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How did the Dodgers wind up landing NLCS Co-MVP Justin Turner when they did almost 4 years ago ???

Dodgers bench-coach Tim Wallach saw Turner at a Cal State-Fullerton alumni game in early 2014, and was impressed with what he saw. Wallach asked Turner if he had locked on to a team since the Mets had released him several months earlier ...... Turner had not, and told Wallach that he had had no offers from any other Major League team. The Dodgers subsequently signed Turner to a Minor League contract, then he made the Major League team a month later, and the rest is history.

 

This article is from May of 2017. 

 

Timing is Everything for Late-Blooming Justin Turner

(By Doug Padilla)

http://www.espn.com/blog/los-angeles/dodger-report/post/_/id/22509/timing-is-everything-for-late-blooming-justin-turner

 

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On 10/20/2017 at 2:21 PM, OFFNY said:

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How did the Dodgers wind up landing NLCS Co-MVP Justin Turner when they did almost 4 years ago ???

Dodgers bench-coach Tim Wallach saw Turner at a Cal State-Fullerton alumni game in early 2014, and was impressed with what he saw. Wallach asked Turner if he had locked on to a team since the Mets had released him several months earlier ...... Turner had not, and told Wallach that he had had no offers from any other Major League team. The Dodgers subsequently signed Turner to a Minor League contract, then he made the Major League team a month later, and the rest is history.

 

This article is from May of 2017. 

 

Timing is Everything for Late-Blooming Justin Turner

(By Doug Padilla)

http://www.espn.com/blog/los-angeles/dodger-report/post/_/id/22509/timing-is-everything-for-late-blooming-justin-turner

 

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And now, Turner hit the game-winning home run in the first game of the 2017 World Series ........ quite a long way from playing in a Cal-State Fullerton alumni game in January of 2014, and being recognized by a Dodgers bench coach who just happened to be at that game (who convinced then Dodgers GM Ned Colletti to sign Turner to a Minor League contract.)

 

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