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LAD first half leaderboards – Batting Average

With so many Dodgers having amazing first halves, we will be displaying the historical significance of those performances. Justin Turner and Cody Bellinger will populate these boards, but will anyone else show up? Justin fell from .380 but not only walks away with the best first half batting average, good bet he will be on top …

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Justin Turner is giving batting average new life

Batting average isn’t the end all anymore when it comes to evaluating the kind of season a player is having but it is can still catch the fans imagination when a player flirts with the magic .400 season. Justin Turner is still at .387, and as the calendar turns to late June he could set …

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OTDIB – May 16th – The Shaggy one drives in eight

On this date in baseball May 16th May 16th, 2008 – Ex-Dodger Jayson Werth drives in eight runs Jayson Werth ties the Phillies’ single-game RBI record when he drives in eight runs in Philadelphia’s 10-3 win over Toronto. The 28 year-old center fielder, who equals the franchise mark shared Kitty Bransfeld (1910), Gavvy Cravath (1915), …

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LAD All-Stars 1970 – 1979, Cey to Russell to Lopes to Garvey era

LAD All-Stars 1980 – 1989, the Fernando Valenzuela and Orel Hershiser decade LAD All-Stars 1990 – 1999, the Mike Piazza era LAD All-Stars 2000 – 2016, the Clayton Kershaw era 1970 – Billy Grabarkewitz starts off the decade with his only all-star appearance. Before Corey Seager, there was Billy Grabarkewitz  who took the NL by storm …

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Six Foot Eight Dodger nemesis J.R. Richard stood in the Dodgers way of history

The 2015 Dodgers hit a home run in fourteen consecutive games but were unable to tie the 1977 team with home runs in fifteen consecutive games. The 1977 NL Champions boasted four players with at least thirty home runs. When the Dodgers did that in 1977, it was the first time in history that had been …

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