Pierre, Kemp Again Lead Stolen Base Charts

The Dodgers recorded a .707 stolen base percentage in 2009, swiping 116 bases and being thrown out 48 times. Matt Kemp (34) and Juan Pierre (30) and topped the individual charts with their efforts. Kemp posted an .809 stolen base percentage to lead the club.

Despite a vastly reduced role, Juan Pierre still pilfered 30 bases and moved up eight slots to earn 17th on the career list with 134 career steals in Dodger Blue. Kemp boosted his stolen base percentage to .780 and that tops Pierre's .775 mark.

Kemp's average puts him in fifth place and Pierre is sixth on the career percentage charts. Six different players (Brad Ausmus, Ron Belliard and Jason Repko) had perfect 1.000 records.

Davey Lopes, the Philadelphia first base and in base-running coach, and has guided his team to three straight N.L. stolen base titles.

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

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

  2009 Stolen bases
				
	        2009 record	  L.A. Career
	        sb-cs	pct	  sb-cs	pct
Brad Ausmus	 1-0	1.000	   1-0	1.000
Ron Belliard	 1-0	1.000	   1-0	1.000
Jason Repko	 1-0	1.000	  18-4	.818
Orlando Hudson	 8-1	.889	   8-1	.889
Matt Kemp	34-8	.809	 85-24	.780	
Juan Pierre	30-12	.714	134-39	.775
James Loney	 7-3	.700	  15-8	.652
Rafael Furcal	12-6	.667	 82-27	.752
Russell Martin	11-6	.647	 60-26	.698
Andre Ethier	 6-4	.600	 17-16	.515
Casey Blake	 3-4	.429	   4-4	.500
Mark Loretta	 1-1	.500	   1-1	.500
Randy Wolf	 1-1	.500	   1-1	.500
Manny Ramirez	 0-1	.000	   2-1	.500
Xavier Paul	 0-1	.000	   0-1	.000
Tony Abreu	 0-1	.000	   0-1	.000
Blake DeWitt	 0-0	.000	   3-0	1.000
Chin Lung Hu	 0-0	.000	   2-0	1.000
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  Totals      116-48    .707
  Opponents    89-39    .695
N.L. Leaders
As a team, the Dodgers posted a .707 percentage, fourth in the West Division and exactly the National League average.

Philadelphia, under the guiding hand of former Dodgers stolen base leader Davey Lopes, won the National League stolen base percentage title for the third year in a row with a superb 119-298 (.810) mark. Houston the Central again with a .720 average.

 West Division    	sb-cs	pct
San Francisco	         78-28	.736
San Diego	         82-29	.732
Arizona	                102-40	.729
Los Angeles	        116-48	.707
Colorado	        106-55	.658

 East Division   	sb-cs	pct
Philadelphia	        119-28	.810
Florida	                 75-35	.750
Pittsburgh	         57-19	.750
New York	        122-44	.735
Milwaukee	         68-38	.642
Chicago	                 56-34	.622

 Central Division	sb-cs	pct
Houston	                113-44	.720
Washington	        102-40	.718
St. Louis	         75-31	.708
Cincinnati	         96-40	.706
Atlanta	                 58-26	.690

  N.L. 2009	       1429-591.707
 
2008 Team Third
The 2009 team average of .707 didn't earn them a place them in the top 10. The 2008 team's .746 stolen base average (126-43) claims third and the 2007 team finishes in sixth place with a .733 average.

The top mark, both total (198) and percentage-wise (.822), was set in 1962 behind the flying feet of Maury Wills, who stole 104, and Willie Davis, who nabbed 32. The 1996 team is third.

 The L.A. team list:
team   sb-cs  pct
1962  198-43  .822
1996  124-40  .756
2008  126-43  .746
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 

  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
Pierre ran his steal total with the Dodgers to 134 and moved into 17th place, behind Raul Mondesi (140) and in front of Willie Keeler (128). The Dodgers have now have 27 players who have stolen 100+ bases. Maury Wills leads the Los Angeles players with 490 steals and Pee Wee Reese swiped 232 for Brooklyn, tops that department

  Career Steals:
 1. - 490 - Maury Wills
 2. - 418 - Davey Lopes 
 3. - 335 - Willie Davis 
 4. - 290 - Steve Sax 
 5. - 232 - Pee Wee 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. - 134 - Juan Pierre
18. - 128 - Willie Keeler 
19. - 119 - Ken Landreaux 
20  - 118 - Dave Roberts
21. - 114 - Delino DeShields
      114 - John Hummel 
23. - 112 - Eric Young
24. - 110 - Harry Lumley 
25. - 107 - Tom Daly 
26. - 101 - Hy Myers 
27. - 100 - Mariano Duncan 
Career Percentage
Matt Kemp made his first appearance on the career percentage list and is in fifth place, just behind Davey Lopes (.831), Dave Roberts (.825), Mariano Duncan (.800) and Delino DeShields' (.781). Juan Pierre slipped from third to sixth on the percentage chart with a .775 mark. Kemp forced Steve Sax (290-126 .697) out of 15th place and off the list.

  Career SB percentage   
    (Minimum - 90 attempts)
 	                sb- cs   pct.
 1. Davey Lopes	        418-85   .831
 2. Dave Roberts	118-25   .825
 3. Mariano Duncan	100-25   .800
 4. Delino DeShields	114-32   .781
 5. Matt Kemp		 85-24   .780
 6. Juan Pierre		134-39   .775
 7. Eric Young	        112-38   .747
 8. Rafael Furcal	 82-28   .745
 9. Bill Buckner	 93-32   .744
10. Willie Davis	336-116  .743
11. Maury Wills	        490-177  .735
12. Raul Mondesi	140-54   .722
13. Jackie Robinson     196-76   .721
14. Ken Landreaux	119-47   .717
15. Bill Russell	167-69   .708

  Single season percentage
   (25 attempts - *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

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