Dodgers All Time Leaders – Through 2019

dodgersWith baseball shut down because of the corona virus, I thought it would be an interesting time to look at the all time leaders in both offensive and defensive categories for all 30 teams. 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 19 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
Kike Hernandez 5
Matt Kemp 2
James Loney 2
Manny Ramirez 2

Hits

Name Total
James Loney 20
Matt Kemp 14
Russell Martin 14

Runs

Name Total
James Loney 12
Russell Martin 8
Rafael Furcal 8

RBI

Name Total
James Loney 12
Matt Kemp 9
Kike Hernandez 9

Doubles

Name Total
James Loney 5
Matt Kemp 3
Juan Pierre 3

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The Decade In Baseball – Batting Leaders

The 2010s have drawn to a close and its time to take a look back at the previous decade.  Today, we are continuing with baseball, specifically the offensive leaders in the 385 games I attended between 2010 and 2019.

There is not a huge diversity of names on this list.  Nearly all played for the White Sox in the early part of the decade, when they were supposedly trying to win.

Home Runs

Name Total
Jose Abreu 36
Paul Konerko 35
Alex Rios 24
Alexei Ramirez 20
Tim Anderson 16

Hits

Name Total
Alexei Ramirez 227
Jose Abreu 193
Paul Konerko 153
Alex Rios 142
Melky Cabrera 121

Runs

Name Total
Alexei Ramirez 93
Jose Abreu 89
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Single Game Batting Leaders Revisited Revisited

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles DodgersIt’s been 3 years (to the day) and 121 games since we last looked at the single game leaders in offensive categories for all the games I have attended in person.  There are some new names of the list that weren’t there when we first looked in 2012 and again in 2015.

Home Runs

Name Total Date
Sammy Sosa 3 6/5/1996
Moises Alou 3 7/4/2003
Manny Machado 3 8/7/2016
Enrique Hernandez 3 10/19/2017
119 with 2 Most recently on 6/16/2018

Hits

Name Total Date
Scott Rolen 5 4/22/2007
Mike Fontenot 5 6/25/2007
Mark DeRosa 5 9/17/2007
Alfonso Soriano 5 5/17/2008
Derrek Lee 5 6/28/2008
Ryan Braun 5 8/2/2010
Prince Fielder 5 8/2/2010
Danny Santana 5 8/3/2014
Melky Cabrera 5 6/21/2015

Runs

Name Total Date
Chris Burke 5 6/13/2006
Gary Ward 4 8/14/1984
Paul Konerko 4 6/28/2002
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2017 Final Batting Leaders

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles DodgersAnother baseball season has come to an end, with the Cubs title defense falling a bit short thanks to the Dodgers in the NLCS and year one of the rebuild on the South Side looking fruitful.  Let’s take a look back at the offensive leaders for the 49 games, including the post-season, that I attended this season:

Home Runs

Name Total
Jose Abreu 10
Melky Cabrera 7
Avisail Garcia 7
Tim Anderson 5
Enrique Hernandez 5
Javier Baez 5

Hits

Name Total
Jose Abreu 44
Tim Anderson 35
Avisail Garcia 33
Melky Cabrera 33
Yolmer Sanchez 30

Runs

Name Total
Jose Abreu 22
Tim Anderson 18
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2014 Final Batting Leaders

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles DodgersAnother season has come to a disappointing end, with both Chicago teams left on the outside looking in to the post-season.  Let’s take a look back at the offensive leaders for the 35 games I attended this season.

Home Runs

Name Total
Jose Abreu 6
Alexei Ramirez 4
Dayan Viciedo 4
Paul Konerko 4
Oswaldo Arcia 3

Hits

Name Total
Adam Eaton 38
Alexei Ramirez 36
Jose Abreu 29
Dayan Viciedo 26
Conor Gillaspie 23

Runs

Name Total
Adam Eaton 19
Alexei Ramirez 19
Jose Abreu Continue reading →