in

Dodgers: Dave Roberts Inducted into UCLA’s Hall of Fame



Long before he was the Dodgers’ manager, and even before he was stealing bases to win a World Series, Dave Manager was a college kid. Once a team captain for the UCLA Bruins’ baseball team, Doc is receiving one of the highest athletic honors from the prestigious University.

UCLA will be inducting Dave Roberts into their Hall of Fame. Roberts joins a star-studded lineup of inductees that also includes NBA stars Kevin Love and Russell Westbrook along with professional soccer player Lauren Holiday. He is one of several famous Dodgers to be featured in their hall of fame, including the legendary Jackie Robinson.

Dave shared his thoughts on receiving the nod.

It’s a huge honor to be going in with eight other former Bruins. That university, those sports teams have had so many other athletes — great men and women — and to be recognized is certainly humbling. I’m excited for myself, my family, and it’s something that no one can take away. I’m proud to be a Bruin.

Roberts played at UCLA from 1991 to 1994 starting out as a walk-on and leaving as team captain. He was a two-time All-Pac Ten member and still holds the UCLA career record for stolen bases.  Roberts went on to play ten seasons in Major League Baseball including a championship in 2004 with the Red Sox. As the Dodgers’ manager, he has led the team to four consecutive division titles and two World Series appearances. 

Roberts has spent time with the Indians, Dodgers, Red Sox, Padres, and Giants during his time in the big leagues. He also coached for the Padres from 2010-2015 in a base coach and bench coach role. 

Dodgers’ Bullpen Barely Cracks The Top 10 in MLB

 

Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

Comments

Leave a Reply
  1. dr has led dodgers to w.s. but maid some dumb moves, he does not know how to handle pitchers. how dumb to put joc on 1st base. he does know how to mix up his players, as
    are not sure where they are going to play tonite. should have replaced him when he
    f——-d up pitchers

    • The word is “made,” not “maid.” That’s a dumb mistake coming from someone who’s calling someone else dumb. So tell us. Which halls of fame are you in?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading…

0