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Ron Cey
Third baseman
Born: February 15, 1948 (1948-02-15) (age 62)
Tacoma, Washington
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
September 3, 1971 for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
July 12, 1987 for the Oakland Athletics
Career statistics
Batting average     .261
Home runs     316
Runs batted in     1,139
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Ronald Charles (Ron) Cey (pronounced /ˈseɪ/, 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.

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). This quartet was the most enduring infield in baseball history. The four infielders stayed together as the Dodgers' starters for eight and a half years.

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. He is still a part of the Dodgers' organization and continues to make appearances on the team's behalf.

Career Hitting[1]
G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI SB BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
2,073 7,162 1,868 328 21 316 977 1,139 24 1,012 1,235 .261 .354 .445 .799

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Preceded by
Steve Garvey
National League Player of the Month
April, 1977
Succeeded by
Ken Reitz
Preceded by
Mike Schmidt
World Series MVP (with Pedro Guerrero and Steve Yeager)
1981
Succeeded by
Darrell Porter
Preceded by
Tug McGraw
Babe Ruth Award
1981
Succeeded by
Bruce Sutter
Preceded by
Tommy John
Lou Gehrig Memorial Award
1982
Succeeded by
Mike Schmidt
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