Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling will pose for pictures from 11:10-11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Viva Los Dodgers family friendly festival preceding the game against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium.
Viva Los Dodgers will begin at 11 a.m. at Dodger Stadium’s 76 station. Admission is free with a game ticket. It will also include autograph signings by former Dodgers shortstop Bill Russell from 11 a.m.-noon and former Dodger catcher Steve Yeager from noon-1 p.m., a performance by percussionist Louie Cruz Beltran and interactive games.
The Military Hero of the Game will be Greg Alaimo, who was awarded the Bronze Star for his actions as a U.S. Army specialist during the Vietnam War. He was assigned to the First Infantry Division, which spent much time guarding National Route 13, nicknamed Thunder Road by U.S. troops, where Alaimo was stationed for 16 months.
The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by star hurdler Sydney McLaughlin, who qualified for the U.S. Olympic team in 2016 when she was 16 years old.
The Dodgers 5-4, 11-inning victory over Colorado Saturday improved their record to 53-25, their second-best start through 78 games since moving to Los Angeles in 1958, behind only the 1974 Dodgers who were 54-24. The Dodgers have baseball’s best record and a 12-game lead over the Rockies as they seek their seventh consecutive NL West championship.