Where is He Now -- Ron Fairly

Ron Fairly, one of the first players signed when the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles in 1958, made his major league debut at age 19 the same year. After splitting his first season at Des Moines and St. Paul, he played 15 games in The Show and smacked a pair of home runs. After playing 118 game for the Dodgers in 1959, including all six games in the World Series against the Chicago White Sox, he spent a full year at AAA Spokane, slugging 27 homers, then joined Los Angeles for good in 1960.

Fairly, now living in Indian Wells, California, just completed his 13th season as a Seattle Mariners broadcaster in 2005. Fairly has been a broadcaster for 26 years, following 21 years as a major league player.

Fairly was born in Macon, Ga., and attended USC as a finance major. He was inducted into the USC Hall of Fame in 1997. After earning All-America honors at USC, he was signed by the Dodgers in 1958. He would go on to play 112 years with Los Angeles, recording 1010 hits and a .260 average over 3880 at bats. He had 90 home runs and knocked in 541 while playing first base and the outfield.

In four World Series (1959, 1963, 1965, 1966), he hit .300/.379/.525 in 20 games and 40 at bats. He had two home runs and knocked in six -- all of them coming in the 2965 win over the Minnesota Twins.

His finest season with the Dodgers came in 1961 when he hit .322 but he had 70+ runs batted in over a four-year span, 1962-65. In 1966 he helped nail down the pennant by knocking in 22 runs in September.

In 1969 the Dodgers moved their fences in 10 feet, a relief to Fairly whose power was wasted in the vast Dodger Stadium outfield. But on June 11 he was traded to Montreal with INF Paul Popovich for SS Maury Wills and OF Manny Mota.

Fairly played in the majors from 1958-78 with the Dodgers (1958-69), Expos (1969-74), Cardinals (1975-76), Athletics (1976), Blue Jays (1977) and Angels (1978).

In 2,442 games, he compiled a lifetime average of .266 with 215 home runs and 1,044 RBI. He was a two-time All-Star (1973 and 1977) and played in four World Series (1959, 1963, 1965, 1966).

After retiring as a player, Fairly worked as the sports director at KTLA-TV in Los Angeles for three years. From 1982-1986, he teamed with Bob Starr to broadcast Angels games on KMPC. He then moved to San Francisco, where he handled the Giants play-by-play and color duties on both radio and television for six years.