Tag Archives: Bill Sudakis

LAD Grand Slams within their first 25 games

Hmm, I have to edit this as I only have it for a Dodger in their 25 games in the majors. Thus Grandy and Chris Taylor don’t count until I figure out how to get them in. Before 2015 only four LAD had ever hit a grand slam in their first twenty-five games. Three players …

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LAD Grand Slams within their first 25 games

When Andrew Toles hit his momentous grand slam last night he did it in his 25th career game.  Which left me wondering what other LAD have hit a grand slam in their first 25 games. We all remember Yasiel Puig hitting his first grand slam in his 4th game. Alex Guerrero did it in his 13th …

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LAD Rookie hitting streaks – by the numbers

Corey Seager had his hitting streak ended at 19 games. That streak doesn’t stack up very high against all time LAD hitting streaks, but it was good enough for 2nd place among LAD rookies.  Below are three tables showing the LAD Rookie data. For the complete baseball reference list, click here.  Raul Mondesi stands out …

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Corey Seager – anatomy of an eighteen game hitting streak

All-Star Corey Seager tied Bill Sudakis for the second best hitting streak among LAD rookies when he collected a hit in his eighteenth straight game. Seager took all the suspense out of the hitting streak when he doubled in his first at-bat. While I like to say all hitting streaks aren’t created equal, this one …

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Bill Sudakis – always in my heart

Bill Sudakis was a power bat switch hitting 3rd baseman who arrived in Sept of 1968 with great fanfare. The 1968 Dodgers had an anemic offense, so anemic that Len Gabrielson would lead the team in home runs with a mere 10. That is not a typo, that has been one of the best baseball …

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Corey Seager keeping pace with Piazza

The LAD offense continued to sputter last night but not Corey Seager who launched a massive home run to right center against ex – Dodger Grienke.  Legend has it that Grienke was pleased when the Dodgers drafted Seager, to bad he didn’t stick around to pitch with him behind him. Seager’s 15th home run moved …

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Corey Seager holding court

Five days ago Corey Seager had hit nine home runs and was just about to crack the LAD leaderboard for home runs by a shortstop. Since then, Corey blasted five more home runs and is poised to break all sorts of records this June. For now he can be satisfied with having the fourth most …

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Cautionary tale as MLB begins the abomination of Sept baseball

As the abomination of increased rosters takes place come Sept, tread lightly when you start to get carried away with the players who show up all bright and sparkly. The new toys don’t have warranties and break rather easily. What follows is a story that could be yours, so save yourself some aggravation and don’t …

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Wilie Crawford last of the bonus babies

 Willie was only 57 years old when he died on this day (Aug 27th)  in 2004, that baseball card image on this page has always been one of my favorite baseball cards. Some players just look like stars. Willie had it all, perfect baseball build, power, speed, athleticism, but for whatever reason he didn’t become …

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