Chris Taylor RBI machine
Before Chris Taylor reaches 100 at-bats tonight I wanted to get this little RBI leaderboard out there. Taylor has shown a propensity for multi base-runner hitting and thus has accumulated a startling number of runs batted in before reaching 100 at-bats.
Hitting up Baseball Reference I found three players who had driven in at least 15 runs and had less than 100 at-bats as a Dodger.
Chris Taylor will fall off this list probably tonight but Mike Busch and Marlon Anderson will forever be on it.
Player AB RBI From To Age Mike Busch 100 23 1995 1996 26-27 Chris Taylor 96 19 2016 2017 25-26 Marlon Anderson 90 17 2006 2007 32-33
Busch got another reminder of his second-class status when his teammates voted on the distribution of playoff shares.
Butler, who had rejoined the team 11 days before Busch, having spent most of the season with the New York Mets, was awarded two-thirds of a full share. It was worth $9,274.
Busch was awarded nothing.
Those stats above are the sum total of Mike Busch’s career. A man who drove in 23 runs in his first 100 at-bats was never given another major league at-bat. I found it bizarre at the time that the multi-million dollar players could compare being a replacement player for the posh’s union in the world to a teachers scab but that is what Butler/Karros/Piazza did.