Turn a downtrodden franchise that couldn't fill half its seats into a division winner that leads the major leagues in attendance and it tends to get noticed. Both collectively and individually.
Stan Kasten, the
Kasten arrived with the Dodgers' new ownership group, Guggenheim Baseball Management, with a reputation for creating winning franchises. He and Guggenheim wasted no time with the Dodgers.
It didn't exactly hurt the cause that they were flush with cash and willing to spend it, but they made the right moves in turning the Dodgers back into winners, on the field and at the gate.
With a largely revamped roster, the Dodgers advanced to the
Kasten was previously president of the
Kasten, 61, is scheduled to receive his new honor at the Ninth Annual L.A. Sports Awards March 5 at the Beverly Hills Hilton.