Justin Turner has become much more than a breakout star with the Los Angeles Dodgers, he has become one of the team’s most beloved fan-favorites.
The story of Justin Turner on the Los Angeles Dodgers will always be that he was potentially on his way to retiring from the game until then-bench coach Tim Wallach saw him at a Cal State Fullerton alumni game, was impressed, and urged the Dodgers to sign him to a minor-league deal.
Six years after that minor-league contract and Justin Turner is a staple of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Not only has he been one of the team’s best players, but has turned into a fan-favorite and quite the role model. Turner has made such an impact on LA that January 22 has officially been named Justin Turner Day in the city of Los Angeles.
With no Dodger baseball to watch for the foreseeable future, we decided to take a positive spin with our content here at LA Sports Hub and bring you some of the best moments from some of your favorite athletes, starting with Justin Turner.
Here are Justin Turner’s five most memorable moments as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
5. Three-home run game in 2019
Justin Turner’s power was appearing to take a dip in the 2019 season. While he was still a threat at the plate as one of the best two-strike hitters in the league, Turner started the year slow and could not get the ball over the fence.
That all changed on May 7 against the Atlanta Braves. Turner did not hit his first home run on the year until April 30 and then one week later slugged three home runs and drove in six RBIs in a 9-0 rout of the Braves.
This will go down, unless he tops it, as the greatest regular season that Turner has had with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He has had a bigger regular-season moment in his career (we will get to that later), but this three-home run has been the most impressive in his career.
Turner went on to hit a career-high 27 home runs, proving that his bat still has plenty of pop. If it was not for the slow April, Turner very well could have been a 30-home run hitter.