Tag Archives: Maury Wills

Dodgers trade a plethora of prospects for a double play combination that might be the best in LAD history.

If Justin Turner can stay healthy enough to play most of the time for the rest of 2018, Brian Dozier and Manny Machado will be the Dodgers double play combination and for the life of me, I can’t think of a better combination in LAD history.  The same could have been said if the combination …

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Lest we forget 2017

I may have already written this column several times this year but before 2017 ends, now would be a good time for me to remember why 2017 was the best Dodger season of the 21st century. Wins Wins Wins – 104 in total in the regular season and ten more in the postseason for a …

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Dicking around with LAD bWAR

With so many Dodgers having great seasons, while premature I thought it would be fun to check in on the all-time bWAR infield leaders for the Dodgers and see how the new brood is matching up. I used > 5 bWAR as the criteria Since bWAR is an accumulation stat the more you play the more you …

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Most LAD walks in May

A few days ago we looked at where Cody Bellinger ranks in LAD May for home run runs and RBI. How about we take a gander at Chris Taylor and the LAD May base on balls leaderboard. Taylor already has fifteen walks and while he’s a long way from the top, he could crack the …

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Seager’s 4 strikeouts joins not so select company

Most of the time when we have written of the exploits of Cory Seager they have always been in a positive matter. Today we will try something different and hope this does not become a trend. Last night Seager struck out four times, and it was not the first time he has done this. He …

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Blast from the Past – Go Go Go

With Phil on vacation here is a blast from the past with Easter just around the corner. Almost three years to the day, Dee Gordon was enthralling Dodger fans with his blend of speed and excitement. I hearkened back to the day of Maury Wills, and the inaugural season of Dodger Stadium when Maury captivated Dodger …

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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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Vin Scully and the headfirst slide

If you watched the game on TV last night you heard Vin Scully spend a good amount of time lamenting the lack of sliding skills in the major leagues. This was brought about when Brandon Crawford slid headfirst into 3rd base and injured his finger. At my house or at the ballgame or at a …

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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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