Why Billie Jean King and partner Ilana Kloss joining Dodgers ownership group is important

Published to CBS Sports on September 22, 2018

Billie Jean King and her partner Ilana Kloss have joined the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership group.

The Dodgers made the announcement Thursday in a press release, and held a press conference welcoming the newest members of the Dodgers ownership group on Friday.

“We’re excited and proud to welcome two trailblazing athletes, social advocates and businesswomen, Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss, to our ownership group,” said Mark Walter, Dodgers owner and chairman. “Just like Billie Jean and Ilana, the Dodger franchise has a history of and commitment to breaking barriers, inclusion and winning, and we’re looking forward to them continuing to promote these attributes within our organization.”

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