Bill Ralston

Born on May 9, 1945 in Whittier, CA. Attended Cal-Poly Pomona. Was drafted by the Dodgers in 1966 and signed to a contract by Tom Lasorda. Began career at Ogden, UT and was called up in 1971 to played for the Spokane Indians of the PCL under Lasorda. Hit .301 and as a utility player he played 2nd, SS, and 3rd base, occasionally filling in for Ron Cey when he was on active military duty. The team moved to Albuquerque in 1972 where they won the PCL championship with teammates Cey, Davey Lopes, Tom Paciorek, Joe Ferguson, Steve Yeager, and Charlie Hough. Traded to Twins in 1974 and finished career with Tacoma in 1975. A teammate in Tacoma was Tom Kelly, former manager of the Minnesota Twins.