ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrián Beltré got one more tap on the top of the head from Elvis Andrus, and a visit by the person who brought the four-time All-Star third baseman up to the major leagues...
Brother of famed Dodgers manager killed in Florida car crash
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say the brother of legendary Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda has been killed in a car crash involving a police officer.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said in an email that 83-year-old Joseph Lasorda made a left turn in front of an unmarked Boca Raton police SUV driven by 30-year-old Sgt. Doug Immler on Thursday night. The accident report says Immler had a green light.
Lasorda was taken to Delray Medical Center, where he died.
Column: Hottest World Series game draws some cool customers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hottest World Series game on record drew some pretty cool customers to Dodger Stadium.
George Lopez shook off the 103-degree heat to wave a huge Dodger flag from on top of the home team's dugout. Fellow comedian Jerry Seinfeld was there to watch, as was Lady Gaga.
Dodger royalty was well represented by a pair of nonagenarians in Tommy Lasorda and Don Newcombe, and one soon to be in Vin Scully. Jackie Robinson's widow, Rachel, threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
In a postseason that began with more than a dozen former Tigers in the mix for a World Series ring, three still are standing.
And two just happen to be among the best Tigers' draft picks of not just recent history, but all-time.
Justin Verlander, the new ace of the Astros, and Curtis Granderson, an outfielder for the Dodgers, each will play in their third World Series when things get started Tuesday night — and each will be searching for their first World Series ring.
Chicago — Enrique Hernandez put a Hollywood ending on an L.A. story three decades in the making.
Fueled by Hernandez's home run trilogy, Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers are finally going to the World Series.
Hernandez homered three times and drove in seven runs, Kershaw breezed through six crisp innings and Los Angeles ended the Chicago Cubs' title defense with an 11-1 victory in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series on Thursday night.
Los Angeles honors Tommy Lasorda as Dodgers enter NLCS
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As the Dodgers head into Game 1 of the NL Championship Series, the Los Angeles City Council has honored former manager Tommy Lasorda with a celebration of his recent 90th birthday.
Council members praised Lasorda during Friday's meeting and presented him a certificate of appreciation.
Lasorda said he feels like he was born in Los Angeles and thinks of himself as a real Angeleno.
Dodgers celebrate Tommy Lasorda’s 90th birthday
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shortly before the Los Angeles Dodgers tried to clinch the NL West on Friday night, they threw a party.
Former Spokane manager Tim Hulett recipient of Indians ‘Rim of Honor’
The Spokane Indians will honor former manager Tim Hulett as an Indians “Rim of Honor” recipient during Thursday’s pregame Opening Day ceremonies.
“Being there for 10 years and seeing all the different people being honored, I feel very honored to be a part of that group to be honored in the Rim,” Hulett said by phone this week. “It’s a pretty neat honor.”
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vin Scully returned to Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, cracking jokes and telling stories as if he had never left.
Scully was back at the ballpark to become the 11th inductee into the Dodgers ring of honor prior to a game against the San Francisco Giants. Scully retired last year following his 67th season broadcasting the team's games.
This story ran in the Chronicle on June 5, 1989. The words and headline are reprinted as they ran then.
On and on it went, two baseball managers in a chess match, running out of pawns. And pitchers.
But in baseball - the National League anyway - you can't run out of time. So Art Howe of the Houston Astros and Tommy Lasorda of the Los Angeles Dodgers, though literally down to their last able-bodied man, had to keep fighting.
Dodgers great Tommy Lasorda out of hospital in time for NLCS
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda was at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday for Game 3 of the NL Championship Series, a day after being released from a hospital.
The 89-year-old former manager who currently serves as senior adviser to chairman Mark Walter left a hospital on Monday after a 10-day stay caused by back and shoulder issues in addition to an extensive checkup.
Mike Piazza, Ken Griffey Jr. inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Staring out at their families and tens of thousands of fans who hung on every word, Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza were inducted Sunday into the Baseball Hall of Fame in a ceremony tinged with tears all around.
"I stand up here humbled and overwhelmed," Griffey said. "I can't describe how it feels."
The two became a piece of history on their special day. Griffey, the first pick of the 1987 amateur draft, became the highest pick ever inducted....