Andre Ethier Misses Dodger Stadium Outfield & Seeing Dodgers Fans
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When looking back at the past two decades of Los Angeles Dodgers baseball, Andre Ethier stands out for both his accomplishments and being one of the team’s most popular players.

Ethier enjoyed a 12-year career with the organization and was part of eight playoff teams. He was a two-time All-Star, won Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Awards, and finished his career batting .285/.359/.463 while having appeared in 1,455 games.

Ethier has maintained ties to the organization and returned to Dodger Stadium several times during his retirement.

Now almost five years removed from last playing, Ethier said he most misses standing in the Dodger Stadium outfield and seeing the thousands of Dodgers fans around him, via SportsNet LA:

“The thing I miss the most is just standing in that outfield. It’s probably right when it turns around 9 o’clock. Everyone knows 9 o’clock around Dodger Stadium for a night game, that moisture, that dew, starts getting on stuff and the grass in the outfield. You look up and there’s 56,000 fans in the stadium and the place is rocking. There’s not better feeling than standing in the outfield grass at Dodger Stadium and getting to see all the Dodger faithful around you.”

Originally drafted by the Oakland Athletics, Ethier was traded to the Dodgers in December 2005 and made his MLB debut with the team the following year.

In his decade-plus with the Dodgers, Ethier earned the nickname “Captain Clutch” for consistently coming through when the team needed him most. He most notably hit six walk-off home runs in 2009 and had 11 walk-off hits from 2008 to 2010, which was six more than the next closest player.

Ethier took his final at-bat in the sixth inning of Game 7 of the 2017 World Series and fittingly drove in the Dodgers’ only run of the game with an RBI single.

Ethier retired with a Dodgers franchise record of 51 postseason games played, though that was broken by Yasiel Puig as he reached 58 in 2018. Upon calling it a career, the team held a ceremony for Ethier on Aug. 3, 2018.

Ethier: Manny Ramirez bobblehead night is favorite Dodger Stadium memory

Ethier recently revealed that his all-time favorite Dodger Stadium memory is ‘Mannywood Night,’ which took place on July 22, 2009.

Manny Ramirez was held out of the lineup against the Cincinnati Reds, but he came off the bench and delivered a pinch-hit, go-ahead grand slam to propel the Dodgers to a 6-2 win on his bobblehead night.

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