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|Ron Cey |
Mt. Tahoma High School, 1966
Cey, a 1966 graduate of Mt. Tahoma High School, was a three-year varsity football, basketball, and baseball letter winner. He was the school’s first athlete to earn nine letters (two years later it was duplicated by Ahmad Rashad).
After high school, he attended Washington State University. He was given his nickname, “Penguin”, by Coach Bobo Brayton while attending WSU. After two seasons, he was a third-round selection by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1968 secondary draft.
His first professional game was on September 3, 1971. Cey spent eleven more seasons at third base for the Dodgers. He played in four World Series’; winning it all in 1981, along with being named Co-MVP. Cey was named to six straight all-star games (74-79), as well as hitting the fifth most homeruns in Dodgers history. He was also a part of the first team foursome to hit 30 homers in a season.
He played five more seasons with the Cubs (83-86) and the A’s (87) before playing his last game on July 12, 1987. Cey finished his career his 316 homeruns; good for 91st in Major League history.
Cey has lived in Woodland Hills, California for over three decades. In 1997, he rejoined the Dodgers in the marketing/community affairs department, as well as a greeter for suite guests at Dodger Stadium. He is also involved in charitable events in the community.