Dodgers To Honor 1955 And 1965 World Series Teams In Old-Timers Game

Jon SooHoo-Los Angeles Dodgers
Jon SooHoo-Los Angeles Dodgers

Several baseball legends have donned Dodgers uniform, whether it be during the organization’s time in Brooklyn or Los Angeles. The franchise has won six World Series titles and had eight pitchers win the illustrious Cy Young award.

As they’ve done in years prior, former Dodger greats will once take the field at Dodger Stadium on May 16 for the annual Old-Timers game. Coming from a number of eras, players such as Nomar Garciaparra, Fernando Valenzuela, and Orel Hershiser are scheduled to participate.

Additionally, the Dodgers will honor the 1955 and 1965 World Series teams. Five members of the 1955 championship team — Sandy Koufax, Tommy Lasorda, Don Newcombe, Ed Roebuck and Roger Craig — will be on hand for the festivities.

Koufax joins Tommy Davis, Maury Wills, Wally Moon, Ron Perranoski, Wes Parker, Jeff Torborg, Ron Fairly, Jim Lefebvre, Al Ferrara and Lou Johnson as players who will represent the 1965 team.

Two seasons ago, a Dodgers alumni team faced former New York Yankees, but for the second year in a row, only Dodgers will participate in the 2015 game. Although lineups have not been released, many players will be returning for the second time.

Rosters for the two teams are as follows:

Pedro Guerrero OF
Tim Wallach 3B
Mickey Hatcher SS/OF
Steve Sax 2B
Mike Marshall OF/1B
Reggie Smith OF/1B
Steve Yeager C
Davey Lopes 2B
Ron Cey 3B
Jerry Hairston INF/OF
Eric Gagne P
Fernando Valenzuela P
Chan Ho Park P

Shawn Green OF
Derrel Thomas INF/OF
Bill Russell SS
Kenny Landreaux OF
Eric Karros 1B
Rick Monday OF
Nomar Garciaparra 3B
Maury Wills SS
Steve Finley OF
Todd Ziele INF
Orel Hershiser P
Rick Honeycutt P
Tommy John P

First pitch of the legendary matchup is scheduled for 4 p.m., before the Dodgers host the Colorado Rockies. In addition to the Old-Timers game, replica World Series rings from 1965 will be given away to the first 40,000 people in attendance of the Dodgers-Rockies game.


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