Joc Pederson joins the top five Dodger Slug% for a given month

Joc didn’t finish the month with a Slug% > .900 but his June .867 Slug% still ended up being the fifth best in the history of the Dodger franchise with at least fifty plate appearances.

Player                   Split Year  SLG  PA 2B 3B HR
Andre Ethier               May 2010 .906  58  9  0  5
Matt Kemp          April/March 2012 .893  98  4  0 12
Ron Cey            April/March 1977 .890  94  5  1  9
Wally Moon         April/March 1961 .883  70  4  0  8
Joc Pederson              June 2018 .867  67  5  0 10
Pedro Guerrero            June 1985 .860 110  3  0 15
Frank Howard              July 1962 .856 108  8  1 12
Rick Monday           Sept/Oct 1981 .830  61  1  1  6
Duke Snider             August 1959 .824  85  3  1  8
Johnny Frederick           May 1929 .823  88 11  1  6
Marlon Anderson       Sept/Oct 2006 .813  73  3  2  7
Duke Snider               June 1954 .809 129  9  5  9
Gary Sheffield            June 2000 .798 125  5  0 12

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 7/2/2018.

Gotta love the Duke Snider line in June of 1954. Duke had nine doubles, five triples, and nine home runs.  Five triples in a month seems like a lot. Let’s find out if it was.

It was not. There are so many with more than five I can’t even list them. Triples weren’t so rare before integration. If we reduce the selection to post-integration we get a more compact leaderboard. Yes, I was surprised that Bill Russell hit six triples in a month but then I saw the year was 1970 and that was when Bill Russell was only 21 year old. Bill Russell would hit nine triples in 1970 but not hit one single home run.

Player              Split Year 3B  PA
Jim Gilliam        August 1953  6 152
Bill Russell       August 1970  6 131
Willie Davis         July 1962  5 117
Duke Snider          June 1954  5 129
Yasiel Puig          July 2014  5  87
Willie Davis       August 1970  5 112
Maury Wills          July 1969  5 142
Dee Gordon           June 2014  5 109
Willie Davis          May 1970  5 123
Spider Jorgensen     July 1947  5 136

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 7/2/2018.

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