium
As an 8-year-old in the Bronx, Vin Scully would grab a pillow, put it under his family's four-legged radio and lay his head directly under the speaker to hear whatever college football game was on the air in ...
18 points by Las Vegas Sun | Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Tommy Lasorda Vin Scully San Francisco Giants World Series 1981 World Series 1988 World Series
Dodgers Dugout: Here's why Dave Roberts did the right thing by removing Rich Hill
Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and after watching “Sully,” I have to agree that it is a bad idea to travel with Tom Hanks. The right move?                          Let's get right to the big topic: Did Dave Roberts do the right thing by removing Rich...
-1 points by Los Angeles Times | Vin Scully 1988 World Series Los Angeles Dodgers World Series Major League Baseball HotSpot 1956 World Series 1981 World Series
Summer won't be the same without Vin Scully. But at least we have him for a few more games
To the editor: At 76, I have been a Dodgers fan for every one of Vin Scully’s 67 years in the broadcast booth. Summers meant baseball, picnics, warm, lazy nights — and the familiar easiness of Vinny’s voice – until the last few years, when the greed of team management and the cable industry stole...
36 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles Dodgers Vin Scully Time Warner Cable Time Warner 1988 World Series 1955 World Series Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Simulcast
Greed deprives fans of Scully's swan song
Memo to Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Dodgers management …
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Los Angeles Dodgers Vin Scully Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 1988 World Series Tommy Lasorda Simulcast 1981 World Series 1955 World Series
Is rookie manager Dave Roberts the NL's best manager?
Live updates: Clayton Kershaw's return to the Dodgers Sept. 9, 2016, 4:06 p.m. Clayton Kershaw makes his first start for the Dodgers since going on the disabled list two months ago with a back injury. Follow his progress via Los Angeles Times reporter Andy McCullough as Kershaw pitches against...
255 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles Dodgers 1988 World Series Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Vin Scully 1981 World Series Tommy Lasorda Major League Baseball KCAL-TV