Dodgers: Top 5 Players that you Forgot Played for the Dodgers
By Hector Ponce
The Dodgers are one of the most iconic franchises in all of sports. They also have some of the best fans in all of sports. Dodger fans are not like any other. They always seem to have a special connection with their players.
Despite this, some players are not remembered. Let’s take a look at the best players you forgot were Dodgers.
It doesn’t matter how good they were or how good they would become, sometimes fans just forget a player was ever on their team. Whether it’d be because they were not yet as popular or they barely played any games on the team, sometimes you forget big-name players were rostered by your favorite team.
Before we take a look at the list let us look at some honorable mentions.
Likely the most notable name in baseball ever, Babe Ruth did wear a Dodger uniform. However, he did so as a coach and not as a player. That is the main reason he was left out of the top 5. Also, Ruth recently had a bobblehead night and that may have tipped fans off to Ruth being associated with the Dodgers.
Jones is considered by a lot of people to be one of the best defensive center fielders in history. Unfortunately, his time with the Dodger did not live up to the rest of his career numbers. For some fans that makes him forgettable, however, because of this and the recency of his tenure, some fans remember him and loathe him as a result.
The one time NL MVP was acquired immediately after Andrew Friedman took over. Most fans will remember his tenure as a Dodger because it happened less than 5 years ago, but my guess is that some fans have already omitted him from their memory of Dodgers and that number will continue to increase as time progresses.