SportsNet LA broadcaster Orel Hershiser will throw the ceremonial first pitch tomorrow. One of the most popular Dodgers ever, Hershiser played 18 seasons in the Major Leagues, 13 with the Dodgers. He was a three-time All-Star and won a Gold Glove, Cy Young Award, National League Championship Series Most Valuable Player Award and World Series Most Valuable Player Award with the Dodgers in 1988. He is the only player to receive the Cy Young Award, the Championship Series MVP Award and the World Series MVP Award in the same season. He also holds the Major League record for most consecutive scoreless innings pitched at 59 from Aug. 30-Sept. 28, 1988. He later pitched in two more World Series and earned the American League Championship Series MVP Award with Cleveland in 1995. After his retirement as a player, he briefly worked as a coach and team executive with the Texas Rangers before becoming a commentator with ESPN and now SportsNet LA.
Tomorrow's military hero of the game is U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Antonio Maldonado of Pacoima. Maldonado has served two tours since his enlistment, one in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and one in Okinawa, Japan. Maldonado currently serves at the Recruiting Station Los Angeles and Recruiting Sub-Station Eagle Rock as a station commander.
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) conducts silent auctions throughout the season featuring more than 25 signed pieces of memorabilia from Dodger players, coaches and alumni. Auctions take place behind the Vin Scully press box on the club level. The items for auction tomorrow include a Zack Greinke autographed baseball, Orel Hershiser autographed 1988 World Series baseball and Clayton Kershaw autographed Dodger jersey. The auction will end at 6:45 p.m.
Tomorrow, Oct. 15
12:00 p.m. Lot P Media entrance open
1:00 p.m. Dodger manager Don Mattingly in interview room
1:15 p.m. Dodger catcher A.J. Ellis in interview room
1:45 p.m. Mets manager Terry Collins in interview room
2:00 p.m. Mets player TBD in interview room
2:00 p.m. All auto gates open
2:05 p.m. - 3:05 p.m. Dodger batting practice
2:30 p.m. All stadium gates open
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Mets batting practice
4:45 p.m. Pregame ceremonies begin
5:07 p.m. NLDS Game 5
The Dodgers' first potential home game for the League Championship Series is sold out. A public on sale continues at www.Dodgers.com, with a limited number of tickets remaining for potential League Championship Series home games 2, 3 and 4 at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers' postseason schedule can be viewed online at www.Dodgers.com/postseason.
Dodger fans should plan to arrive early to avoid rush-hour traffic and alleviate congestion. Fans also are urged to carpool to Dodger Stadium or enjoy one of the many alternative transportation services offered. The Dodger Stadium Express, free for everyone with a game ticket, will begin service from Union Station two hours and 30 minutes before first pitch for each game. Visit www.dodgers.com/transportation for more information.
The parking price for advance purchase is $15 and parking at the gate is $25 for the Division Series. The Dodgers also will offer premium parking in advance at $40 and for $60 at the gate for Division Series. Parking Lots 13 and 14 located on Stadium Way are available allowing fans easy entrance and exit and they are just a short walk to Dodger Stadium. Parking in these two lots is $10 in advance and $15 at the gate for the Division Series. Fans can purchase parking by visiting www.dodgers.com/parking.
Tomorrow's game will be telecast on TBS. All Dodger postseason games can be heard on iHeartMedia Los Angeles' AM 570 LA Sports and in Spanish on Univision America 1020 KTNQ. All Dodger postseason games can also be heard in Korean on Radio Korea AM 1540.
Dodger Insider magazine is on sale now with Adrian Gonzalez, Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw on the cover, heralding a preview of the Dodgers' postseason. Also featured is a special 15-page photo essay celebrating the 30th anniversary of Jon SooHoo as team photographer, along with numerous other stories, games, tidbits and more. Dodger Insider magazine serves as a companion to the team's official blog, Dodger Insider (www.dodgers.com/insider), updated multiple times daily.
Fans can purchase official NL West championship and 2015 postseason merchandise at all team stores at Dodger Stadium. Levy Restaurants will offer an Extreme Loaded Dog, Inferno Bacon Wrapped All-Beef Dog, an all-beef hot dog topped with jalapeño relish, tomatoes, sport peppers with ghost chili aioli. It will be available at three Extreme Loaded Dog locations on the field, loge and reserve levels. Half Jidori Chicken with jalapeño cornbread, smoked baked beans, charred corn kernels served on a special pressed palm platter will be available at the Think Blue BBQ at the left-field pavilion plaza. A Steakhouse Stuffed Smoked Gouda Burger on a potato bun with dijonnaise and fries will be available at the Elysian Park Grill on the field level section 22.
Members of the media approved with NLDS credentials will be directed to park in their designated lot upon arrival at Gate A. Only members of the media with approved NLDS credentials will be permitted on site tomorrow. For questions, please contact the Dodgers' Public Relations department by replying to this email or calling (323) 224-1301.