Category Archives: Los Angeles Dodger History

My favorite Dodger was traded on this date

Hat tip to Ernest Reyes at Dodger Blue Heaven for reminding me that Pedro Guerrero was traded on this date in 1988.  At the time of the trade, Pedro was the second best hitter on a fairly anemic offensive team.  He was traded for John Tudor who I already disliked as a Cardinal and nothing …

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Dicking around with LAD bWAR

With so many Dodgers having great seasons, while premature I thought it would be fun to check in on the all-time bWAR infield leaders for the Dodgers and see how the new brood is matching up. I used > 5 bWAR as the criteria Since bWAR is an accumulation stat the more you play the more you …

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LAD single season home run leaders

A few weeks ago I displayed the table showing every single LAD team home run leader from 1958 to 2017. This table is a little different. It is going to show you the history of the most home runs hit in a season since 1958. Charlie Neal and Gil Hodges held the record for only …

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Just another LAD July Triple leaderboard

When Chris Taylor hit his triple last night, that gave him three in the month of July. Which gave me an excuse to see who has hit the most LAD triples in the month of July. No surprise that the 3-Dog is tied at the top with Maury Wills.  Who can forget triple fever with …

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One time LAD 1 – 0 Losers

Bringing this little 1 – 0 loser arc thread to a close we now look at all the pitchers who lost one game 1 – 0.  This is a fun list with many names you won’t see often, combined with two of the greatest pitchers of any era. Several scrapheap projects. Al Downing had been part …

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Big and Little D dominate 1 – 0 loser list

I was right about Don Sutton leading the Dodgers in losing 1 – 0 games but he had company from his big brother Don Drysdale. They both did it a staggering nine times. This points to two things. They were both incredible pitchers, and they both pitched for some bad offensive teams. The list below …

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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 …

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Pump the brakes

I blame Vin Scully for my reticence to acknowledge that a rookie has made it no matter what they are doing. I’m startled sometimes by the things that are blazed into my brain when so many more important things fail to adhere. It was with my full support back in 1983 that Greg Brock had supplanted …

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Best game scores by LAD at Coors

With Clayton Kershaw getting ready to toe the rubber tonight in Coors, I thought it would be a good time to review the best-pitched games at Coors. Yesterday we looked at the best hitting performances. No surprise to see Clayton owning the 2nd/3rd best performances so far.  Nomo’s no no is, of course, the greatest …

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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 …

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