May 2010

Dodgers Inducted Into Latino Baseball Hall of Fame

The brand-new Latino Baseball Hall of Fame will honor 25 baseball greats on May 29, three of which have proudly represented the Dodgers.

 

Legendary Dodger Hall of Fame Spanish-language Broadcaster Jaime Jarrn, former Dodger pitcher and current international scout Camilo Pascual and former President and Owner of the Dodgers Peter O’Malley will all be inducted into the Hall, located in the Dominican Republic.

 

O’Malley’s induction is unique as he is the only non-Latin member of the inaugural class. He is receiving the Tommy Lasorda Award, named after the Dodgers’ Hall of Fame manager and given to “outstanding non-Latino personalities.”

 

The Ecuadorian-born Jarrn, who is in his 52nd season calling Dodger games, was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998.

 

Pascual, a seven-time All-Star from Cuba, pitched 18 seasons in the big leagues, including a stay with the Dodgers in 1970.  He went 174-170, striking out 2,167 batters.

 

The Dodger trio is being inducted alongside baseball legends Roberto Clemente, Rod Carew, Juan Maricial, Luis Aparicio and Orlando Cepeda.

 

Santana Plays Dodger Stadium

Salvador Santana, the son of legendary guitarist Carlos Santana, will play at Dodger Stadium prior to the May 23 game against the Detroit Tigers during Viva Los Dodgers .

 

The 26-year-old offspring of the eclectic Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famer is also a multi-dimensional musician. Salvador is a keyboardist, vocalist, composer and songwriter who will bring his genre-bending mix of music to the Viva Los Dodgers stage in Lot G outside of center field, two hours prior to the 1:10 p.m. game.

 

Viva Los Dodgers is a celebration of Hispanic culture in Los Angeles and the legacy of Latin-American Dodger players past and present that takes place every Sunday home game at Dodger Stadium.

 

In this case, it’s also an opportunity to watch a budding musician who continues the legacy of one of the biggest names in Hispanic music.