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By Seth Amitin | April 9, 2009
Though it’s tough to say just how comfortable he is with his new team, Mark Loretta certainly isn’t complaining. “It’s going to be a lot different back in LA than it is here in Arizona,” Loretta said to the Valley Sun at Spring Training in Arizona. “[But] this was the team I grew up watching. I went to my first major league game at Dodger Stadium, I used to go to 10 or 12 games a year. My memories were of Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Ron Cey and Bill Russell.
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By Charles Rich | November 5, 2009
Former Glendale Community College standout Freddy Sanchez will be staying put on the West Coast. Sanchez, a three-time All-Star and the 2006 National League batting champion, signed a two-year extension Friday with the San Francisco Giants. Terms of the deal weren?t announced, though mlb.com reported that Sanchez?s salary package might exceed the two-year, $10 million deal the Pittsburgh Pirates offered him shortly before trading him to San Francisco on July 29. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Sanchez, a second baseman, will be paid $6 million per year.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | June 6, 2012
Eric Smith grew up a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers with his parents holding season tickets year after year. Now, Smith has the opportunity of one day becoming a Dodger after he was drafted by his hometown squad in the 18th round at No. 566 overall Wednesday in the Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft. "This day has been something I have looked forward to my entire life and I am so grateful to be selected by such a great franchise," Smith said. ""It's almost surreal that I am part of a franchise that I have grown up watching.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | March 9, 2011
GLENDALE — After suffering a shoulder injury that stemmed from a violent home-plate collision last season, Gregg Zaun found himself behind home plate for the first time Sunday during a spring training contest against the Oakland Athletics at the Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria, Ariz. Zaun caught three innings and had two plate appearances. Shortly after the game ended, Zaun, a Glendale native and 1989 St. Francis High graduate, took off his equipment and tugged off his uniform for the final time before announcing his retirement on Sunday following a 16-year Major League Baseball career.
COMMUNITY
July 3, 2013
One La Cañada Flintridge family has won a Los Angeles Dodgers jersey in a silent auction. The Harp family netted the jersey, autographed by Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, in the auction held by the La Cañada Junior Baseball Association's Boys U12 Cooperstown Team. The team is still seeking donations so the boys can play baseball and visit the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in New York. Donations can made online at: http://bit.ly/13jZmCv . The minimum donation is $10. -- Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com Follow on Google+ and on Twitter: @LATiffanyKelly .
SPORTS
June 16, 2005
More local high school and college athletes were selected last week in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. St. Francis High graduate Matt Hirsh, who pitches for the California Lutheran University team, was picked by the Houston Astros in the 30th round. The college junior, who was selected 914th overall, was 6-4 last season with an earned run average of 3.27. Brandon Higelin, a senior hurler with the California State University, Los Angeles team, was taken by the San Diego Padres in the 28th round.
NEWS
June 2, 2012
With the recent retirement of Head Baseball Coach Dennis Ballard, I wanted to formally thank Coach Ballard for the great impact he had on my two sons, who both had the privilege of playing baseball for him at La Cañada High School. Neither of my sons will ever be a major league baseball player. The teams they played on for Coach Ballard did not win league or CIF championships. However, Coach Ballard did teach them about life, the importance of character and integrity, and of family, and the values they will take with them throughout the rest of their lives and pass on to their own children.
SPORTS
April 7, 2005
Veteran Major League slugger Mike Epstein will conduct a hitting seminar and three clinics for baseball players 9 to 18 years of age April 15 through 17 in La Cañada Flintridge. Presented by Rotational Hitting SoCal, the seminar will take place next Friday, at 7 p.m., at the Lanterman Auditorium, 4490 Cornishon Ave. Epstein, who played in the Majors for nine years, will speak for two hours and then conduct a 30 minute question and answer session. The clinics will be held at the La Cañada High South Gym, 4463 Oak Grove Drive, next Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday, April 17, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The clinics are geared to help young players "stay in the game" after Little League by teaching a batting technique that will assist them in competing at the high school and college levels.
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July 7, 2005
Major League Soccer camps will be held at Dunsmore Park on Dunsmore Avenue in La Crescenta from July 11th to 15th and Aug. 1st to 5th. From 9-10:30 a.m. a camp for youths ages 5 and 6 will be offered. The cost is $80. Camps for youths ages 7 and older will be offered from 9 a,m, to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost is $120. Youths, ages 8 and older, can take the 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. camp. The cost is $150. Included in the cost is a T-shirt, but no soccer ball. Campers may also purchase shin guards with free delivery to camp by visiting MLScamps.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | June 6, 2012
Eric Smith grew up a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers with his parents holding season tickets year after year. Now, Smith has the opportunity of one day becoming a Dodger after he was drafted by his hometown squad in the 18th round at No. 566 overall Wednesday in the Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft. "This day has been something I have looked forward to my entire life and I am so grateful to be selected by such a great franchise," Smith said. ""It's almost surreal that I am part of a franchise that I have grown up watching.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | March 9, 2011
GLENDALE — After suffering a shoulder injury that stemmed from a violent home-plate collision last season, Gregg Zaun found himself behind home plate for the first time Sunday during a spring training contest against the Oakland Athletics at the Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria, Ariz. Zaun caught three innings and had two plate appearances. Shortly after the game ended, Zaun, a Glendale native and 1989 St. Francis High graduate, took off his equipment and tugged off his uniform for the final time before announcing his retirement on Sunday following a 16-year Major League Baseball career.
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By Charles Rich | November 5, 2009
Former Glendale Community College standout Freddy Sanchez will be staying put on the West Coast. Sanchez, a three-time All-Star and the 2006 National League batting champion, signed a two-year extension Friday with the San Francisco Giants. Terms of the deal weren?t announced, though mlb.com reported that Sanchez?s salary package might exceed the two-year, $10 million deal the Pittsburgh Pirates offered him shortly before trading him to San Francisco on July 29. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Sanchez, a second baseman, will be paid $6 million per year.
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By Seth Amitin | April 9, 2009
Though it’s tough to say just how comfortable he is with his new team, Mark Loretta certainly isn’t complaining. “It’s going to be a lot different back in LA than it is here in Arizona,” Loretta said to the Valley Sun at Spring Training in Arizona. “[But] this was the team I grew up watching. I went to my first major league game at Dodger Stadium, I used to go to 10 or 12 games a year. My memories were of Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Ron Cey and Bill Russell.
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