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  • Bill Lachemann, 78, keeps Angels ahead of curve behind the plate

    Bill Lachemann, 78, keeps Angels ahead of curve behind the plate
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Bill Lachemann was on the same Dorsey High baseball team as legendary manager Sparky Anderson. He played his first professional game five years before Angels rising star Mike Trout's father was born and caught former Angels pitcher Jim Abbott's first bullpen session four years after qualifying for an AARP card.
  • Our Laguna: Honoring those for their skills, service

    I read Monday in the L.A. Times that Gino Cimoli had died. Gino was the first major league player to bat on the West Coast when the Dodgers and Giants moved to California from New York in 1958. He wasn't the Dodgers usual lead-off batter, but Manager...

    'Jews and Baseball': Ron Howard's a-ha moment with Sandy Koufax

     
    As a Jew who has been a baseball fan his entire life, I guess I'm the perfect target audience for "Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story," which opens Friday at the Music Hall Theater in Beverly Hills and the...

    Greatest sports figures in L.A. history, No. 11: Tommy Lasorda

     
    Former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda was voted the 11th greatest sports figure in Los Angeles history by online readers.

    Dodgers get nod they wanted: Vin Scully bobblehead night

     
    Dodgers score big marketing coup by announcing they have added a Vin Scully bobblehead night for 2012. They also add Kirk Gibson and Eric Karros bobblehead nights.