Lopes Guidance Gives Dodgers a Running Start

The Dodgers recorded a .648 stolen base percentage in 2010, swiping 92 bases and being thrown out 50 times. But with the addition of former Dodgers star Davey Lopes as baserunning coach they upped their total steals to 126 and their percentage over 100 points, finishing with a .759 mark which is second in the Los Angeles record books.

Matt Kemp (40) led the club in steals, while rookie Dee Gordon (26) and Tony Gwynn (20) finished in second and third place. and Juan Pierre (30) and topped the individual charts with their efforts. Kemp posted an .809 stolen base percentage to lead the club.

Lopes leads the Dodgers career percentage list with a remarkable .831 mark (418-85); Dave Roberts is second at .825 (118-25). Mariano Duncan (.800) and Delino DeShields (.781) are third and fourth.

Stolen bases before 1898 were credited any time a runner took an extra bases and as a result, stolen base marks from 1890-97 have been excluded from these records.

Stolen base percentages were computed for the first time in the National League in 1915 and then again in 1920-25 season, but they were then dropped until 1951 when they were recorded on a continuous basis.

Jackie Robinson's career stolen base percentage is lacking the 1948 and 1950 totals, but has a sizzling .751 for the other eight years he played and would rank eighth all-time on the Dodger list.

  2011 and career stolen bases				
	       2010   record	L.A.    Career
Jamey Carroll	10-0	1.000	22-4	 .846
Trent Oeltjen	 6-0	1.000	 6-0	1.000
James Loney	 4-0	1.000	29-13	 .717
Juan Uribe	 2-0	1.000	 2-0	1.000
Justin Sellers	 1-0	1.000	 1-0	1.000
Eugenio Velez	 1-0	1.000	 1-0	1.000
Tony Gwynn	22-6	.876	22-6	 .876
Dee Gordon	24-7	.771	24-7	 .771
Rafael Furcal	 5-3	.600   109-34	 .758
Matt Kemp	40-11	.784   144-50	 .724
Juan Rivera	 2-1	.667	 2-1	 .667
Xavier Paul	 0-0	.750	 3-2	 .600
Aaron Miles	 4-3	.571	 4-3	 .571
Andre Ethier	 0-1	.000	19-18	 .514
Jerry Sands	 3-3	.500	 3-3	 .500
Ted Lilly	 1-1	.500	 1-1	 .500
Casey Blake	 1-2	.333	 5-10	. 333
A.J. Ellis	 0-1	.000	 0-1	 .000
Jon Ely	         0-1	.000	 0-1	 .000
Jay Gibbons	 0-0	.000	 0-1	 .000
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  Totals (2011)	     126-40	.759
  Totals (2010)       92-50	.648
  Totals (2009)	     116-48	.707
N.L. Leaders
The Dodgers .759 stolen base percentage is second on both the all-time charts and West Division of the National League. They were also 5th overall in the entire National League.

Lopes' old club, Philadelphia, won the National League stolen base percentage title for the fifth year in a row and posted a gaudy .800 percentage (96-24) in 2011. San Diego, with former Dodger Dave Roberts as their baserunning coach, won the Western Division title in 2011 with a .794 (170-44) average.

The top Dodgers mark, both total steals (198) and percentage-wise (.822), was set in 1962 behind the flying feet of Maury Wills, who stole 104 and was caught only 13 times (.889), and Willie Davis, who nabbed 32 while being thrown out 7 times (.821). The 2011 team is now second and the 1996 team is third.

The Stolen base charts:

 The L.A. team top 10:
team   sb-cs  pct
1962  198-43  .822
2011  126-40  .759
1996  124-40  .756
2008  126-43  .746
1988  131-46  .740

1995  127-45  .738
2007  137-50  .733
1982  151-56  .729
1975  138-52  .726
1978  137-52  .725

  Single Season Stolen Bases
 1 -104—Maury Wills, 1962 
 2 - 94—Maury Wills, 1965
 3 - 77—Davey Lopes, 1975
 4 - 67—Jim Sheckard, 1903
 5 - 63—Davey Lopes, 1976
 6 - 64—Juan Pierre, 2007
 7 - 59—Davey Lopes, 1974
 8 - 56—Steve Sax, 1983
 9 - 53—Maury Wills, 1964
10 - 51—Eric Young, 1999
11 - 50—Maury Wills, 1960
12 - 49—Steve Sax, 1982
13 - 48—Mariano Duncan, 1986
     48—Delino DeShields, 1996
15 - 47—Davey Lopes, 1977
Career Steals
Kemp, with 144 steals, moved unto 16th place on the all time list (7th on the Los Angeles chart) and Furcal (109) moved up to 26th, 14th in Los Angeles. Maury Wills leads all Dodger players with 490 steals and Pee Wee Reese, who swiped 232 for Brooklyn, tops that department, Over the history of he club, 29 players have reached the magic 100 total.

  Career Steals:		Los Angeles Steals		
 1. - 490 - Maury Wills		1. - 490 - Maury Wills				
 2. - 418 - Davey Lopes 	2. - 418 - Davey Lopes		
 3. - 335 - Willie Davis	3. - 335 - Willie Davis 	
 4. - 290 - Steve Sax		4. - 290 - Steve Sax  		
 5. - 232 - Pee Wee Reese 	5. - 179 - Brett Butler	
 6. - 209 - Jim Sheckard 	6. - 167 - Bill Russell 	
 7. - 203 - Jim Gilliam		7. - 144 - Matt Kemp	
      203 - Zach Wheat 		8. - 140 - Raul Mondesi
 9. - 197 - Jackie Robinson 	9. - 134 - Juan Pierre
10. - 187 - Jake Daubert 	10. - 122 - Jim Gilliam 
11. - 179 - Brett Butler	11  - 119 - Ken Landreaux
12. - 167 - Bill Russell 	12. - 118 - Dave Roberts
13. - 166 - George Cutshaw 	13. - 114 - Delino DeShields
14. - 164 - Jim Johnston	14. - 112 - Eric Young
15. - 146 - Bill Dahlen 	15. - 109 - Rafael Furcal 
16. - 144 - Matt Kemp		16. - 100 - Mariano Duncan
17. - 140 - Raul Mondesi
18. - 134 - Juan Pierre
19. - 128 - Willie Keeler 
20. - 119 - Ken Landreaux 
21  - 118 - Dave Roberts
22. - 114 - Delino DeShields
      114 - John Hummel 
24. - 112 - Eric Young
25. - 110 - Harry Lumley 
26. - 109 - Rafael Furcal
27. - 107 - Tom Daly 
28. - 104 - Rafael Furcal
29. - 101 - Hy Myers 
30. - 100 - Mariano Duncan 
Career Percentage
Furcal dropped to seventh at .762. Kemp moved into 16th place with a .724 career percentage. Lopes (.831), Dave Roberts (.825), Mariano Duncan (.800) and Delino DeShields' (.781) top out the first five places. Jamey Carroll stole 10 bases without being caught.

  Career SB percentage   
    (Minimum - 90 attempts)
 	                sb- cs	pct.
 1. Davey Lopes	        418-85	.831
 2. Dave Roberts	118-25	.825
 3. Mariano Duncan	100-25	.800
 4. Delino DeShields	114-32	.781
 5. Juan Pierre	        134-39	.775
 6. Rafael Furcal	109-34	.762
 7. Eric Young	        112-38	.747
 8. Bill Buckner	 93-32	.744
 9. Willie Davis	336-116	.743
10. Maury Wills	        490-177	.735
11. Matt Kemp	        144-50	.724
12. Raul Mondesi	140-54	.722
13. *Jackie Robinson    196-76	.721
14. Ken Landreaux	119-47	.717
15. Bill Russell	167-69	.708
 * incomplete

  Single season percentage
   (25 attempts - *led league)
	                    sb-cs    	pct
 1. Dave Roberts 2004	    33-1    	.971
 2. Kirk Gibson 1990	    26-2    	.929
 3. Davey Lopes 1978	    45-4    	.918
 4. Davey Lopes 1979	    44-4	.917
 5. Maury Wills 1962	   *104-13	.889
 6. Kirk Gibson 1988	    31-4    	.886
 7. Raul Mondesi 1995	   27-4    	.871
 8. Eric Davis 1993	    33-5    	.868
 9. Davey Lopes 1975	   *77-12  	.865
10. Davey Lopes 1976	     *63-10  	.863
11. PeeWee Reese 1952       *30-5   	.857
12. Mariano Duncan 1985	    38-8    	.826
13. Willie Davis 1962	    32-7    	.821
14. Dave Roberts 2002	    45-10   	.818
15. Delino DeShields 1996  48-11 	.814

 Honorable Mention—    	sb-cs   	pct.
 Eric Davis 1992		19-1  	.950
 Davey Lopes 1981		20-2  	.909
 Willie Davis 1972		20-3  	.870
 1.000—Jamie Carroll 2011 10-0; Greg Brock 
1984 9-0; Eric Karros 1996 8-0; Bill Russell 
1986 & Mark Grudzielanek, 1998 7-0.

   Brooklyn totals:		 sb-cs    pct.
Jackie Robinson	 1953		 17-4    .810	
Jackie Robinson	 1955		 12-3    .800
PeeWee Reese 1953		 22-6    .786
Jackie Robinson 1952		 24-7    .774
Arky Vaughan 1943		 20-6    .769
PeeWee Reese 1956	         13-4    .765
Jackie Robinson 1951	  	 25-8    .758
Jackie Robinson 1947		*29-11   .725
Jim Gilliam 1957		 26-10   .722
Jackie Robinson, 1956	         12-5    .703
Jim Gilliam 1956		 21-9    .700
Jackie Robinson 1949		*37-16   .698
 *led league

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