Roz Wyman, city’s youngest council member who helped bring Dodgers to L.A., dies at 92
A few months ago, the Dodgers announced the departure of manager Don Mattingly, the longest-serving bench boss in California sports history. The club was searching for a new manager, and there was a strong possibility it was seeking someone with the experience necessary to lead them to the promised land of the World Series.
Roz Wyman was on that list, a Dodgers vice president who worked under Mattingly from 1982 to 1996, when she stepped in with the team’s opening day roster in 1999. “I had a front row seat to his success,” Wyman said.
Wyman’s accomplishments as manager of the Dodgers include going to the 1996 World Series and taking them to their fourth title in seven seasons.
She was an influential figure in the community and was deeply involved in civic and charitable organizations. She died Thursday at her home in Manhattan Beach after battling pancreatic cancer for several months. She was 92.
As a young girl growing up in San Bernardino, she loved playing softball. She started playing baseball after seeing Willie Mays hit a home run for the Dodgers. She was a high school student when she attended summer camps at Dodger Stadium.
After high school, she joined the U.S. Army and was posted in Germany. She met her husband, Harry, who was stationed in Germany until he was honorably discharged in 1952. She joined him after his return, and they moved in 1961 to Pasadena.
She started working at the Dodger Stadium concession stand in 1972. She was promoted to the front of the house at the stadium three years later.
Wyman had three children. She also had six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-niece.
She remained active in the Dodgers organization, serving as Dodgers vice president of business operations, and she was involved in fundraising, community service and other civic projects.
A lifelong Dodgers fan, she often served on the Dodgers board of directors.
She was married to Harry Wyman for 55 years. They were married in 1957 and had two children together: Joanne, born in 1961, and Gary, born in 1968.
Harry Wyman died in November.
Her son, Gary Wyman, was a lawyer who practiced in Los Angeles. Joanne Wyman, also a lawyer, lived