2. Best Dodgers right fielders: Dixie Walker
Dixie Walker might be infamous for his off-the-field actions, but he was also quite the ballplayer. Hailing from a family of big leaguers, Fred E. Walker was a serviceable player in Detroit and Chicago before coming to Brooklyn. He had shown some signs of a breakout, but he really blossomed in his first full season with the Dodgers.
Walker hit above .290 every year with his new team, and won the batting title in 1944 with a .347 average. He also led the majors in RBI with 124 in 1935, and appeared in five All-Star games.
Over his nine-year Dodger career, Walker hit .311 with an .827 OPS, 274 doubles, 56 triples, 67 homers, and drove in 725 runs. He also walked 539 times compared to just 185 strikeouts.
However, Walker is best known for his staunch opposition towards the integration of baseball. He started the petition among Dodger players which stated their refusal to play with Jackie Robinson. He later came to regret his actions, saying it was the “stupidest thing he’d ever done”, and that he was worried about losing business at his hardware store in Alabama. Walker went on to become the Dodgers hitting coach from 1968 to 1974, and coached in the minors for a few seasons after that.