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The Dodgers' all-time single-season team

@kengurnick
January 4, 2021

LOS ANGELES -- Yet another list for me to commit a gross omission: players with the best season at each position in Dodgers history. Here it goes: C: Roy Campanella, 1953 (.312 average, 41 homers, 142 RBIs) or Mike Piazza, 1997 (.362 average, 40 homers, 124 RBIs) Comparing different generations

Best Dodgers to wear each uniform number

@kengurnick
December 28, 2020

LOS ANGELES -- Here’s another rundown sure to get this writer in trouble. We’re selecting the best player in franchise history to wear each uniform number. Granted, excluded are players who were active before uniforms had numbers. Nonetheless, the Dodgers have hundreds of candidates, running the gamut from 00 to

The long road to the LA Dodgers' naming

@kengurnick
December 21, 2020

LOS ANGELES -- Why are the Dodgers called the Dodgers? Some archives cite that the franchise, located in Brooklyn, N.Y., began as the Brooklyn Atlantics in 1883, recycling the name of the previous Brooklyn team that had failed. The club, however, lists its beginning in 1884 as the Grays (for

The 5 greatest seasons for Dodgers pitchers

@kengurnick
December 14, 2020

LOS ANGELES -- Picking the top 5 seasons for a Dodgers position player got me in so much hot water, I figured I’d be a glutton for punishment and take a shot at the top 5 seasons for a Dodgers pitcher. Here they are. Ready, aim, fire away: 1) Sandy

Every Rule 5 Draft pick in Dodgers' history

@kengurnick
December 12, 2020

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers are better known for the players they lost in the Rule 5 Draft than the few they gained. Atop the list is Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente. They also lost John Wetteland, briefly. And Shane Victorino -- twice. Additions have been few and far between.

Dodgers' 5 biggest Winter Meetings deals

@kengurnick
December 8, 2020

LOS ANGELES -- Now that the Dodgers have won a World Series for the first time since 1988, the goal is their first back-to-back championships in franchise history. The last time they had that opportunity, they traded for a future Hall of Famer, Eddie Murray. They enter the first virtual

Looking back on the Dodgers' no-hitters

November 30, 2020

The Dodgers are one of the oldest Major League franchises, so it is hardly surprising that they have the most no-hitters of any club at 23 -- 13 in Los Angeles and 10 in Brooklyn, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Brooklyn also tossed three no-hitters prior to 1890, which

5 best seasons by a hitter in Dodgers history

@kengurnick
November 30, 2020

LOS ANGELES -- Which Dodgers position player had the best season ever? With such a rich history, there are plenty from which to choose. Dodgers position players have won 10 National League MVP Awards, and nine more were runners-up, including Mookie Betts in 2020. The MVP Award is voted on

A Dodger Stadium helipad, monorail? Almost

@kengurnick
November 20, 2020

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers are hopeful that next year they can unveil the dramatic improvements made in the renovation of 58-year-old Dodger Stadium, which was built by Walter O’Malley in 1962 at a cost of $23 million. At the time, the stadium was cutting edge in its design and

5 Dodgers greats not in the Hall of Fame

@kengurnick
November 17, 2020

Adrián Beltré tops a long list of former Dodgers with Hall of Fame credentials who aren’t in Cooperstown, although he’ll probably be invited as early as 2024, his first year of eligibility for the ballot. Some Dodgers fixtures have already been bypassed by the Baseball Writers' Association of America’s voting

Dodgers' Top 5 GMs: Gurnick's take

@kengurnick
June 23, 2020

LOS ANGELES -- No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five general managers in the history of their franchise. These rankings are for fun and debate purposes only. Although they might

Top Dodgers managers: Gurnick's take

@kengurnick
June 16, 2020

LOS ANGELES -- No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings

Dodgers' Top 5 relievers: Gurnick's take

@kengurnick
June 8, 2020

LOS ANGELES -- No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings

Dodgers' Top 5 lefty starters: Gurnick's take

@kengurnick
June 2, 2020

LOS ANGELES -- No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings

Dodgers' Top 5 righty starters: Gurnick's take

@kengurnick
May 26, 2020

LOS ANGELES -- No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings

Dodgers' best bench player: Gurnick's take

@kengurnick
May 19, 2020

LOS ANGELES -- No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, this week we asked each of our beat reporters to single out the top bench player in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. Next

Dodgers' Top 5 right fielders: Gurnick's take

@kengurnick
May 12, 2020

LOS ANGELES -- No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings

Dodgers' Top 5 center fielders: Gurnick's take

@kengurnick
May 5, 2020

LOS ANGELES -- No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings

Joe Davis' favorite call may surprise you

@kengurnick
April 29, 2020

LOS ANGELES -- Since stepping into the shoes of iconic Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully in 2017, Joe Davis has called play-by-play on two World Series, a combined no-hitter in Mexico and just about every ridiculous Cody Bellinger achievement. But the call he considers his most memorable is an upset. It

Dodgers' Top 5 left fielders: Gurnick's take

@kengurnick
April 28, 2020

LOS ANGELES -- No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings

Dodgers trekked long trail from Piazza to Ethier

@kengurnick
April 22, 2020

LOS ANGELES -- This is not a defense of the Dodgers trading Mike Piazza in 1998. It was tough to take then and has aged even worse. But it should be noted that in a roundabout way, the Piazza trade at least helped Andre Ethier become a Dodger. Trade trees

Dodgers' Top 5 shortstops: Gurnick's take

@kengurnick
April 21, 2020

LOS ANGELES -- No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings

10 significant moments from Jackie's life

@goodforball
April 14, 2020

Jackie Robinson’s accomplishments transcend statistics, so much so that the numbers he did accumulate -- which happen to be quite impressive -- are dwarfed by his significance as a man. Excelling as a Brooklyn Dodger proved to be necessary for Robinson, however. His prowess enabled him not only to smash

Dodgers’ Top 5 third basemen: Gurnick's take

@kengurnick
April 13, 2020

LOS ANGELES -- No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings

Sandy Koufax's most memorable moments

@goodforball
April 10, 2020

Sandy Koufax was at his best when the Dodgers needed it most. Koufax won National League pennant-clinching games for them in 1965 and ’66, his final two seasons. He recorded a 0.95 ERA in eight World Series starts, including four complete games. Two of them sealed Series championships for Los