Los Angeles Dodgers by Marty Gitlin

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300 batting average, 30 home runs, and 100 RBIs all three seasons from 1999 to 2001. 325 with 43 home runs and 109 RBIs. Sheffield also walked 101 times that year. 45 GLOSSARY accolade general manager A compliment or credit for a job well done. The executive who is in charge of the team’s overall operation. He or she hires and fires managers and coaches, drafts players, and signs free agents. attendance The number of fans at a particular game or who come to watch a team play during a particular season.

The bullpen strolled usually FROM GARVEY TO MANNY 37 invincible A’s closer Dennis into the right-field stands to give Eckersley. He promptly retired his team the victory. In one of the first two batters. After Mike the most replayed moments in Davis walked, Gibson limped to baseball history, Gibson pumped the plate as a pinch-hitter. his fist twice after rounding first The veteran outfielder was base. The fans at Dodger Sta- not even supposed to play. His dium went crazy. Everyone in injured left knee and right ham- attendance and watching on TV string were aching.

Everyone in injured left knee and right ham- attendance and watching on TV string were aching. He could knew that they had witnessed barely walk. But on a 3–2 count, one of the greatest moments in he yanked a line-drive home run baseball history. “The swing and the result Slugging Backstop are unexplainable,” Gibson said The Dodgers selected Mike Piazza in the 62nd round off the 1988 amateurr draft—number 1,390 overall. The pick was in some ways done as a personal favor, as Dodgers manager manag r Tommy Lasorda was a friend of Piazza's family.

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