Four 2011 Dodgers Move up on Games Chart

Rafael Furcal, James Loney, Andre Ethier and Casey Blake moved up the Los Angeles games played chart during the 2011 season. Furcal, due to injuries, was held to 36 games before being traded to St. Louis but still took over the third position on the list behind only Bill Russell (1747 games) and Maury Wills (1497).

James Loney strengthened his hold on fourth place with 594 games at first base. He trails 1672 - Steve Garvey (1672), Eric Karros (1179) and Wes Parker (1108) at the initial sack.

A late arrival, Casey Blake has now played 365 games at third base in Dodger Blue. Ahead of him on the list is Ron Cey (1468), Adrian Beltré (958), Jim Gilliam (761), Jeff Hamilton (389), Tim Wallach (384) and Pedro Guerrero (370).

Andre Ethier's games in the outfield total 754, good for sixth on the charts. Willie Davis (1906), Dusty Baker (1092), Raul Mondesi (9112), Willie Crawford (8223), Ken Landreaux (769) above him.

The leaders are very familiar. Pitcher Don Sutton and catcher Mike Scioscia sit atop both the Los Angeles and all-time pitcher-catcher lists. As does Davey Lopes (2b) and Ron Cey (3b).

Steve Garvey and Gil Hodges share the first base slots as do Russell and Pee Wee Reese at shortstop. And outfielders Willie Davis and Zach Wheat are the leaders on their respective boards.

Although both Reese and Hodges spent most of their time playing in Brooklyn, the City of Churches, they both came west with the club in 1958. Reese played 39 games in 1958, many at third base, then became a coach.

Hodges played in Los Angeles from 1958-1961, moved to the Mets and then became their manager, leading them to a pair of championships in 1969 and 1973. Somehow he has been overlooked by Hall of Fame voters, but only by those who don't do their proper homework.

Jim Gilliam thrived in both east and west coast environments, finishing third on the Los Angeles games-played list at third base and is second on the all-time second base chart with 1,046 games. Silky-smooth fielding Alex Cora has his name on both the Los Angeles second base and shortstop charts.

Don Drysdale, Sandy Koufax, Clem Labine and Johnny Podres pitched in both cities, with Drysdale holding the second slot on the all-time list and third on the Los Angeles rankings.

Few in Dodger Nation have heard much about William Aloysius "Bill" Bergen who is seventh on the all-time catching list. He played in the National League from 1901-11, the last eight of the years with the Dodgers.

Over 3,328 plate appearances he recorded only 518 hits and knocked in 193 runs to go with his lifetime .170 average, a .194 on-base percentage and a slugging average of .201. His .139 average in 1909 is is lower than any other Major League player who ever qualified for the batting title.

He obviously was an excellent catcher with a rocket-like throwing arm. His 202 assists in 1909 is ninth best by a catcher and on July 24 that year he threw out seven runners attempting to steal. He finished his career with a only two home runs but a remarkable 1,440 assists. There are no comprehensive caught stealing records for the early days in Brooklyn.

The complete Los Angeles and all-tinme lists:

 Pitcher	           All-Time
550 - Don Sutton	  550 - Don Sutton
474 - Jim Brewer	  518 - Don Drysdale
459 - Don Drysdale	  474 - Jim Brewer
457 - Ron Perranoski	  457 - Ron Perranoski
401 - Charlie Huff	  425 - Clem Labine
353 - Orel Hershiser	  401 - Charlie Huff
339 - Claude Osteen	  397 - Sandy Koufax
335 - Sandy Koufax	  381 - Bill Kennedy
331 - Fernando Valenzuela 378 - Dazzy Vance
322 - Bert Hooton	  366 - Johnny Podres

 Catcher	         All-Time
1395 - Mike Scioscia	1395 - Mike Scioscia
1180 - John Roseboro	1199 - John Roseboro
1181 - Steve Yeager	1183 - Roy Campanella
 700 - Mike Piazza	 890 - Otto Miller
 548 - Russell Martin    746 - Al Lopez
 519 - Joe Ferguson	 700 - Mike Piazza
 498 - Paul Lo Duca 	 614 - Bill Bergen
 444 - Tom Haller 	 548 - Russell Martin
 548 - Russell Martin    546 - Hank DeBerry	 
 350 - Jeff Torborg	 510 - Mickey Owen	 

 First base	         All-Time
1672 - Steve Garvey	1851 - Gil Hodges
1579 - Eric Karros	1672 - Steve Garvey
1108 - Wes Parker	1579 - Eric Karros
 755 - James Loney	1207 - Jake Daubert
 557 - Ron Fairly	1108 - Wes Parker
 458 - Eddie Murray	 835 - Dolph Camilli
 447 - Greg Brock	 598 - Del Bissonette
 594 - James Loney       595 - Candy La Chance
 427 - Gil Hodges        755 - James Loney	
 402 - Franklin Stubbs   557 - Ron Fairly	 	   

 Second base	         All-Time
1150 - Davey Lopes	1150 - Davey Lopes
 970 - Steve Sax	1046 - Jim Gilliam
 613 - Jim Lefebvre	1000 - Tony Cuccinello
 523 - Charlie Neal	 970 - Steve Sax
 497 - Jeff Kent	 833 - George Cutshaw
 428 - Mark Grudzielanek 791 - Tim Daly
 405 - Jim Gilliam	 748 - Jackie Robinson
 335 - Alex Cora	 613 - Jim Lefebvre
 298 - Juan Samuel	 552 - Billy Herman
 275 - Ted Sizemore	 547 - John Hummel

 Shortstop	         All-Time
1747 - Bill Russell	2014 - Pee Wee Reese
1497 - Maury Wills	1747 - Bill Russell
 597 - Rafael Furcal    1497 - Maury Wills
 579 - Cesar Izturis	 932 - Ivy Olson
 571 - Jose Offerman	 579 - Cesar Izturis
 472 - Alfredo Griffin   654 - Tom Corcoran	  
 429 - Dave Anderson	 649 - Bill Dahlen
 338 - Alex Cora    	 571 - Jose Offerman
 296 - Mariano Duncan	 561 - Rafael Furcal
 205 - Don Zimmer	 476 - Wally Gilbert

 Third base	         All-Time
1468 - Ron Cey	        1468 - Ron Cey
 958 - Adrian Beltré	 958 - Adrian Beltré
 761 - Jim Gilliam	 876 - Bill Shindel
 389 - Jeff Hamilton 	 761 - Jim Gilliam
 384 - Tim Wallach	 663 - Billy Cox
 370 - Pedro Guerrero	 647 - Cookie Lavagetto
 365 - Casey Blake	 589 - Joe Stripp
 345 - Dave Hansen	 434 - Jimmy Johnston
 265 - Lenny Harris	 394 - Red Smith
 265 - Mike Sharperson	 389 - Jeff Hamilton

 Outfield	         All-Time
1906 - Willie Davis	2288 - Zach Wheat
1092 - Dusty Baker	1923 - Duke Snider
 912 - Raul Mondesi	1906 - Willie Davis
 823 - Willie Crawford	1806 - Carl Furillo
 769 - Ken Landreaux 	1185 - Willie Keeler
 754 - Andre Ethier	1176 - Dixie Walker
 703 - Brett Butler	1096 - Mike Griffin
 691 - Tommy Davis	1092 - Dusty Baker
 688 - Shawn Green	 912 - Raul Mondesi
 

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