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Dodgers' Alex Wood has franchise-best ERA, but might not be eligible for record

Dodgers' Alex Wood has franchise-best ERA, but might not be eligible for record

In 1916 — a decade and a half before the Dodgers nickname would stick to the Brooklyn franchise of the National League — Hall of Famer Rube Marquard posted a 1.58 earned-run average for the Brooklyn Robins. That remains the franchise record, even amid the excellence of Clayton Kershaw and Sandy Koufax.

After a century and a year, Marquard’s record could fall. Alex Wood has a 1.56 ERA.

However, Wood might not get the record even if his ERA does not rise. A pitcher must throw a minimum of 162 innings to qualify. The Dodgers stashed Wood in the bullpen to start the season, and they have not let him throw 100...

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