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Newest ‘Legend of Dodger Baseball’ Revealed Ahead of August Induction

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced former outfielder Dusty Baker will be inducted into the “Legends of Dodger Baseball.” Baker will be inducted as part of the Dodgers’ “Alumni Weekend” in August.

Baker played for the Dodgers from 1976-83, where he easily had the best years of his playing career. With the Dodgers, Baker was a two-time MLB All-Star, National League Conference Series MVP, a two-time Silver Slugger, and a Gold Glove winner. He also won the World Series with the Dodgers in 1981.

“It’s a tremendous honor,” Baker said, via Cary Osborne of Dodger Insider. “And, it’s a bit of a surprise, especially for a kid from Riverside that used to listen to all the Dodger games and Vin Scully. All the Dodger greats that I used to copy and emulate, it’s a little strange for me to be up there honored with them.”

Baker joins seven other Dodgers in the Legends of Dodger Baseball: Don Newcombe, Kirk Gibson, Fernando Valenzuela, Maury Wills, Manny Mota, Steve Garvey, and Orel Hershiser.

Outside of his career with the Dodgers, Baker played for the Atlanta Braves, San Francisco Giants, and Oakland Athletics. Following his playing career, he was both a manager and coach. He was a manager for the Giants, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Washington Nationals, and Houston Astros. He was the National League Manager of the Year three times, and led the Astros to a World Series title in 2022.

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Eva Geitheim

Eva graduated from UCLA in 2023 with a bachelor's degree in Communication. She has been covering college and professional sports since 2022.

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