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March 18, 1986 | LARRY STEWART
After 15 years, sportscaster Tommy Hawkins and radio station KABC ended their association Monday. George Green, KABC's general manager, said that Hawkins' departure was by mutual agreement. He said there were irreconcilable differences. A station spokeswoman said that Hawkins will not be replaced. Lee Marshall's role on "Sportstalk" will be expanded to fill the void there and Dodger pregame host Eric Tracy will take over Hawkins' morning spot on the "Ken and Bob Co." show.
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March 23, 2010 | Jerry Crowe
Whether Andrew Bynum is prone to injury or just unlucky, neither scenario is great news for the Lakers.… If he's a factor in the playoffs, that would be a first.… The Lakers, celebrating 50 years in Los Angeles, might want to throw a bone to the surviving core members of their original L.A. team by introducing them before a game.… Elgin Baylor , Jerry West , Hot Rod Hundley , Frank Selvy , Tommy Hawkins , Bob Leonard and Howard Jolliff deserve recognition as pioneers and probably would have great stories to tell about that inaugural 1960-61 season.
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October 11, 1986 | DENNIS McDOUGAL
Tommy Hawkins, the toothsome ex-Laker who spent 15 years with KABC-AM (790) as a sportscaster before leaving in a contract dispute last winter, begins a new career today as a deejay. Hawkins hosts a regular Saturday morning jazz program to be broadcast over KKGO-FM (105.1) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Though he spent 10 years playing in the National Basketball Assn.
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April 12, 2008
I'm so very tired of Roger Kahn and the other Brooklynites who can't give up the ghost and continue to demonize Walter O'Malley for the move west. It has been shown conclusively that not only did O'Malley want to build a stadium with his own money in Brooklyn, but Robert Moses had no interest in anything other than his usual desire to build highways and public works projects that clashed with O'Malley's proposal. Ebbets Field's utopian image has grown the further away we get from 1957.
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October 29, 1987 | ROSS NEWHAN, Times Staff Writer
As part of a continuing reorganization of the front office, the Dodgers announced Wednesday that Tommy Hawkins, a longtime Los Angeles radio and TV personality, will join the club as vice president of communications. The Dodgers also announced that Bob Graziano, who has been the club's finance director since 1986, will become vice president of finance and that two other employees are taking on new responsibilites.
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March 29, 1986
The soul of KABC's "Sportstalk" is dead. With the departure of Tommy Hawkins, gone are the intimate, personal interviews. Gone is a gracious gentleman that exemplifies integrity and sportsmanship. NANCY M. BROERMAN Seal Beach
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 1986
Tommy Hawkins will host a new weekly "Sports Column" for KHJ-TV Channel 9, to be seen Saturdays from 10:30-11 am. starting July 26. Cohosts will be Valerie Brisco-Hooks, triple Olympic gold medal winner, and Renaldo Nehemiah of the San Francisco 49ers.
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July 31, 1993
So Eric Davis thinks of himself as a "humorous type of guy." This overpaid malcontent is struggling to hit .230 and has nothing better to do with his free time than be party to injuring innocent fans with illegal fireworks. Gee, Eric, you're a laugh a minute. CHARLES R. TERRILL Burbank Just finished Monday's story about Eric Davis, Vince Coleman and fireworks. It is heartwarming to see one paranoid loser come to the defense of another. Eric says he's a humorous guy. I agree--especially when he's in the batter's box. WILLIAM KEANE Port Hueneme I find it funny when a guy gets his leg caught in a mechanical tarp before a big game.
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April 12, 2008
I'm so very tired of Roger Kahn and the other Brooklynites who can't give up the ghost and continue to demonize Walter O'Malley for the move west. It has been shown conclusively that not only did O'Malley want to build a stadium with his own money in Brooklyn, but Robert Moses had no interest in anything other than his usual desire to build highways and public works projects that clashed with O'Malley's proposal. Ebbets Field's utopian image has grown the further away we get from 1957.
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February 18, 2008 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
It's a gorgeous midwinter Saturday in Southern California, perfect for hiking or kite flying or any other outdoor activity, but Tommy Hawkins is happily cooped up inside a darkened studio in Long Beach, oblivious to the weather outside. He says there's no other place he would rather be.
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April 1, 1995
In last Sunday's Times, sports editor Bill Dwyre asserted that the criteria for "quality journalism" are "accuracy, fairness, distrust and cynicism." Unfortunately, it appears that The Times has chosen to emphasize cynicism and distrust over accuracy and fairness at the expense of the readers. The Dodgers remain hopeful that the parties will soon reach an agreement and that the strike will end in time for the Dodgers to begin the season with their current 40-man roster. However, if the dispute does not end soon, and the alternative to playing is no baseball at all, the Dodgers will play and make baseball available to the 73% of fans who, in a recent poll, indicated that they want to watch professional baseball, even if the 40-man roster does not return to play.
SPORTS
July 31, 1993
So Eric Davis thinks of himself as a "humorous type of guy." This overpaid malcontent is struggling to hit .230 and has nothing better to do with his free time than be party to injuring innocent fans with illegal fireworks. Gee, Eric, you're a laugh a minute. CHARLES R. TERRILL Burbank Just finished Monday's story about Eric Davis, Vince Coleman and fireworks. It is heartwarming to see one paranoid loser come to the defense of another. Eric says he's a humorous guy. I agree--especially when he's in the batter's box. WILLIAM KEANE Port Hueneme I find it funny when a guy gets his leg caught in a mechanical tarp before a big game.
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May 24, 1989 | BARBIE LUDOVISE, Times Staff Writer
Sparked by Damon Hubbart's two-run single and Troy Kopp's three-run home run, Mission Viejo High School scored five runs in the seventh inning Tuesday to defeat Santa Ana, 12-11, in a Southern Section 4-A second-round game at Santa Ana. After the Diablos took a 12-8 lead in the top of the seventh, they had to hold off Santa Ana after shortstop Octavio Medina hit a two-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the inning to cut the lead to 12-11....
SPORTS
December 5, 1987
Steve Brener's resignation is like all the other recent notables who have left the organization in the last decade--it's an opportunity for the Dodgers' competitors to beat them with the people they have groomed and then discarded. KEITH H. KARPE Laguna Niguel
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November 26, 1987 | ROSS NEWHAN, Times Staff Writer
Tommy Hawkins, new vice president of communications for the Dodgers, reflected on his various pursuits and professions and described himself as a "cosmic functionary, a person you don't confine or censor, a doer, a workaholic." The galactic simile seems appropriate, since the Dodger front office has experienced a Big Bang of sorts. "These are very tumultuous times," one club executive said.
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October 29, 1987 | ROSS NEWHAN, Times Staff Writer
As part of a continuing reorganization of the front office, the Dodgers announced Wednesday that Tommy Hawkins, a longtime Los Angeles radio and TV personality, will join the club as vice president of communications. The Dodgers also announced that Bob Graziano, who has been the club's finance director since 1986, will become vice president of finance and that two other employees are taking on new responsibilites.
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