Eight things you should know about Dave Roberts
Here are eight things you should know about Dave Roberts, who was named Dodgers manager Monday:
1. Roberts was the starting quarterback for Rancho Buena Vista High in Vista, Calif., during his senior year and led his team to the San Diego Section Class 3A title.
2. He is UCLA’s all-time stolen base leader, with 109 steals from 1991-94.
3. He is one of only 53 players in major league history with a career stolen base success rate above 80% (minimum 80 attempts).
5. He is part owner of Red Stitch Winery in Cardiff, Calif.
6. In March 2010, Roberts was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and underwent treatment. In June 2011, he announced he was cancer free.
7. Roberts, whose father is African American and whose mother is Japanese, is the first minority manager in the history of the Dodgers.
8. He spent the last two seasons as a bench coach for the San Diego Padres.
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