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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1) Don Newcombe

The best hitting pitcher in Dodgers history is Don Newcombe. Having played most of his Dodger days in Brooklyn, the Cy Young award winning pitcher, raked the ball like nobody else. His career numbers as a Dodger looking like an everyday player at .265/.326/.367 over 734 plate appearances.

Newcombe’s most impressive seasons coming in 1954 and 1955 when he hit over .300 in both seasons. In that two years stretch, Newcombe hit .348 with a .549 slugging percentage; he clobbered seven long balls and drove in 27 runs. He was a real threat at the plate, giving the Dodgers an extra hitter in every game that he started.

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The 1955 World Series champion finished his career with a .271 career batting average, good for fourth all-time among pitchers with at least 400 plate appearances.

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