Dodgers five best hitting pitchers in team history

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 15: Zack Greinke #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits an RBI single in the second inning against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on May 15, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 15: Zack Greinke #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits an RBI single in the second inning against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on May 15, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) /
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2) Don Drysdale

No Dodgers pitcher hit for power like Don Drysdale. The Hall-of-Fame starter hit a jaw-dropping 29 home runs during his time with the Dodgers. He had two seasons when he hit seven home runs (1958 and 1965). To put that in perspective, Juan Pierre and Dee Gordon hit five home runs over a combined 755 games with the Boys in Blue.

Drysdale didn’t just hit for power. He also had two seven-game hitting streaks in 1958 and 1965. They are tied for the fifth longest hitting streaks by a pitcher in Dodgers history. Drysdale’s 218 hits are the most for a pitcher in team history.

Over 547 games, the nine-time All-Star scored 96 runs and accumulated 113 RBIs. He even hit seven triples, on top of 26 doubles. His best season at the dish coming in 1965 when he batted .300/.331/.508, hit seven home runs, drove in 19 runs, and ended with a slugger’s 140 OPS+.

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