Los Angeles Dodgers

Orel Hershiser – An Underdog Becomes The Bulldog

Most people think that legendary athletes dominate at every level since the time they start playing, but for Orel, the road to stardom had several potholes along the way. After his Sophomore year at Bowling Green State University, he decided to quit the baseball team and hitchhike home to work for his father's paper company. During that time, he grew a couple of inches, gained a few pounds, took some summer school classes, and decided to give it another shot. Back on the team, Orel's Fastball had gained more velocity, had better control, and had scouts intrigued but only enough to get him selected in the seventeenth round of the MLB draft. The knock on him had been he's too soft, not aggressive enough, and mentally rattles easily. In walks legendary Dodgers Manager, Tommy Lasorda, who realizes it's Orel's mental approach to the game that needs tweaking. With a new nickname and mentality, Orel starts to dominate on the mound and in 1988, he puts together one of the most dominating seasons of all-time leading all pitchers in almost every statistical category, breaking Don Drysdale's 59 inning scoreless streak, winning the Cy Young, the Gold Glove, World Series MVP, and MLB Championship in one of the greatest World Series games of all-time. Today, Orel can be found in the Dodgers broadcast booth doing color alongside Joe Davis. Hear his remarkable story of fortitude and determination to become one of the greatest Dodgers to ever grace the field on this episode of Legends Of Sport.

Jon SooHoo – Through A Dodger’s Lens

Fourth generation Angeleno, Jon SooHoo, grew up with a view of Dodger Stadium from his backyard, listening to Vin Scully's broadcasts never imagining that one day he'd become the LA Dodgers team photographer. From his days covering the USC Trojans in college to eventually becoming the LA Dodgers official team photographer in 1995, Jon has covered every major sporting event from the Stanley Cup, the Super Bowl, the World Series, and the NBA Finals. Here, Jon discusses his shooting process, the iconic shots from Kirk Gibson's '88 World Series Home Run, as well as, how sports photography is changing with the rapid advancement of technology in and around the industry.

Kirk Gibson – Mr.Clutch

Kirk Gibson hit two of the most legendary World Series home runs of all-time and today he takes us back to where it all started and you may be surprised to learn it wasn't on the diamond but on the gridiron where he became one of the top Wide Receiver in the nation at Michigan State. We hear why he pursued a career in baseball instead and the legendary managers he played for, as well as, the players and teams that influenced him. Kirk would stop at nothing to win on the field and today he is fighting a new battle against Parkinson's Disease off of it. Through positive thinking and awareness, Kirk and his foundation are raising money to fight this disease that afflicts so many. If you are interested in donating to this worthwhile organization, you can find more information at Kirkgibsonfoundation.org.

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