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Dodgers History: The Best Dodgers to Wear No. 23



Casey Blake (2008-2011)
The man with the most famous beard in baseball before Brian Wilson, Casey Blake came over in a mid-season trade from the Cleveland Indians in 2008, and became a veteran presence on a team of young, budding stars that included Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier.

Blake played a steady third base and was instrumental in the Dodgers making it to back-to-back National League Championship Series in 2008 and 2009.

Blake had his best season with the Dodgers in ’09 batting .280 with 18 HRs and 79 RBIs.

Casey was slowed by injuries in 2011, forcing him out of Los Angeles, and prompting him to sign a contract with the Colorado Rockies in the off-season, but subsequently was released and announced his retirement.

Written by Staff Writer

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