The Dodgers have had a lot of great players take the field for them over the organization’s storied existence. One of the more recent ones, Andre Ethier, retired from baseball following the end of the 2017 season.
Ethier spent all 12 of his Major League seasons with the Dodgers where he compiled a .285 batting average, 162 home runs, 687 RBI, and 29 stolen bases. His time with the Boys in Blue also saw him be named an All-Star in 2010 and 2011, win a Silver Slugger Award in 2009, and win a Gold Glove Award in 2011. He also earned the nickname “Captain Clutch” for his constant ability to come through in key spots.
While his home will forever be with the Los Angeles Dodgers, he did have one before then back in his home state of Arizona.
In fact, they did not forget him and the impact he has made in the game of baseball and the Arizona community. On Monday night Ethier was honored by being inducted into the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame after bringing notable fame to the state through his accomplishments in his craft.
Congratulations to our guy, “The Mexican Prince of the Desert” Andre Ethier for being inducted into the Arizona Sports HOF last night ??Gilbert,AZ??ASU??L.A. Dodgers
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— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) November 2, 2021
Ethier attended Chandler-Gilbert Community College (.468 batting average) and Arizona State University (.371 batting average) before being drafted in the 2nd round by the Oakland A’s in the 2003 MLB Draft. Even after his time in college, Ethier was said to always be working out with his teammates and still to this day offers support to those who hope to follow in his footsteps.
Congrats on the honor Captain Clutch!