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Dodgers to honor employees with 25 or more years of service09/20/2011 6:45 PM ET
Los Angeles Dodgers
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers will honor all employees with 25 or more years of service to the organization on the field prior to Wednesday's 7:10 p.m. game against San Francisco. Among those being honored will be Hall of Fame Broadcaster Vin Scully, Hall of Fame Manager and Special Advisor to the Chairman Tommy Lasorda, Special Advisor to the Chairman Don Newcombe and Hall of Fame Spanish-language broadcaster Jaime Jarrín.
At the top of the list of more than 60 individuals that have been with the Dodgers for decades are Hall of Famers Vin Scully (62 seasons), Tommy Lasorda (62 seasons), Don Newcombe (54 years) and Jaime Jarrín (53 seasons). Dodger Coach Manny Mota (42 seasons) and former Dodgers Rick Monday (26 seasons) and Ron Cey (26 years) are also long-timers with the organization. Longtime usher Ira Hawkins (Lake Arrowhead, 53 years), ticket seller Jerry Mickelsen (Los Angeles, 49 years), assistant security manager Edward Gonzales (El Monte, 48 years) and assistant security manager Mas Miyatake (Monterey Park, 42 years) will also be recognized.
Dodger front office staffers on the list are former travel secretary Billy DeLury (Monterrey Park, 62 seasons), Vice President of Ticket Operations Billy Hunter (Sherman Oaks, 40 years), "Sweet" Lou Johnson (Los Angeles, 30 years), Manager Stadium Services April Thompson (Culver City, 36 years), Manager of Transportation Arnold Douglass (Los Angeles, 32 years), Receptionist Dolores Buonauro (Hacienda Heights, 28 years) and Senior Vice President and General Counsel Sam Fernandez (Manhattan Beach, 29 years).
The Dodgers' Baseball Operations department has had the following individuals on staff for decades: Batting Practice Pitcher Pete Bonfils (Arcadia, 41 years), Scout Henry Jones (Vancouver, WA, 36 years), Scout Mike Brito (Los Angeles, 33 years), Visiting Clubhouse Manager Jerry Turner (Diamond Bar, 32 years), Special Advisor to Amateur Scouting Director Gib Bodet (San Clemente, 32 years), Scout Carl Loewenstine (Hamilton, OH, 31 years), Great Lakes Manager John Shoemaker (Vero Beach, FL, 29 years), Scout Bobby Darwin (Corona, 29 years) and Dodger Clubhouse Manager Mitch Poole (West Covina, 26 years).
The following Dodger employees will also be honored on the field prior to Tuesday's game:
Ticket Taker Miguel Yanez, 42 years (Los Angeles)
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