Category Archives: Los Angeles Dodger History

Andre Ethier was more than 3.5

We had a joke at Dodger Thoughts when Andre Ethier was in the minor leagues that he was a 3.5. Meaning he probably wasn’t going to be good enough to be a major league starter but would be very valuable off the bench. Boy were we wrong. Many players get that label. You could say …

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How does Andre Ethier figure historically?

As expected the Dodgers bought out Andre Ethier today making him a free agent. That doesn’t mean he won’t return to the Dodgers but given the crowded left field situation, it would seem doubtful. Now that the Ethier era has ended, how does he figure historically? How about the metrics like OPS+? 22nd in OPS+ …

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You think you were loud last night?

Dodger fans don’t have anything on the 1980 fans who by now are probably sucking on oxygen in a nursing home or annoying their family members because they refuse to die. Josh Wilker over at Cardboard Gods just did a write up on Joe Ferguson and mentions the 1974 World Series throw which is a classic. …

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Updated LAD World Series Home runs

Over the next week the Dodgers are sure to hit some important home runs. Below is a list of every LAD World Series home run. Some more memorable than others. 2017 Already: Joc Pederson hits his second World Series home run to give the Dodgers a 3 – 1 lead in game six. They ultimately …

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36 years ago the Dodgers last played on Oct 24th

and it was one of the greatest World Series games in LAD history. The Yankees held a two games to one lead headed into the 4th game and they had knocked out the Dodger starter Bob Welch in the first inning. Welch only faced four batters giving up a triple, double, walk, and single before being …

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LAD Team HR leaders, 25 or younger

With Cody Bellinger leading the Dodgers in home runs at age 21, the Dodgers have now had thirteen players twenty-five or younger to lead the team in home runs. Bellinger could make this list four more times. Let that sink in. Bellinger not only ended up with more home runs than Mike Piazza, he did …

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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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