June 30th, 2016
Excitement continues to build for the 2016 Rod Dedeaux Award Dinner with the announcement of this year's Rod Dedeaux Award Recipient
It is with great pleasure that the Rod Dedeaux Foundation has announced that Ron Fairly will be this year's Rod Dedeaux Award recipient.
Before Ron Fairly began his Major League career, he was a promising young centerfielder for USC under Coach Rod Dedeaux. Fairly had a monster sophomore season in 1958, batting .348 with 9 Home Runs and 67 RBI's, and leading USC to win it's second College World Series Championship.
The Los Angeles Dodgers signed him after the 1958 season and he went on to have an amazing 21 year major league career with three World Series titles and two All-Star appearances. One of his more memorable performances was the 1965 World Series victory against The Minnesota Twins in which he hit .379 with 2 Home Runs and 6 RBI's. After his retirement from MLB, Ron continued his involvement in the Major Leagues as a broadcaster, where he would spend the next 27 years broadcasting for The Angels, The Giants, and The Mariners.
Ron and Coach Rod remained friends long after his days at USC. Rod's admiration of Ron speaks volumes of his character, and is another reason why we are honored to present Ron Fairly with this prestigious award.
Please join us as we honor Ron Fairly at this year's Rod Dedeaux Award Dinner at the Jonathan Club Los Angeles on the evening of Thursday, June 30th.
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