Tag Archives: Willie Davis

Alex Verdugo is the poster child for “Let the kids play”

MLB has created an ad campaign around “Let the kids play” and no one epitomizes that more on the Dodgers than Alex Verdugo.  You might have thought that with Yasiel Puig gone the Dodgers would no longer have a child-man playing in the outfield but the brash massive gold chain wearing center fielder Alex Verdugo …

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Joc Pederson joins the top five Dodger Slug% for a given month

Joc didn’t finish the month with a Slug% > .900 but his June .867 Slug% still ended up being the fifth best in the history of the Dodger franchise with at least fifty plate appearances. Player Split Year SLG PA 2B 3B HR Andre Ethier May 2010 .906 58 9 0 5 Matt Kemp April/March …

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On this date June 19th, 1973 Willie Davis got his 2000th hit as a Dodger with a home run

And remains the only Los Angeles Dodger with at least 2,000 hits. Willie did this in 1973 which was his last year as Los Angeles Dodger.  The Dodgers won that game 3 – 0 with Tommy John and Pete Richart combining on the shutout. Player H From To Age PA Willie Davis 2091 1960 1973 …

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Eight years ago today the Dodgers held a memorial for Willie Davis

One of the greatest Los Angeles Dodgers of all time passed away on March 9th, 2010. The 3 Dog holds so many Los Angeles Dodger records: Individual: Triples (16) , Longest hitting streak (31) Career: At Bats (7,495), Runs (1,004), Hits (2,091), Triples (116), Total Bases (3,094), XBH (585), PA (8,035) From 1960 – 1973 …

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2017 Good and bad Part I

Time for end of year lists and luckily for Dodger fans the year was loaded with amazing moments and stories. The Good: Puig Resurrection – Puig went from being demoted to AAA in August of 2016 to batting eight for much of the first 1/2 of 2017 to batting cleanup in game three of the …

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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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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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The Silver Fox eludes the bloodhounds of time

Logan Forsythe the starting 2nd baseman had gotten hurt on April 23rd and was a month away.  It was now up to the 38-year-old second baseman to find out if he had anything left. Things didn’t look promising, Chase looked done but maybe he could find a rhythm with steady at-bats. Chase got some regular at-bats but …

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Highest Total Bases by a LAD in St. Louis – 3-Dog takes the honors

Willie Davis once again sits on top of the total base leaderboard for a game with eleven total bases. This time it is against the Cardinals in Saint Louis. Willie hit a triple and two home runs to generate eleven total bases. How about Rod Barajas with his ten total bases in 2011? I thought …

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