Long-time Dodger employees to be honored
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers will celebrate 86 employees with 25 or more years of service in ceremonies on the field at Dodger Stadium prior to Tuesday night's 7:10 p.m. game with the Arizona Diamondbacks, the club announced.
Heading the list of those to be recognized are Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda and Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, as well as long-time traveling secretary Billy DeLury, all with 64 seasons of service, pitching great Don Newcombe (56 seasons), Spanish language Hall of Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrín (55 seasons), pinch-hitting wizard Manny Mota (44 years), 1965 World Series hero Lou Johnson (32 years), All-Star third baseman Ron Cey (29 seasons), All-Star outfielder and broadcaster Rick Monday (28 seasons) and organist Nancy Bea Hefley (26 seasons).
"The Dodgers are extremely grateful to all of our employees and we are particularly appreciative of the long-time service of those being recognized this evening," said Dodgers' President and CEO Stan Kasten. "Without the dedication of our employees it would be impossible for the Dodgers to fulfill our commitment to the greatest possible fan experience for those visiting Dodger Stadium."
Others with 40 or more years of service to be honored by the Dodgers include ticket seller Jerry Mickelsen (51), security manager Edward Gonzales (50), stand captain Robert Natelborg (47), ticket taker Miguel Yanez (44), batting practice pitcher Peter Bonfils (43), director of elevator operations James Harvey (43), ticket taker Eduardo Becerril (43), Vice President of Ticket Operations Billy Hunter (41) and usher Howard Levine (41).
The list of those to be feted includes: (38 years) Manager of Stadium Services April Thompson, usher captain Richard Angona, area scout Henry Jones; (37) stand captain Bruce Dinowitz; (36) stand associate Marcia Natelborg, ticket taker Errol Coffey, usher Andrea Garcia, usher captain Mario Villegas, Jr.; (35) stand associate Susan Meser, international scout Mike Brito, security officer Gildardo Garciacano, usher captain Anthony Lopez; (34) Special Advisor to the Vice President of Amateur Scouting Gilbert Bodet, manager of the visiting clubhouse Jerry Turner, manager of transportation Arn Douglass, ticket seller Robert Kanner; (33) ticket taker Juan Franco, stadium attendant Rafael Castellanos, stadium attendant Maria Miranda, stadium attendant Carlos DeLeon, professional scout Carl Loewenstine, usher Robert Allen, usher James Mims stadium attendant Adeline Tamez, security officer Fernando Sierra; (32) usher Mary Jane Babyak, stadium attendant James Jelks, security officer Richard Montano, security officer Louie Ocampo; (31) utility maintenance Kevin Waters, minor league team manager John Shoemaker gardener Petronilo Serna, stadium attendant Rosa Sandoval, security officer Juan de Dios Prada, security officer Eddie Alcala, area scout Arthur Darwin; (30) ticket seller Roy Tyler, stand captain David Richard, front office Dolores Buonauro; (29) ticket seller Paula Shorter, Senior Vice President and General Counsel Santiago Fernandez, ticket taker Valerie Jones, security officer Pedro Reynoso, usher Victoria Gutierrez; (28) stadium attendant Efren Gonzalez, manager, Dodger clubhouse Mitch Poole, stadium attendant Roberto Cervantes, security officer Gary Hedman, assistant stand captain Jaime Moreno; (27) ticket taker Rosendo Alvarez, stadium attendant Adelina Solano, DodgerVision crew Shane Shanahan; (26) usher Maria Ramirez, stand captain Patrick Cochran, stand associate Rosemary Cochran, stand associate Adriana Kano, stadium attendant Maria Salceda, stadium attendant Asminda Hernandez, front office George Barajas; (25) ticket seller Sharon McCabe, stand captain Marina Goungo, stadium attendant Margarita Fernandez, international scout Camilo Pascual, security officer Anthony Adams, security officer Manuel Guantez, grounds crew Francisco Torres, and usher captain James Terminel.