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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...

    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.

    In John Wooden's own words

    In John Wooden's own words
    Even though most people call him Coach, John Wooden prefers to think of himself as a teacher, and not just one who taught hundreds of UCLA basketball players during his 27 seasons coaching the Bruins. His "Pyramid of Success," a diagram of core values,...