Dodgers Share World Series Trophy

Los Angeles Dodgers Star Andre Ethier Shares Championship Trophy
Posted on 03/02/2021
Silver Slugger and Gold Glove winner Andre Ethier hit a proverbial homerun with a select crowd in Glendale on Tuesday, March 2. No, the Los Angeles Dodgers star has not come out of retirement, instead the Arizona native made a surprise appearance at the Glendale City Council Budget workshop Tuesday morning. Ethier also brought the Dodgers’ 2020 World Series Championship trophy to share with the city of Glendale. The city is a critical part of the team, owning the LA Dodger’s spring training facility, Camelback Ranch-Glendale. Ethier took the opportunity, on behalf of the Dodgers, to publicly thank both the council as well as Glendale residents for their support in helping the team win the title.

Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers celebrated the occasion by issuing proclamation honoring the Dodgers’ success and World Series win. “Glendale is proud of the LA Dodgers who overcame an incredibly difficult year to finish out the season as the 2020 MLB World Series Champions,” says Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers. “We have a great partnership with the marvelous owners and are committed to ensuring Camelback Ranch - Glendale continues to be a quality spring training facility.”

The trophy represents excellence and championship performance and by sharing it, Ethier recognized how Glendale is an important part of the Dodgers family. “The Mayor and City Council have done a great job supporting the Dodgers Organization, but most importantly it is the residents of Glendale that opened their doors and the city to this team.”

Andre Ethier was born and raised in Arizona, he attended kindergarten and first grade at Glendale’s own Glen F. Burton Elementary School. He is a graduate of St. Mary’s High School and Arizona State University. Ethier was drafted in the second round (62nd pick overall) of the 2003 MLB Draft, Ethier played for the Dodgers from 2006 to 2017 and is second in all-time post-season appearances as a Dodger with 51. Career highlights include All-Star selections in 2010 and 2011, a Silver Slugger Award in 2009, and in 2011 the Gold Glove Award. Primarily a right fielder throughout his career, Ethier also filled in at left field and center field for the Dodgers

Camelback Ranch-Glendale has been the Spring Training home of the World Champion Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago White Sox since 2009. The stadium boasts a capacity of 13,000, which includes 3,000 lawn seats, 12 luxury suites and a party deck. This Sonoran Desert-inspired facility offers baseball fans top-quality playing fields and facilities along with picturesque walking trails, landscaped grounds citrus groves and extensive water features.