LAD Single Season HR Leaders

With Cody Bellinger well on his way to leading the 2017 team in home runs, I thought it would be a good time to look at every single LAD single-season home run leader.

Several LAD have led their team in home runs four times. Frank Howard, Ron Cey, and Pedro Guerrero, but only Mike Piazza has done it five times.

Billy Grabarkewitz was the closest thing to a shortstop leading the team but many of 1970 appearances came as 3rd baseman.

Charlie Neal, Davey Lopes, and Jeff Kent are the only 2nd baseman to do the trick.

John Roseboro was joined by Yazmani Grandal last year as the only catchers to lead the team in home runs.

The best bar bet in Los Angeles for forty years was Len Gabrielson leading the team in 1968 with only 10 home runs.

HOF on this list includes Frank Robinson, Mike Piazza, and future HOF Adrian Beltre.

Homegrown LAD leaders were Frank Howard, Jim Lefebvre, Billy Grabarkewitz, Al Ferrera, Willie Davis, Joe Ferguson, Ron Cey, Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Mike Marshall, Franklin Stubbs, Eric Karros, Mike Piazza, Raul Mondesi, Adrian Beltre, Matt Kemp, and Cody Bellinger.

You could include Pedro Guerrero who was only 17 when the Dodgers acquired him from the Indians.

Between 2008 and 2015 the only Dodgers to lead the team in home runs were Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp, and Adrian Gonzalez.

Between 1992 – 2000 the only Dodgers to lead the team in home runs were Mike Piazza, Eric Karros, Raul Mondesi, and Gary Sheffield

Between 1965 – 1970 only one Dodger hit at least 20 home runs and that was Jim Lefebvre in 1966.

No Dodger has hit at least 30 home runs since Matt Kemp in 2011. I expect that will change this year.

Player HR Year Age PA OPS
Charlie Neal 22 1958 27 549 0.779
Gil Hodges 22 1958 34 532 0.764
Gil Hodges 25 1959 35 480 0.880
Frank Howard 23 1960 23 487 0.784
John Roseboro 18 1961 28 462 0.805
Frank Howard 31 1962 25 538 0.906
Frank Howard 28 1963 26 459 0.848
Frank Howard 24 1964 27 492 0.735
Jim Lefebvre 12 1965 23 631 0.706
Lou Johnson 12 1965 30 518 0.706
Jim Lefebvre 24 1966 24 610 0.793
Al Ferrara 16 1967 27 384 0.812
Len Gabrielson 10 1968 28 343 0.765
Andy Kosko 19 1969 27 453 0.704
Billy Grabarkewitz 17 1970 24 640 0.852
Dick Allen 23 1971 29 649 0.863
Frank Robinson 19 1972 36 405 0.795
Willie Davis 19 1972 32 654 0.758
Joe Ferguson 25 1973 26 585 0.839
Jim Wynn 32 1974 32 656 0.884
Ron Cey 25 1975 27 662 0.845
Ron Cey 23 1976 28 600 0.848
Steve Garvey 33 1977 28 696 0.834
Reggie Smith 29 1978 33 531 0.942
Davey Lopes 28 1979 34 692 0.836
Steve Garvey 28 1979 30 697 0.848
Ron Cey 28 1979 31 579 0.888
Dusty Baker 29 1980 31 638 0.842
Ron Cey 13 1981 33 359 0.846
Pedro Guerrero 32 1982 26 652 0.914
Pedro Guerrero 32 1983 27 664 0.904
Mike Marshall 21 1984 24 541 0.753
Pedro Guerrero 33 1985 29 581 0.999
Franklin Stubbs 23 1986 25 465 0.712
Pedro Guerrero 27 1987 31 630 0.955
Kirk Gibson 25 1988 31 632 0.860
Eddie Murray 20 1989 33 690 0.743
Kal Daniels 27 1990 26 526 0.920
Darryl Strawberry 28 1991 29 588 0.852
Eric Karros 20 1992 24 589 0.730
Mike Piazza 35 1993 24 602 0.932
Mike Piazza 24 1994 25 441 0.910
Mike Piazza 32 1995 26 475 1.006
Mike Piazza 36 1996 27 631 0.985
Mike Piazza 40 1997 28 633 1.070
Raul Mondesi 30 1998 27 617 0.813
Gary Sheffield 34 1999 30 663 0.930
Eric Karros 34 1999 31 639 0.912
Gary Sheffield 43 2000 31 612 1.081
Shawn Green 49 2001 28 701 0.970
Shawn Green 42 2002 29 685 0.944
Adrian Beltre 23 2003 24 608 0.714
Adrian Beltre 48 2004 25 657 1.017
Jeff Kent 29 2005 37 637 0.889
Nomar Garciaparra 20 2006 32 523 0.872
J.D. Drew 20 2006 30 594 0.891
Jeff Kent 20 2007 39 562 0.875
Andre Ethier 20 2008 26 596 0.885
Andre Ethier 31 2009 27 685 0.869
Matt Kemp 28 2010 25 668 0.760
Matt Kemp 39 2011 26 689 0.986
Matt Kemp 23 2012 27 449 0.906
Adrian Gonzalez 22 2013 31 641 0.803
Adrian Gonzalez 27 2014 32 660 0.817
Adrian Gonzalez 28 2015 33 643 0.830
Justin Turner 27 2016 31 622 0.832
Yasmani Grandal 27 2016 27 457 0.816
Cody Bellinger 26 2017 21 290 .961
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2 Comments

  1. 68elcamino427

    FRANK HOWARD
    Where would he have fit on the list after 1964 through the rest of his career?
    FRANK HOWARD, Dodgers Total, Year, FRANK HOWARD OPS

    21, 12, 1965, .851
    18, 12, 1966, .790
    36, 16, 1967, .849
    44, 10, 1968, .890
    48, 19, 1969, .976
    44, 17, 1970, .962
    26, 23, 1971, .840
    10, 19, 1972, .708
    12, 25, 1973, .789

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    • The Dodgers as a team hit only 67 home runs in 1968. Frank hit 44 by himself. I will always treasure being able to watch him in 1968 and 69.

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