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Using total bases, Dodger 1st base coach, Davey Lopes reigns supreme at Wrigley Field

September 19, 2014

Davey Lopes

On Aug 20th, 1974 Davey Lopes had one of the all time great offensive games the LA Dodgers have ever produced from an infielder, when he accounted for fifteen total bases against the Cubs. Included in that total are three home runs and one double. With a score of 18 – 8 you can expect that everyone chipped in. Ron Cey and Willie Crawford both had four hits, while Steve Garvey drove in four runs. Jimmy Wynn had a perfect game doing what he always did, hit a home run and take a few walks.

It was strange to see Billy Grabarkewitz on this list from his 1970 season. Not because Billy didn’t have a great 1970 season but because most of his damage in 1970 came before the all-star game. Billy was hitting .341 at the all-star game, but hit just .232 afterward. Games like the one he had on Aug 14th had to be far and few between after the  break. This is a great box score to look at if you love Dodger history. Maury Wills had five hits, and Bill Russell was playing RF. Combined, the old SS, and the future SS went eight for nine. Grabarkewitz who did play a lot of SS in 1970 was playing 3rd base.

Ron Cey had the large RBI game with seven, again in 1974. Looks like the Dodger infield beat the crap out of the Cubbies that year.

The Bull, Al Ferrera had two games of two home runs at Wrigley.  That extra single is what got him on this leaderboard.

Player                        Date   Rslt AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI
Davey Lopes             1974-08-20 W 18-8  6 3 5  1  0  3 15   4
Billy Grabarkewitz      1970-08-14 W 13-9  4 3 3  0  1  2 11   2
Pedro Guerrero          1982-08-18  W 7-4  5 2 3  1  0  2 10   5
Roger Cedeno         1996-06-18(1)  W 9-6  5 1 4  2  0  1  9   4
Ron Cey                 1974-06-01 W 10-0  4 3 3  0  0  2  9   7
Willie Davis         1967-09-04(2)  W 8-6  5 3 4  0  1  1  9   2
Al Ferrara              1967-05-20 L 3-20  4 2 3  0  0  2  9   2
Al Ferrara              1966-06-07  W 8-6  5 2 3  0  0  2  9   2
Willie Davis            1962-04-26 W 12-5  5 2 3  0  0  2  9   2
Frank Howard            1961-04-29  W 9-4  4 2 3  0  0  2  9   6
Duke Snider             1960-05-29  W 4-0  4 2 3  0  0  2  9   4

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 9/19/2014.

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