Congratulations to coach Bob Zamora of Capistrano Valley High School and coach Manny Alvarado of Kennedy High School for winning the Tommy Lasorda Lifetime Achievement Award.

Last night, the Dodgers partnered with Farmers Insurance and the C.I.F. to host a reception for local high school baseball coaches. I’d like to thank Farmers for all their support as this event is one of my yearly favorites.

High school baesball coaches are the unsung heroes.  Not only are they responsible for teaching the game of baseball, they are are also responsible for helping to prepare their young players for college, and for the game of life.

Coach Zamora and coach Alvarado have done just that.  Zamora enters his 33rd season as head coach of Capistrano Valley with an overall record of 582-274-5, guiding the Cougars to 15 South Coast League titles and six C.I.F. championships. In 2009, he guided Capistrano Valley to a No. 1 ranking in California by MaxPreps Sports and a C.I.F. title. Under his leadership, 30 Capistrano Valley alumni have been drafted and signed by professional teams, while over 100 have played in the collegiate ranks.

Alvarado enters his 22nd year as head coach at John F. Kennedy High School, having won more than 400 games, more than a dozen league titles and five city championships. His teams have been recognized at both the state and national levels, finishing the 1996 season ranked No. 1 in California. Alvarado has coached numerous players who have gone on to play in the Major Leagues including Jon Garland, Garret Anderson and Terrmel Sledge.

Congratulations guys, and keep up the good work.


Congratulations indeed to Bob Zamora and Manny Alvarado for their coaching job.
Looking forward to the Dodger Caravan next week!
Take a look at the list I put together of all the 63 Brooklyn Dodgers that we are blessed that they are still around. the best of health to all of you!

Props on the achievement.

When I was about 12 years old my grandfather, Mike Hermosa was passing away of prostate cancer in an Oakland hospital. You took time out of your day to visit him and I was always told how much that meant to him in his last days. I am now a prior Air Force veteran of 7 years and currently working with the LA Angels doing marketing and Ireside in Fullerton, CA. I am an avid film/photographer, a hobby I picked up and excelled at. I love your story and would love to do a documentary piece about your life and raw creative character you have turned out to be. My email is michaelhermosa@yahoo.com. Thanks for the consideration.
Respectfully Mike Hermosa

I have a question.
A friend of mine in Brooklyn who has a very nice MLB blog has been posting pictures from a couple of restaurants in Brooklyn. They have the best Brooklyn Dodger memorabillia!
My question to you Tommy since you know food and restaurants is do we have anything similar here in the L.A. area like Junior’s and DeStefano? I would love to visit the restaurants and take pictures!
If anyone visiting this blog, knows of any restaurants with lots of baseball and in particular Dodger memorabillia, please let me know! Also if they have pictures from the Pacific Coast League.
Thank you so much!

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