A tradition that had been abandoned many moons ago will be returning to Dodger Stadium this coming Saturday for a second straight year. Shortly after the last pitch of Saturday's game against the Giants, the Dodgers will host an 2-inning Old-Timers Game.
The regular ballgame starts at 1:10 PM, so I would figure that the Old-Timers Game would be getting started about 3 hours later - 4:10 PM, or so. Go here for more information.
The game will feature many former players who most of you will remember. It's a "who's who" of beloved Dodger brethren, and a rare chance to see so many former Dodgers in one place.
BTW, the first 40,000 fans in attendance to the game will receive a vintage styled Dodgers pennant. See it on the right. Also, Tommy Davis, Charlie Hough, “Sweet” Lou Johnson, Manny Mota, Don Newcombe and Jerry Reuss will be on hand and a part of Old-Timers pre-game introductions.
Below is the scheduled Old-Timers Day roster:
Team 1 (will wear Dodger home jersey's)
- Dusty Baker OF
- Tim Wallach 3B
- Mickey Hatcher SS/OF
- Steve Sax 2B
- Mike Marshall 1B
- Reggie Smith OF/1B
- Steve Yeager C
- Raul Mondesi OF
- Davey Lopes 2B
- Darryl Strawberry 1B/OF
- Ron Cey 3B
- Eric Gagne P
- Fernando Valenzuela P
Team 2 (will wear Dodger away jersey's)
- Shawn Green OF
- Derrel Thomas 2B/C
- Bill Russell SS
- Ken Landreaux OF
- Eric Karros 1B
- Rick Monday OF
- Nomar Garciaparra 3B
- Maury Wills SS
- Steve Finley OF
- Orel Hershiser P
- Rick Honeycutt P
Oh... And you heard it here first. I predict home runs by Shawn Green and Raul Mondesi - 'cause, why not.
Below are a collection of photos from last years Old-Timers Game with the Yankees, via Jon Soo Hoo/LA Dodgers 2013. Check out more pics from Jon here.
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