A six-time all star, Cey clubbed 316 home runs during a 17-year career that saw him play for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs and Oakland A’s. Nicknamed “The Penguin,” Cey finished sixth in the National League Rookie of the Year vote in 1973, his first year as the Dodgers’ third baseman. He remained at the hot corner for Los Angeles until 1983, forming an iconic infield with Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes and Bill Russell. Cey was an all star for six straight seasons, starting in 1974 and ending in 1979. His best season came in 1977 when he hit 30 homers and drove in 110 runs. He finished eighth in the NL MVP vote that season. Cey joined the Cubs in 1983 and strung together three straight seasons with 20-plus home runs. His career ended in 1987 after a year with the A’s.
Cey was the co-MVP of the 1981 World Series. He hit .350 with a home run and six RBIs to help the Dodgers defeat the New York Yankees in six games. He also reached the World Series in 1974, 1977 and 1978 with Los Angeles.
Ron Cey – career stats