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OTDIB – May 19th – Frank Howard is finally stopped

On this date in baseball: May 19th, 1968 – Hondo finally goes homerless after hitting ten in six games. At Tiger stadium, Earl Wilson stops Senator Frank Howard’s home run streak. The ‘Capital Punisher’ had established the major league mark by hitting ten home runs in the previous six games. Hondo would go onto hit …

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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. I had to update this column because Cody Bellinger keeps …

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The day Frank Howard led off

With Cody Bellinger leading off tonight, David Young wondered if he was the tallest lead off hitter in Dodger history. He found that Ex-Dodger Frank Howard had once led off but it wasn’t as a Dodger it was with the Senators.  Big Hondo was 6’7 and a mountain of a man. Once David posted that …

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Can Puig measure up to past LAD age 26 seasons?

The LAD have quite a history of breakout age 26-year-old seasons for outfielders.  I remembered about Kemp and Mondesi but had forgotten about Pedro and Frank Howard until today. When I created this list, little did I expect to see the name of Kal Daniels. For some reason, I thought he was much older when …

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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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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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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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Adrian Gonzalez on a RBI mission

Gonzalez has driven in 11 runs over the last two games. Going into tonight’s game he’ll be trying to become the 7th LAD player to drive in at least three runs in three straight games. Strangely enough Andrew Toles will be trying to accomplish the same thing even though Toles has only driven in three …

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Homegrown​ home runs

Eric Stephen put together the definitive look at the 300 home run club including anyone who ever played for the Dodgers that has hit 300 home runs and how many home runs they hit as Dodgers compared to their career. What I liked about the list that Eric put together was quickly scanning the homegrown …

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The LAD have had eleven ROY winners and Frank Hondo Howard was the 1st

At 6’7 Frank Howard was a behemoth among baseball players, particularly in 1958 when the Dodgers signed him out of Ohio State University.  Howard would actually join the Dodgers for a brief time in 1958 in Sept after hitting for an OPS of 1.067 in the minor leagues. Howard would again join the team briefly in …

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