Dodgers vs Diamondbacks 2021: live updates, news and odds


The Dodgers signed a contract for future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols for the remainder of the season, reminiscent of other Hall of Famers since 1901 who spent a brief spell with the team towards the end of their careers. A glance:

Dave Bancroft (with Dodgers 1928-29): Considered one of the best shortstops of his time and a good hitter, Bancroft had two under-par seasons with Brooklyn. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1971.

Jim bunning (1969): He went 3-1 with a 3.36 ERA in nine starts with the team, ended his career with 224 wins and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1996.

Gary Carter (1991): Spent his penultimate season as Mike Scioscia’s backup receiver, hitting .246 with six homers. Elected to the Hall of Fame in 2003.

Kiki Cuyler (1938): The outfielder spent his last season with Brooklyn, reaching .273 with 34 steps in 82 games. Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1968.

Rickey henderson (2003): The all-time leading hitter has spent his last 30 games with LA, hitting .208 and stealing three goals. Elected to the Hall of Fame in 2009.

Waite Hoyt (1932, 1937-38): Made his last 20 starts with the Dodgers, ranging from 7-10. Was a mainstay of the Yankees’ big teams of the 1920s. Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1969.

Hughie Jennings (1903): Shortstop had his best seasons in the 1890s, but had 17 battles with the Dodgers in 1903. Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1945.

George “Highpockets” Kelly (1932): After spending a season in the minors, the Dodgers acquired Kelly to replace injured first baseman Del Bissonette. He hit .243 with four homers and then came back to the miners. Finished with a career batting average of .297 and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1973.

Tony Lazzeri (1939): The longtime Yankees shortstop spent part of his final season with Brooklyn, hitting .282 in 14 games. Elected to Hall in 1991.

Freddie lindstrom (1936): The third baseman spent his last season as an outfielder with Brooklyn, playing 26 games. Elected to Hall in 1976.

Greg Maddux (2006, 2008): Made the last seven starts of his career with the Dodgers. Won 355 games in total and was elected to Hall in 2014.

Heinie manush (1938): The outfielder spent 17 games with Brooklyn in his penultimate season. Elected to Hall in 1964.

Juan Marichal (1975): Controversial signing 10 years after hitting Dodgers wide receiver John Roseboro in the head with a bat. Went 0-1 with a 13.50 ERA and retired. Elected to Hall in 1983.

Eddie Murray (1989-91, 1997): It sounds familiar. The aging first baseman is released by the Angels and signed by the Dodgers to hit and play at first base. Had seven at-bats with the team, getting two hits. Elected to the Hall of Fame in 2003.

Frank robinson (1972): One of the greatest hits of all time .251 in 103 games. Elected to the hall in 1982.

Jim thome (2009): Acquired at the trade deadline to add some power on the bench, he went four for 17 with no extra base hits. Ended his career with 612 circuits and elected to the hall in 2018.

Lloyd waner (1944): The .316 Lifetime Hitter had 14 at-bats with Brooklyn. Elected to Hall in 1967.

Paul waner (1943-44): Lloyd’s brother spent a bit more time with Brooklyn, hitting .302 in 165 games. Lifetime hitter of .333, he was elected to Hall in 1952.

Hoyt Wilhelm (1971-72): The knuckleballer was 49 when he finally quit after posting a 3.14 ERA and four saves with LA Elected to the Hall in 1985.

Special mention

Baby Ruth: Although he never played for the team, Ruth coached the Dodgers in 1938.

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