Swag -- what does it really mean? Swag is love and just like love you can't really define it. Swag is Babe Ruth pointing out his home run before he blasted it to the moon. Swag is when an American bald eagle eats caviar for breakfast and filet mignon for dinner while talking about the meaning of the universe with Bill Murray. Swag is being a champion and a warrior poet. It's about playing the game by the rules, or setting that rule book on fire and walking away in super slow-mo. Being swaggy is being a dreamer, a hero, a fighter, a lover, it's about being anything that exudes your own musk or your own swag. Jackie Robinson was the emperor of swag, Sandy Koufax the Poseidon of swag. Here are the 18 swaggiest Dodgers of all time. Enjoy, and drop any other Dodger hero you think belongs in the comments below. By Noah Weissman
Ron Cey (1971-1982)
One of the juiciest third basemen to ever put on the Blue and White, Ron Cey, aka 'The Penguin,' sweat swag out of his biblical mustache. Oh, and he was also a World Series MVP and champion (1981) and a six-time All Star (1974- 1979).
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Clayton Kershaw (2008- present)
The late, great Teddy Roosevelt once said, 'Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.' Kershaw embodies this spirit with the swag of a modern-day Hercules. When you look at the humble left-hander, you can't not love him and thats swag. His excellence at a young age is impressive. The dude is 26 and has already won an NL MVP (2014) and three NL Cy Young Awards (2011, 2013, 2014). The big fella needs to start performing in the playoffs to reach the upper echelon of supreme swag, but you still can't hate on his musk.
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Matt Kemp (2006-2014)
Kemp has swag for one reason and one reason only: He dated Rihanna and a lot of other ladies love him. Show any queen a pic of Kemp, and they would be down to share some tea with him. The outfielder also was an All-Star twice (2011-2012), and he can blast some home runs. You know who likes the long ball? Chicks. So, yes, Kemp has swag.
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Eric Gagne (1999-2006)
For many young champions of Los Angeles, Gagne in his prime was as close to a real-life version of Wild Thing as you can get. He made wearing goggles sweet. He was more fearless than a bear that hasn't eaten salmon in months, and his theme song every time he came out to pitch was 'Welcome to the Jungle' by Guns N' Roses. Combine that with an NL CY Young Award as a closer (2003) and being a three-time All-Star (2002-2004), and you have a sultan of swag, ladies and gentlemen.
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Hideo Nomo (1995-1998)
Nomo was that sweet, mysterious uncle that every kid wish they had. The right-hander came onto the scene from Japan and showed no mercy. He was the NL Rookie of the Year and an All-Star in 1995, sure, but more importantly his nickname was the 'Tornado' because he had one of the most majestic deliveries of all time. Who doesn't wish they could pitch like Nomo?
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Yasiel Puig (2013-present)
The sizzling Cuban young blood has a lot to prove, but he can throw a frozen rope like we've never seen before since the dawn of man. An All-Star in 2014 who plays like he doesn't care about any man that comes between him and his mecca, Puig has serious swag.
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Steve Garvey (1969-1982)
'Mr. Clean' Steve Garvey had such a pure pretty boy image that one could potentially argue he is the father of swag. He was an iron man, too, which every working man in America can respect. Then there are his acolades, including the NL MVP (1974) and 10 All-Star appearances (1974-1981, 1984, 1985).
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Vin Scully (1950-present)
Besides being the voice for over six generations of Dodgers fans since 1950, Vin Scully is a classy legend. He set the standard for excellent play-by-play sportscasting, and the game will never be the same. Class + Longevity = Swag. It's as simple as that.
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Orel Hershiser (1983-1994)
First of all his first name is Orel, which is boss, and he is Orel Hershiser III, which is also swaggy. Secondly, the dude pitched 59 scoreless innings once, people called him the 'Bulldog' and he would probably beat anybody in a Star Trek viewing competition. 'Live long and prosper' is a Spock quote, but Orel could have said it. He also won the NL Cy Young (1988), the World Series MVP (1988) and made three All-Star Games (1987-1989).
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Tommy Lasorda (1976–1996)
Former Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher and L.A. Dodgers manager, Tommy Lasorda is the Godfather of the organization. He has been with the Dodgers longer than Bill and Hillary Clinton have been married (Oct. 11, 1975, for those counting). Who wouldn't want to grab milkshakes and pizza with this Hollywood legend?
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Fernando Valenzuela (1980-1990)
Valenzuela is the people's champ and the embassador of swag. His nickname is 'El Toro' and there is no man on this planet who didn't love the electricity the man brought to the game. He also was a six-time All-Star (1981-1986) and the NY Cy Young Award winner (1981). A man of the people and a World Series champion buys you a lot of swag.
Reese was the ultimate good friend to Jackie Robinson and helped bring him into the league. Good morals, good friend and being a phenomenal baseball player are all crucial ingredients to great swag and Pee Wee had all of the above. He also won two World Series (1955,1959) and was a 10-time All-Star (1942, 1946-1954).
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Kirk Gibson (1988-1990)
Yes, Gibson was the NL MVP in 1988, but what makes him the manliest man of swag is the fact that he hit one of the most clutch, iconic and sweetest fist-pumping home runs of all time.
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Jackie Robinson (1947-1956)
Jackie Robinson's swag is self evident. The man trascended sports and put America on his back as he helped forge this great nation into a more accepting and beautiful country. Swag. He also happened to be one heck of a baseball player: six-time All-Star (1949-1954), NL MVP (1949), World Series champion (1955). No. 42 will always be an American hero.
Don Drysdale (1956-1969)
A hot head who liked to control the plate, you didn't want to mess around with Big Don. His swag was palpable, so much so you could taste it. He also was a nine-time All-Star, a three-time World Series champion and a Cy Young Award winner (1962).
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Sandy Koufax (1955-1966)
Koufax is not only one of the swaggiest Dodgers of all time, he is just one of the swaggiest men to ever live. If Poseidon was a human being, it probably would have been Sandy. He was so powerful, such a gentlemen, and such a champion that he will be a folklore legend forever. Here are some of his accolades: seven-time All-Star, four-time World Series champion, three-time Cy Young Award winner (1963, 1965, 1966), two-time World Series MVP (1963, 1965) and four no-hitters.
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Mike Piazza (1992-1998)
A 12-time All-Star, and always a Dodger at heart, Piazza has been described as the best offensive catcher of all time and holds the career record for home runs hit by a catcher with 427. He also has the most epic Fu Man Chu of all time and taught all the kids what it means to be a wolf in a world filled with sheep.
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Manny Ramirez (2008-2010)
Ramirez won't really be remembered as the quintessential Dodger, but 'Mannywood' and his overall swag can't be touched. His swing was more beautiful than a sunset in Malibu on an 80-degree day and his general reckless attitude gave the kids a reason to walk around with a chip on their shoulder. Also there is this: After the Dodgers lost in the playoffs, Manny was asked about his future as he prepared to enter the market. 'Gas is up, and so am I,' he said. A man who knows his worth is swaggy.