Los Angeles Dodgers: Can Mookie Betts be the greatest Dodger ever?

Jason Reed
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JULY 23: Mookie Betts #50 of the Los Angeles Dodgers bats during the third inning against the San Francisco Giants in the Opening Day game at Dodger Stadium on July 23, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. The 2020 season had been postponed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JULY 23: Mookie Betts #50 of the Los Angeles Dodgers bats during the third inning against the San Francisco Giants in the Opening Day game at Dodger Stadium on July 23, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. The 2020 season had been postponed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /
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(Photo by Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images) – Los Angeles Dodgers
(Photo by Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images) – Los Angeles Dodgers /

Greatest players in Los Angeles Dodgers history: 3. Pee Wee Reese, 68.2 WAR

Pee Wee Reese is another Brooklyn Dodgers legend that played for the team during the 1940s and 50s and was a big component of the Dodgers winning their first-ever World Series in 1955.

Reese made his MLB debut with the Dodgers in 1940 and spent his entire career donning the Dodger blue. He played all the way until 1958, which was the first season that the Dodgers played in Los Angeles, taking three years off for military service time during World War II.

Reese was a 10-time all-star and led the league in runs, stolen bases and walks all once in his career. He was never the best player in the MLB, but he consistently received MVP votes, finishing in the top 10 eight times.

Reese is the Dodgers’ all-time leader in runs scored, is second in hits and is one of just three players in franchise history with over 2,000 hits.

Reese is a Hall of Famer, and spoiler alert, he is the Dodgers’ current all-time leader in WAR. That means that the next two players on this list are projected to pass Reese in career WAR with the Dodgers.

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