Vin Scully will return to the broadcast booth for a 64th season of calling Los Angeles Dodgers games, saying he’s revitalized by the new ownership group that two days ago completed a trade that brought Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford from Boston.
Joe Maddon of the Tampa Bay Rays was voted the American League’s Manager of the Year for the second time in four seasons, while Kirk Gibson of the Arizona Diamondbacks won the award in the National League.
Basketball Hall of Fame member Magic Johnson and a group of investors that includes Guggenheim Partners Chief Executive Officer Mark Walter won the auction for the bankrupt Los Angeles Dodgers with a bid of more than $2 billion, doubling the previous record amount paid for a major U.S. professional sports franchise.
The Los Angeles Dodgers reached the final stage of an auction for the baseball team one day early after phone calls in which no rival topped the record $2.3 billion offer from a group led by Magic Johnson, people familiar with the sale said.
The Los Angeles Dodgers filed for bankruptcy protection after Major League Baseball rejected a television deal with News Corp.’s Fox Sports, leaving team owner Frank McCourt unable to make payroll this week.