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In honor of Rod Dedeaux, whose statue is being unveiled today on the campus of USC, here are some of my favorite images of Tiger. Rod was kind enough to invite me to ride on the Tiger Train from Chicago to South Bend for the USC-Notre Dame game where Rod would scream out that the Trojans would “Pillage the Village and Crush the Irish!”
Los Angeles Dodgers hosted the USC Trojans in January 1981 in a free exhibition game at Dodger Stadium Rod, UCLA Legendary Basketball Coach John Wooden and Rod’s son Justin at the Southern California Sports Broadcasters lunch in 2003 2003 Tiger Train to South Bend 2005 Tiger Train prior to the legendary”Bush Push” USC Victory Rod with George Lopez at the Hollywood All Star game in 2003
Before the 3:30 bus departs across the bay to play the Athletics, I wanted to pay tribute to one of my favorite people in sports photography….A’s Team Photographer Michael Zagaris.
Until I saw Z’s work as the San Francisco 49ers team photographer, I had never seen coverage of any team behind the scenes like his chronicled.
I am only able to do what I do with the Dodgers and USC behind the scenes because of the standard that you set. I just won’t do it cleats..haha.
My favorite image of his is the black and white of then legendary 49ers coach Bill Walsh and Joe Montana drawing up a play on the grass at Candlestick.
Z and I photographed by Keith Birmingham during Spring Training 2012
This is one of my favorite Z moments as on Z’s lap is his first very laptop. He is sitting with photography/technology guru Brad Mangin getting advice. Photo was taken in April of 2004 at the PacBell Park. I love the dazed look on Z’s face as he steps into the new world of digital technology. Photo by Jon SooHoo
Thank you Z for paving the way of how team photography should be accomplished.
As USC Trojan Jordan Hershiser returns to Dodger Stadium in an hour to face crosstown rival UCLA in the Dodgertown Classic, I couldn’t help but put up a photo of he and father Orel from St. Louis a few years ago. Jordan is listed at 6’8-245lbs on the team’s website. © Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers
This is the current version of Jordan Hershiser taken tonight before the game against UCLA. © Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers