Ron Cey


Ron Cey

Infobox MLB retired
name=Ron Cey
position=Third baseman
bats=Right
throws=Right
birthdate=birth date and age|1948|2|15
Tacoma, Washington
debutdate=September 3
debutyear=by|1971
debutteam=Los Angeles Dodgers
finaldate=July 12
finalyear=by|1987
finalteam=Oakland Athletics
stat1label=Batting average
stat1value=.261
stat2label=Home runs
stat2value=316
stat3label=Runs batted in
stat3value=1,139
teams=
* Los Angeles Dodgers (by|1971-by|1982)
* Chicago Cubs (by|1983-by|1986)
* Oakland Athletics (by|1987)
highlights=
* 6x All-Star selection (1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979)
* World Series champion (1981)
* 1981 World Series MVP
* 1981 Babe Ruth Award
* 1982 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award

Ronald Charles (Ron) Cey (pronEng|seɪ, born February 15, 1948 in Tacoma, Washington) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1971-82), Chicago Cubs (1983-86) and Oakland Athletics (1987). Cey batted and threw right-handed. A popular player, he was nicknamed "The Penguin" for his slow waddling running gait by his then-minor league manager Tommy Lasorda. Another famous nickname for Cey was given to him by Chris Berman of ESPN. He said his name as Ron "Born in the U.S." Cey.

A graduate of Mount Tahoma High School, Cey attended Washington State University and was a member of Phi Delta Theta.

With the Dodgers, third baseman Cey was part of an All-Star infield that included Steve Garvey (first baseman), Davey Lopes (second baseman) and Bill Russell (shortstop).

In a 17-season career, Cey was a .261 hitter with 316 home runs and 1139 RBI in 2073 games.

Cey had a terrific 1981 World Series in which he helped spark the Dodgers to four straight victories after they had lost the first two games, including his returning for the clinching Game 6 after having been being hit in the head by a Goose Gossage fastball during Game 5. Cey was named Co-MVP along with Steve Yeager and Pedro Guerrero.



References

ee also

* Top 500 home run hitters of all time
* List of Major League Baseball players with 1000 RBI

External links

*baseball-reference|id=c/ceyro01
* [http://www.losangelesdodgersonline.com/roncey.php Ron Cey Los Angeles Dodgers]


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