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Last call (Part I): The greatest L.A. Dodgers of all-time

October 31, 2008 | 10:00 pm

Before revealing the results of the fan balloting for the greatest L.A. Dodgers of all time, here are my top 3 selections. Part II of the Last Call, featuring the reader results, will be posted at 11 p.m.

The third-greatest L.A. Dodger of all time is:

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Don Drysdale

How would you like to have Don Drysdale on your staff, and then realize he is only the second-best pitcher in your rotation? He pitched over 300 innings for four consecutive season, which also contributed to the fact he retired when he was only 32.

The second-greatest L.A. Dodger of all-time is:

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Mike Piazza

Mike Piazza is the greatest hitting catcher in baseball history, and the organization will never live down the day it traded him. It is unfortunate that he will be going into the Hall of Fame as a New York Met.

Now, the greatest L.A. Dodger of all time, which should come as no surprise:

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Sandy Koufax

Not only is Sandy Koufax the greatest L.A. Dodger of all time, he might be the greatest left-handed pitcher of all time.

-- Houston Mitchell

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