Against The Dodgers All Time Leaders – Through 2021

dodgersIn the past, we’ve looked at the all time leaders in both offensive and defensive categories for all 30 teams. This offseason, we will take our first ever look at those leaders against all 30 clubs. We continue today with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Dodgers began life in Brooklyn in 1883, moving to their current home on the west coast, along with their rival Giants, in 1957.  I’ve seen them play 27 times, including the first two games of their 2008 NLDS sweep against the Cubs and their pennant-clinching victory in the 2017 NLCS.

Home Runs

Name Total
Aramis Ramirez 3
Javy Baez 3
Paul Konerko 2
Alexei Ramirez 2
A.J. Pierzynski 2
Josh Fields 2
Willson Contreras 2

Hits

Name Total
Derrek Lee 15
Alfonso Soriano 13
Ryan Theriot 12

Runs

Name Total
Alexei Ramirez 7
A.J. Pierzynski 6
Alfonso Soriano 5
Ryan Theriot 5
Aramis Ramirez 5

RBI

Name Total
Alexei Ramirez 8
Aramis Ramirez 7
Mark DeRosa 7
Paul Konerko 7

Doubles

Name Total
Alexei Ramirez 4
Kris Bryant 4
Derrek Lee 4

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World Series Pitching Leaders

2016worldseriesFor the first time since 2005, the World Series returns to Chicago tonight as the Cubs face off against the Indians in game 3 with the Series knotted up at a game apiece.  Following up on Wednesday’s look at World Series offense, today we take a look at the pitching leaders from the 1 World Series game I’ve attended, game 2 of the 2005 World Series between the White Sox and the Astros at US Cellular Field.

Wins

Name Total
Neal Cotts 1

Losses

Name Total
Brad Lidge 1

ERA (> 2 IP)

Name Total
Andy Pettitte 3.00
Mark Buehrle 5.14

Strikeouts

Name Total
Mark Buehrle 6
Andy Pettitte 4
Cliff Politte 1
Bobby Jenks 1
Dan Wheeler 1

Appearances

Name Total
Mark Buehrle 1
Andy Pettitte 1
Cliff Politte 1
Bobby Jenks 1
Dan Wheeler 1
Mike Gallo 1
Neal Cotts 1
Chad Qualls 1
Brad Lidge 1

Saves

Name Total

#140 – Cliff Politte

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Name: Cliff Politte

Rank: 140

Position: P

Years With White Sox: 2004-2006

Cliff Politte joined the White Sox as a free agent in January 2004.  Politte was serviceable coming out of the bullpen in ’04, putting up a 0-3 record with a 4.38 ERA.

Things improved greatly in 2005, both for Politte and for the White Sox.  En route to a Central Division title, Politte put up the best numbers of his career, going 7-1 with an impressive 2.00 ERA in 68 appearances.  He continued to shine in the post-season, making 4 appearances between the ALDS and the World Series, giving up 1 run in 3 1/3 innings.

Sadly, things went horribly awry for Politte in 2006.  Trying to match or improve upon the best numbers of his career, he ignored a throbbing shoulder as his ERA skyrocketed.  On July 15, he walked off of the mound at Yankee Stadium, having given up four runs, four hits, one walk and one home run in only two innings.  His ERA stood at 8.70, and the White Sox, attempting to defend their World Series title, decided to cut bait and release the struggling pitcher.  It would mark the end of his major league career.

Politte’s numbers in a White Sox uniform, both for games I attended and overall, were:

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#387 – Mike MacDougal

Name: Mike MacDougal

Rank: 387

Position: P

Years With White Sox: 2006-2009

MacDougal was acquired in late July, 2006 from the Royals in an attempt to bolster the bullpen for the defending World Series champions after Neal Cotts and Cliff Politte failed to perform to the level they did the year before.  Instead, what the White Sox received was an inconsistent enigma who struggled over parts of 4 seasons spent shuffling between Triple A Charlotte and Chicago, before finally cutting bait at the end of April in 2009.

MacDougal’s numbers in a White Sox uniform, both for games I attended and overall, were: Continue reading →