Los Angeles Dodgers' Will Smith watches his double that drove in three runs during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Dodgers: Will Smith With Historic Production Out of the Catchers Spot

After collecting 3 hits in 3 at-bats, and driving in 6 runs, LA Dodgers catcher Will Smith added his name to the franchise record books.

Alanna Rizzo passes on the note from Dodgers PR that with his 6 RBI, Smith tied the all-time franchise record for rookie catchers. The Brooklyn Dodgers had two rookie catchers to achieve the feat — Bernie Hungling and Al Lopez.

Moreover, the 6 RBI evening has Smith as the top Los Angeles Dodger to achieve the feat, passing Mike Pizza’s previous high of 5 set in 1993.

After the game, Smith had this to say on the feat.

That’s pretty cool. There have been a lot of great Dodgers catchers in the passed so that’s pretty cool.

In the post-Austin Barnes era, Smith’s third stint with the big club couldn’t have gotten off to a better start. In 33 big league at-bats in 2019, the Fresh Prince of LAD is now slashing .345/.394/.862 with a 206 wRC+. He’s added 4 home runs and 12 RBI in 10 games.

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Written by Clint Pasillas


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