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LA City Council Announces 1/22/19 “Justin Turner Day”

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 28: Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws late as Andrew Benintendi (not pictured) of the Boston Red Sox is safe any first base in the ninth inning during game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sat, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/Digital First Media/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images)

On the same day that Dave Roberts was announced as Grand Marshal of the Kingdom Day Parade on Martin Luther King Day, Tuesday was officially designated as “Justin Turner Day.” This, done largely in part as a thank you for all the work JT has done for his work in Los Angeles. This comes at the beginning of the 16th annual “Dodgers Love LA Community Tour” week.

Justin Turner will also be hosting an enlistment and re-enlistment ceremony at Dodger Stadium for all branches of the military.

Significance

Justin Turner is an LA native, grew up an Dodger and Laker fan, and stands as one of the most popular athletes in LA. He is most certainly a Dodger favorite. The reason JT is a fan favorite is clearly more than his stellar on the field contributions. He’s a pillar of the community, and represent Los Angeles to the highest degree. He’s a Dodger that all Dodger fans can be proud of.

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Written by AJ Gonzalez

AJ is a lifelong Dodgers fan who grew up in California. His whole family are also lifelong Dodgers fans. He lives in Tennessee with his wife, daughter, beagle, and strat.

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