Pierre, Kemp Lead Stolen Base Charts

The Dodgers finished second in the N.L. West Division in stolen base percentage, recording a .733 percentage, swiping 126 bases and being thrown out 43 times. Juan Pierre (40) and Matt Kemp (35) topped the individual charts with their efforts.

Despite a reduced role, Juan Pierre still pilfered 40 bases and moved into 25th place on the career list and his .792 percentage puts him in third place behind a pair of Dave's, Davey Lopes and Dave Roberts. Six different players (Blake DeWitt, Chin Lung Hu, Manny Ramirez, Danny Ardoin, Casey Blake and Jason Repko) had perfect 1.000 records.

Lopes is the Phildadelphia first base coach and in addition, the base-running coach, and has guided his team to two straight N.L. stolen base titles.

Lopes leads the Dodgers career list with a remarkable .831 percentage (418-85); Roberts is second at .825 (118-25). Rafael Furcal has a .769 percentage and trails Dodgers' first base coach Mariano Duncan (.800) and Delino DeShields (.781).

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 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 is a sizzling .751 for the other eight years he played, a mark that would rank fifth all-time on the Dodger list.

  2008 Stolen bases				
	        2008 record	L.A. Career 
	        sb-cs	pct	sb-cs	pct
Blake DeWitt	 3-0	1.000	 3-0	1.000
Chin Lung Hu	 2-0	1.000	 2-0	1.000
Manny Ramirez	 2-0	1.000	 2-0	1.000
Danny Ardoin	 1-0	1.000	 1-0	1.000
Casey Blake	 1-0	1.000	 1-0	1.000
Jason Repko	 1-0	1.000	17-4	.810
Juan Pierre	40-12	.769   104-27	.794
Russell Martin	18-6	.750	49-20	.710
Rafael Furcal	 8-3	.727	70-21	.769
Matt Kemp	35-11	.667	41-16	.719
Andre Ethier	 6-3	.667	11-12	.478
James Loney	 7-4	.500	 8-5	.615
Nomar Garciaparra 1-1	.500	 7-2	.778
Pedro Ozuna	 1-1	.500	 1-1	.500
Jeff Kent	 0-1	.250	 8-9	.471
Delwyn Young 	 0-0	.000	 1-0	1.000
Andy LaRoche	 0-0	.000	 2-1	.667
Andruw Jones	 0-1	.000	 0-1	.000
  Totals        126-43  .733
  Opponents     82-26  .759
Team totals
The Dodgers posted a .733 percentage, good for fifth place on the Los Angeles charts, that gave second in the West Division and fifth in the league.

Philadelphia again won the National League stolen base percentage title with a superb 136-25 (.845) mark. Colorado led the West with an .792 and Houston the Central at .845.
The National League attempted 2029 stolen bases and was successful 1482 times for a .730 percentage. The American League, with over 700 less attempts, had a 1311-488 record and a .730 percentage.

 West Division    	sb-cs	pct
Colorado	        141-37	.792
Los Angeles	        126-43	.746
Arizona	                58-23	.725
San Franicsco	        108-46	.701
San Diego	         36-17	.697

 East Division   	sb-cs	pct
Philadelphia	        136-25	.845
New York	        138-36	.793
Pittsburgh	         57-19	.750
Florida	                 76-28	.731
Milwaukee	        108-38	.740
Chicago	                 87-37	.702

 Central Division	sb-cs	pct
Houston	                114-52	.687
Atlanta	                 58-27	.682
St. Louis	         73-32	.695
Washington	         81-43	.653
Cincinnati	         85-47	.644

  N.L. 2008	       1482-547	.731
  N.L. 2007 	       1564-506	.756
Dodger Team Third
The 2008 team average of .746 put them third on the all-time Los Angeles list and the 2007 team's .733 stolen base average claims 5th.

The top mark, both total and percentage-wise, was set in 1962 behind the flying feet of Maury Wills, who stole 104, and Willie Davis, who nabbed 32.

The 2002 club was the only team in the top 10 that did not attempt at least 100 steals.

The complete list:

team   sb-cs  pct
1962  198-43  .822
1996  124-40  .756
1988  131-46  .740
1995  127-45  .738
2007  137-50  .733
 
1982  151-56  .729
1975  138-52  .726
1978  137-52  .725
1976  144-55  .724
2002   96-37  .722

  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:
 1. - 490 - Maury Wills
 2. - 418 - Davey Lopes 
 3. - 335 - Willie Davis 
 4. - 290 - Steve Sax 
 5. - 232 - PeeWee Reese 
 6. - 209 - Jim Sheckard 
 7. - 203 - Jim Gilliam
      203 - Zach Wheat 
 9. - 197 - Jackie Robinson 
10. - 187 - Jake Daubert 
11. - 179 - Brett Butler
12. - 167 - Bill Russell 
13. - 166 - George Cutshaw 
14. - 164 - Jim Johnston 
15. - 146 - Bill Dahlen 
16. - 140 - Raul Mondesi
17. - 128 - Willie Keeler 
18. - 119 - Ken Landreaux 
19  - 118 - Dave Roberts
20. - 114 - Delino DeShields
      114 - John Hummel 
22. - 112 - Eric Young
23. - 110 - Harry Lumley 
24. - 107 - Tom Daly 
25. - 104 - Juan Pierre
25. - 101 - Hy Myers 
26. - 100 - Mariano Duncan 

  Career SB percentage   
    (Minimum - 90 attempts)
 	                sb- cs   pct.
 1. Davey Lopes	        418-85   .831
 2. Dave Roberts	118-25   .825
 3. Juan Pierre	        104-27   .794
 4. Mariano Duncan	100-25   .800
 5. Delino DeShields	114-32   .781
 6. Rafael Furcal	 70-21   .769
 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. Raul Mondesi	140-54   .722
12. Jackie Robinson     196-76   .721
13. Ken Landreaux	119-47   .717
14. Bill Russell	167-69   .708
15. Steve Sax	        290-126  .697

  Single season percentage
   (25 steals - *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—Greg Brock 1984, 9-0; Eric Karros 1996, 
8-0; Bill Russell 1986 & Mark Grudzielanek, 1998, 7-0.

   Brooklyn totals:		 sb-cs    pct.
PeeWee 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