Episode 11 Dodgers All-Time ’68 Draft Class and a Tribute to Bill Buckner (Part One)

Touching Greatness celebrates the 1968 Dodgers greatest MLB draft class in history with a two part series that includes stories about their late teammate Bill Buckner. Part 1 includes... See More

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Episode 11 Dodgers All-Time ’68 Draft Class and a Tribute to Bill Buckner (Part One) Episode 11 Dodgers All-Time ’68 Draft Class and a Tribute to Bill Buckner (Part One)

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Touching Greatness celebrates the 1968 Dodgers greatest MLB draft class in history with a two part series that includes stories about their late teammate Bill Buckner. Part 1 includes chats with three of the four longest tenured together L.A. infield of Steve Garvey, Ron Cey, and Bill Russell along with Buckner’s platoon-mate Manny Mota and finally a more lengthy and fun in-depth conversation full of stories from the early days with the always entertaining Tom Paciorek from his home in Georgia. Part 2 next week will feature Bobby Valentine and his friend and manager Tommy Lasorda as they each recall the most important draft in baseball history and their friend Billy Buck.

Touching Greatness celebrates the 1968 Dodgers greatest MLB draft class in history with a two part series that includes stories about their late teammate Bill Buckner. Part 1 includes chats with three of the four longest tenured together L.A. infield of Steve Garvey, Ron Cey, and Bill Russell along with Buckner’s platoon-mate Manny Mota and finally a more lengthy and fun in-depth conversation full of stories from the early days with the always entertaining Tom Paciorek from his home in Georgia. Part 2 next week will feature Bobby Valentine and his friend and manager Tommy Lasorda as they each recall the most important draft in baseball history and their friend Billy Buck.

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Ted Sobel

Ted Sobel is the longest tenured radio sports reporter in Los Angeles having covered major events since 1974, and is a recipient of three Golden Mike awards for his work as a sports anchor/reporter at storied KFWB where he amassed over 40,000 sports updates over his 23 years there. Sobel was also heard on all-news KNX radio over the previous four decades and is proud to have been a part of the original KMPC’s first all-sports radio station in L.A. history. Ted joined Sports USA in 2005 as a sideline reporter and studio host for NFL and college football games of the week and is in year 15 with one of the nation’s largest syndicators of live radio sports while contributing one on one interviews with some of sports biggest stars.

Sobel has covered many world class events including numerous Super Bowls, World Series, NBA Finals, NHL Stanley Cup Finals, NCAA National Championship football and basketball games, The Masters, U.S. Open, PGA Championship and Open Championship of golf, Wimbledon and U.S. Open tennis, Summer Olympics, and horse racing’s triple crown and Breeders Cup. Sobel also spent 10 years as a pro and college hockey play by play announcer and is currently writing his first book, not coincidentally titled “Touching Greatness”.