Dodger Stolen Base Leaders Pilfered Only 11

The good news is, Antiono Perez and Jayson Werth led the 2005 Dodgers with 11 steals each. The bad news is that it is the lowest total for a Dodger Leader in LA history and the least since a trio of Brooklyn Dodgers gathered eight each in 1954.

In the low-ball department, Jack Fournier picked off a measley seven in 1924 for the lowest total ever. Milt Stock collected eight in 1924, Jim Gilliam, Don Hoak and Pee Wee Reese had eight in 1954, Reese had 10 in 1941 and Olmo had 10 in 1944, to fill out the low five. Kirk Gibson's 12 stolen bases holds the Los Angeles record, set in 1989.

As a team the Dodgers were 44 steals below the 2004 totals. Recording a 58-35 record in '05, they were left in the dust by their opponents who ran wild with 130-34 mark.
                              Dodger
2005 record     sb-cs    pct  career ave
Jason Repko       5-0  1.000   5-0   1.000
Jason Grabowski   1-0  1.000   1-0   1.000
Derek Lowe        1-0  1.000   1-0   1.000
Jose Valentin     1-0  1.000   1-0   1.000
Milton Bradley    6-1   .857  21-12   .636
Jayson Werth1     1-2   .846  15-3    .833
Willie Aybar      3-1   .750   3-1    .750
Jeff Kent         6-2   .750   6-2    .750
Antonio Perez    11-4   .733  11-5    .688
JD Drew           1-1   .500   1-1    .500
Mike Edwards      1-1   .500   1-1    .500
Cesar Izturis     8-8   .500  33-17   .660
Hee-Seop Choi     1-3   .250   1-3    .250
Jose Cruz         0-1   .000   0-1    .000
Eric Gagne        0-0   .000   0-1    .000
Jason Phillips    0-1   .000   0-1    .000
Oscar Robles      0-8   .000   0-8    .000
Olmedo Sanez      0-1   .000   0-1    .000
 2005 total      58-35  .623
 2005 opponents 130-34  .793

 2004 totals    102-41  .713
 2004 opponents  96-40  .706

 2003 totals     80-36  .690
 2003 opponents 117-75  .609
On the bright side, Jasons and Jaysons recorded a .750 percentage with Repko 5-0, Grabowski 1-0, Werth 11-2 and Phillips 0-1 for a 17-3 record. On the dark side, Oscar Robles (0-8), Olmedo Sanez (0-1), Jose Cruz (0-1) and Phillips (0-1) posted a 0-11 figure.

Derek Lowe is the only pitcher to have a stolen base on the active list. He victimized the Cardinals on May 12 but finished the game with only one more stolen base (2) than steals (1) after losing 10-3. One other pitcher, Eric Gagne, has a stolen base attempt (unsuccessful).

The last Dodger speedster to break into the top 10 on the single season list was Steve Sax, who stole 56 in 1983. The oldest mark is the 67 steals by Jimmy Sheckard in 1903.

Stolen bases before 1898 were credited any time a runner took an extra bases and steals from 1890-97 have been excluded from these records.

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

Jackie Robinson's career stolen base percentage, lacking the 1948 and 1950 totals, is a sizzling .751, a mark that would rank fifth all-time on the Dodger list.

Dodger records--
Single Season Stolen Bases
104 -- Maury Wills, 1962 
 94 -- Maury Wills, 1965
 77 -- Davey Lopes, 1975
 67 -- Jim Sheckard, 1903
 63 -- Davey Lopes, 1976
 59 -- Davey Lopes, 1974
 56 -- Steve Sax, 1983
 53 -- Maury Wills, 1964
 51 -- Eric Young, 1999
 50 -- Maury Wills, 1960

Career Steals:
490 - Maury Wills
418 - Davey Lopes 
335 - Willie Davis 
290 - Steve Sax 
232 - Pee Wee Reese 
209 - Jim Sheckard 
203 - Jim Gilliam
203 - Zach Wheat 
197 - Jackie Robinson 
187 - Jake Daubert 

Career percentage
 (90 attempts)     sb- cs   pct.
Davey Lopes       418- 85  .831
Dave Roberts      118- 25  .825
Mariano Duncan    100- 25  .800
Delino DeShields  114- 32  .781
Eric Young        112- 38  .747
Bill Buckner       93- 32  .744
Willie Davis      336-116  .743
Maury Wills       490-177  .735
Raul Mondesi      140- 54  .722
Jackie Robinson   196- 76  .721

Single season percentage
(25 steals)                  sb  cs
.971 -- Dave Roberts, 2004   33   1
.929 -- Kirk Gibson, 1990    26   2
.918 -- Davey Lopes, 1978    45   4
.917 -- Davey Lopes, 1979    44   4
.899 -- Maury Wills, 1962  *104  13
.886 -- Kirk Gibson, 1988    31   4
.871 -- Raul Mondesi,1995    27   4
.868 -- Eric Davis, 1993     33   5
.865 -- Davey Lopes, 1975   *77  12        
.863 -- Davey Lopes, 1976   *63  10
* led league

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—Greg Brock 1984, 9-0; 
Eric Karros 1996, 8-0; 
Bill Russell 1986 and 
Mark Grudzielanek, 1998, 7-0.

Brooklyn totals:         sb cs  pct.
Pee Wee Reese, 1953      22  6  .786
Jackie Robinson, 1952    24  7  .774
Arky Vaughan, 1943       20  6  .769
Jackie Robinson, 1951    25  8  .758
Jackie Robinson, 1947   *28 11  .718
Jackie Robinson, 1949   *37 16  .698
*=led league

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