3 Greatest Outfielders in Dodgers History

3 Greatest Outfielders in Dodgers History


The Los Angeles Dodgers famously left Brooklyn in 1958. Before that, they had been located in the borough since 1883. A storied franchise with six World Series victories and 23 National League Pennants, the Dodgers have had plenty of legendary players.

Having said that, here are the three greatest outfielders in Dodgers history.

3. Willie Davis (1960-73)

Willie Davis started his career with the Dodgers and played the majority of it with them before bouncing around the league a bit. He was a three-time Gold Glover with LA, as well as a two-time All-Star and two-time World Series Champ. That solid defense put him first in defensive WAR for all Dodgers, and third in total WAR for outfielders. Davis is currently ranked third in all-time Dodgers hits and stolen bases, plus he's second in triples. Despite some costly errors in the '66 World Series, he will always go down as a Dodger great.

2. Zack Wheat (1909-26)

With the Dodgers franchise during their Brooklyn days, Zack Wheat was one of the top hitters in club history. He still ranks first in total bases, hits and runs created. Wheat is third on the all-time Dodgers RBI list. His statistics were not just a product of the amount of games he played, as he batted .317 with the franchise over an 18-year span. He is fourth in franchise WAR for batters, second for outfielders, and was the National League Batting Champion in 1918. Wheat was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1959.

1. Duke Snider (1947-62)

The only player on this list to play in both Brooklyn and Los Angeles, Duke Snider was a member of the franchise during the period when it relocated. Snider could hit, and to this day he is first in franchise history in offensive WAR and second in total WAR (including first for outfielders). He also leads the franchise in home runs and RBI, with 389 dingers and 1,271 runs batted in. Snider was an eight-time All-Star, including seven times with the Dodgers, and he helped the team win the World Series in 1955 and '59. His No. 4 jersey was retired with the franchise, and he is now a member of the baseball Hall of Fame, having been inducted in 1980.

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