Dating back to the days when the Los Angeles Dodgers were in Brooklyn, they have been one of baseball’s most storied franchises. Their six World Series championships ranks third in the National League, behind the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants. Dodger pitchers have also found success, as the Dodgers have had eight of their pitchers win the Cy Young Award.

Since the Guggenheim Partners acquired the Dodgers, they looked to bring the franchise back to their winning ways. One of their focuses has been fixing relations with former Dodger greats while reconnecting with their past.

The Dodgers hope to continue that plan and will be hosting this year’s Old Timers’ Game after Saturday’s game against the Giants, via the team website:

Join the Dodgers on Saturday, May 10th for the Old-Timers Game, presented by Security Benefit. Take in a day of baseball as the Dodgers play the Giants at 1:10pm and following the game, your favorite Dodger alumni will show off their timeless skills.

This time around, both teams will be comprised by former Dodgers only. Last year, a Dodger squad took on a Yankee team before a Dodgers and Atlanta Braves game.

According the Dodgers, the tentative lineups consist of:

TEAM 1
Dusty Baker OF
Tim Wallach 3B
Mickey Hatcher SS/OF
Steve Sax 2B
Mike Marshall 1B
Reggie Smith OF/1B
Steve Yeager C
Raul Mondesi OF
Davey Lopes 2B
Darryl Strawberry 1B/OF
Ron Cey 3B
Eric Gagne P
Fernando Valenzuela P

TEAM 2
Shawn Green OF
Derrel Thomas 2B/C
Bill Russell SS
Ken Landreaux OF
Eric Karros 1B
Rick Monday OF
Nomar Garciaparra 3B
Maury Wills SS
Steve Finley OF
Orel Hershiser P
Rick Honeycutt P

The players come from a number of eras. Fans who attend the game have the opportunity to watch various legends take on each other in a friendly exhibition. Anyone with a ticket to the Dodger game Saturday will be granted admission to the Old Timers’ Game. In addition, the first 40,000 in attendance for Saturday’s game will receive a special throwback pennant.

Security Benefit is sponsoring both the game and the pennant giveaway.
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Russell Valenzuela graduated from UC Irvine and previously wrote for Dodgers Nation. As a Dodger fan since childhood, he follows and tracks statistics for a variety of sports.

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