By Matt Snyder
If the Dodgers turn up for sale -- and it's likely they will be permanently removed from Frank McCourt's ownership at some point -- two familiar faces will reportedly be in on the bidding. Former Dodgers first baseman Steve Garvey has put together a group that is ready to make a serious charge toward owning the ballclub and he has now added Orel Hershiser to the fray. With the addition, the group is now being called the Garvey-Hershiser group.
The LA Daily Newsreports:
"Garvey approached me," Hershiser confirmed in a phone interview.Garvey, 62, played 14 years for the Dodgers, winning one MVP and making eight All-Star games. He was a member of the World Series champion 1981 Dodgers and played in three World Series as a member of the team.
"We've always talked and communicated through the years. He was a little more of a role model for me, the way he did things. I was like, 'That's what I want to do.' He's been a good businessman.
"When he called and said he wanted me to be part of this group, I said, 'Garv, I'd always be interested in helping and doing something like this that would be a lot of fun.' We're forming a group that's investigating situations as they arise. That would be very interesting for me."
Hershiser, 52, pitched for the Dodgers for 13 seasons. He made three All Star games and won a Cy Young. He was the ace of the 1988 World Series championship Dodgers team, winning the World Series MVP after two complete-game victories. He presently serves as a commentator for ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball, but would step down if he was part of the group that purchased the Dodgers.
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