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Rick Monday, Tom Paciorek, J.D. Drew elected to College Baseball Hall

Rick Monday kneeling 1965

TPBy Jon Weisman

Three former Dodgers — Rick Monday, Tom Paciorek and J.D. Drew — have been elected to the 2016 class of the National College Baseball Hall of Fame.

Monday, the current broadcaster whose capture-the-flag exploits and 1981 National League Championship Series-winning home run made him a Dodger legend, was the first draft pick in MLB history after The Sporting News named him 1965 National Player of the Year.  We chronicled Monday’s journey from college to draft groundbreaker in a Dodger Insider feature last summer.

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Drew, who had a .905 OPS for the Dodgers from 2004-05 and was part of the heroic 4+1 quintet, was a two-time All-American and consensus national player of the year awards in 1997 for Florida State.

Paciorek, who played the first six seasons of his 18-year MLB career with the Dodgers, was an All-American in 1967 and 1968 and hit .435 in 1967 for Houston.


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  1. Congrats to all three but especially for Tom and Rick……true Dodgers.

  2. rams8821

    Hi Jon,

    Quick question when can we expect the first issue of Dodgers Insider Magazine. I did get the yearbook but haven’t gotten the 1st issue yet. Opening day right around the corner.

    Thanks and Go Blue!!

    • Jon Weisman

      Schedule is now tied to the homestands, so second week of April. We just sent it to the printer today.

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