The squatty third baseman in the longest running infield in baseball history, Ron Cey was nicknamed "The Penguin." He hit 20 or more homers 10 times, and drove in 100 runs twice. In 1981 he earned a share of the World Series MVP as the Dodgers finally defeated the Yankees to win the championship. Cey hit 316 career homers and at the time of his trade to the Cubs he held the record for most homers by a Dodger in LA.
The Dodgers lost the division title to the Reds, but Cey wasn't the reason. He posted a .499 SLG mark and a .389 OBP. His performances in 1975, 1976 and 1981 were very similar.
According to retrosheet, in the 10 years that they have data, Cey had a .531 slugging percentage against lefties and .428 versus righties. Over that same stretch Cey blasted the Cincinnati Reds for a .316, 14 homers, 38 RBI, and a .648 SLG in 55 games.
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