Dodgers: Tennis Legend Billie Jean King Joins Dodgers’ Ownership Group

The Los Angeles Dodgers continue to add stars of the sporting world to their ownership group. On Thursday, the team announced Billie Jean King as the most recent addition. An official press conference by the team is planned for Friday. Nevertheless, this organizational move is a continued signal that the Dodgers value a commitment to equality and inclusion.

King had glowing things to say about becoming part of the Los Angeles Dodgers highest order.

“[The Dodgers and I share] commitment to equality and inclusion, including the LGBTQ community, and we hope to further expand the team’s efforts in those areas as we move forward together.”

So slide over, Magic. And welcome aboard Billie Jean! King joins the Dodgers at an exciting time with them heading towards another division title crown.

It is important to note that King was the former number one overall female tennis player in the world. She won 695 singles matches in her illustrious career and 129 tournament victories. It’s safe to assume that at her core; winning is important. More important though – is the values that King stands for.

King and the Dodgers are a lot like Dodgers Nation. We run parallel to the Dodgers and want to create an environment of inclusion and a community where everyone is one big family. Dodgers baseball is great common ground for us all to bond and be happy! We live a charmed life as Dodgers fans, and it’s a proud day for those who love the organization. The team is filled with good people who run things the right way from the top down.

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Written by Clint Evans

Clint lives in Ohio, and played collegiate baseball. He loves the Dodgers due to his first memories of Chavez Ravine when he was nine years old. The voice of Vin Scully has been a staple in his life since he was a kid. No amount of baseball talk is ever enough, and he wishes the regular season was year round. He has written about baseball online since 2007.

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