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Dodgers and Angels to Honor Reagan During July 4 Home Games


The Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will both honor the late President and former California Governor during July 4 home games tomorrow.  This is the centennial year of Reagan's birth, and twelve Major League Baseball teams plan to honor the former President throughout the season in cooperation with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation.

From the Ventura County Star:

"At Dodger Stadium against the New York Mets, fans will see a video tribute to Reagan narrated by Vin Scully, Reagan trivia will be shown on the video board throughout the game and fans will receive the former president's favorite treat, Jelly Belly Jelly Beans following the Fourth of July fireworks show. In advance of the game, fans can purchase exclusive Reagan Centennial/Dodgers tickets by visiting

At Angel Stadium against the Detroit Tigers, Reagan associates will be honored on the field: state Assemblyman Martin Garrick, R-Carlsbad, and former state Senate Minority Leader Dennis Hollingsworth, both Reagan Centennial California Commission members; and Washington Redskins and former UCLA wide receiver Terrence Austin, a member of the Centennial National Youth Leadership Committee. The Spirit of Ronald Reagan C-17 airplane will fly over the stadium before the game and the Reagan tribute video, narrated by Chris Rose of Fox and MLB Network, will be shown.

Reagan was a one-time baseball announcer in Iowa and also portrayed pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander in the movie "The Winning Team" with Doris Day."

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