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High Point Enterprise, The (Newspaper) - March 24, 1976, High Point, North Carolina1c High Point Enterprise wednesday March 24, 1976 major league preview Bicentennial dodgers once again wonder team7 Vero Beach Fla a the los Angeles dodgers were the wonder team of the National league in 1974, when a sprinkling of veterans and a Host of Young Lions led them to the West division Itle the Penant and into the world series last year however los Brief dreams of a National league dynasty evaporated As the dodgers Ank slowly in the West to inish 20 games Back of pm innate in the division the Bicentennial dodgers however look like a wonder team again but in a different sense of the word this season dodger followers wonder if the pitching staff can get along without Andy Messersmith wonder if Tommy John and a newcomer Ron Bryant can snap Back from injuries wonder if new arrivals Dusty Baker and Ted Sizemore can help the club As much As dodger officials believe and wonder if reliever Mike Marshall will have time Between his Legal hassles with Michigan state to do his usual Yeoman Job manager Walter Alston beginning his 23rd year at the dodger Helm says a healthy los Angeles club can beat the reds this year we got super years out of a great Many Fellows in 1974 who did t match that performance in 1975 mainly because of injuries Alston commented you hate to blame it on injuries but i know How much it Hurt us to lose Bill Russell Joe Ferguson Bill Buckner Mike Marshall and Tommy John just to name a few from the injury list that pacers champs fhe pacers Are regular season and tour lament champions in the Archdale Trinity Little league basketball program for 1975-76 they finished with i season record of 9-3 after an 0 3 Start team members Are front Row left to ight Bobby Earnhardt Jeff Riley Trey Moser Todd Patterson and Steve Roach second Row Steve Segers toddy White Scottie Carter third Row Rodney Kirby Jeff Patterson Larry Segers kneeling Are coaches Gary White and Bud Moser totalled about so for the year the dodgers appear to be completely healed this Spring although it s not certain if a few of them Tommy John the most prominent will be As Good As they were before being injured los Angeles apparently has lost Messersmith a 19 game Winner last season since he was declared a free agent and is currently negotiating with other clubs but he is still unsigned and although the dodgers did not enter the bidding for his ser vices a slim possibility exists that might rejoin the club but even without Messer Smith Alston thinks the dodgers have a sturdy pitching staff we be led the National league in earned run average the last four Alston said and we have outstanding depth in our staff of 1976 Don Sutton has been with the dodgers 10 years and has done an outstanding Job Burt Hooton surprised Many peo pie last season with his 18 victories Doug Rau won 15 games last season and has a Bright future ahead Tommy John will be Mak ing his comeback this season and he adds to our depth of starters John was Oft to his finest season Ever in 1974 when he was 13 3 and suffered a Tendon tear Bryant 25 won 24 games for the san Francisco giants in 1973 but he was injured in a swimming Pool Accident following that season and won but three games the next Vear he was unable to regain his 73 form and this Winter was picked up by the dodgers Marshall the 1974 Young Winner was hampered by a rib injury last season is again expected to be the Mam Stav of the dodger bullpen knuckle Baller Charlie Hough and youngster Stan Wall will probably also see considerable Relief a i Tion Steve Yeager seems to i have the inside track on the i Idle lung Job with Ferguson Lela gated 10 right held the dodgers recently acquired Catcher Ellie Rodriguez from California and Utility Man Sizemore can also catch so the Ferguson May be traded the dodger Outfield will most Likely consist of Buckner hobbled by an ankle injury last year in left bake i acquired from Atlanta in a Trade that sent Jimmy Wynn among oth ers i to the braves and Ferguson and John Hale splitting duties in right Alston has indicated that he 11 Experiment with his m Field Ron Cey has third base locked up and the same goes for Steve Garvey at first but Alston plans to work Davey Lope at shortstop with Sizemore at second Russell los Angeles regular shortstop was injured much of last season and slipped to a 206 batting average Alston who likes to Point out that the dodgers whipped Cincinnati 10-8 in the clubs head to head Competition last year said it will take a Good Allaround team Effort plus two or three dodgers having outstanding seasons for los Angeles to beat the reds this year and one other thing Mould t Hurt the dodgers chances either Alston adds a Little Luck snapper Tiller. 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