1987 Los Angeles Dodgers season

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1987 Los Angeles Dodgers
1987 Mother's Cookies - Dodger Stadium.JPG
Dodger Stadium pictured beneath the Los Angeles skyline in 1987.
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Peter O'Malley
General manager(s)Al Campanis, Fred Claire
Manager(s)Tommy Lasorda
Local televisionKTTV (11)
Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett, Ross Porter
Dodgervision
Eddie Doucette, Al Downing, Rick Monday
Local radioKABC
Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett, Ross Porter
KWKW
Jaime Jarrín, René Cárdenas
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The 1987 Los Angeles Dodgers season was the 98th of the franchise in Major League Baseball and their 30th season in Los Angeles, California. They finished in fourth place in the Western Division of the National League.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Francisco Giants 90 72 0.556 46–35 44–37
Cincinnati Reds 84 78 0.519 6 42–39 42–39
Houston Astros 76 86 0.469 14 47–34 29–52
Los Angeles Dodgers 73 89 0.451 17 40–41 33–48
Atlanta Braves 69 92 0.429 20½ 42–39 27–53
San Diego Padres 65 97 0.401 25 37–44 28–53

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 6–5 8–10 8–10 6–12 3–9 7–5 7–5 7–5 6–12 8–10 3–9
Chicago 5–6 6–6 8–4 6–6 10–8 9–9 8–10 4–14 9–3 5–7 6–12
Cincinnati 10–8 6–6 13–5 10–8 6–6 7–5 5–7 4–8 12–6 7–11 4–8
Houston 10–8 4–8 5–13 12–6 7–5 6–6 6–6 6–6 5–13 10–8 5–7
Los Angeles 12–6 6–6 8–10 6–12 3–9 6–6 2–10 6–6 11–7 10–8 3–9
Montreal 9–3 8–10 6–6 5–7 9–3 8–10 10–8 11–7 9–3 5–7 11–7
New York 5–7 9–9 5–7 6–6 6–6 10–8 13–5 12–6 8–4 9–3 9–9
Philadelphia 5-7 10–8 7–5 6–6 10–2 8–10 5–13 11–7 8–4 2–10 8–10
Pittsburgh 5–7 14–4 8–4 6–6 6–6 7–11 6–12 7–11 8–4 6–6 7–11
San Diego 12–6 3–9 6–12 13–5 7–11 3–9 4–8 4–8 4–8 5–13 4–8
San Francisco 10–8 7–5 11–7 8–10 8–10 7–5 3–9 10–2 6–6 13–5 7–5
St. Louis 9–3 12–6 8–4 7–5 9–3 7–11 9–9 10–8 11–7 8–4 5–7


Opening Day starters

Name Position
Steve Sax Second baseman
Mariano Duncan Shortstop
Bill Madlock Third baseman
Mike Marshall Right fielder
Franklin Stubbs First baseman
Ken Landreaux Left fielder
Mike Scioscia Catcher
Mike Ramsey Center fielder
Orel Hershiser Starting pitcher

Notable transactions

Roster

1987 Los Angeles Dodgers

Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Mike Scioscia 142 461 122 .265 6 38
1B Franklin Stubbs 129 386 90 .233 16 52
2B Steve Sax 157 610 171 .280 6 46
3B Mickey Hatcher 101 287 81 .282 7 42
SS Mariano Duncan 76 261 56 .215 6 18
LF Pedro Guerrero 152 545 184 .338 27 89
CF John Shelby 120 476 132 .277 21 69
RF Mike Marshall 104 402 118 .294 16 72

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Dave Anderson 108 265 62 .234 1 13
Ken Landreaux 115 182 37 .203 6 23
Alex Treviño 72 144 32 .222 3 16
Tracy Woodson 53 136 31 .228 1 11
Glenn Hoffman 40 132 29 .220 0 10
Phil Garner 70 126 24 .190 2 8
Mike Ramsey 48 125 29 .232 0 12
Danny Heep 60 98 16 .163 0 9
Jeff Hamilton 35 83 18 .217 0 1
Ralph Bryant 46 69 17 .246 2 10
Tito Landrum 51 67 16 .239 1 4
Bill Madlock 21 61 11 .180 3 7
Mike Devereaux 19 54 12 .222 0 4
Reggie Williams 39 36 4 .111 0 4
Craig Shipley 26 35 9 .257 0 2
Mike Sharperson 10 33 9 .273 0 1
Chris Gwynn 17 32 7 .219 0 2
José González 19 16 3 .188 0 1
Len Matuszek 16 15 1 .067 0 0
Orlando Mercado 7 5 3 .600 0 1
Brad Wellman 3 4 1 .250 0 1
Gilberto Reyes 1 0 0 ---- 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Orel Hershiser 37 264.2 16 16 3.06 190
Bob Welch 35 251.2 15 9 3.22 196
Fernando Valenzuela 34 251.0 14 14 3.98 190
Shawn Hillegas 12 58.0 4 3 3.57 51
Tim Belcher 6 34.0 4 2 2.38 23

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Rick Honeycutt 27 115.2 2 12 4.59 92
Tim Leary 39 107.2 3 11 4.76 61
Alejandro Peña 37 87.1 2 7 3.50 76

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Brian Holton 53 3 2 2 3.89 58
Matt Young 47 5 8 11 4.47 42
Ken Howell 40 3 4 1 4.91 60
Brad Havens 31 0 0 1 4.33 23
Tim Crews 20 1 1 3 2.48 20
Tom Niedenfuer 15 1 0 1 2.76 10
Ron Davis 4 0 0 0 6.75 1
Jack Savage 3 0 0 0 2.70 0
Bill Krueger 2 0 0 0 0.00 2
Jerry Reuss 1 0 0 0 4.50 2

1987 awards

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League Terry Collins
AA San Antonio Dodgers Texas League Gary LaRocque
High A Bakersfield Dodgers California League Kevin Kennedy
High A Vero Beach Dodgers Florida State League John Shoemaker
Rookie Great Falls Dodgers Pioneer League Tim Johnson
Rookie Gulf Coast Dodgers Gulf Coast League Joe Alvarez

Teams in BOLD won League Championships

Major League Baseball Draft

The draft was altered this year and the January drafts and the secondary phase of the June draft were eliminated, leaving just the one June draft, which was expanded to more rounds to allow the Junior College players to be included. The Dodgers drafted 51 players in this draft, the largest collection of players they had ever drafted in one draft. Of those, ten of them would eventually play Major League baseball.

The top pick in this years draft was right-handed pitcher Dan Opperman from Valley High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. However, Opperman injured his arm pitching in the state high school playoffs his Senior season and would not be able to pitch professionally until 1989.[4] He would eventually play in parts of four seasons with the Dodgers farm teams in Vero Beach, San Antonio and the last two with the AAA Albuquerque Dukes. In 63 games (all but one as a starter) he had a record of 19-22 and an ERA of 3.95.

None of the players from this years draft would leave much of an impression on the Majors. Pitchers Dennis Springer and Mike James had the longest careers, but were just average players at best.

References

  1. ^ "John Shelby Stats".
  2. ^ Bill Madlock Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ Mike Sharperson Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ Juipe, Dean (December 28, 1999). "Opperman regains his footing". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  5. ^ 1987 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

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