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235. Davey Lopes

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235. Davey Lopes
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: May 3, 1945 in East Providence, RI USA
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Height: 5'9"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 22, 1972
  • Final Game: October 04, 1987
  • Gold Glove - 1978
  • TSN All-Star - 1978
  • TSN All-Star - 1979
  • MVP - 1978
  • Rookie of the Year - 1973
 
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Davey Lopes made his first appearance in the Majors with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1972, where the Second Baseman would quietly showcase himself as one of the better infielders of the decade. 

Lopes and the Dodgers were a team on the rise, and he helped them reach the Fall Classic twice in the 70s.  From 1973 to 1979, the speedster had at least 36 Stolen Bases, leading the National League in that statistic in '75 and '76.  In 1978, Lopes was named to the All-Star Team and would be again the next three seasons.  While Lopes was not considered to be a power hitter, he had 28 Home Runs in 1979 with seven other 10-plus years.  The culmination of that four-year run of All-Stars saw Lopes help Los Angeles win the 1981 World Series.

After the '81 World Series win, he went into journeyman status, traded to Oakland, and later playing for the Cubs and Houston before retiring in 1987.  Lopes left the game with 1,671 Hits, 155 Home Runs, and 557 Stolen Bases.

Lopes would later become a successful Coach, winning a World Series Ring with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2008.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: East Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Friday, 01 January 1993
  • Position: Second Base, Outfield
  • Played For: Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland Athletics
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Rings (1) (Los Angeles Dodgers 1981) 
    All-Star (4) (1978, 1979, 1980 & 1981)
    Gold Glove (1) (NL) (1978)
    Most Stolen Bases (2) (NL) (1975 & 1976)
    Highest Stolen Base Percentage (2) (NL) (1979 & 1985)
    Highest Power-Speed # (1) (NL) (1979)

  • Other Points of Note:

    1 Top Ten Finish (bWAR for Position Players)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Offensive bWAR)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Scored)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Home Runs)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Walks)
    9 Top Ten Finishes (Stolen Bases)
    8 Top Ten Finishes (Power-Speed #)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Win Probability Added)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Championship Win Probability Added)

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    24.  Stolen Base Percentage: 83.01
    26.  Stolen Bases: 557
    60.  Power-Speed #: 242.5

  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame:

    1993: 0.5%

  • Should be Inducted As A: Los Angeles Dodger

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