Brooklyn to LA: 20 Best Individual Seasons in Dodger History

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Brooklyn to LA: 20 Best Individual Seasons in Dodger History
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In spite of everything that Frank and Jamie McCourt have conspired to do in Los Angeles, the Dodgers are a proud and storied franchise.

The 2011 seasons turned in by Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw are the latest on a long list of single-season accomplishments.

Today, we'll be taking a look at where they fall in the realm of Dodger history. Only two ground rules:

1. This will be like the best actor category at the Oscars—only one film (season) per actor (player). I did this so we could include the achievements of more players.

What can I say? I was spawned into a generation that cherishes sportsmanship awards and the Grammys.

2. It's almost impossible to compare eras. If you think that someone is ranked erroneously, you're probably right.

Now that we've established the rules, let's get to it. And we'd better hurry because Adam Kennedy, Mark Ellis, Chris Capuano, Jerry Hairston Jr. and Matt Treanor are poised to burn the house down in 2012.

 

*Note

I accidentally left Tommy Davis' 1962 season off these rankings. I have nothing against Mr. Davis, and have included his statistics below to ogle at your convenience. And if he had a nickname as cool as The Toy Cannon, I probably wouldn't have forgotten about him.

By the numbers:

 

AVG OBP SLG H HR RBI RUN SB
.346 .374 .535 230 27 153 230 18


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