Dodgers News: Lasorda, Hough To Represent Team At First-Year Player Draft
Along side senior adviser and former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Charlie Hough, Tommy Lasorda, a name synonymous with the Dodgers, will represent the organization at the 2014 First-Year Player Draft.
The Dodgers hold the No. 22 pick in the first round of the draft that will be held from June 5-7. Lasorda has represented the Dodgers every year, except 2012 when he suffered a mild heart attack. According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, the first 74 picks of the draft will be available online:
The 2014 Draft will take place on June 5-7, beginning with the Draft preview show on MLB.com and MLB Network on Thursday, June 5, at 3 p.m. PT. Live Draft coverage from MLB Network’s Studio 42 begins at 4 p.m., with the top 74 picks being streamed on MLB.com and broadcast on MLB Network. MLB.com’s exclusive coverage of the second and third days will begin with a live Draft show at 9:30 a.m. PT on June 6.
Hough pitched 11 seasons with the Dodgers, finishing with 47-46 record as a member of the Boys in Blue. Hough spent five seasons with the team when Lasorda was the manager.
Lasorda managed the Dodgers for 21 seasons and led them to two World Series titles, with the last coming in 1988, which is also the organization’s last World Series win. The fiery manager made headlines recently for his controversial remarks regarding V. Stiviano, in which Lasorda stated he wished she’d get hit by a car.
The Dodgers struck gold in 2006 when they selected Clayton Kershaw No. 7 overall. Last year, with the 18th pick, the Dodgers drafted shortstop Corey Seager, who is playing with their class-A team in Rancho Cucamonga.
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