2006 Dodgers Second on L.A. Scoring Chart

While the 2006 edition of the Dodgers did not make it past the first round of post-season, they became the second-highest scoring team in Los Angeles history. However, they finished fourth in the National League. Philadelphia, Atlanta and the Mets, all East Division teams, scored more runs per game.

The Dodgers scored 5.06 runs per game but had to beat out a surging Colorado team (5.02) to finish first in the division. St. Louis won the Central crown and Philadelphia the East Division.

Rafael Furcal scored 116 to lead the 2006 club, third on the L.A. charts. J.D. Drew scored 84, Nomar Garciaparra 82 and Kenny Lofton 79.

Furcal's total earned him fourth on the L.A. single season list, trailing Maury Wills (130, 1961), Shawn Green (124, 2001), Willis Davis (120, 1962) and topping Brett Butler (112, 1991), Shawn Green (110, 2002), Davey Lopes (109 in 1979 and 108 in 1975), Kirk Gibson (106, 1988) and both Wills (1961) and Gary Sheffield (2000) with 105 each.
Team Runs per Game

  West   R/G   Central R/G   East     R/G   
LAN     5.06   STL    4.85   PHI     5.34  
COL     5.02   FLA    4.68   ATL     5.24
ARI     4.77   CIN    4.62   NYN     5.15  
SF      4.63   HOU    4.54   WAS     4.60  
SD      4.51   MIL    4.51   PIT     4.27  
               CHN    4.42    
The 1962 team scored 5.1 runs per game to lead the Los Angeles incarnation of the team. However, neither the 1962 or the 2006 teams cracked the all-time top 20.

Excluding the nineteenth century teams, who scored in huge bunches (the 1894 team averaged nearly eight runs per game), the 1953 murder's row bunch of the 'Boys of Summer' scored 6.16 per game to hold the all-time mark. Six members of that team scored over 100 runs: Duke Snider (132), Jim Gilliam (125), Jackie Robinson (109), Pee Wee Reese (108), Roy Campanella (103) and Gil Hodges (101). Carl Furillo came close with 82.

The 1962 team was led by Maury Wills (130), Tommy Davis (120) and Willie Davis (103). Jim Gilliam (83), Ron Fairly (80) and Frank Howard (80) were not far off.
The top 10 teams:

  L.A. R/G  All-time R/G
1962  5.10  1953    6.16
2006  5.06  1900    5.75
1974  4.93  1930    5.66
2000  4.93  1949    5.63
1999  4.90  1955    5.56

1961  4.77  1950    5.46
1977  4.75  1901    5.43
2004  4.70  1951    5.41
1961  4.77  1925    5.14
2001  4.68  1945    5.13

  Pre-1900-Top 5
1894  7.62
1890  6.85
1895  6.52
1893  5.96
1899  5.95
Individual records
Maury Wills holds the Los Angeles single-season record with 130 runs in 1962, Hub Collins scored 148 for Brooklyn in their first season in the National League (1890) and has the all-time mark.

Rafael Furcal scored 116 times in 2006 and moved into fourth place on the Los Angeles list.

Willie Davis is the L.A. career leader with 1,004 runs, while Pee Wee Reese scored 1,338 for the all-time standard.
   Los Angeles          All-time
130-Maury Wills, 1962  148-Hub Collins, 1890
121-Shawn Green, 2001  143-Babe Herman, 1930
120-Tommy Davis, 1962  140-Mike Griffin, 1895
116-Rafael Furcal,2006 140-Willie Keeler,1899
112-Brett Butler, 1991 136-Mike Griffin, 1897

110-Shawn Green, 2002  135-Tom Daly, 1894
109-Davey Lopes, 1979  134-Fielder Jones,1897
108-Davey Lopes, 1975  132-PeeWee Reese, 1949
106-Kirk Gibson, 1988  132-Duke Snider, 1953
105-Maury Wills, 1961  130-Maury Wills, 1962

Career runs

  Los Angeles           All-time
1,004-Willie Davis    1,338-Pee Wee Reese
  876-Maury Wills     1,255-Zach Wheat
  852-Steve Garvey    1,199-Duke Snider
  796-Bill Russell    1,163-Jim Gilliam
  759-Davey Lopes     1,088-Gil Hodges

  752-Eric Karros     1,004-Willie Davis
  715-Ron Cey           947-Jackie Robinson
  630-Jim Gilliam       895-Carl Furillo
  574-Steve Sax         882-Mike Griffin
  561-Pedro Guerrero    876-Maury Wills

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