The city of Lynwood and the Los Angeles Dodgers have had a special bond over the decades.
For the past several years, the RBI Dodgers baseball and softball program has been active in Lynwood. It is a youth development program for our young baseball and softball players. Young participants not only learn the basics of baseball, but they also have access to college prep workshops and youth clinics at Dodger Stadium.
But did you know that one of the Dodger’s greatest legends lived in Lynwood?
Duke Snider may have grown up in the nearby town of Compton, but as an adult he chose to live in Lynwood (on Carlin Ave.).
Snider was named eight times to the National League All-Star roster and was a National League MVP finalist in 1955. In his 16 of 18 seasons with the Dodgers, he helped lead the Dodgers to six World Series, with victories in 1955 and 1959. He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980.
He was one of the first two inductees to the Wall of Fame at the Lynwood Community Transit Center.
This week let’s root, root, root our hometown Dodgers to make it to the World Series!
This press release was produced by the Town of Lynwood. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.