(This post comes courtesy of the Los Angeles Dodgers Public Relations Department)
He was the voice of the Dodgers, and so much more. He was their conscience, their poet laureate, capturing their beauty and chronicling their glory from Jackie Robinson to Sandy Koufax, Kirk Gibson to Clayton Kershaw.
Gil Hodges, an integral member of the 1955 and 1959 Dodgers World Championship teams, will have his No. 14 retired by the Dodgers on Saturday, June 4, during pre-game ceremonies prior to the 7:10 p.m. game against the New York Mets.
The Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday announced that they will unveil the long-anticipated Sandy Koufax statue in the Centerfield Plaza prior to the Dodgers’ June 18 home game vs. the Cleveland Guardians. The Koufax monument will be the second statue installed by the club, as it follows the Jackie Robinson statue that was put in place in April 2017. The piece will be sculpted by Branly Cadet, who also created the Robinson statue.
At the end of the postseason, players who were eligible became free agents. On Sunday, qualifying offers were extended from teams to their free agents whom they deemed worth extending that offer to, and who were also eligible for one.
If you happen to follow any of our social media accounts, you would have seen that Saturday was the anniversary of the day that former owner Frank McCourt agreed to sell the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Guggenheim Management Group for $2.1 billion, the highest amount ever paid for a team in the history of professional sports.