With a double in the ninth inning against Matt Belisle of the Rockies on Monday afternoon, Andre Ethier made Dodgers history. The outfielder became the first player in franchise history with seven seasons of 30 or more doubles.
Ethier has two doubles and a home run on Monday.
Ethier is also the first Dodger with seven consecutive seasons of 30 or more doubles, just as he was the first Dodger with six consecutive years of 30 doubles. Ethier's seven seasons of 30 doubles surpassed a quartet of Dodgers with six 30-double campaigns: Steve Garvey (1974-76, 1978-79, 1982), Dixie Walker (1940-41, 1943-45, 1947) and Hall of Famers Zack Wheat (1910, 1916, 1921, 1924-26) and Jackie Robinson (1947-1951, 1953).
With 261 doubles in his career, Ethier is 13th on the all-time franchise list but fifth since the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles in 1958.
Ethier's 261 doubles are the most by any Dodger in their first eight (or nine seasons), surpassing Jackie Robinson (252). Since the beginning of his career, Ethier has the 17th-most doubles in MLB.
His 241 doubles from 2007-2013 are the most ever by a Dodger in any seven-year span, more than Dixie Walker's 237 from 1940-1946, more than Jackie Robinson (230, 1947-53), Steve Garvey (227, 1974-80) and Duke Snider (226, 1950-56). It should be noted that Babe Herman has 231 doubles in six seasons (1926-1931), but was traded to the Reds before the 1932 season.
Ethier's 1,148 career hits rank ninth in Los Angeles Dodgers history, behind Davey Lopes (1,204 hits) for eighth place.