Long-Time Dodger Employees to be Honored

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers will celebrate 75 employees with 25 or more years of service in ceremonies on the field at Dodger Stadium prior to Monday night's 7:10 p.m. game with the San Diego Padres, the club announced.

Heading the list of those to be recognized are Hall of Famers Tommy Lasorda and Vin Scully, as well as long-time traveling secretary Billy DeLury, all with 65 seasons of service. Pitching great Don Newcombe (57 seasons), Spanish language Hall of Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrin (56 seasons), pinch-hitting wizard Manny Mota (45 years), 1965 World Series hero Lou Johnson (33 years), All-Star third baseman Ron Cey (30 seasons), All-Star outfielder and broadcaster Rick Monday (29 seasons) and organist Nancy Bea Hefley (27 seasons) are also among the honorees.

"The Dodgers are beyond grateful for the service of our long-time employees and we are excited for them to be recognized before the game on Monday," said Dodger President and CEO Stan Kasten. "Our dedicated employees make it possible for the organization to fulfill its' commitment to bringing our fans the greatest possible fan experience at Dodger Stadium."

Others with 40 or more years of service to be honored by the Dodgers include ticket seller Jerry Mickelsen (52), security manager Edward Gonzales (51), stand captain Robert Natelborg (48), ticket taker Miguel Yanez (45), batting practice pitcher Peter Bonfils (44), director of elevator operations James Harvey (44), ticket taker Eduardo Becerril (44), Vice President of Ticket Operations Billy Hunter (43) and usher Howard Levine (42).

The list of those to be celebrated includes: (39 years), usher captain Richard Angona, area scout Henry Jones; (38) stand captain Bruce Dinowitz; (37) stand associate Marcia Natelborg, ticket taker Errol Coffey, usher Andrea Garcia, minor league team manager John Shoemaker, usher captain Mario Villegas, Jr.; (36) stand associate Susan Meser, international scout Mike Brito, security officer Gildardo Garciacano, usher captain Anthony Lopez; (35) Special Advisor to the Vice President of Amateur Scouting Gilbert Bodet, manager of the visiting clubhouse Jerry Turner, manager of transportation Arn Douglass; (34) ticket taker Juan Franco, usher Robert Allen, usher James Mims, security officer Fernando Sierra; (33) usher Mary Jane Babyak, security officer Richard Montano, security officer Louie Ocampo; (32) utility maintenance Kevin Waters, gardener Petronilo Serna, security officer Juan de Dios Prada, security officer Eddie Alcala, area scout Arthur Darwin; (31) ticket seller Roy Tyler, stand captain David Richard, front office Dolores Buonauro; (30) ticket seller Paula Shorter, Senior Vice President and General Counsel Sam Fernandez, ticket taker Valerie Jones, security officer Pedro Reynoso, usher Victoria Gutierrez; (29) manager, Dodger clubhouse Mitch Poole, security officer Gary Hedman, assistant stand captain Jaime Moreno; (28) ticket taker Rosendo Alvarez, DodgerVision crew Shane Shanahan; (27) usher Maria Ramirez, stand captain Patrick Cochran, stand associate Rosemary Cochran, stand associate Adriana Kano, front office George Barajas; (26) ticket seller Sharon McCabe, stand captain Marina Goungo, international scout Camilo Pascual, security officer Anthony Adams, security officer Manuel Guantez, grounds crew Francisco Torres, usher captain James Terminel; (25) usher Anna McClure, stand captain Mark McCool, stand associate Laurie Vasquez, ticket seller Mike Zlomislic.