Abreu latest career hit leader to play for Dodgers

Paul Waner

Bobby Abreu will join the Dodgers with 2,389 career hits, 103rd all-time. Here are batters from the top 100 in all-time hits, with the number of hits as a Dodger in parentheses, according to Baseball-Reference.com:

10) Eddie Murray, 3,255 (483)
13) Paul Waner, 3,152 (115)
19) Rickey Henderson, 3,055 (15)
27) Frank Robinson, 2,943 (86)
31) Zack Wheat, 2,884 (2,804)
48) Al Oliver, 2,743 (20)
55) Bill Buckner, 2,715 (837)
59) Gary Sheffield, 2,689 (583)
69) Steve Garvey, 2,599 (1,968)
70) Luis Gonzalez, 2,591 (129)
75) Manny Ramirez, 2,574 (237)
77) Willie Davis, 2,561 (2,091)
78) Steve Finley, 2,548 (59)
79) Garret Anderson, 2,529 (28)
85) Fred McGriff, 2,490 (74)
87) Joe Medwick, 2,471 (535)
91) Jeff Kent, 2,461 (551)
93) Lloyd Waner, 2,459 (4)
98) Kenny Lofton, 2,428 (141)

Abreu has 284 career home runs, 153rd all-time. Here are the one-time Dodgers on the top 150.

8 ) Jim Thome, 604 (0)
9) Frank Robinson, 586 (19)
14) Manny Ramirez, 555 (44)
24) Gary Sheffield, 509 (129)
25) Eddie Murray, 504 (65)
26) Fred McGriff, 493 (13)
43) Mike Piazza, 427 (177)
45) Andruw Jones, 423 (3)
47) Duke Snider, 407 (389)
48) Paul Konerko, 401 (4)
61) Frank Howard, 382 (123)
66) Jeff Kent, 377 (75)
71) Gil Hodges, 370 (361)
79) Luis Gonzalez, 354 (15)
84) Dick Allen, 351 (23)
92) Boog Powell, 339 (0)
95) Darryl Strawberry, 335 (38)
100) Shawn Green, 328 (162)
105) Gary Carter, 324 (6)
114) Ron Cey, 316 (228)
115) Jeromy Burnitz, 315 (13)
116) Adrian Beltre, 314 (147)
116) Reggie Smith, 314 (97)
131) Steve Finley, 304 (13)
135) Rickey Henderson, 297 (2)
137) Robin Ventura, 294 (10)
142) Jimmy Wynn, 291 (50)
146) Garret Anderson, 287 (2)
146) Bobby Bonilla, 287 (7)

Update: Jim Peltz of the Times says the Dodgers have – surprisingly – optioned Justin Sellers to the minors, which means that some combination of Juan Uribe and Jerry Hairston Jr. will back up Dee Gordon at shortstop. Mark Ellis could move over there in a pinch, but he hasn’t played shortstop in a game since 2005. Hairston, of course, has been increasingly relied upon at third base in place of Uribe. Adam Kennedy played his only two career innings at short in 2007.

However, it’s possible that Sellers could come right back up to the Dodgers if they decide Uribe needs to go to the disabled list.

  • Anonymous

    Who is leaving? Got to be Kennedy.

    • Anonymous

      Long term, that is the most likely scenario, but I’m betting he gets 15 more days while Uribe goes on the DL.

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    The Times is saying that Sellers has been optioned, which is surprising. 

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    Refresh to see update to this post. 

  • Anonymous

    A few reactions looking at those lists. 

    1) I didn’t realize that no Dodgers had hit 3000 in blue. When I think about it, I couldn’t have named one, but still. Guess I hadn’t thought about it. 

    2) Surprised to see that Bobby Bonilla only hit 7 with the Dodgers. It feels like he was with the team for three years. (Obviously, my old-man memory is failing.)

  • Anonymous

    I am so confused Jon.

    BR says that Abreu is actually 116 on the career hit list. Ichiro is at 102 and tied at 103 are Bill Dalhen and Jeff Kent. Currently at number 100 is Roger Connor with 2467 hits.
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/H_career.shtml

    • Anonymous

      Obviously I am misreading Jon’s post somehow – none of the people in the career hit list are in their right position.

    • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

       My list might have been since 1901.

      • Anonymous

         Darn you Cap Anson messing with the list!

  • Anonymous

    Manny with 44!  Hadn’t realized.  Thought that Shawn had more than that with us.  Konerko’s 4 makes me want to cry.

    • Anonymous

       Thome and Powell were Dodger duds – at least in terms of homeruns.

      • Anonymous

        Honorable mention, Moose Skowron:  211 (4)

  • Anonymous
    • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

       I’ve always said broadcasters are exempt from rule 9 in their broadcasts.  However, announcers may not come to Dodger Thoughts and type those words.

  • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

    I was not as surprised as you that Sellers was optioned Jon, (not that I totally agree with the move) since he had options remaining, and historically Ned is loathe to cut bait with veteran hitters until mid summer. I did think maybe Uribe would be DLd (maybe that’s what you expected too) but other than that… this was next likely move. Who knows, maybe Uribe will be DLd soon anyway after they realize he’s still hurt and Sellers will be right back up again.  

    Btw, 
    Bobby Abreu is:
    5 for 18 vs Garza with 2 2Bs, RBI, 2 BBs, 1SB, 3 Ks.
    Never faced Volstad.And is also 4 for 10 vs today’s starter Maholm with a double, 3 RBIs, 2 BBs but he won’t be starting (and hopefully won’t get to PH vs him because that would be a bad sign)

    • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

       It’s surprising only because the Dodger infield is so thin, with Hairston needed everywhere and Uribe hurt.

      • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

        Yeah, I guess they reeeeally like Kennedy as utility everyman right now. Not expecting that to end well. It hasn’t started well! But his defense is fine I guess. 

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    NPUT

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DQKCUJVYNHPWJGM36UUHRXUPP4 Gilbert

    i wanted Kennedy DFA’d with sellers to stay as the ultility guy with hairston playing more often…. why do we continue to be subjected to watching kennedy come up and give the other team free outs… i liked the Abreu pick up but only if we kept sellers and DFA’d kennedy