LAD first half leaderboards – Batting Average
With so many Dodgers having amazing first halves, we will be displaying the historical significance of those performances.
Justin Turner and Cody Bellinger will populate these boards, but will anyone else show up?
Justin fell from .380 but not only walks away with the best first half batting average, good bet he will be on top for first half OBP and OPS. Mike Piazza was known for his power but even more impressive for Mike was his batting average for a slow catcher. Most of us can remember first half that Nomar had, but can anyone remember the first half that Manny Mota had? I made the cutoff 200 plate appearances which is how Mota got on the list. Nice to see Willie and Tommy Davis join us. The 1962 year for Tommy Davis was normally regarded as the greatest LAD season ever until Mike Piazza showed up.
Player Split Year BA PA H OBP SLG OPS Justin Turner 1st Half 2017 .377 274 86 .473 .583 1.056 Mike Piazza 1st Half 1996 .363 336 109 .432 .623 1.055 Nomar Garciaparra 1st Half 2006 .358 303 96 .426 .578 1.004 Mike Piazza 1st Half 1997 .357 342 107 .424 .580 1.004 Tommy Davis 1st Half 1962 .353 380 126 .384 .566 .949 Manny Mota 1st Half 1973 .351 234 73 .402 .404 .806 Willie Davis 1st Half 1971 .350 376 126 .363 .489 .852
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- Tagged: Justin Turner, Manny Mota, Mike Piazza, Nomar Garciaparra, Tommy Davis, Willie Davis
I can still hear Vin imploring Willie Davis to bunt more for base hits.
Of course that never materialized.