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Obscure but memorable No. 5 hitters for the Dodgers

Rockies at Dodgers, 7:10 p.m.

Kershaw CV: Kershawmedeus

  • Tony Gwynn Jr., LF

  • Rafael Furcal, SS

  • Andre Ethier, RF

  • Matt Kemp, CF

  • Aaron Miles, 3B

  • Juan Rivera, 1B

  • Dioner Navarro, C

  • Jamey Carroll, 2B

  • Clayton Kershaw, P

Three weeks ago, in honor of Aaron Miles, we talked about "obscure but memorable No. 3 hitters for the Dodgers."

Today, once again in honor of Aaron Miles, let's look back at the Dodgers' most unusual No. 5 hitters since their last World Series title.

Here's the all-time Los Angeles Dodger batting order by frequency, dating back to 1958:

1) Maury Wills (1,276)

2) Bill Russell (679)

3) Willie Davis (1,250)

4) Steve Garvey (819)

5) Ron Cey (576)

6) Mike Scioscia (437)

7) Mike Scioscia (510)

8) Bill Russell (668)

9) Don Sutton (522)

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From the Dodger press notes and the Elias Sports Bureau:

Most strikeouts per nine innings in one month, minimum 15 games

9.70 Cubs (August 2002)

9.53 Cubs (September 2006)

9.36 Dodgers (July 2011)

9.30 Astros (August 1998)

9.29 Cubs (May 2001)