Dodgers: The Top Five Right Fielders in LA Dodger History

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18 Aug 2000: Gary Sheffield #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers runs the bases during the game against the New York Mets at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers defeated the Mets 1-4.Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn /Allsport
18 Aug 2000: Gary Sheffield #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers runs the bases during the game against the New York Mets at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers defeated the Mets 1-4.Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn /Allsport /
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18 Aug 2000: Gary Sheffield #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers drops the bat after his swing during the game against the New York Mets at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers defeated the Mets 1-4.Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn /Allsport /

1. Gary Sheffield (1998-2001)

Although his time in Dodger blue was not the longest, it was prolific and earns him the title of being the best right fielder in LA Dodger history.  The Dodgers acquired Gary Sheffield on May 14, 1998, in a blockbuster trade that sent Mike Piazza and Todd Zeile to the Marlins in exchange for Manuel Barrios, Bobby Bonilla, Jim Eisenreich, Charles Johnson, and Sheffield.

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Despite a shorter stint than the other right fielders on this list, Sheffield finished sixth all-time in home runs by a right fielder in Dodger history with 129 home runs.  He hit over .300 every season with the Dodgers topping out at a .325 average in 2000.  That was his best season with the blue as he mashed 43 home runs and drove in 109 RBI’s putting together one of the best offensive seasons in Dodger history.

Gary made two all-star teams with the Dodgers in 1999 and 2000 and surprisingly he did not win any awards during his Dodger tenure although he did receive MVP votes in 2000.  Sheffield finished his Dodger career after the 2001 season a .312 average, .998 OPS, and a .424 OBP.  He also drove in 367 runs while hitting 129 home runs as a member of the LA Dodgers.

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If you grew up watching Gary Sheffield there is no doubt that at one point you imitated his swing with that notorious bat wiggle that he is known for.  The LA Dodgers have had many good right fielders play for them that did not make this list and a few of those are Mike Marshall, Reggie Smith, and Carl Furrillo who spent the majority of his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers but leads Dodger right fielders all-time with 193 home runs.

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