Episode 12: Dodgers All-Time ’68 Draft Class and Tribute to Bill Buckner (Part Two)

The second half of my two-part series celebrating the greatest draft class in MLB history and the recent passing of their teammate Bill Buckner. This week Touching Greatness speaks... See More

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Episode 12: Dodgers All-Time ’68 Draft Class and Tribute to Bill Buckner (Part Two) Episode 12: Dodgers All-Time ’68 Draft Class and Tribute to Bill Buckner (Part Two)

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The second half of my two-part series celebrating the greatest draft class in MLB history and the recent passing of their teammate Bill Buckner. This week Touching Greatness speaks with the top pick of that 1968 Dodgers class Bobby Valentine and his close friend and minor league manager Tom Lasorda and walk up guest (former Dodger starter Ismael Valdez).

The second half of my two-part series celebrating the greatest draft class in MLB history and the recent passing of their teammate Bill Buckner. This week Touching Greatness speaks with the top pick of that 1968 Dodgers class Bobby Valentine and his close friend and minor league manager Tom Lasorda and walk up guest (former Dodger starter Ismael Valdez).

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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”.