The Los Angeles Dodgers are coming off another electric season at Chavez Ravine. The 2023 club set a new MLB high mark with its fourth 100-plus win season in the last four non-shortened seasons. Yes, that is a mouthful, but it all makes sense if you try not to think about it too hard.
Aside from another big 100-plus win campaign, this year’s squad was also the first to ever feature four players to drive in 100 or more runs in a season. Now Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman, J.D. Martinez, and Max Muncy will forever be immortalized as the Dodgers’ social media team staged the quartet for a photo to celebrate while paying homage to another legendary quartet in LA history.
Steve Garvey, Reggie Smith, Dusty Baker, and Ron Cey — better known as the first 30 home run quartet in Dodgers history — took the iconic photo below shortly after Baker became the last of the group to hit his 30th homer of 1977 in the last game of the regular season.
The Dodgers have always done well to recognize their rich history in clever ways. With this latest edition, the team really hit one out of the park.
Historic photos aside, the 2023 team looks to add its name to the history book this fall by bringing home the eighth World Series championship in franchise history. The postseason begins in earnest on Saturday with the Dodgers welcoming the Arizona Diamondbacks to LA for the best-of-5 National League Division Series.
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