Saturday, August 10, 2019

Prime 9 - Los Angeles Dodgers

The 9th installment in the "Prime 9" series - spotlighting the 9 best players per team from the 1966-70 time period.

For the series backstory and team rankings, click here.

The Dodgers won a ninth-best 416 games between 1966 and 1970. This despite enduring the only stretch under manager Walter Alston where they finished lower than 2nd place for 3 consecutive seasons (1967-69).

(I should have included Sandy Koufax here, but he only played 1 season during this time period.)


Old Cards said...

Great choices. When I first looked at this, I thought 4 pitchers? But, when I looked at the stats, I have to agree (not that you needed my agreement). Funny how Wills left and came back during this period.

Jim from Downingtown said...

Yes, this wasn't yet the era of Garvey/Lopes/Russell/Cey, so their infielders (Grabarkiewitz, Sudakis, Michael, etc) left something to be desired.

I was toying with adding more pitchers (Koufax, Sutton) but 4 was enough.