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January 6, 2006 | Shav Glick, Times Staff Writer
Rod Dedeaux, whose 45 years as USC's baseball coach produced 11 national and 28 conference championship teams, died Thursday at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. He was 91. Dedeaux, whose teams included scores of players who later attained major league greatness, including Tom Seaver, Mark McGwire, Randy Johnson and Dave Kingman, suffered a serious stroke on Dec. 2. He died of complications from the stroke. His teams won a record 1,331 games before his retirement in 1986.
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January 22, 2013 | BILL DWYRE
It is early Monday morning, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. But Don Buford is not standing on a stage and talking about having a dream. That's not his style. Besides, he has already lived one himself, the kind Dr. King preached about. Buford has a new job, which is to enhance dreams for others. Few could be better suited. The former major league baseball star will turn 76 on Feb. 2. He lives in Sherman Oaks and was happily retired to a life of four rounds of golf a week. The family was raised, he had done his work, his stature as a major league player for the White Sox and the Orioles over 10 seasons was established.
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June 16, 1986 | MARK HEISLER, Times Staff Writer
This is how it begins, more than half a century ago: A gnarled, wizened-looking man on a baseball diamond in Griffith Park, hitting pop flies to a 15-year-old boy. The man manages the Toledo Mud Hens during the summer, but now he's seasonally unemployed. The boy adores him, listens to his every word, sits at his feet for hours. The man has a funny, circuitous way of talking, but the boy always understands him.
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April 4, 2009 | Mike Boehm
Jamie McCourt, chief executive officer of the Los Angeles Dodgers, is taking a step into the art world: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced Friday that she is joining its board of trustees. LACMA board members are expected to donate at least $100,000 a year to the museum; McCourt and her husband, Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, are paying left fielder Manny Ramirez more than that per game. McCourt will not be the only connection between L.A.'s baseball world and its nonprofit arts scene: Chairing the board at the Pasadena Playhouse is Michele Dedeaux Engemann, daughter of the legendary USC baseball coach, Rod Dedeaux.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 2006
A funeral service for former USC baseball coach Rod Dedeaux will be held at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 16 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. Instead of flowers, donations may be made to the Rod Dedeaux Foundation, which promotes amateur athletics, at 1430 S. Eastman Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90023.
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February 21, 2004
There is only one statue on campus at USC -- that of Tommy Trojan. After reading Ross Newhan's fabulous column (Feb. 14) on the life and times of Rod Dedeaux, the university should consider erecting a statue to this outstanding person who has contributed nearly 70 years of his long life to USC baseball. Cliff Dektar North Hollywood
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January 7, 2006
A few years ago I attended an awards dinner where Tommy Lasorda was the featured speaker. On the dais next to Lasorda was his friend Rod Dedeaux. After the festivities, I walked up and asked Lasorda if he could sign a ball I had brought along. He used my Sharpie and placed a beautiful signature right across the sweet spot. As Lasorda was handing the ball back to me, Dedeaux grabbed it, pulled out his own Sharpie, flipped the ball over and applied his signature. Well, I couldn't exactly scream, "No!"
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June 14, 1986
No one more beautifully exemplified the Trojan spirit than did Rod Dedeaux. What a mark he left on NCAA baseball and what a record at USC. He may not continue on the bench, but his spirit will be there! RICHARD E. THOMAS Pasadena I know this is devious reasoning, but Rod Dedeaux of the Trojans retires with at least a finger in one more NCAA baseball title. If his so-so 1986 team hadn't unexpectedly swept a three-game series with the high-flying Stanford Cardinal, Arizona wouldn't have finished in second place in the southern division of the Pac-10 and the Wildcats probably wouldn't have received an invitation (as a third-place team)
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June 27, 2005
"He's a personal friend... but when he gets this close, I'm going to have to figure out a way to tie his shoelaces together and help him fall down. I don't want him to quite catch it." Rod Dedeaux, former USC baseball coach on Texas' Augie Garrido, who won his fifth national title Sunday. Dedeaux won a record 10 championships with the Trojans.
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April 30, 1989 | Stacy Jenel Smith \f7
"Field of Dreams," that Kevin Costner baseball flick set in Iowa farm country, is reaping a harvest of hospitality in the Hawkeye State. Carl Hoffman, an exec with the Excellence Theaters Chain, tells us the movie has lured near-sellout crowds since opening exclusively in Iowa at Des Moines' Capri Theater April 21. A total of 3,109 tickets were sold during the three-day opening weekend at the 522-seat theater. "The theater was even almost filled to capacity last Sunday," said Hoffman from Iowa's capitol and largest city (pop.
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April 23, 2006 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
Rod Dedeaux's loyalty to USC was so fierce that when Tom Lasorda became manager of the Dodgers and extended an invitation to Dedeaux to join his major league coaching staff, Dedeaux politely declined. "He said, 'Tommy, I love you but I can't do it. I'm a Trojan, and I'll be a Trojan for the rest of my life,' " Lasorda said Saturday. "He is and was the greatest Trojan of them all."
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January 17, 2006 | Ross Newhan
More than 3,000 mourners paid final respects to legendary USC baseball coach Rod Dedeaux in a service Monday that included the Trojan band trumpeting "Fight On" as the recessional left the Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels. Dedeaux, who led the Trojans to 11 NCAA titles, including five straight at one point during his 45 years at their helm, died on Jan. 5 from the effects of a stroke. He was 91. After Cardinal Roger M.
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January 7, 2006
A few years ago I attended an awards dinner where Tommy Lasorda was the featured speaker. On the dais next to Lasorda was his friend Rod Dedeaux. After the festivities, I walked up and asked Lasorda if he could sign a ball I had brought along. He used my Sharpie and placed a beautiful signature right across the sweet spot. As Lasorda was handing the ball back to me, Dedeaux grabbed it, pulled out his own Sharpie, flipped the ball over and applied his signature. Well, I couldn't exactly scream, "No!"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 2006
A funeral service for former USC baseball coach Rod Dedeaux will be held at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 16 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. Instead of flowers, donations may be made to the Rod Dedeaux Foundation, which promotes amateur athletics, at 1430 S. Eastman Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90023.
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January 6, 2006 | Ross Newhan, Special to The Times
It was two years ago this month that I sat with Rod Dedeaux in a conference room of his Commerce trucking company, the walls plastered with letters, plaques and photographs from princes, paupers and presidents, testimonials to the man and his legacy. He would soon celebrate his 90th birthday, and while his perpetual spirit and enthusiasm underscored a conviction that there was still much life to live, the montage of framed tributes represented the candles on an unparalleled career.
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January 6, 2006 | Steve Henson, Times Staff Writer
Few people have extracted more pure enjoyment out of coaching baseball than Rod Dedeaux. His exuberance was infectious, and at least three men who caught the bug were forever transformed. Like their mentor, their names have become synonymous with dugout leadership: Sparky Anderson, Tom Lasorda and Mike Gillespie. Dedeaux, who died Thursday at 91, had a profound influence on each man. Anderson and Lasorda, of course, are Hall of Fame major league managers.
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January 17, 2006 | Ross Newhan
More than 3,000 mourners paid final respects to legendary USC baseball coach Rod Dedeaux in a service Monday that included the Trojan band trumpeting "Fight On" as the recessional left the Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels. Dedeaux, who led the Trojans to 11 NCAA titles, including five straight at one point during his 45 years at their helm, died on Jan. 5 from the effects of a stroke. He was 91. After Cardinal Roger M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2009 | Mike Boehm
Jamie McCourt, chief executive officer of the Los Angeles Dodgers, is taking a step into the art world: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced Friday that she is joining its board of trustees. LACMA board members are expected to donate at least $100,000 a year to the museum; McCourt and her husband, Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, are paying left fielder Manny Ramirez more than that per game. McCourt will not be the only connection between L.A.'s baseball world and its nonprofit arts scene: Chairing the board at the Pasadena Playhouse is Michele Dedeaux Engemann, daughter of the legendary USC baseball coach, Rod Dedeaux.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 2006 | Shav Glick, Times Staff Writer
Rod Dedeaux, whose 45 years as USC's baseball coach produced 11 national and 28 conference championship teams, died Thursday at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. He was 91. Dedeaux, whose teams included scores of players who later attained major league greatness, including Tom Seaver, Mark McGwire, Randy Johnson and Dave Kingman, suffered a serious stroke on Dec. 2. He died of complications from the stroke. His teams won a record 1,331 games before his retirement in 1986.
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June 27, 2005
"He's a personal friend... but when he gets this close, I'm going to have to figure out a way to tie his shoelaces together and help him fall down. I don't want him to quite catch it." Rod Dedeaux, former USC baseball coach on Texas' Augie Garrido, who won his fifth national title Sunday. Dedeaux won a record 10 championships with the Trojans.
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