Category Archives: Los Angeles Dodger History

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

Bellinger and the LAD multiple HR multiple position list

Eric Stephen put together a nice list of the exploits by Cody Bellinger based on what he had done in his first eleven career games. However, the one stat that fascinates me was the one where he had hit multiple home runs from multiple positions. The two home runs on May 5th put him in …

Continue reading

Favorite LAD players by position?

Sometimes the comments at TBLA are stories within themselves. Yesterday they got off on the tangent of Best LAD lineup based on season and that transgressed into Favorite LAD Lineup based simply on players you saw and liked. I’m going to take a swing at the favorite player lineup. Some of these would be easy for …

Continue reading

Can Justin Turner accomplish this crazy stat?

As of right now on 04/26/2017 Justin Turner has eighty plate appearances, no home runs, and an OPS > .900. Only one LAD in history has ever accomplished this task in March/April. His name was Brett Butler and it was 1994. How about other months? Hmm. Much more common in May. Jose Offerman did it …

Continue reading

Tommy Davis turns 78 today

The first great LAD hitter to grace Dodger Stadium turned 78 today. Dodger Stadium opened in 1962 the same year that Tommy Davis went off and put these stats: Led the league in hits with 230, Frank Robinson and MVP Maury Wills were tied for 2nd with 208 Hit nine triples, good for a tie …

Continue reading

Getting Puigy – LAD OF leaderboard <= age 25

With Puig entering his age 26 season, I wanted to take a look at how he looked among the LAD outfield leaderboard for his age. Using the data from the Baseball Reference play index the following tables are for LAD outfielders 25 or younger. The hit table has Puig number six, just eight above Mike …

Continue reading

LAD second base has a fine history, Part Two

Last week I took a look at the greatest LAD 2nd baseman using OPS+ to display the best seasons and best careers.  Today we will use bWAR to examine the same seasons, and careers which will show huge differences since bWAR incorporates all of a players production, not just the offensive side. As you can see, …

Continue reading