Tag Archives: Mike Piazza

LAD First half leaderboards – Home Runs

Was kind of hoping that Cody Bellinger would knock Gary Sheffield off the top of this leaderboard but his prodigious home run power fell off in July.  Bellinger ends up tied with Eric Karros for 3rd place with twenty-five home runs. I wish I could remember the great first half that Karros had in 2000 …

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LAD First half leaderboards – On Base Percentage

How about the more celebrated OBP leaderboard. We used .350 as the batting average cutoff, for OBP, we will move the criteria up to .400. Whoops, too many seasons using .400, we will need to raise it to .425. Justin Turner once again on top but he had to work at it to beat out Junior …

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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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Chasing Piazza/Green/McGwire on June 26th

Cody Bellinger continues to make a mockery of baseball blasting two more home runs yesterday.  He’s now almost a month a head of the Shawn Green pace of 49 home runs which is the all-time Dodger home run record. As promised, I’ve added the Mark McGwire rookie season to see how Cody is doing on …

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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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Chasing Piazza on June 20th

Yesterday we looked at how Cody Bellinger was doing on chasing down the Mike Piazza LAD rookie record of 35 home runs.  Cody hit two more last night becoming the fastest to 21 home runs in the history of baseball.  At this rate, he might hit 35 home runs before August 1st. Below is a …

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Chasing Piazza on June 19th

For twenty years it looked like Mike Piazza’s LAD rookie record of 35 home runs would stand the test of time. Since 2015, however, it has had Dodger rookies taking good cuts at it. Puig never had a chance in 2013 given he didn’t get started until June but still hit 19 home runs in only …

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Pump the brakes

I blame Vin Scully for my reticence to acknowledge that a rookie has made it no matter what they are doing. I’m startled sometimes by the things that are blazed into my brain when so many more important things fail to adhere. It was with my full support back in 1983 that Greg Brock had supplanted …

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Puig – Nobody – Pederson – Seager – Bellinger

Home runs are up all over baseball and nowhere is that more apparent than at Dodger Stadium where rookie after rookie keep launching home runs. Prior to 2014, the most LAD rookie home runs was the magic 35 by Mike Piazza in 1993. The 2nd most was 23 by Frank Howard back in 1960 before …

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OTDIB – May 22nd – Piazza finds his HOF cap

On this date in baseball: May 22nd, 1998 – Mike Piazza gets traded again, this time to the Met’s where he would enjoy a HOF career. While the Dodgers got slugger Gary Sheffield for Piazza, the Marlins got jack shit from the Mets. Kind of funny how Dodger fans have hated that trade for years, …

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