Loney's Big Series Puts Him on The Charts

Although the Dodgers dropped the 2009 National League Championship Series four games to one and James Loney led or tied for the team lead in seven different categories. He also put his name in the top ten in three of them, home runs, slugging average and on-base plus slugging. Andre Ethier's slugging average also earned him a top 10 slot.

Loney had an exceptional 2008 series, earning top 10 listings in batting average, on-base percentage, on-base plus slugging and doubles. He earned third place on the batting average list with a .438 mark, and was four in on-base percentage (.526), eighth in on-base plus slugging (1.089), tied for fifth in hits (7) and fourth in doubles (2).

He upgraded his performance in 2009, leading the team in batting average (.353), on-base percentage (.421), slugging (.706 - 6th all time), on-base plus slugging (1.127 - 7th all-time) and home runs (2 - tied for third all-time).

Andre Ethier tied for the team lead with one double, and with three runs batted in and earned the 7th spot on the all-times list with a .474 slugging average.

Manny Ramirez tied Loney for the team lead with 3 runs scored, Ron Belliard tied Loney with 6 hits and Ethier, Rafael Furcal and Russ Martin each had one of the three Dodgers doubles.

Rafael Furcal, who in 2008 tied Bill Madlock (1983) for third place with 5 runs scored, was unable to score a single run during the 2009 NLCS,

The complete list with a v beside the new entries:

 Average
.533—Manny Ramirez 2008
.467—Dusty Baker 1978
.438—James Loney 2008
.412—Bill Russell 1978
.389—Steve Garvey 1974
.389—Bill Russell 1974
.389—Steve Garvey 1978
.389—Davey Lopes 1978
.389—Ken Landreaux 1985
.364 Mike Scioscia 1988

 On-base percentage
.682—Manny Ramirez 2008
.579—Jimmy Wynn 1974
.556—Dusty Baker 1978
.526—James Loney 2008
.450—Davey Lopes 1974
.444—Joe Ferguson 1974
.444—Bill Russell 1978
.438—Dusty Baker 1977
.438—Dusty Baker 1983
.438—Pedro Guerrero 1983

 Slugging
1.222—Steve Garvey 1978
1.067—Manny Ramirez 2008
 .889—Davey Lopes 1978
 .857—Dusty Baker 1977
 .778—Steve Garvey 1974
 .706—James Loney, 2009v
 .474—Andre Ethier 2009v
 .750—Bill Madlock 1985
 .688—Ron Cey 1974
 .643—Dusty Baker 1983

 On base + slugging
1.749—Manny Ramirez 2008
1.611—Steve Garvey 1978
1.295—Dusty Baker 1977
1.278—Davey Lopes 1978
1.199—Steve Garvey 1974
1.156—Dusty Baker 1978
1.127—James Loney 2009v
1.109—Ron Cey 1974
1.089—James Loney 2008
1.083—Bill Madlock 1985

 Runs
7—Steve Sax 1988
6—Steve Garvey 1978
5—Bill Madlock 1985
5—Rafael Furcal 2008 
 10 players with 4 runs

 Hits
8—Bill Madlock 1985
8—Steve Sax 1988
8—Mike Scioscia 1988
8—Manny Ramirez 2008
7—Steve Garvey 1974
7—Bill Russell 1974
7—Dusty Baker 1978
7—Steve Garvey 1978
7—Davey Lopes 1978
7—Bill Russell 1978
7—Ken Landreaux 1985
7—Mike Marshall 1988
7—James Loney 2008

 Doubles
3—Ron Cey 1974
3—Ken Landreaux 1985
3—Steve Sax 1985
2—Jimmy Wynn 1974
2—Dusty Baker 1978
2—Mariano Duncan 1985
2—Mike Marshall 1985
2—James Loney 2008
2—Manny Ramirez 2008

 Triples
1—Pedro Guerrero 1983
1—Bill Russell 1981
1—Davey Lopes 1974
1—Reggie Smith 1977
1—Steve Garvey 1978
1—Davey Lopes 1978
1—Mariano Duncan 1985
1—Mike Marshall 1988
1—Blake DeWitt 2008

 Home runs
4—Steve Garvey 1978
3—Bill Madlock 1985
2—Steve Garvey 1974
2—Dusty Baker 1977
2—Davey Lopes 1978
2—Kirk Gibson 1988
2—Manny Ramirez 2008
2—James Loney 2009v
 17 with one each

 Runs batted in
8—Dusty Baker 1977
7—Steve Garvey 1978
7—Bill Madlock 1985
7—Manny Ramirez 2008
6—Kirk Gibson 1988
5—Steve Garvey 1974
5—Davey Lopes 1978
5—Mike Marshall 1988
5—Blake DeWitt 2008
4—Ron Cey 1977
4—Pedro Guerrero 1985

 Stolen bases
5-0 —Davey Lopes 1981
5-0 —Steve Sax 1988
3-0 —Davey Lopes 1974
2-0 —Pedro Guerrero 1985
2-0 —Kirk Gibson 1988
2-0 —John Shelby 1988
 15 players with one each

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