Ron Cey

Ron Cey
Birthdate 2/15/1948
Death Date
Debut Year 1971
Year of Induction
Teams Athletics, Cubs, Dodgers
Position Third Base

World Series Most Valuable Player Ron Cey made 6 straight All Star teams and helped his Dodger teams win 4 pennants and the ’81 World Series.

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Ron Cey played third base in the Dodgers record-setting infield that played together for 8 1/2 years

Ron Cey played third base in the Dodgers record-setting infield that played together for 8 1/2 years

Most consider the Dodgers 1968 draft the greatest in baseball history. Nine of their selections went on to perform for at least a decade in the Major Leagues. Among them were Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Bill Buckner, Doyle Alexander, Joe Ferguson, Tom Paciorek, Bobby Valentine Geoff Zahn, and Ron Cey

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Many call it the greatest draft in the history of pro sports

August 20th, 2015 Leave a comment

In 1968, the Dodgers drafted nine players who would go on to play a total of 148 seasons in the Major Leagues, appear in 23 All Star games, total over 11,000 hits, and club more than 1,100 home runs. The two pitchers from the draft tallied 305 big league wins. Add in six Gold Glove Awards, a batting championship, an All Star MVP award, a regular-season MVP award, a World Series MVP award, and the N.L. record holder for consecutive games played, and it’s easy to see why many believe it’s the greatest draft by any team in the history of professional sports. “The draft of 1968 was historical,” said Ron Cey, one of the players drafted that year. “97% of the cream of the crop each year is supposed to fail. That draft might be the best draft in history with a bunch of guys who played 15 years or so, Bobby Valentine, Billy Buckner, Davey Lopes, Tom Paciorek, Doyle Alexander, Steve Garvey, Joe Ferguson, myself. That’s a lot of guys right there.” Cey failed to include 111-game winner, Geoff Zahn, a Dodger teammate for three seasons. The selection of those players laid the foundation for continued excellence in Los […]

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3 responses to “Ron Cey”

  1. Visiting the hall of fame was a magnificent experience i will never forget!!wish I had more time!!!??

  2. Sharon says:

    Watching the play offs I can’t help but think back on the Dodgers of my days. Back in the 70’s and 80’s …. Amazing memories! Thanks for all the good times at Dodger Stadium ❤️🤗

  3. Barbara Hogan says:

    We loved going on Sunday’s to Dodger Stadium to see you n the rest of the team play !!! My kids especially loved Fan Day so that they could meet all you players !!! Thank you for the great memories !!!! 💙💙

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