Okinawa-born Dave Roberts introduced as first minority manager of L.A. Dodgers

LOS ANGELES — Well into a 35-minute press conference announcing his arrival as the 10th manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Dave Roberts was thrown a curveball. Flanked by the men who hired him  — Los Angeles General Manager Farhan Zaidi and President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman  — Roberts, who was born in Okinawa […]

Pioneering pitcher Nomo honored by Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (Kyodo) — Trailblazing pitcher Hideo Nomo was honored by the Los Angeles Dodgers in a pregame ceremony Aug. 10. The right-hander, who turned his back on Nippon Professional Baseball the way he turned his back on batters in his unique windup, joined the Dodgers in 1995 and went 123-109 in the big leagues, […]