Steve Sax, also know to many as Saxie, would don the Dodger Blue from 1981-88 . During his 8 seasons with the Dodgers, Sax would be the last of 4 consecutive Dodgers Rookie of the Year winners from 1979-82. Sax would be nominated to the All-Star game as a Dodger in 1982, ’83 and ’86. A solid fixture at 2nd base, Sax of course will always be remembered for his defensive misfortunes in 1983, the season he committed 30 errors. Pedro Guerrero, not exactly a handiest 3rd baseman either before returning to left field, once said ” First I pray to God that nobody hits the ball to me. Then I pray to God that no one hits the ball to Steve Sax ”
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Down Memory Lane With Dre, 2004
Of all Dodgers/Giants games I’ve attended in over 30 years, this of course is without a doubt my most memorable. With the slam by Steve Finley, the Dodgers would win their first division title in 9 years , and their first in a non-strike season since 1988.
On this day, 1986, Fernando Valenzuela would win his 20th game, beating the Houston Astros at the Astrodome 9-2, becoming the first Mexican born pitcher to win 20 games in the bigs. Thank you Dodgers-LowDown !!! For all your Dodger fun facts and Dodger related news, follow the Dodgers-LowDown on their facebook page. Tell them Drei here sent you !!!
Round 1 of 3 begins tonight, with Dan Haren taking on Jake Peavy at The Ravine. The Dodgers are coming off a 4 game series against the Cubs in which they took 3 of 4, with the bullpen by committee doing just enough yesterday as the offense lifted the Blue over the Cubs 8-5. Haren, who was originally slated to start yesterday, was held back so that he could start tonight’s huge game against the hated ones as the Blue looks to move one step closer to clinching another NL West title. The Giants come into Dodger Stadium limping, having been swept over the weekend in San Diego by the Padres.