Tuesday, April 02, 2024

Dodgers Have 11 HR and 11 Correct HR Calls in 2024

"Follow me to freedom!"

Here's the Dodgers' 2024 HR statistics so far (through seven games played):

  • Mookie Betts: 4
  • Teoscar Hernandez: 4
  • Freddie Freeman: 1
  • Max Muncy: 1
  • Miguel Rojas: 1

Rojas even being on that list is insane, especially since Shohel Ohtani is not yet on that list. The Dodgers' 11 HR ranks first in the NL (the Padres have 10 on the year).

But what's even more insane is that all 11 home runs have been appropriately announced by the Dodgers' radio team while in flight, what with Charley Steiner sidelined with compound fractures in his back. Steiner, who usually does play by play with Rick Monday, often calls routine fly balls as home runs and vice versa, before their ultimate outcome. As a fan listening on radio, it's maddening.

That said, get well soon, Charley!


karen said...

I like Charly too. I love that he was a fan in Brooklyn as a boy and came out here to call the radio games. I have to admit, like Sax, the man has driven me batty with some of his calls. I too am sending get wells soon. Breaking your back...must be terrible.