The week is type of a catch-all episode of the podcast. We recap the scenario with overseas substances on MLB baseballs and Trevor Bauer’s feedback, then recap the week that included a number of extra gamers coming back from the injured checklist.
We additionally reply a number of mailbag questions this week, largely relating to the Dodgers wants on the commerce deadline, and dig into all of the minor leaguers traded in-season underneath the Andrew Friedman-led entrance workplace in Los Angeles.
Trivia this week includes homers and stolen bases, stolen base charges, and Dodgers numbers by means of 60 video games.
The Dodgers picked Davey Lopes within the January secondary draft in 1968, considered one of many in arguably the very best single draft 12 months by a single group in main league historical past. He made the majors in 1972, and by 1973 secured a beginning gig at second base, a job he held for 9 seasons.
A part of the famed Dodgers infield foursome that performed collectively for an unprecedented 8… years, Lopes was a premier leadoff man within the Seventies. He led the league in stolen bases twice, and has the third-best steal success charge (83.1 %) in Dodgers historical past. From 1973-80, Lopes led the majors in steals, ranked fifth in runs scored, and was fifteenth in walks, averaging 90 runs scored, 72 walks, and 49 steals in his first eight full seasons. At one level in 1975, he stole 38 bases in a row with out getting caught, breaking a 53-year-old main league report.
Lopes in 1979 homered 28 occasions and stole 44 bases, the primary Dodger with 25 homers and 25 steals in the identical season.
After his enjoying days, Lopes was a coach for over 20 years, together with managing the Brewers from 2000-02. He returned to the Dodgers as first base coach from 2011-15.
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