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“He was an innovator. He’s an owner who will be in the Hall of Fame some day. His name will be remembered as long as they play baseball. I can remember when I first came to the Dodgers, he was always kidding with the players. It didn’t matter if you were a Koufax or a Drysdale or you were a kid from Venezuela or the Dominican (Republic). He made you feel wanted. I lost a friend; baseball lost a great man.”

Preston GomezLos Angeles Times, August 10, 1979
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