Garrett Anderson Tops 2010 Pinch-Hitters
Dave Hansen ... record holder
Dave Hansen ... record holder
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Posted Oct 24, 2010


Veteran Garrett Anderson, who who was released near the end of the 2010 season, led the Dodgers with 12 pinch-hits (12), doubles (3) and runs batted in (5) and, along with Manny Ramirez, smacked the only pinch-hit home runs. Reed Johnson and Ronnie Belliard were second on the list with seven hits each. Jamie Carroll had the best average, hitting .563 (6-for-13).

Converted pitcher Kenley Jansen and shortstop Chin-Lung Hu, singled in their only pinch-hit opportunity and "officially" topped the team with a perfect 1.000 average. As a team the Dodgers hit .213, 11th in the National League.

Pinch-hitting is an extremely difficult assignment, as could be attested to by regulars Manny Ramirez (.091), Matt Kemp and Casey Blake (.167) and Rafael Furcal, who was hitless in six trips.

Ramirez had only two hits in 15 attempts during his career in Los Angeles and both were home runs, one a grand slam.

2009 pinch-hitting	 
                      2010         Career 
	        ab-h    ave    ab-h    ave
Kenley Jansen	 1-1  1.000    1-1   1.000
Chin-Lung Hu	 1-1  1.000    2-4    .500
James Loney	 2-3   .667    4-29   .138
Jamey Carroll	 6-13  .462    6-13   .462
Scott Podsednik	 1-3   .333    1-3    .333
Reed Johnson	 7-24  .292    7-24   .292
Andre Ethier	 2-8   .250   13-48   .271
Garrett Anderson 12-50 .240  12-50   .240
Jay Gibbons	 4-17  .235    4-17   .235
Russell Martin	 1-5   .200    3-22   .136
Trent Oeltjen	 1-5   .200    1-5    .200
Ronnie Belliard	 7-41  .171    8-44   .182
Casey Blake	 1-6   .157    1-11   .091
Matt Kemp	 1-6   .167    6-32   .188
Manny Ramirez	 1-11  .091    2-15   .133
Juan Castro	 0-0   .600    3-5    .600
Jamie Hoffmann	 0-0   .000    1-9    .111	    
-----------------------------------------------------
 Total         49-230 .213

 No hits- Xavier Paul 0-for-9, Rafael Furcal 0-for-6, 
Blake DeWitt 0-for-5, Russell Mitchell 0-for-4, Ryan Theriot 0-for-2, AJ Ellis and Nick Green 0-for-1.

 Runs batted in- Anderson 5; Belliard and Ethier 4; 
Gibbons 3; Kemp, Ramirez and Johnson 2 and Rod Barajas,
Carroll and Loney one each.
Dave Hansen Tops List
Dave Hansen holds the Dodgers record for career pinch hits (110), with Manny Ramirez close behind with 106. Chris Gwynn, Olmedo Saenz and Mitch Webster fill out the rest of the top five.

 Career Pinch-Hits:
   [24+ hits]        ab- hits  ave
 1. Dave Hansen      	421-110  .261
 2. Manny Mota       	328-106  .323
 3. Chris Gwynn       	217- 52  .240
 4. Olmedo Saenz        197- 49  .254
 5. Mitch Webster	175- 44  .251
 6. Duke Snider        	147- 43  .293
 7. Mike Sharperson	163- 39  .239
 8. Mickey Hatcher	156- 37  .237
 9. Rick Monday         176- 34  .193
10. Lee Lacy         	117- 33  .282
    George Shuba        125- 33  .264
12. Len Gabrielson 	124- 32  .258
13. Willie Crawford 	130- 31  .239
    Von Joshua        	146- 31  .212
15. Wally Moon        	141- 29  .206
16. Paul Waner         	 84- 26  .310
    Ken Landreaux 	138- 26  .188
18. Lee Walls          	93-  25  .269
    Jay Johnstone 	107- 25  .234
    Bill Russell        107- 25  .234
21. José Morales       	 89- 24  .270
    Ron Fairly        	103- 24  .233
    Jim Gilliam        	116- 24  .207
Record pace
Mark Loretta and Juan Pierre are the most recent addition to the single season charts. Each of them finished the 2009 season with 14 pinch-hits. Olmedo Saenz banged out 15 hits in 2006, added 14 more n 2007, and Delwan Young had 14 in 2008.

Mitch Webster’s 17th hit in 1992 erased the Dodger single-season pinch-hit record of 16 set by Sid Gatreaux some 57 earlier (1936) but Webster held the title only for a single season and was replaced by Dave Hansen who had 18 hits in 1993.

  Top 20 Single Season Pinch-Hits
             (13+ hits)         ab- h   ave
  1. Dave Hansen, 1993	        55-18  .327
  2. Mitch Webster, 1992	47-17  .362
  3. Sid Gatreaux, 1936 	55-16  .291
  4. Manny Mota, 1974 	        53-15  .283
     Manny Mota, 1979 	        42-15  .357
     Ed Goodson, 1976 	        56-15  .268
     Dave Hansen, 2000	        55-15  .273
     Olmedo Saenz, 2004	        49-15  .306
     Olmedo Saenz, 2006	        57-15  .263
10.  Manny Mota, 1977 	        36-14  .389
     Terry Whitfield, 1985	50-14  .280
     Mickey Hatcher, 1990	47-14  .298
     Olmedo Saenz, 2007	        63-14  .222            
     Delwyn Young  2008    	48-14  .292
     Mark Loretta, 2009     	60-14  .223
     Juan Pierre , 2009     	43-14  .326
13.  Paul Waner, 1944	        54-13  .289
     Lee Walls, 1962 	        27-13  .482
     Len Gabrielson, 1969	36-13  .361
     Lee Lacy, 1978 	        34-13  .382
     Ron Roenicke, 1982 	44-13  .296
     Jeff Treadway, 1994	27-13  .482
     Chris Gwynn, 1990	        56-13  .232
     Chris Gwynn, 1991	        56-13  .232
     Todd Benzinger, 1992	48-13  .271
     Robin Ventura, 2004	48-13  .271
     Dave Hansen, 1999	        48-13  .271

  Single season average
  Los Angeles
 ave (10+ hits)            ab-h
.647—Pedro Guerrero, 1980 (17-11)
.481—Lee Walls, 1962(27-13)
.481—Jeff Treadway, 1994(27-13)
.400—Steve Garvey, 1973 (30-12)
.400—Manny Mota, 1972 (25-10)
.389—Manny Mota, 1977 (36-14)
.382—Lee Lacy, 1978(34-13)
.362—Mitch Webster, 1992 (47-17)
.361—Len Gabrielson, 1969 (36-13)
.347—Manny Mota, 1979 (42-15)

  Brooklyn
 ave   (10+ hits)       ab-h
.476—Pete Reiser, 1948 (21-10)
.476—Paul Waner, 1943 (21-10)
.385—Arky Vaughan, 1947(26-10)
.379—George Shuba, 1955 (29-11)
.375—Buddy Hassett, 1938 (32-12)

  Career average:
 Los Angeles
      (15+ hits)         ab-h    ave
.344—Pedro Guerrero 	61-21   .344
.333—Roy Campanella 	45-15   .333
.323—Manny Mota         328-106 .323
.319—Tom Haller	        47-15   .319
.311—Steve Garvey	62-19   .311

 Brooklyn
      (15+ hits)         ab-h    ave
.361—Paul Waner	        61-22   .361
.360—Lew Riggs	        50-18   .360
.358—Harvey Hendrick 	58-19   .358
.311—John Frederick	61-19   .311
.311—Arky Vaughan	62-19   .311
Single season RBI
Mark Loretta led the 2009 Dodgers with seven runs batted in. Olmedo Saenz’s 15 RBI in 2006 was the most recent addition to the runs batted in chart. The performance earned him third on the list. Saenz knocked in a 13 in 2004 and 12 in 2007. Hansen’s 18 pinch-hits during the 1993 season resulted in a record 18 runs batted in, topping Mota’s 16 in 1974. Hansen is also tied for fourth place on the chart with 14 RBI during the 2000 season.

rbi  player    year
18—Dave Hansen, 1993
16—Manny Mota, 1974
15—Olmedo Saenz, 2006   
14—Dave Hansen, 2000     
14—Robin Ventura, 2004   
13—John Frederick 1932
13—Sid Gatreaux, 1936
13—Chris Gwynn, 1991
13—Olmedo Saenz, 2004
12—Manny Mota, 1976       
12—Terry Whitfield, 1985
12—Mitch Webster, 1992
12—Bill Ashley, 1996
12—Olmedo Saenz, 2007
Career RBI
Manny Mota tops the Dodgers record for career runs batted in with 77. Hansen is second with 66, Saenz has 45 and Chris Gwynn (38) and Duke Snider (36) round out the top five slots.

rbi  player
77—Manny Mota
66—Dave Hansen
45—Olmedo Saenz
38—Chris Gwynn
36—Duke Snider

31—Mickey Hatcher
29—Rick Monday
28—Ken McMullen
28—Mitch Webster
25—George Shuba


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