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100 Touch 'Em Alls
2003-10-02 04:48
by Jon Weisman
Note: The Dodger Thoughts blog has moved to the Los Angeles Times.

Six Dodgers made ESPN.com's list of the 100 Greatest Home Runs of All Time.

  • 99) Dick Nen: 1963 pennant race

    Sept. 18, 1963: Nen's 9th-inning, pinch-hit HR ties the game for the Dodgers against pennant-race rival St. Louis. The Dodgers go on to win in 13 innings. It is Nen's only hit of the season.

  • 86) Steve Yeager: Game 5, 1981 World Series

    Oct. 25, 1981: With the series tied 2-2, Dodgers Pedro Guerrero and Yeager hit back-to-back homers off the Yankees' Ron Guidry for a 2-1 victory. The Dodgers win the series in six games.

  • 79) Shawn Green's 4th HR in one day
    May 23, 2002: Green's HR in the 9th at Miller Park caps a 6-for-6 day, sets a record with 19 total bases (he also doubles and singles) and ties a record with six runs scored.

  • 55) Mike Scioscia: Game 4, 1988 NLCS

    Oct. 9, 1988: Doc Gooden leads 4-2 in the 9th when Scioscia -- with just three HRs in '88 -- ties the game with a two-run shot. Dodgers win the game in 12 and the series in 7.

  • 27) Rick Monday: Game 5, 1981 NLCS

    Oct. 19, 1981: Monday sends the Dodgers to the World Series with his ninth-inning solo shot off Montreal's Steve Rogers for a 2-1 win.

  • 8) Kirk Gibson: Game 1, 1988 World Series
    Oct. 15, 1988: The great Vin Scully: "All year long they looked to him (Kirk Gibson) to light the fire and all year long he answered the demands. High flyball into right field. She is gone! [pause] In a year that has been so improbable, the impossible has happened." Indeed. A 4-3 A's lead turns into a 5-4 Dodgers stunner.
As of this writing, in a poll on ESPN's site, Gibson's home run was leading as the greatest of all time - but not as the greatest World Series home run of all time. Just shows you the vagaries of plurality voting - recall proponents take note.

On the other hand, Dodger pitchers were on the wrong end of 11 of the top 100: Nos. 96, 95 (sort of) 70, 63 (sort of), 45, 31, 21, 16, 13, 9, 3 and 2.

Rather than further abuse fair use privileges and print them all here, I'll let you try to guess what they were. Hint: Chan Ho Park leads all pitchers by having allowed three of the 100.

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