LOS ANGELES -- Don Mattingly grew up in Evansville, Ind., playing Little League baseball at Bosse Field, where a stretch of road was recently named after the Dodgers manager.
The Evansville City Council voted Monday to rename a section of North Main Street, "Don Mattingly Way." A few blocks away stands a pizza shop owned by Mattingly's brother-in-law, Turoni's Pizza & Brewery.
"Awesome pizza," Mattingly said. "If you're ever in Evansville, stop by there. It's a family business. I used to have to clean it when I was a kid."
Mattingly is the most famous baseball player from Evansville, which sits along the Ohio River in southwestern Indiana.
Austin Laymance is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less