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Numbers Do Lie

September 29, 2000|HOUSTON MITCHELL

Comparing various statistical categories of the 2000 Dodgers (through Wednesday) to the 1988 Dodgers. Which team looks better on paper?

Catcher

2000 Todd Hundley: .286, 23 HRs, 64 RBIs

1988 Mike Scioscia: .257, 3 HRs, 35 RBIs

First Base

2000 Eric Karros: .251, 31 HRs, 106 RBIs

1988 Franklin Stubbs: .223, 8 HRs, 34 RBIs

Second Base

2000 Mark Grudzielanek: .280, 7 HRs, 49 RBIs

1988 Steve Sax: .277, 5 HRs, 57 RBIs

Third Base

2000 Adrian Beltre: .291, 20 HRs, 85 RBIs

1988 Jeff Hamilton: .245, 12 HRs, 56 RBIs

Shortstop

2000 Alex Cora: .243, 4 HRs, 30 RBIs

1988 Alfredo Griffin: .199, 1 HR, 27 RBIs

Left Field

2000 Gary Sheffield: .322, 42 HRs, 107 RBIs

1988 Kirk Gibson: .290, 25 HRs, 76 RBIs

Center Field

2000 Tom Goodwin: .268, 6 HRs, 56 RBIs

1988 John Shelby: .263, 10 HRs, 64 RBIs

Right Field

2000 Shawn Green: .272, 24 HRs, 98 RBIs

1988 Mike Marshall: .277, 20 HRs, 82 RBIs

Rotation Ace

2000 Kevin Brown: 13-6, 2.56 ERA

1988 Orel Hershiser: 23-8, 2.26 ERA

Closer

2000 Jeff Shaw: 3-4, 4.31 ERA, 27 saves

1988 Jay Howell: 5-3, 2.08 ERA, 21 saves

Team Batting

2000: .258, .342 OB%, 208 HRs, 782 runs scored

1988: .248, .308 OB%, 99 HRs, 628 runs scored

Team Pitching

2000:84-74, 4.14 ERA, 36 saves

1988:94-67, 2.96 ERA, 49 saves

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