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Dodgers hit 300 doubles for 4th time in franchise history

8 players with 20+ doubles ties club record

San Diego Padres v Los Angeles Dodgers
This was a double off the bat of Chris Taylor to start Monday’s game against the Padres.
Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images

LOS ANGELES — With four doubles on Monday night against the Padres, the Dodgers reached a pair of doubles milestones and are closing in on another franchise record in 2017.

The club has 301 doubles on the season, fourth-most in the majors and second in the National League, just three behind the Diamondbacks. It is the fourth time in franchise history the Dodgers have hit 300 doubles, with a franchise record of 307 doubles set in 2006.

Dodgers teams with 300 doubles

Year 2B Games 2B/Game NL rank MLB rank
Year 2B Games 2B/Game NL rank MLB rank
2006 307 162 1.90 7th 14th
1930 303 154 1.97 4th 6th
2014 302 162 1.86 2nd 5th
2017 301 157 1.92 2nd 4th

The most impactful of the four doubles hit on Monday was the bases-clearing double in the first inning by Logan Forsythe to give the Dodgers a 3-0 lead. That gave Forsythe 20 doubles on the season, the eighth different player on the team with at least 20 doubles to tie a franchise record.

The Dodgers also had eight players with 20 doubles in 1934 and 2002.

The players:

  • 2017: Chris Taylor (34), Corey Seager (32), Justin Turner (31), Yasmani Grandal (27), Cody Bellinger (25), Yasiel Puig (23), Kiké Hernandez (23), Forsythe (20)
  • 2002: Paul Lo Duca (38), Shawn Green (31), Brian Jordan (27), Eric Karros (26), Adrian Beltre (26), Cesar Izturis (24), Mark Grudzielanek (23), Marquis Grissom (21)
  • 1934: Tony Cuccinello (32), Len Koenecke (31), Sam Leslie (29), Buzz Boyle (26), Lonny Frey (24), Danny Taylor (24), Al Lopez (23), Johnny Frederick (20)

With five games left, the Dodgers could have a ninth or possibly even 10th player join the 20-double club, provided Chase Utley hits one more two-bagger and/or Joc Pederson wallops two.

Around MLB in 2017, the Dodgers aren’t alone in having eight players with 20 doubles. The Nationals, Braves, Cardinals and Giants all have eight players, and the slugging Astros have nine.

This year, 26 different Dodgers have hit at least one double, including pitchers Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill, Hyun-jin Ryu, Kenta Maeda and Kenley Jansen. The franchise record for players with at least one double is 30, set back in 1987.

The numbers are fairly evenly split, with the Dodgers hitting 150 doubles in 79 games at Dodger Stadium, and 151 doubles in 78 games on the road.

Taylor has 21 doubles at home, including one on Monday, and Seager has 20. The team leader in road doubles is Turner, with 17.

On Sunday, the Dodgers set a franchise record for home runs in a season, and with two more home runs on Monday the total is up to 214. The club’s .436 slugging percentage is the highest since moving to Los Angeles in 1958.