July 16, 1996 |
Tom Lasorda clearly was glad to be back at Dodger Stadium, even if it was only in civvies. The Los Angeles Dodgers manager, recuperating from an angioplasty after a mild heart attack, had a happy, poignant homecoming last night at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers stopped a 30-inning scoreless streak when Dave Hansen's pinch-hit single in the 10th beat the San Diego Padres, 1-0. The win gave LA a two-game lead over the Padres in the National League West. Returning to the stadium for the first time since he was hospitalized June 24, Lasorda said his physicians haven't set a date for him to resume his managing duties.
July 12, 2003 |
Multimillionaire apartment developer Alan Casden has said that if he is successful in buying the Los Angeles Dodgers, he would move them to a new downtown ballpark and raze Dodger Stadium for new housing. The chairman and chief executive of Beverly Hills-based Casden Properties told the Los Angeles Times his proposal amounts to "a $1 billion commitment to the city. " Casden, who has offered a reported $400 million, is not the front-runner in the bidding for the Dodgers, according to sources close to the team.
April 1, 1997 |
Phillies players pulled on fresh new uniforms - complete with an arm patch commemorating the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier - and walked down the runway where the green grass and fresh blue paint of Dodger Stadium awaited yesterday. "Just walking into a big-league park this time of the year gives you a rush," Curt Schilling said. The club held its final workout before today's opener. The agenda included stretching, hitting and running the bases.
June 12, 1995 |
Once upon a time, it was the goal of Michael Mimbs to throw seven shutout innings in Dodger Stadium on some glorious Sunday afternoon. And sure enough, yesterday he did. Except it was against the Dodgers, not for them. He wound up pitching 7 1/3 terrific innings in the Phillies' 2-1 win over his former team. He gave up five hits and one run. And now he has more wins (four) than any Dodgers pitcher except the pitcher he beat, Ramon Martinez (now 6-4). But as good as this one had to feel, not even a truckful of pasta delivered personally by Tommy Lasorda could have made Mimbs admit it. "It feels good to get any kind of win in the major leagues," he said, through his soft Georgia drawl.
August 25, 1998 |
Cost estimates for a major renovation of Dodger Stadium are coming in much higher than expected, so executives from Fox Group are contemplating tearing down the 36-year-old ballpark and building a new one. "We've gotten to the point where we have the initial cost estimates, and the costs are substantial in terms of the renovation plan we're looking at," Bob Graziano, president and chief executive officer of the Dodgers, said in yesterday's Los...
August 10, 2016 |
LOS ANGELES - Every night, Chase Utley said, he sees one or two Phillies jerseys in the stands. The native Californian plays here, so far from the first 13 years of his major-league career that made him an adopted son of Philadelphia. But the jerseys are a reminder. So is a certain phrase he uttered after a parade one October afternoon. "I hear it here at this stadium," Utley said Monday as he grabbed the top of the home dugout at Dodger Stadium, hours before he faced his old team for the first time.
August 12, 2016 |
LOS ANGELES - On the night Michael Mariot was born, a baseball game flashed on the TV inside his mother's West Hills, Calif., hospital room. It was Oct. 20, 1988. Soon before Diana Mariot gave birth to her son, the Dodgers won the World Series and Vin Scully described every moment. "I thought it was pretty special," Michael Mariot said, "that I was born to his voice. " So the Phillies reliever joined two of his teammates and third-base coach Juan Samuel, a former Dodger, on a pregame excursion Wednesday morning.
June 27, 2013
At Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles. Thursday at 10:10 p.m. RHP Jonathan Pettibone (3-3, 4.14 ERA) vs. Los Angeles RHP Zack Greinke (4-2, 3.79) Friday at 10:10 p.m. LHP John Lannan (0-2, 5.84) vs. Los Angeles LHP Chris Capuano (2-4, 4.09) Saturday at 10:10 p.m. LHP Cliff Lee (9-2, 2.51) vs. Los Angeles LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (6-3, 2.85) Sunday at 4:10 p.m. RHP Kyle Kendrick (7-4, 3.46) vs. Los Angeles TBA
September 21, 2003 |
Before the Dodgers took the field against the San Francisco Giants in Los Angeles last night, Roy Gleason threw out the first pitch - the first ball he's touched in Dodger Stadium since his rookie season 40 years ago. In September 1963, the stars aligned for Roy Gleason. Now, four decades to the month later, the cosmos has fallen into place again. In the meantime, Gleason's world exploded - first in Vietnam, where he sustained permanent injuries, then in a car accident that finally ended his baseball dream.
March 29, 2012 |
LOS ANGELES Dodgers fans and players are thrilled Magic Johnson is part of the group that bought the team, but many are wondering how Frank McCourt could remain connected to the franchise he was forced to sell. The Johnson group, largely funded by Guggenheim Capital chief executive officer Mark Walter, agreed to purchase the Dodgers, Dodger Stadium and a 50 percent stake in the parking lots surrounding the ballpark from McCourt for $2.15 billion. Sources with knowledge of the agreement told ESPN.com that the group will purchase half of the Dodger Stadium parking lots, deemed to have a total value of $300 million, with McCourt keeping the other half.