What an unlikely quartet

Most total bases by a Dodger at Dodger Stadium against the Cubs involves four of the most unlikely players.  We had to drop down to nine total bases to even find four. Only one player has managed a double-digit total base game against the Cubs at Dodger Stadium.

Player                  Date  Rslt PA R H 2B HR TB RBI
Willie Davis      1973-05-02 W 4-1  4 2 4  1  2 11   3
A.J. Ellis        2012-08-03 W 6-1  3 2 3  0  2  9   3
Darren Dreifort   2000-08-08 W 7-5  4 2 3  0  2  9   2
Derrel Thomas     1979-08-31 W 6-4  3 3 3  0  2  9   2

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 5/26/2017.

OK, Willie Davis does not surprise me, though I would have thought a big game like that would have involved a triple, but it didn’t. Just a single, double, and two home runs.

Next up is A.J. Ellis? For a minute I thought that was his season line.

Third up is a pitcher. We all knew Dreifort could hit and that he had one huge game in his career as a hitter and this was it. The surprise was that as a pitcher, Dreifort was able to get four at-bats in a game. If you think I’m being snarky I’m not. Dreifort made 113 starts and only had four plate appearances in six of them.  This was one of them.

Derrel Thomas? I feel I’m being trolled. Two home runs? He hit all of twelve home runs in his five-year Dodger career.

Now we have to look at the Cub side. Greatest Total base game by a Cub at Dodger Stadium.

Player               Date   Rslt PA R H 2B HR TB RBI
Dave Kingman   1978-05-14 W 10-7  8 3 4  0  3 13   8
Andre Dawson   1989-05-05  W 4-2  4 2 4  0  2 10   2
Jim Hickman    1969-08-09  W 4-0  4 2 3  1  2 10   2

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 5/26/2017.

This was the infamous Dave Kingman game against the Dodgers where a reporter asked Lasorda what he thought of the performance by Kingman and Lasorda went on a profanity-laced tirade that has been played over and over.

Jim Hickman died last year.  The ex-Dodger sucked for the Dodgers in 1967, gets traded to the Cubs and by 1970 was an all-star hitting 32 home runs and finishing 8th in MVP voting.

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3 Comments

  1. 68elcamino427

    heh

    I enjoyed Jim Healy’s radio show.

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    • Is that where you heard the Lasorda tape the first time? I also enjoyed his show. Hard to believe he’s been gone for 23 years.

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      • 68elcamino427

        [Morse Code sound effects] … THIS JUST IN …

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