May 5, 2012 |
Louis Zamperini, the 95-year old former Olympic runner, World War II veteran and subject of the 2011 bestseller “Unbroken,” is scheduled to throw out the first pitch Sunday when USC's baseball team plays host to Washington on Salute to the Brave Military Appreciation Day at Dedeaux Field. The event is the brainchild of Ryan Morris, a former USC walk-on baseball player who started a company called Salute the Brave that manufactures and sells baseball caps and garments celebrating the military.
March 13, 2012 |
Baseball returns to Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, but it will be the battle of Los Angeles in the collegiate ranks, with UCLA taking on USC in a 6:30 p.m. nonconference game as part of the Dodgertown Classic. Tickets are $12 and parking is free. Both teams are 12-3. UC Irvine plays Pepperdine in a 2 p.m. game. One ticket permits admission to both games. UCLA has won 10 consecutive games and is ranked No. 9 by Baseball America. ALSO: Peyton Manning nears decision on next team Peyton Manning is proof that nothing lasts forever Peyton Manning is throwing great, former teammate says
March 13, 2011 |
With Dodger Dogs going for half price, Nancy Bea Hefley playing the organ and the USC and UCLA bands playing their schools' fight songs, the baseball game Sunday at Dodger Stadium between USC and UCLA produced an entertaining atmosphere for the crowd of 11,680. It also gave a struggling USC team an opportunity to regain its bearings and create some excitement among its fans after a 2-0 victory over the Bruins thanks to an energetic performance from closer Chad Smith, who struck out Dean Espy with the bases loaded in the eighth and then ran off the field to the roar of the crowd.
August 9, 2010 |
Pat Haden, USC's athletic director for less than seven days, made his first major coaching change Monday, firing baseball coach Chad Kreuter. Frank Cruz, a volunteer assistant the last two seasons after 12 years as coach at Loyola Marymount, will serve as interim coach for the 2011 season. USC has won 12 College World Series titles, more than any other school. But the Trojans have not participated in the NCAA tournament since 2005. "On my first day on the job at USC last week, I said one of my goals was to return the USC baseball program to national prominence," Haden said in a statement released by the school.
January 6, 2006 |
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.
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