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Dodgers Have the Third-Best Run Differential Across the Past Two Decades

As you know, the Dodgers had one of the most impressive seasons in 2022 and although they didn’t finish it out with a World Series ring, they did write their names in multiple history books.

But that’s not all a surprise as the Los Angeles team is known for its long-standing success and is deeply rooted in tradition. So much so that it dates all the way back to the 1990’s.

A recent stat was released proving just how successful the Dodgers organization has been overall the past 25 years:

Last season, the Dodgers won 111 games, led the majors in runs scored and allowed, and posted a plus-334 run differential—the best for any team since the 1939 Yankees.

Additionally for all you stats-lovers, over the past 10 seasons, the Dodgers have 931 wins which is 73 more than the closest team (Yankees, 858). They also have 278 more wins than the last-place Marlins (653).

And although the Dodgers have lost some big players in Justin Turner, Trea Turner, and Cody Bellinger, they’re still expected to have another great season. In the MLB pre-season rankings, they were left out of the top five but still made an appearance in the Top 10. They have plenty of returning talent in Mookie Betts, and Freddie Freeman, plus quite the pitching squad with Kershaw, Gonsolin, May, and now Syndergaard.

Despite some who aren’t impressed by their lack of moves in the offseason, have no doubts that they will be just fine come Opening Day.

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Kristilyn Hetherington

Kristilyn is a student at Azusa Pacific University pursuing a B.A. in Journalism with a concentration on sports. She worked for her high school newspaper as Editor in Chief for three years and has been working here since July 2022. She also works for the Sports Information Office at her college and has served as a Student-Athlete Representative for the Student Government at APU. She was recently inducted into the National Journalism Honor Society, Kappa Tau Alpha, and has written a few pieces for the school newspaper and magazine. She's an avid sports lover and is excited to continue growing and learning in this field.

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