Rookie League Ogden manager John Shoemaker, nearing the completion of his fourth decade with the Dodgers, has been named “Captain” of player development.
“Shoe is the epitome of what we, as the Dodgers, search for in our staff members,” director of player development Gabe Kapler said. “He deserves this honor based on his continual demonstration of superior teammate behavior over the course of his 39 years with our organization. He brings infectious positivity and professionalism on a daily basis. I can say with certainty that this appointment will be disputed by no soul who regularly comes into contact with Shoe.”