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RESUME: Davey Lopes returns for his third season as the Nationals' first base coach, his second consecutive in the post he also held for Washington in 2006…The 2017 season will mark the 31st as a Major League coach for Lopes, who spent five seasons (2011-15) in the same position for the Los Angeles Dodgers…A highly-regarded baserunning instructor, Lopes is considered among the best in the game at improving a team's running game…In 2016, the Nationals posted a 75.6 stolen base percentage, up 4.3 percent from 2015, with five different players posting double-digit steals...During his tenure in LA, a Dodger ranked in the top 10 in stolen bases three times, and the 2011 Dodgers posted a 75.9 stolen base percentage, the team's second-best mark since moving to L.A. in 1958…Prior to joining the Dodgers, Lopes spent four seasons (2007-10) as the first base coach and outfield/baserunning instructor for the Philadelphia Phillies, appearing in the postseason all four years and winning a World Series ring in 2008…While with Philadelphia, Lopes coached current Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth, helping him achieve back-to-back 20-stolen-base seasons (2008, 2009) and an 88 percent (60-for-68) stolen base percentage… In each of his four seasons the Phillies posted the best stolen base percentage in MLB, including the best mark in MLB history in 2007 (87.9 %)…In 2008, the Phillies also led the NL and tied for the MLB lead with 36 outfield assists… Lopes served previously as the first base coach in San Diego (1995-1999 and 2003-2005), Baltimore (1992-1994) and Texas (1988-1991), and skippered the Milwaukee Brewers from 2000-02.

PLAYING CAREER: A 16-year Major Leaguer, Lopes' career included stops in Los Angeles (1972-81), Oakland (1982-84), Chicago (1984-86, Cubs) and Houston (1986-87)...Lopes appeared in four World Series, including a World Series Championship in 1981, as well as four consecutive All-Star Games (1978-81)...A second-round selection of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1968, Lopes spent the first 10 years of his MLB career with LA, and stole a then-MLB record 38 consecutive bases without a caught stealing in 1975 (Vince Coleman broke that record in 1989)...Lopes led the NL in stolen bases in 1975 (77) and 1976 (63) and ranks second all-time in Dodger history (behind Maury Wills, 490) with 413 stolen bases...Lopes stole 10 bases in the 1981 postseason, and in Game 4 of the World Series, was 2-for-5, stole two bases, scored two runs and had two RBI, including the game-winning RBI in an 8-7 victory over the New York Yankees... The 1978 NL Rawlings Gold Glove Award winner at second base, Lopes remains the Dodgers' all-time home run leader for second basemen (98).

PERSONAL: David Earl Lopes resides in San Diego, Calif., and he has a daughter, Vanessa...Lopes was All-State in baseball and basketball while attending LaSalle Academy (RI), and is a 1969 graduate of Washburn University (KS) where he earned NAIA All-American honors in baseball and basketball.

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