Greatest Los Angeles/Brooklyn Dodgers Player of All Time

One of the greatest franchises in all of baseball deserves this list!
The Top Ten
1 Sandy Koufax

I was at the Coliseum in August 1959 when he struck out 18 Giants. I saw him pitch maybe a hundred times, usually a complete game shutout. If he gave up one or two runs, it was unusual. When Willie Mays was asked what it was like to face him, he said, I did like everyone else. I went up, took my three swings, and then sat down.

One of the greatest pitchers of all time, his career was cut short by an arm injury. Still, his numbers and feats are incredible and legendary.

2 Duke Snider

Snider had so many great years, leading the 1950s in home runs and RBIs, and was a great fielder with a great arm. He played daily, except when some left-handed pitchers opposed the Dodgers, so he is really the greatest Dodger of all time.

Sandy Koufax had five fantastic years, the best pitcher in baseball over those years, but he had many mediocre years from 1955 to 1960. As much as I love Sandy, Duke is certainly the greatest Dodger of all time.

Since the number one is a pitcher, it makes sense that number two would be arguably the best Dodgers hitter of all time. He has the most home runs of all time for the club and was one of the great Brooklyn Dodgers in the 50s.

3 Roy Campanella

Already the greatest Dodger catcher and one of the players following Jackie Robinson to break the color barrier, Campanella is the namesake of the team's premier award.

4 Steve Garvey

The leader of the competitive Dodgers infield in the 70s and early 80s, Garvey was a strong player who had a strong balance between power and average.

5 Jackie Robinson Jack Roosevelt Robinson was an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era.

Obviously great just for breaking the color barrier, Robinson was great on the field with a .311 batting average and the ability to play multiple positions.

6 Don Drysdale

Often overshadowed by Sandy Koufax, Drysdale became one of the greatest pitchers of all time, but also had his career cut short.

7 Fernando Valenzuela
8 Ron Cey

One of the members of the 70s infield, Cey was the home run man of the team, hitting 228 during his time in LA.

9 Kirk Gibson

Greatest clutch hit of all time! World Series MVP with just one at bat! How many World Series did the Dodgers ever get? And is it unreasonable to have an all-time lineup contain the MVP of each World Series that the Dodgers ever mustered? All-American football player at Michigan State. How many Dodgers were two-sport bona fide stars?

Sparky Anderson called Gibson the next Mickey Mantle, which may have hexed him. But just the thought of that? Wow! Disagree with me, then no wonder the Dodgers aren't in Brooklyn.

10 Pee Wee Reese

One of the greatest shortstops, Pee Wee was a great team leader and did the smaller things, such as 1,210 walks. He is also famous for putting his arm around Jackie Robinson during a time of strong racism.

The Contenders
11 Clayton Kershaw Clayton Edward Kershaw is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball.

I'm glad that Clayton is getting a chance to star. He has helped make the Dodgers relevant again. I hope he can win a World Series soon. Go Dodgers!

12 Carl Furillo
13 Gil Hodges

The big hitter of the "Boys of Summer," Hodges hit 364 home runs and was a favorite of fans.

14 Zach Wheat

A career .317 hitter, Wheat was hugely popular and was named the most popular baseball player in New York by a local newspaper, even during the time of Frankie Frisch and Babe Ruth.

15 Cody Bellinger
16 Don Newcombe
17 Don Sutton
18 Bill Russel
19 Jim Gilliam

For 26 years he was the heart and soul of the Dodgers. As a player, he had 1,889 hits, 1,163 runs, and was an excellent defensive player. As a coach, he was loved by Dodgers players and fans alike. His untimely death only added to his legacy as one of the Dodgers' greatest players and gentlemen of all time.
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20 Orel Hershiser
21 Mike Piazza

One of the best hitting catchers of all time, he was good at both offense and defense.

22 Eric Karros
23 Matt Kemp
24 Shawn Green
25 Brickyard Kennedy
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