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Justin Turner, Dodgers to host veterans and active duty service members for special day Monday

The Los Angeles Dodgers will play host to approximately 400 pre-selected active duty service members and veterans from the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard and their families for batting practice and lunch at Dodger Stadium Monday, November 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in honor of Veterans Day. 
 
Dodger third baseman Justin Turner, whose foundation supports veterans housing and military programing, will join Dodger alumni Ron Cey, Steve Yeager, Billy Ashley and Dennis Powell at Monday's event, where service members will have the opportunity to take batting practice on the field as well as enjoy a behind-the-scenes Dodger Stadium tour. Service members will receive family photos courtesy of Blue Prints, a Dodgers/Veterans Day t-shirt and lunch in the Lexus Dugout Club, and the Dodgers' 2018 National League Championship trophy will be on display for photo opportunities.  

Veterans Day Batting Practice at Dodger Stadium schedule:

The Los Angeles Dodgers will play host to approximately 400 pre-selected active duty service members and veterans from the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard and their families for batting practice and lunch at Dodger Stadium Monday, November 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in honor of Veterans Day. 
 
Dodger third baseman Justin Turner, whose foundation supports veterans housing and military programing, will join Dodger alumni Ron Cey, Steve Yeager, Billy Ashley and Dennis Powell at Monday's event, where service members will have the opportunity to take batting practice on the field as well as enjoy a behind-the-scenes Dodger Stadium tour. Service members will receive family photos courtesy of Blue Prints, a Dodgers/Veterans Day t-shirt and lunch in the Lexus Dugout Club, and the Dodgers' 2018 National League Championship trophy will be on display for photo opportunities.  

Veterans Day Batting Practice at Dodger Stadium schedule:

Monday, November 12
10:30 a.m. -- Check-in 
11:00 a.m. -- Welcome and introductions 
11:25 a.m. -- National anthem
11:30 a.m. -- Batting practice, program begins
3:00 p.m. -- Program ends

The Dodgers honor military personnel and veterans year-round with initiatives including an on-field recognition of a Military Hero of the Game at every home game and an annual Military Appreciation Night. For details on the Dodgers' military programs and ticket promotions, please visit www.dodgers.com/military.

This is a RSVP-only event and it has reached capacity. Members of the media interested in attending Monday's Veterans Day batting practice should reply to this email or contact the Dodgers' Public Relations department by calling (323) 224-1301.

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Dodgers re-sign Clayton Kershaw

The Los Angeles Dodgers and three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw reached an agreement on a contract extension Friday that will keep the seven-time All-Star with the club through 2021.

Kershaw, 30, made 26 starts for the Dodgers this season going 9-5 with a 2.73 ERA (49 ER/161.1 IP) and striking out 155 batters against just 29 walks. He also held the opposition to a .227 batting average, while posting a 1.04 WHIP and collecting 20 quality starts. Despite missing some time with two different stints on the disabled list earlier in the season, the southpaw finished the 2018 campaign ranking among National League pitchers with at least 25 starts in strikeout-to-walk ratio (5.34, 3rd), ERA (4th), WHIP (4th), opponents' on-base percentage (.264, 4th), quality starts (T-6th), opponents' OPS (.630, 8th) and opponents' batting average (11th).

The Los Angeles Dodgers and three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw reached an agreement on a contract extension Friday that will keep the seven-time All-Star with the club through 2021.

Kershaw, 30, made 26 starts for the Dodgers this season going 9-5 with a 2.73 ERA (49 ER/161.1 IP) and striking out 155 batters against just 29 walks. He also held the opposition to a .227 batting average, while posting a 1.04 WHIP and collecting 20 quality starts. Despite missing some time with two different stints on the disabled list earlier in the season, the southpaw finished the 2018 campaign ranking among National League pitchers with at least 25 starts in strikeout-to-walk ratio (5.34, 3rd), ERA (4th), WHIP (4th), opponents' on-base percentage (.264, 4th), quality starts (T-6th), opponents' OPS (.630, 8th) and opponents' batting average (11th).

The 2014 National League Most Valuable Player completed his 11th big league season with the Dodgers (2008-18) this past year and in 318 career games (316 starts), Kershaw has gone 153-69 with a 2.39 ERA and has struck out 2,275 batters against 557 walks. Since the start of the live ball era in 1920, he has the lowest all-time career ERA and WHIP (1.00) among starting pitchers with more than 1,500 innings pitched, while his opponents' batting average (.207) ranks third, behind only Nolan Ryan (.204) and Sandy Koufax (.205). Kershaw was originally selected by Los Angeles in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft out of Highland Park High School (TX).

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Dodgers to host World Series games this weekend at Dodger Stadium

Fans encouraged to visit Dodgers.com/WorldSeries for ticket and parking information

LOS ANGELES -- Dodger Stadium will play host to its 10th World Series this weekend when the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers and American League champion Boston Red Sox square off in Games 3, 4 and 5 (if necessary) of the 114th Fall Classic on Friday (5:09 p.m.), Saturday (5:09 p.m.) and Sunday (5:15 p.m., if necessary).

Fans are encouraged to visit Dodgers.com/WorldSeries for all gameday information, including the links to trusted ticket partners on the secondary market.

LOS ANGELES -- Dodger Stadium will play host to its 10th World Series this weekend when the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers and American League champion Boston Red Sox square off in Games 3, 4 and 5 (if necessary) of the 114th Fall Classic on Friday (5:09 p.m.), Saturday (5:09 p.m.) and Sunday (5:15 p.m., if necessary).

Fans are encouraged to visit Dodgers.com/WorldSeries for all gameday information, including the links to trusted ticket partners on the secondary market.

Parking and Stadium gates will open three hours prior to all postseason games and fans are encouraged to arrive early, while also urged to purchase parking in advance, carpool or enjoy a ride with Uber, the preferred ride of the Dodgers. The Dodger Stadium Express will continue to operate during the postseason from both Union Station and the South Bay, with service starting three hours before the game and free for everyone with a game ticket. Advance parking can be purchased online at Dodgers.com/postseason ($40 in advance/$60 at the gate) and more information on transportation options can be found at Dodgers.com/transportation.

The World Series will be telecast on FOX, and all Dodger postseason games can be heard on AM 570 LA Sports, in Spanish on Univision 1020 KTNQ and in Korean on Radio Korea AM 1540. The Dodgers will have pregame coverage on Facebook Live starting 90 minutes before each game with Dodger Insider, SportsNet LA's Leadoff LA and Access SportsNet Dodgers. Postgame Access SportsNet Dodgers will also be streamed on Facebook Live, as will Dodgers Insider shows during workout days.

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Dodgers clinch National League title

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers tonight clinched the 2018 National League pennant and are heading to the World Series for the 11th time since moving to Los Angeles in 1958. This is the Dodgers 23rd National League pennant and the first time winning consecutive NL pennants since 1977 and 1978.

Official NL Champion merchandise is now available on Dodgers.com and will be at the Top of the Park store at Dodger Stadium tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT. Fans are encouraged to visit Dodgers.com for the best selection of tickets from the team and secondary market partners. 

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers tonight clinched the 2018 National League pennant and are heading to the World Series for the 11th time since moving to Los Angeles in 1958. This is the Dodgers 23rd National League pennant and the first time winning consecutive NL pennants since 1977 and 1978.

Official NL Champion merchandise is now available on Dodgers.com and will be at the Top of the Park store at Dodger Stadium tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT. Fans are encouraged to visit Dodgers.com for the best selection of tickets from the team and secondary market partners. 

Games 1 and 2 of the World Series against the Boston Red Sox will take place on Tuesday, October 23 at 5:09 p.m. and Wednesday, October 24 at 5:09 p.m. PT at Fenway Park. The Dodgers will host games 3-5 October 26 at 5:09, October 27 at 5:09 and October 28 at 5:15 PT.

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Dodgers announce NLCS roster

The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced their 25-man roster for the 2018 National League Championship Series, which begins tonight vs. the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. First pitch is scheduled for 7:09 p.m. CT. 
 
The Dodgers will carry 12 pitchers and 13 position players. The roster is as follows:
 
Pitchers (12)
RHP Pedro Baéz
RHP Walker Buehler
LHP Caleb Ferguson
RHP Dylan Floro
LHP Rich Hill
RHP Kenley Jansen
LHP Clayton Kershaw
RHP Ryan Madson
RHP Kenta Maeda
LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu
LHP Julio Urías
LHP Alex Wood

Position Players (13)
C/IF Austin Barnes
1B/OF Cody Bellinger (L)  
2B Brian Dozier 
IF David Freese
C Yasmani Grandal (S)
IF/OF Kiké Hernández 
OF Matt Kemp
IF Manny Machado
IF Max Muncy (L)  
OF Joc Pederson (L)
OF Yasiel Puig   
OF/IF Chris Taylor
3B Justin Turner
  
The NLCS continues tomorrow afternoon with Game 2 at 3:09 p.m. CT at Miller Park.   
 
The series shifts to Los Angeles next week, with Games 3 (4:39 PT), 4 (6:09 PT) and 5 (2:05 PT, if necessary) at Dodger Stadium. Games 6 and 7 (if necessary) would be played in Milwaukee on Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20 at Miller Park.  

The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced their 25-man roster for the 2018 National League Championship Series, which begins tonight vs. the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. First pitch is scheduled for 7:09 p.m. CT. 
 
The Dodgers will carry 12 pitchers and 13 position players. The roster is as follows:
 
Pitchers (12)
RHP Pedro Baéz
RHP Walker Buehler
LHP Caleb Ferguson
RHP Dylan Floro
LHP Rich Hill
RHP Kenley Jansen
LHP Clayton Kershaw
RHP Ryan Madson
RHP Kenta Maeda
LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu
LHP Julio Urías
LHP Alex Wood

Position Players (13)
C/IF Austin Barnes
1B/OF Cody Bellinger (L)  
2B Brian Dozier 
IF David Freese
C Yasmani Grandal (S)
IF/OF Kiké Hernández 
OF Matt Kemp
IF Manny Machado
IF Max Muncy (L)  
OF Joc Pederson (L)
OF Yasiel Puig   
OF/IF Chris Taylor
3B Justin Turner
  
The NLCS continues tomorrow afternoon with Game 2 at 3:09 p.m. CT at Miller Park.   
 
The series shifts to Los Angeles next week, with Games 3 (4:39 PT), 4 (6:09 PT) and 5 (2:05 PT, if necessary) at Dodger Stadium. Games 6 and 7 (if necessary) would be played in Milwaukee on Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20 at Miller Park.  

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Tickets remain on secondary markets for Dodger postseason games as NLDS, NLCS sell out

Fans encouraged to visit Dodgers.com/Postseason for trusted secondary market purchase options

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced sellouts for all possible National League Division Series and National League Championship Series games at Dodger Stadium.

The club encourages fans to visit Dodgers.com/Postseason for alternative ticketing options, including links to trusted team partners on the secondary market. Fan can also receive 2018 Postseason rights with the purchase of 2019 Season Tickets.

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced sellouts for all possible National League Division Series and National League Championship Series games at Dodger Stadium.

The club encourages fans to visit Dodgers.com/Postseason for alternative ticketing options, including links to trusted team partners on the secondary market. Fan can also receive 2018 Postseason rights with the purchase of 2019 Season Tickets.

The Dodgers, who yesterday clinched their sixth consecutive NL West division title, open Postseason play on Thursday at 5:37 p.m. in Game 1 of the best-of-five NLDS against the Atlanta Braves. NLDS Game 2 will be held Friday at 6:37 p.m. in Los Angeles before the series shifts to Atlanta for Games 3-4. A possible Game 5 would be held on Wednesday, October 10 at Dodger Stadium, if necessary.

Los Angeles established a single-season franchise record this year with 3,857,500 fans attending the club's 82 regular season home games, besting its previous high mark of 3,857,036 set in 2007.

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Dodgers clinch National League West Division title

Official NL West champion merchandise now available

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers today clinched the 2018 National League West Division Championship. It's the Dodgers' sixth straight and 17th overall NL West title, as the club reached the postseason in six consecutive seasons for the first time in franchise history.

The Dodgers will open Postseason play Thursday and host the Atlanta Braves in Game 1 of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium. Tickets for all Postseason games can be purchased at Dodgers.com/Postseason.

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers today clinched the 2018 National League West Division Championship. It's the Dodgers' sixth straight and 17th overall NL West title, as the club reached the postseason in six consecutive seasons for the first time in franchise history.

The Dodgers will open Postseason play Thursday and host the Atlanta Braves in Game 1 of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium. Tickets for all Postseason games can be purchased at Dodgers.com/Postseason.

The Dodgers will play "October Baseball" for the 32nd time in franchise history (23rd time in Los Angeles) and for the ninth time in the last 13 years. The Dodgers previously won division titles in 1974, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1995, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 and twice reached the postseason as the Wild Card, in 1996 and 2006. In franchise history, the club has won six World Series championships and 22 National League pennants.

The Dodgers are the first team in NL West history to win the division in six consecutive seasons and the first MLB team to win six straight division titles since the New York Yankees, who accomplished the feat by winning the AL East in nine consecutive season from 1998-2006.

Dave Roberts becomes the only manager to lead the Dodgers to three straight division titles in their first three seasons as a Major League skipper and joins Ron Gardenhire with the Minnesota Twins (2002-04) and Larry Dierker with the Houston Astros (1997-99) as the only managers to win the division in their first three years as the skipper. President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman and General Manager Farhan Zaidi assembled their fourth division champion in as many seasons with the club.

Fans can purchase official NL West championship and 2018 postseason merchandise online at Dodgers.com and at the Top of the Park store.

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Dodgers to host tiebreaker game vs. Rockies tomorrow at 1 p.m.

Tickets on sale now at Dodgers.com/Tiebreaker

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers will host the Colorado Rockies tomorrow at 1:09 p.m. for a one-game Tiebreaker to decide the National League West title.

Tickets are on sale now for tomorrow's game at Dodgers.com/Tiebreaker.

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers will host the Colorado Rockies tomorrow at 1:09 p.m. for a one-game Tiebreaker to decide the National League West title.

Tickets are on sale now for tomorrow's game at Dodgers.com/Tiebreaker.

The Dodgers and Rockies have both already clinched a berth in the Postseason with identical 91-71 records. The Tiebreaker winner and NL West champion will face the Atlanta Braves in the National League Division Series, and the loser will travel to Milwaukee or Chicago for Tuesday's National League Wild Card game.

Monday will mark the fourth regular season Tiebreaker in Los Angeles history, following matchups in 1959 (won best-of-three series, 2-0, over Milwaukee Braves), 1962 (lost best of three series, 1-2, to San Francisco Giants) and 1980 (lost to Astros). The 1959 club went on to win the World Series.

Tomorrow's game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN, and heard locally on AM 570 (English) and KTNQ 1020 AM (Spanish).

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Dodgers announce renewal with Ogden Raptors

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Wednesday they have signed a working agreement with the Ogden Raptors of the Pioneer League. The announcement was made jointly by Los Angeles Dodgers President and CEO Stan Kasten and Director of Player Development Brandon Gomes.

"The Raptor's front office and fans have provided an exciting playing environment for our men to develop," said Gomes. "We are pleased to continue our long standing relationship with Ogden and look forward to once again being a part of the community."

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Wednesday they have signed a working agreement with the Ogden Raptors of the Pioneer League. The announcement was made jointly by Los Angeles Dodgers President and CEO Stan Kasten and Director of Player Development Brandon Gomes.

"The Raptor's front office and fans have provided an exciting playing environment for our men to develop," said Gomes. "We are pleased to continue our long standing relationship with Ogden and look forward to once again being a part of the community."

The Ogden Raptors, who have been the Rookie League partner of the Los Angeles Dodgers since 2003, finished their 2018 season with a 46-30 record, a South Division title and a berth in the Pioneer League playoffs after a Pioneer League title in 2017.

The Raptors have won five league titles and 16 division titles in the team's history.

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Dodgers reinstate JT Chargois

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated right-handed pitcher JT Chargois from the 10-day disabled list.

Chargois, 27, has made 38 relief appearances this season with Los Angeles, going 2-4 with a 3.45 ERA (12 ER/31.1 IP) and has held hitters to a .228 average, while striking out 38 against 15 walks. Chargois missed 29 games with nerve irritation after leaving the game on August 20 against the Cardinals in the fifth inning with neck discomfort.

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated right-handed pitcher JT Chargois from the 10-day disabled list.

Chargois, 27, has made 38 relief appearances this season with Los Angeles, going 2-4 with a 3.45 ERA (12 ER/31.1 IP) and has held hitters to a .228 average, while striking out 38 against 15 walks. Chargois missed 29 games with nerve irritation after leaving the game on August 20 against the Cardinals in the fifth inning with neck discomfort.

The Dodgers now have 40 players on the active roster.

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LA Dodgers Foundation unveils 50th Dodgers Dreamfield, extends commitment

LOS ANGELES (September 22, 2018) -- Today, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) and Executive Director Nichol Whiteman, together with Dodger All-Stars Yasiel Puig and Clayton Kershaw, joined Dodger President and CEO Stan Kasten, Dodger Manager Dave Roberts, Los Angeles City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, and other officials along with scores of young baseball and softball players to unveil the 50th Dodgers Dreamfield at Algin Sutton Recreation Center in South Los Angeles. The completion of this Dreamfield marked the final step in LADF's commitment to create 50 fields in 15 years. Since 2003, over $10 million has been invested in these fields, which have impacted the lives of over 300,000 youth in and around Los Angeles. The foundation revealed that it is extending its initial commitment of 50 fields with an additional $10 million to build 75 fields by the 75th anniversary of the Dodgers' move to Los Angeles.

The construction of this $300,000 project is partially funded by generous donations from the City of Los Angeles, Yasiel Puig's Wildhorse Foundation, the Tyler Development Corporation, Clayton & Ellen Kershaw, the LA84 Foundation, the Annenberg Foundation, the Leon Lowenstein Foundation, and the Bruce P. Rubenstein Family.

Additional special guests and speakers at the unveiling ceremony included State Senator Holly J. Mitchell, LA City Council President Herb Wesson, Steve Garvey, Ron Cey, Manny Mota, and Steve Yeager (Dodger Alumni), Alanna Rizzo (Los Angeles Dodgers Broadcaster), Aleta Williams (Daughter of Algin Sutton), Vicki Israel (Assistant General Manager, LA Department of Recreation and Parks), Tyler Udall (Tyler Development Corporation), Renata Simril (President and CEO, LA84 Foundation), Marsha Bonner (Director of Community Grantmaking, Annenberg Foundation), John Bendheim (Leon Lowenstein Foundation), Joe Baca, Jr. (Rialto City Councilmember), youth softball and baseball players representing the community of Algin Sutton, Dodgers RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities), the Natasha Watley Foundation, Girls Play LA, Yasiel Puig's 66ers baseball team, Manchester Elementary School, Brotherhood Crusades, Alliance Judy I Burton Technology Academy High School, and the Boys & Girls Club. Dodgers players and officials gathered for a ceremonial "lighting of the scoreboard," which was followed by a public community festival that included fun-filled activations including a Farmer John Dodger Dog Truck, LADWP Water Truck, LA Teams Sports Zone, Dodger Alumni autographs, Dodger Guy Character, Dodger giveaways and tunes from DJ Severe, the Dodger DJ.

LOS ANGELES (September 22, 2018) -- Today, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) and Executive Director Nichol Whiteman, together with Dodger All-Stars Yasiel Puig and Clayton Kershaw, joined Dodger President and CEO Stan Kasten, Dodger Manager Dave Roberts, Los Angeles City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, and other officials along with scores of young baseball and softball players to unveil the 50th Dodgers Dreamfield at Algin Sutton Recreation Center in South Los Angeles. The completion of this Dreamfield marked the final step in LADF's commitment to create 50 fields in 15 years. Since 2003, over $10 million has been invested in these fields, which have impacted the lives of over 300,000 youth in and around Los Angeles. The foundation revealed that it is extending its initial commitment of 50 fields with an additional $10 million to build 75 fields by the 75th anniversary of the Dodgers' move to Los Angeles.

The construction of this $300,000 project is partially funded by generous donations from the City of Los Angeles, Yasiel Puig's Wildhorse Foundation, the Tyler Development Corporation, Clayton & Ellen Kershaw, the LA84 Foundation, the Annenberg Foundation, the Leon Lowenstein Foundation, and the Bruce P. Rubenstein Family.

Additional special guests and speakers at the unveiling ceremony included State Senator Holly J. Mitchell, LA City Council President Herb Wesson, Steve Garvey, Ron Cey, Manny Mota, and Steve Yeager (Dodger Alumni), Alanna Rizzo (Los Angeles Dodgers Broadcaster), Aleta Williams (Daughter of Algin Sutton), Vicki Israel (Assistant General Manager, LA Department of Recreation and Parks), Tyler Udall (Tyler Development Corporation), Renata Simril (President and CEO, LA84 Foundation), Marsha Bonner (Director of Community Grantmaking, Annenberg Foundation), John Bendheim (Leon Lowenstein Foundation), Joe Baca, Jr. (Rialto City Councilmember), youth softball and baseball players representing the community of Algin Sutton, Dodgers RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities), the Natasha Watley Foundation, Girls Play LA, Yasiel Puig's 66ers baseball team, Manchester Elementary School, Brotherhood Crusades, Alliance Judy I Burton Technology Academy High School, and the Boys & Girls Club. Dodgers players and officials gathered for a ceremonial "lighting of the scoreboard," which was followed by a public community festival that included fun-filled activations including a Farmer John Dodger Dog Truck, LADWP Water Truck, LA Teams Sports Zone, Dodger Alumni autographs, Dodger Guy Character, Dodger giveaways and tunes from DJ Severe, the Dodger DJ.

"We are proud of the meaningful impact Dodgers Dreamfields have had on local communities. As we unveil our 50th, we are thrilled to extend and renew our promise to provide access and opportunity to youth throughout Los Angeles who need it most," Mark Walter, Dodger Owner and Chairman, Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation.

"It makes perfect sense that the 50th Dreamfield would open right here at a recreation center named after the late Algin Sutton, who dedicated his career to connecting young people with opportunities to play," said Mayor Eric Garcetti. "In Los Angeles, we are committed to making sure that every child has access to sports and recreation no matter what her zip code, and I'm so proud to call the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation our partner in increasing opportunities to play!"

"Congratulations to the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation for completing their 50th Dodgers Dreamfield", said Mike Shull, General Manager, Department of Recreation and Parks. "We are proud of our partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers and their commitment to invest in our City's park system, which has created lasting disparities in access to quality open space and recreation programs for youth and families of our communities."

During the unveiling ceremony, the foundation debuted its Dodgers Dreamfields Impact Report, outlining the tremendous influence that these fields have had on youth in Los Angeles' most underserved communities including Central Los Angeles, Inglewood, South Los Angeles, Harbor City, San Fernando Valley, East Los Angeles, and La Puente. These fields provide kids with a positive and vibrant environment to participate in baseball and softball opportunities in their neighborhoods. In partnership with corporations, foundations, local municipalities, and individuals, Dodgers Dreamfields contribute to both community development and youth development by providing youth the opportunity and space to learn and play the game of baseball and softball, while building character and instilling important life lessons. Program resources and elements include backstop upgrades, dugout upgrades, irrigation improvements, surface re-grading, new home plate, pitching rubbers, and bases, outfield fencing and windscreens, turf renovation, sod installation, and new signage and scoreboard.

"We are so proud to have reached our goal of building 50 Dreamfields, but know that there is still much more work to be done," said Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Executive Director Nichol Whiteman. "These fields have given our local youth a sense of pride and ownership every time they step onto the mound or slide across home base. The value of these Dreamfields cannot be overstated, and we are excited to have the chance to share everything that baseball and softball have to offer with even more communities over the next several years!"

The LA84 Foundation is the longest-standing sponsor of Dodger Dreamfields, having provided funding for 43 of the 50 fields, beginning in 2003. "Today is an historic day for the kids of the Los Angeles area - 50 Dreamfields is a remarkable achievement," said Renata Simril, President and CEO of the LA84 Foundation. Simril added: "In a world where there is too much 'photo-op philanthropy,' the Dodgers Foundation produces real and sustaining positive community impact."

"I am proud to partner with the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation for their 50th Dreamfield," said Yasiel Puig. "I hope this field will ignite the children's love of baseball and I hope the sport will bring as much joy to their lives as it has to mine. Giving back to the Los Angeles community with a gift that will impact future generations is truly an honor."

"Ellen and I are so honored to be a part of LADF's 50th Dodgers Dreamfield," added Clayton Kershaw. "We have been partnering with them since they built the Universally Accessible Field in Baldwin Hills and are proud to partner with the foundation as they continue to impact thousands of kids throughout LA."

A high need for youth baseball/softball recreation space, racial and ethnic diversity, high "park need" metric, number of youth living in the surrounding community, and current baseball/softball interest are all factors that will help the foundation determine the locations of these next fields. By maintaining current partners and establishing new ones, LADF will continue to positively impact communities throughout the Los Angeles area.

ABOUT LOS ANGELES DODGERS FOUNDATION
LADF is the official team charity of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Its primary focus is to support cornerstone programs in Sports + Recreation, Education + Literacy and Health + Wellness benefitting children and families in need throughout the greater Los Angeles region. By leveraging strategic partnerships, the mission is to harness the power of the Dodger brand and the passion Dodger fans have for Los Angeles into a vehicle for positive change in underserved communities.

Visit LADF online at www.dodgers.com/ladf, Twitter @DodgersFdn, Instagram @dodgersfoundation and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/LosAngelesDodgersFoundation

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Don Newcombe, Steve Garvey and Fernando Valenzuela named "Legends of Dodger Baseball'

Induction ceremonies to take place in 2019

The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced that Don Newcombe, Steve Garvey and Fernando Valenzuela will make up the inaugural class of the Legends of Dodger Baseball, and will have their careers celebrated during official induction ceremonies next year. 

Starting in 2019, the team will induct Dodger greats into the Legends of Dodger Baseball in recognition of their impact on the franchise, both on and off the field. Inductees will receive a plaque honoring their Dodger achievements, which will also be on permanent display at Dodger Stadium. More information on the Legends of Dodger Baseball program will be available at a later date.  

The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced that Don Newcombe, Steve Garvey and Fernando Valenzuela will make up the inaugural class of the Legends of Dodger Baseball, and will have their careers celebrated during official induction ceremonies next year. 

Starting in 2019, the team will induct Dodger greats into the Legends of Dodger Baseball in recognition of their impact on the franchise, both on and off the field. Inductees will receive a plaque honoring their Dodger achievements, which will also be on permanent display at Dodger Stadium. More information on the Legends of Dodger Baseball program will be available at a later date.  

"We're excited to launch the Legends of Dodger Baseball, and there couldn't be more perfect franchise representatives to make up our inaugural class than Don, Steve and Fernando," said Mark Walter, Dodger Owner and Chairman. "This group epitomizes what it means to be a Dodger, not only with their incredible careers on the field but also through their dedicated service to the Los Angeles community."

Added Dodger President and CEO Stan Kasten, "The Legends of Dodger Baseball program is the first of many new developments that we plan to roll out as we approach the 2020 All-Star Game, including the creation of a permanent home to celebrate the great players, personnel and moments that have helped make the Dodgers one of the most storied institutions in professional sports."

The Dodgers will recognize Newcombe, Garvey and Valenzuela prior to Sunday's Dodgers-Padres game.

Newcombe played eight of his 10 MLB seasons with the Dodgers from 1949-51 and 1954-58, missing the 1952 and 1953 seasons while serving his country in the Korean War. He was a member of the franchise's first World Championship club in 1955, a four-time All-Star, the 1949 Rookie of the Year and the winner of both the Cy Young and the Most Valuable Player Awards in 1956, joining Justin Verlander as the only two pitchers in MLB history to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young Awards. He originally signed with the Newark Eagles of the Negro Leagues in 1944 at the age of 17, and just two years later, along with teammates Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella, Newcombe played a key role in the country's Civil Right movement when he pitched for the Class B Nashua Dodgers of the New England League, breaking the minor league color barrier. Robinson reached the Majors in 1947, Campanella in 1948 and Newcombe was promoted to Brooklyn in 1949, where he compiled a 123-66 record with 3.51 ERA in 258 games (230 starts) with the Dodgers. Newcombe made possibly his greatest impact following his playing career, when he was credited with starting the first Community Relations department in Major League Baseball in 1970 with the Dodgers. He continues to make dozens of appearances throughout the Los Angeles area each year, speaking to youngsters and participating in the Dodgers' Alumni Association. 

"I'm so honored to be part of this first group of Legends, and want to thank the Dodgers for this great honor," said Newcombe. "I've been with the franchise for 61 years, in both Brooklyn and Los Angeles, and I still feel so fortunate to call myself a Dodger."

Garvey played 14 of his 19 Major League seasons in Los Angeles from 1969-82, serving as a cornerstone of four pennant-winning clubs and helping the Dodgers to the 1981 World Series title. During his time as a Dodger, Garvey was selected to eight consecutive All-Star Games (1974-81), won four Gold Glove Awards at first base and was named the 1974 National League Most Valuable Player. Garvey posted a .301 batting average as a Dodger and ranks among the all-time Los Angeles leaders in hits (1,968, 2nd), doubles (333, 1st), home runs (211, 3rd), RBI (992, 1st) and games played (1,727, 3rd), including appearing in 1,207 consecutive games - the fourth-longest streak in MLB history - between 1975-1983. He was also clutch, batting .312 with runners in scoring position and .414 with the bases loaded between 1969-82, while posting a .346/.370/.571 slashline in 45 postseason games as a Dodger and winning the 1978 NLCS MVP Award. Garvey was also an MVP off the field, and won the 1981 Roberto Clemente Award for his community efforts.

"From being a bat boy in 1956 for the Brooklyn Dodgers to the draft of 1968 and the success we enjoyed over a 14-year career in Dodger Blue, I feel so fortunate to continue to be affiliated with this great franchise," said Garvey. "There have been so many great players to wear the Dodger uniform, and I'm grateful for this extraordinary honor. I'm most thankful to my family, Dodger owners Peter O'Malley and Guggenheim Partners, manager Tommy Lasorda and all the players I played with and against. Thank you to the Dodgers for this recognition, and to the fans for making my time in Los Angeles so special."

Valenzuela was a member of two World Series championship teams, won the 1981 Rookie of the Year and Cy Young Awards, was selected to six All-Star teams and even won two Silver Slugger Awards (1981, 1983) during his 11 years with the Dodgers from 1980-90. Among the all-time Los Angeles leaders, Valenzuela ranks sixth in wins (141), fifth in strikeouts (1,759), fourth in innings (2348.2), fourth in starts (320), fourth in complete games (107) and fifth in shutouts (29), including the 17th no-hitter in franchise history on June 29, 1990 against the Cardinals. Valenzuela's place in Dodger lore was etched starting with his first MLB start on Opening Day 1981, when he shut out the Astros en route to winning his first eight starts that season, including five shutouts and a streak of 35.0 consecutive scoreless innings. This improbable success sparked "Fernandomania" as fans flocked to see him pitch - home and road - and baffle hitters with his screwball, while his popularity helped the Dodgers reach Latino fans worldwide. Valenzuela retired in 1997 after 17 big league seasons as the all-time leader in wins (173) and strikeouts (2074) among Mexican-born Major Leaguers. Following his playing career, Valenzuela rejoined the Dodger organization as a broadcaster in 2003 and has been an integral part of the team's community initiatives since, including winning a Lifetime Achievement Award from RBI (Reviving Baseball in Innercities) in 2007.

"The Dodgers have meant so much to me during my 11 years on the field, and now 16 in the broadcast booth, and I'm honored to be among the first Dodger Legends," said Valenzuela. "Thank you to the Dodger organization for this great recognition, and to the fans for their years of support."

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Dodgers postseason tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.

LOS ANGELES -- Tickets for potential postseason home games at Dodger Stadium for the National League Wild Card, Division Series and League Championship Series will go on sale on tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., the Los Angeles Dodgers announced today. Postseason tickets will be available both online at Dodgers.com/postseason and at the Dodger Stadium box office.

The National League postseason gets underway with the Wild Card Game on Tuesday, Oct. 2, and the best-of-five Division Series begins on Thursday, October 4. The best-of-seven National League Championship Series starts Friday, October 12. The Dodgers' potential postseason schedule is attached and can also be viewed online at Dodgers.com/postseason.

LOS ANGELES -- Tickets for potential postseason home games at Dodger Stadium for the National League Wild Card, Division Series and League Championship Series will go on sale on tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., the Los Angeles Dodgers announced today. Postseason tickets will be available both online at Dodgers.com/postseason and at the Dodger Stadium box office.

The National League postseason gets underway with the Wild Card Game on Tuesday, Oct. 2, and the best-of-five Division Series begins on Thursday, October 4. The best-of-seven National League Championship Series starts Friday, October 12. The Dodgers' potential postseason schedule is attached and can also be viewed online at Dodgers.com/postseason.

For all potential postseason games, tickets are not purchased for a specific date, but for a corresponding home game in each postseason round. Game times will be announced at a later date.

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Dodgers proudly welcome Billie Jean King & Ilana Kloss to ownership group

The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced that social activists, tennis champions and longtime partners Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss have joined the team's ownership group.

"As someone born, raised and educated in Southern California, it is an honor to be part of the Dodger ownership group," King said. "Mark Walter and the entire Dodger organization are a first-class operation that have proven to be leaders in sports on and off the field of play. We share a commitment to equality and inclusion, including the LGBTQ community, and we hope to further expand the team's efforts in those areas as we move forward together."

The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced that social activists, tennis champions and longtime partners Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss have joined the team's ownership group.

"As someone born, raised and educated in Southern California, it is an honor to be part of the Dodger ownership group," King said. "Mark Walter and the entire Dodger organization are a first-class operation that have proven to be leaders in sports on and off the field of play. We share a commitment to equality and inclusion, including the LGBTQ community, and we hope to further expand the team's efforts in those areas as we move forward together."

"I have been fortunate to work closely with Mark and Kimbra Walter on some projects, and I'm looking forward to being part of the Dodgers' ownership group and helping the team expand its reach with new audiences," Kloss added. "I hope to work with the team at a variety of levels and I share the organization's proven commitment to excellence on the field and in the community."

"We're excited and proud to welcome two trailblazing athletes, social advocates and businesswomen, Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss, to our ownership group," said Mark Walter, Dodger Owner and Chairman. "Just like Billie Jean and Ilana, the Dodger franchise has a history of and commitment to breaking barriers, inclusion and winning, and we're looking forward to them continuing to promote these attributes within our organization."

Said Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred, Jr., "Major League Baseball is pleased to welcome Billie Jean King and her partner Ilana Kloss to the Los Angeles Dodgers' ownership group. Billie Jean King is a true American trailblazer who has tirelessly championed for gender pay equality, LGBTQ rights, and diverse, inclusive workforce leadership. Through her groundbreaking efforts, she has earned some of the most highly regarded recognitions available to athletes and advocates. Ilana Kloss is well-known for being both a professional tennis player and for her work as the chief executive officer and commissioner of World TeamTennis. We are excited to have them both join the National Pastime."

King and Kloss co-founded the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative, which addresses inclusion and diversity issues in the workplace. The couple also are founding board members of the Elton John AIDS Foundation and both serve on the executive committee of the Women's Sports Foundation (WSF). Founded by King in 1974, WSF works to advance the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity and has awarded more than $80 million in educational and cash grants since its inception. King and Kloss also have been longtime owners in World TeamTennis at both the league and team levels.

Named one of the "100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century" by Life magazine and a 2009 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, King was elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987 after a professional career in which she won 39 Grand Slam singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles, including a record 20 Wimbledon championships. In 2006, she became the first woman to have a major sports venue named in her honor when The USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y., was rededicated as the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in recognition of her accomplishments on and off the court. She was also the subject of Fox Searchlight's critically acclaimed 2017 film, Battle of the Sexes, which depicts the cultural and social impact of her groundbreaking match against Bobby Riggs. She also founded the Women's Tennis Association and is a past member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.

King's Los Angeles and baseball ties date to her childhood in Long Beach, where she grew up playing youth basketball and softball before taking up tennis at age 11. She graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic High School and also attended California State University, Los Angeles from 1961-64. King's younger brother, Randy Moffitt, pitched in 12 Major League seasons with the Giants, Astros and Blue Jays from 1972-83.

Kloss is the president of Billie Jean Enterprises and the former CEO and Commissioner of World TeamTennis, managing both the professional sports league and the nationwide grassroots recreational programs. A former No. 1 doubles player and U.S. Open doubles champion, she is a member of both the National and International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Kloss, a native of South Africa, serves on the executive board of the Tennis Industry Association and was named the Sports Businesswoman of the Year by the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center in 2007.

In addition, to joining the Dodgers ownership group, King and Kloss are also expected to join Mark Walter as a member of the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks ownership group, pending league approval.

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Jaime Jarrín agrees to multi-year contract extension

LOS ANGELES -- Hall of Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrín will return to the Dodgers for a 61st and 62nd season in 2019 and 2020 and has agreed to a multi-year contract extension, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced today.

Jarrín will be available to the media Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the Dodger Stadium Interview Room, prior to his Ring of Honor induction ceremony.

LOS ANGELES -- Hall of Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrín will return to the Dodgers for a 61st and 62nd season in 2019 and 2020 and has agreed to a multi-year contract extension, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced today.

Jarrín will be available to the media Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the Dodger Stadium Interview Room, prior to his Ring of Honor induction ceremony.

Said Jarrín, "It seems like it was just yesterday that I was at the Coliseum in 1959 and started my work with the Dodgers, the time goes so fast. I'm still enjoying it just as much as I did 60 years ago. I love what I do, and it's a privilege for me to be able to do it. I have had the opportunity to work with the best of the best, ballplayers, broadcasters and staff, and I have been so fortunate throughout my career. Of course, I have to thank the Dodgers and especially my wife Blanca for her support and for allowing me to do what I love all these years."

"Jaime Jarrín is a Hall of Famer in every sense of the word, and the Dodgers are lucky to have had him behind the mic for the past 60 years as he's chronicled the greatest moments in Los Angeles history with his unique storytelling and iconic style," said Lon Rosen, Dodger Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. "We're thrilled that Jaime is returning with this multi-year contract extension and are looking forward to celebrating him Friday night."

On Friday, Jarrín will become the 12th inductee into the Dodgers' Ring of Honor, joining Pee Wee Reese, Tommy Lasorda, Duke Snider, Jim Gilliam, Don Sutton, Walter Alston, Sandy Koufax, Roy Campanella, Jackie Robinson, Don Drysdale and Vin Scully in having their name/number permanently affixed to Dodger Stadium. Fans are encouraged to arrive early for the 6:30 p.m. ceremony.

During the course of his 60-year Dodger career, which began in the club's second season in Los Angeles in 1959, Jarrín has been lauded as one of the all-time great baseball announcers, including his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998 as the recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award. He became only the second Spanish-language announcer to earn that honor, joining Buck Canel. Jarrín is a member of both the Southern California Sports Broadcasters' Association and the California Broadcasters' Association Halls of Fame, and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, dedicated in September 1998. His other major honors include La Gran Cruz al Merito en El Grado de Comendador received in Ecuador in January 1992, being honored by the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) Foundation with an AFTRA Media and Entertainment Excellence Award in 2011 and earning Hall of Fame recognition by the Associated Press Television-Radio Association (APTRA) in 2011.

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