Davey Lopes and the Los Angeles Dodgers' First Base Coaches of the Past 20 Years

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Davey Lopes and the Los Angeles Dodgers' First Base Coaches of the Past 20 Years
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After 29 years of being separated from the Los Angeles Dodgers, Davey Lopes is home once again.

Lopes and the remainder of the Dodgers coaching staff was named on Monday, as Los Angeles continues to restructure last season's club which finished a disappointing fourth in the NL West.

He hasn't worn a Dodgers uniform since 1981, and with his return to the team that broke him into the majors, hopes to offer a fresh approach and new ideas heading into next year.

Joining new skipper Don Mattingly, Lopes will be assigned to coach first base. Tim Wallach will coach third base, Jeff Pentland will be the hitting coach, while Trey Hillman will assume the Dodgers' bench coaching duties.

Rick Honeycutt and Ken Howell both will return as pitching coach and bullpen coach, while Dave Hansen joins Dodger legend Manny Mota as a secondary assistant coach.

Six members of the current nine-person coaching crew have worn Dodger Blue at some point during their playing careers.

Lopes succeeds Mariano Duncan as the first base coach and looks to provide influence to the squad like many former Dodger players before him.

Sticking with recent tradition, Lopes will add to the legacy which saw every first base coach over the last 20 years as a player with the Dodgers at some point in their careers.

Ironically, Los Angeles has seen less first base coaches than managers during the same 20-year time frame.

The following slides highlight all of the first base coaches since 1990, and share a bit of player and coaching information for each.

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