Tuesday, November 19, 2013
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Baseball great Don Mattingly will be toasted by his southwestern Indiana hometown this weekend when officials rename a street in his honor.
The Evansville City Council voted unanimously in August to approve Don Mattingly Way as the new name for a street that passes through the Bosse Field baseball stadium and into Garvin Park. Mattingly will be surrounded by family and friends during Saturday's dedication.
Mattingly is now the Los Angeles Dodgers manager. He won the American League MVP award in 1985 with the New York Yankee, and in 1978 he led the Evansville Memorial team to an Indiana high school championship.
The Evansville Courier & Press reports (http://bit.ly/17kokRN ) the nonprofit Tri-State Hot Stove League is funding the road signs in Garvin Park that will be unveiled Saturday.
Information from: Evansville Courier & Press, http://www.courierpress.com