Category Archives: Los Angeles Dodger History

Jose Lima still sits on top of best score by a LAD pitcher this century

With Justin Verlander reminding everyone that elite games in October aren’t obsolete, it is Lima time that still reigns supreme in October in the 21st century for the Dodgers. The greatest pitcher of the 21st century has yet to post one postseason game score above 79, but 48 other pitchers have done so. Clayton does …

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How unique is Justin Turner?

Much has been made about Justin Turner having double-digit home run power while walking more than striking out.  Listening to Vin Scully for 50 years you heard Vinny marvel all the time about the power that Joe Dimaggio had while still maintaining minuscule strikeout totals. I decided to see just how unique this skill set was, …

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Adrian Gonzalez stuck on seven

With the news, last night that Adrian Gonzalez will be shut down for the rest of the season after his back tightened the chances of him being on a postseason roster are just about nil. Which is too bad in that Adrian Gonzalez has hit seven postseason home runs putting him in 2nd place behind …

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Dodgers batter Padres for 100th win

Even though it took much longer than expected the Dodgers finally won their 100th game.  The pace to win 115, 110, or even 105 was derailed but there were enough Padre tracks left in the season to get to the century mark. This is only the 3rd time since moving to Los Angeles that the …

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1992 ROY Eric Karros was more than just great hair

When Eric Karros won the 1992 Rookie of the Year award he was the first and only LAD first baseman to win the award. The only other rookie LAD 1st baseman to ever get any votes were Greg Brock in 1983 and James Loney in 2007. Brock came in 7th place and James Loney came …

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The curious case of Gilberto Reyes

With 19-year-old Keibert Reyes being promoted to AA this week to help Tulsa with their postseason run I was curious if any Dodger catching prospect had ever made it to AA while still a teenager. I headed to Baseball Reference and sorted every catcher and their rookie season with the Dodgers to find out the age …

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Historical list of LAD positional ROY vote

With Cody Bellinger expected to win the NL 2017 Rookie of the Year award,  giving the Dodgers the NL ROY award winners in 2016 and 2017, let’s take a look at all the LAD position players who have gotten at least one vote for the award. In 1960 Frank Howard won over his teammate Tommy …

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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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