To make it to the MLB is a goal for every young baseball player.
“This is where it all started. Graduated from High School then the next day I was with the Los Angeles Dodgers and I was scared to death,” said 1988 World Series Champion Todd Maulding.
To win the World Series, now that's a dream.
"You know how many times in wiffle ball I was in the world series, or you name it, going to bed listening to Vin Scully,” said Maulding.
Todd Maulding's childhood dream came true in 1988.
Spanish Fort's Maulding was the bullpen catcher for the World Series Champions, the LA Dodgers.
It was an experience Maulding will never forget.
"Believe me, I'll be the first one to tell you that the '88 Dodgers did not have more talent than most teams in the World Series but we were just very driven and we had each other’s backs and it was just such a family,” said Maulding.
This year the Dodgers are back in the world series for the first time since Maulding and his teammates took home the title 29 years ago.
It's been a bittersweet feeling for that historic '88 team.
"A few of the '88 Dodgers, we've been talking on the phone and there is a lot of us who still enjoy being the last dodgers to win the World Series," said Maulding. "But I am sure if you are a present dodger now you are tired of hearing about the 88' dodgers. Believe me, you got to be after 29 years.”
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