Los Angeles Dodgers All Time Starting Lineup

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The Los Angeles Dodgers can trace their roots all the way back to 1884 as the Brooklyn Atlantics. Over the years they have been known as the Brooklyn Atlantics (1884), Brooklyn Grays (1885-1887), Brooklyn Bridegrooms (1888-1890), Brooklyn Grooms (1891-1895), Brooklyn Bridegrooms (1896-1898), Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1910), Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912), Brooklyn Superbas (1913), Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931), Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957), and finally as we know them today the Los Angeles Dodgers (1958-Present). The organization has made 28 playoff appearances, won 22 pennants, and 6 world championships. They have retired 10 numbers. Pee Wee Reese (1), Tommy LaSorda (2), Duke Snider (4), Jim Gilliam (19), Don Sutton (20), Walter Alston (24), Sandy Koufax (32), Roy Campanella (39), Jackie Robinson (42), and Don Drysdale (53).

Below is a lineup of the best single seasons by position. Each player is only eligible for one season so we picked their best season.

 

Catcher

Mike Piazza

Mike Piazza, 1997

Key Stats: 8.7 WAR, .362/.431/.638, 104 R, 201 H, 32 2B, 40 HR, 124 RBI, 1.070 OPS, 355 TB

Awards: NL All-Star, Silver Slugger, 2nd in MVP

 

First Base

Gil Hodges, 1954

Key Stats: 6.2 WAR, .304/.373/.579, 154 G (1st NL), 106 R, 176 H, 23 2B, 5 3B, 42 HR, 130 RBI, 74 BB, .952 OPS, 335 TB, 19 SF (1st NL)

Awards: NL All-Star, 10th in MVP

 

Second Base

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson, 1949

Key Stats: 9.6 WAR (1st NL), .342 (1st NL)/.432/.528, 122 R, 203 H, 38 2B, 12 3B, 16 HR, 124 RBI, 37 SB (1st NL), 86 BB, .960 OPS, 313 TB, 17 SH, 3.8% K%, 1.8 dWAR

Awards: NL All-Star, NL MVP

 

Third Base

Adrian Beltre, 2004

Key Stats: 9.5 WAR, .334/.388/.629, 104 R, 200 H, 32 2B, 48 HR (1st NL), 121 RBI, 1.017 OPS, 376 TB

Awards: Silver Slugger, 2nd in MVP

 

Shortstop

Pee Wee Reese, 1949

Key Stats: 7.0 WAR, .279/.396/.410, 132 R (1st NL), 172 H, 27 2B, 3 3B, 16 HR, 73 RBI, 26 SB, 116 BB, .806 OPS, 2.3 dWAR

Awards: NL All-Star, 5th in MVP

 

Left Field

Pedro Guererro

Pedro Guerrero, 1985

Key Stats: 7.9 WAR, .320/.422 (1st NL)/.577 (1st NL), 99 R, 156 H, 22 2B, 33 HR, 87 RBI, 12 SB, 83 BB, 14 IBB, .999 OPS (1st NL)

Awards: NL All-Star, 3rd in MVP

 

Center Field

Duke Snider

Duke Snider, 1953

Key Stats: 9.3 WAR (1st NL), .336/.419/.627 (1st NL), 132 R (1st NL), 198 H, 38 2B, 4 3B, 42 HR, 126 RBI, 16 SB, 82 BB, 1.046 OPS (1st NL), 370 TB (1st NL)

Awards: NL All-Star, 3rd in MVP

 

Right Field

Babe Herman, 1930

Key Stats: 6.9 WAR, .393/.455/.678, 143 R, 241 H, 48 2B, 11 3B, 35 HR, 130 RBI, 18 SB, 66 BB, 1.132 OPS, 416 TB, 15 SH

 

Starting Pitcher

Sandy Koufax

Sandy Koufax, 1963

Key Stats: 10.7 WAR (1st NL), 25 Wins (1st NL), 1.88 ERA (1st NL), 1.85 FIP (1st NL), 20 CG, 11 SHO (1st NL), 311 IP, 306 K (1st NL), 0.875 WHIP (1st NL), 6.2 H/9 (1st NL), 5.28 K/BB, .189 BAA

Awards: NL All-Star, NL CY Young, NL MVP

 

Starting Pitcher

Dazzy Vance, 1924

Key Stats: 10.4 WAR (1st NL), 28 Wins (1st NL), 2.16 ERA (1st NL), 2.64 FIP (1st NL), 30 CG (1st NL), 3 SHO, 308 1/3 IP, 262 K (1st NL), 1.022 WHIP (1st NL), 6.9 H/9 (1st NL), 7.6 K/9 (1st NL)

Awards: NL MVP

 

Starting Pitcher

Nap Rucker, 1912

Key Stats: 8.2 WAR (1st NL), 18 Wins, 2.21 ERA, 23 CG, 6 SHO (1st NL), 297 2/3 IP, 151 K, 1.156 WHIP

 

Starting Pitcher

Don Drysdale, 1964

Key Stats: 8.0 WAR (1st NL), 18 Wins, 2.18 ERA, 2.46 FIP, 40 GS (1st NL), 21 CG, 5 SHO, 321 1/3 IP (1st NL), 237 K, 0.965 WHIP, .207 BAA

Awards: NL All-Star

 

Starting Pitcher

Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw, 2014

Key Stats: 7.5 WAR (1st NL), 21 Wins (1st NL), 1.77 ERA (1st NL), 1.81 FIP (1st NL), 6 CG (1st NL), 2 SHO, 198 1/3 IP, 239 K, 0.857 WHIP (1st NL), 10.8 K/9 (1st NL), 7.71 K/BB (1st NL), .196 BAA, 31.9 K rate

Awards: NL All-Star, NL CY Young, NL MVP

 

Closer

Eric Gagne

 

Eric Gagne, 2003

Key Stats: 3.7 WAR, 55 SV (1st NL), 1.20 ERA, 0.86 FIP, 77 G, 82 1/3 IP, 137 K, 0.692 WHIP, 15.0 K/9, .133 BAA

Awards: NL All-Star, NL CY Young, 6th in MVP

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