Wolf First Pitcher to Homer Since 2007

Randy Wolf homered against the Diamondbacks to record the first home run since Jason Schmidt and Hong-Chih Kuo in 2007. Before them, Hideo Nomo and Kaz Ishii drove a ball out of the park in 2004. Wolf also added a double, a single, three runs batted in and took a one-hit shutout into the eighth inning.

It was first home run in Dodger Blue for Wolf, but he hit four as a member of the Phillies, three of them in 2004. Wolf also doubled and singled, adding three runs batted in to run his total to eight on the season. He knocked in 11 in 2003 and eight n 2004 while in Philadelphia.

Don Drysdale slugged 29 home runs in his Brooklyn/Los Angeles career, 26 of them coming after the club moved to California. Don Newcombe hit 11, all with Brooklyn, and Fernando Valenzuela, now a Dodgers broadcaster, hit eight.

The two "Old Sluggers" also share the club record for home runs in a single season, seven. Newcombe reached the mark in 1955, while Drysdale slugged seven in 1958 and 1965.

The Records:

 Career home runs  

 Los Angeles    	  All-Time
26 - Don Drysdale	29 - Don Drysdale
 8 - F. Valenzuela	11 - Don Newcombe
 6 - Darren Dreifort	 8 - F. Valenzuela
 5 - Claude Osteen	 6 - Dazzy Vance
 5 - Stan Williams 	 5 - Leon Cadore
 4 - Hideo Nomo  	 5 - Darren Dreifort
 4 - Rick Rhoden	 5 - Claude Osteen
 3 - Burt Hooton	 5 - Stan Williams  
 4 - Hideo Nomo	         4 - Curt Davis
 3 - Larry Sherry	 4 - Jim Elliott
	                 4 - Hideo Nomo  
	                 4 - Rick Rhoden
	                 4 - Dutch Ruether
	                 4 - Ben Wade 
	                 4 - Whitlow Wyatt
Los Angeles
Two each - Kevin Brown, Kevin Gross Sandy Koufax, Chan Ho Park, Johnny Podres, Bobby Welch.

One each - Andy Ashby, Tim Belcher, Omar Daal, Eric Gagné, Jim Grant, Charlie Hough, Tommy John, Ramon Martinez, Andy Messersmith, Guillermo Mota, Bob Ojeda, Alejandro Peña, Carlos Perez, Odalis Perez, Jerry Reuss, Rick Sutcliffe, Ismael Valdes, John Wetteland, Randy Wolf.

Three each - Bill Donovan, Clem Labine.

Two each - Frank Allen, Ralph Branca, Leo Dickerman, Clise Dudley, Burleigh Grimes, Ad Gumbert, William Hart, Jim Hughes, Frank Kitson, Ed Roebuck, Sherry Smith, Ed Stein, Adonis Terry, Hollis Thurston.

One each - Dan Bankhead, Max Butcher, Bob Caruthers, Watty Clark, Bill Doak, Rube Earhardt, Carl Erskine, Fred Fitzsimmons, Hal Gregg, George Haddock, Luke Hamlin, Fred Heimach, Kirby Higbe, Harry Howell, Bill Kennedy, Tom Lovett, Al Mamaux, Harry McIntire, Erv Palica, Ray Phelps, Preacher Roe, Nap Rucker, Henry Schmidt, Johnny Schmitz, George Sharrott and Les Webber.

Single Season homers
Darren Dreifort was the last entry on the single-season list when he hit his third homer in 2000. Don Newcombe (1955) and Don Drysdale (1958 & 1965) lead the chart with seven. Drysdale also hit five in 1961 and four in 1959.
 The complete list:

7 - Don Newcombe, 1955
7 - Don Drysdale, 1958
7 - Don Drysdale, 1965
5 - Don Drysdale, 1961
4 - Don Drysdale, 1959

3 - Dazzy Vance,1925; Jim Elliott, 1928; Whit Wyatt,
1941; Ben Wade, 1952; Clem Labine, 1955; Rick
Rhoden,1977; Fernando Valenzuela, 1984; Darren
Dreifort, 2000.