Category Archives: Los Angeles Dodger History

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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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LAD second base has a fine history, Part One

As the 2017 LAD search for their second baseman, I thought it would be a good time to look at the LAD historical second baseman. I first did this using the Bill James Win Share formula over at TBLA in January of 2009. Things have changed quite a bit since that day. Ever since Peter …

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Roy Gleason a Career lost in the sun

His is not a name most Dodgers fans can identify when discussing the Dodger heroes of the 60’s but make no mistake Roy Gleason was every bit the hero that Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, Maury Wills, Tommy Davis, Frank Howard, Jim Gilliam, Claude Osteen, Johnny Podres, and Lou Johnson were. Except Roy Gleason did his …

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Historical LAD ROY voting for position players

With Corey Seager expected to win the NL 2016 Rookie of the Year award, 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 Davis and future HOF Ron Santo. Frank Howard had an illustrious career …

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Grandal and the LAD switch hitting home run numbers

LAD Switch Hitters with two or more home runs in a game: 38 times a switch hitter has hit at least two home runs in a game Grandal has now done it four times in only two years Reggie Smith did it six times over a three year period 1976 – 1978 Eddie Murray did …

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Jim Frenchy Lefebvre – 1965 NL ROY

Jim Lefebvre did it all, major league baseball player, Japanese League baseball player, major league coach, major league three team manager, Chinese National team Manager but before he did all that, he was the second LAD to win the NL ROY award, with the first being Frank Howard. Jim Lefebvre was a local kid who went …

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Sound of the Dodgers – Starring Vin Scully

 Craig Minami mentioned that vinyl was hot so I started going through all my vinyl and found this in my Mother-In-Laws collection.  She actually had two, one used and one still plastic wrapped. Need to get my turntable back up and running. I took apart my music center and when I put it back together it …

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Let’s play two – 1970 Dodger/Reds DH memories

When you have been going to Dodger games for 46 years many of them just get lumped together but I have a few that still stand out in my mind. It is no surprise I’m sure to the memory experts that I remember every game I went to in 1970 because that was the first …

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