Monday, August 14, 2017

Hang with SooHoo This Thursday

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From a press release:

Jon SooHoo, Official Photographer for the LA Dodgers, is the Focus of South Pasadena Public Library Baseball Night on Thursday, August 17

A ‘Baseball Night’ showcasing the art of Jon SooHoo, official photographer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, will be presented in the South Pasadena Public Library Community Room on Thursday, August 17 at 7:00 p.m. Jon SooHoo, the Dodgers’ photographer since 1985, will be sharing many of his favorite photos, including some that have been permanently etched into the iconography of Los Angeles baseball history.

The event will be moderated by Mark Langill, the Historian for the Dodgers and the author of numerous highly-regarded baseball books. Mark can be seen frequently on the SportsNetLA television network and his articles appear regularly in Dodgers programs and yearbooks, as well as in The Quarterly. The free event for all ages is presented by the South Pasadena Public Library, the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library, and the South Pasadena Chinese American Club. Special thanks to 210eastsound and the Hospitality Committee of the Friends of the Library.

Jon SooHoo has snapped thousands of significant images through the years --first on film, then on slides, and now digitally—ever since he graduated from USC 32 years ago. Devoted Dodgers fans, particularly younger ones, now follow SooHoo’s photos in real time since many of them are uploaded immediately via the social media platforms:, as well as his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts. Jon SooHoo has a Facebook fanpage as well.

Late last year, Jon Soo Hoo followed recently-retired broadcaster for the Dodgers, Vin Scully to the White House to record the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony. A couple of months prior to that, Jon also recorded a poignant video clip of Scully, his wife Sandi, and their daughters in a Warner Bothers recording studio as they listened to a playback of Scully’s singing of “Wind Beneath My Wings” which was played at Dodger Stadium after Vin’s final game there.

Langill, a native of South Pasadena, is the author of 4 baseball-related books: "Dodgertown," "Dodger Stadium," "Los Angeles Dodgers," and "Game of My Life, Dodgers.” Prior to joining the Dodger front office in 1994, Langill covered the team for five seasons as the beat reporter for the San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group, which includes the Pasadena Star-News and San Gabriel Valley Tribune. Langill has appeared on both radio and television to discuss Dodger history, including the MLB Network production of “Cathedrals of the Game: Dodger Stadium” and more recently on ESPN’s “30-for-30” documentary “Fernando Nation.” Mark’s articles appear regularly in Dodgers programs and yearbooks, and he is a frequent guest and host for programs on the SportsNet LA television network.

The Community Room is located at 1115 El Centro Street and doors will open at 6:30 p.m.. No tickets or reservations are necessary and stadium-type refreshments will be served. The Community Room is only about a block away from the Gold Line Station and free parking will be available at the Mission-Meridian Parking Garage, located at 805 Meridian Avenue next to the Metro Gold Line Station.