This week on the podcast we look back at the bummer news of Dustin May out for the season and more with Tommy John surgery, and look at how the many recent extra-inning losses show how things are going wrong for the Dodgers of late.
Lots of trivia in this episode, and ice cream as well.
After Max Muncy walked 27 times in April, we go back to June 1975 for the last time a Dodger walked that many times in one month. It was Jim Wynn, who walked 29 times — a Los Angeles Dodgers record — that month, in the second of his two very productive seasons with the Dodgers.
The Dodgers acquired Wynn from the Astros in December 1973 for longtime rotation stalwart Claude Osteen, a trade made within a day of sending center fielder Willie Davis to the Expos for rubber-armed reliever Mike Marshall, putting the finishing touches on what would be the 1974 NL pennant winner.
Nicknamed “The Toy Cannon” because of his prodigious power from a 5’10 frame, Wynn had a 151 OPS+ with 32 home runs in 1974, and made the All-Star team in both seasons with the Dodgers. Wynn owns two of the six 100-walk seasons in LA Dodger history.
Episode link (time: 1:01:10)