1958 Los Angeles Dodgers season

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1958 Los Angeles Dodgers
1st season in Los Angeles
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Walter O'Malley
Manager(s) Walter Alston
Local television KTTV (11)
Local radio

KMPC
Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett

KWKW
René Cárdenas, Miguel Alonzo, Milt Nava
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The Los Angeles Dodgers took the field before 78,672 fans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on April 18, 1958, to usher in the beginning of the team's new life in Los Angeles. It was a rough season, as the Dodgers finished 21 games in back of the pennant-winning Milwaukee Braves in the National League standings, but it was the beginning of the second phase for the team.

Offseason[edit]

Spring training[edit]

The Dodgers played their first exhibition game as the Los Angeles Dodgers on March 8, 1958. The team faced the Philadelphia Phillies at Miami Stadium. Ron Negray started for the Dodgers and gave up four runs in a 7 to 4 Dodgers loss. The New York Times noted that as much as the game was a historic milestone for the franchise, it was a chance for manager Walter Alston to evaluate players under game conditions, especially catchers, following Roy Campanella's offseason auto accident that ended his career before he could ever play for Los Angeles.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Milwaukee Braves 92 62 -- .597
Pittsburgh Pirates 84 70 8 .545
San Francisco Giants 80 74 12 .519
Cincinnati Redlegs 76 78 16 .494
Chicago Cubs 72 82 20 .468
St. Louis Cardinals 72 82 20 .468
Los Angeles Dodgers 71 83 21 .461
Philadelphia Phillies 69 85 23 .448

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Opening Day starters
Name Position
Gino Cimoli Center fielder
Pee Wee Reese Shortstop
Duke Snider Left fielder
Gil Hodges First baseman
Charlie Neal Second baseman
Dick Gray Third baseman
Carl Furillo Right fielder
Rube Walker Catcher
Don Drysdale Starting pitcher

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1958 Los Angeles Dodgers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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
1B Hodges, GilGil Hodges 141 475 123 .259 22 64
C Roseboro, JohnJohn Roseboro 114 384 104 .271 14 43

Other batters[edit]

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

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Bessent, DonDon Bessent 19 1 0 0 3.33 13
Negray, RonRon Negray 4 0 0 0 7.15 2

Awards and honors[edit]

All-stars[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Montreal Royals International League Clay Bryant
AAA St. Paul Saints American Association Max Macon
AA Victoria Rosebuds Texas League Lou Rochelli
A Macon Dodgers South Atlantic League Danny Ozark
A Pueblo Dodgers Western League Ray Mueller
B Green Bay Bluejays Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Pete Reiser
C Great Falls Electrics Pioneer League Stan Wasiak
C Reno Silver Sox California League Ray Perry
D Columbus Foxes Alabama-Florida League Brandy Davis
D Kokomo Dodgers Midwest League Edward Serrano
D Thomasville Dodgers Georgia-Florida League Rudy Rufer
Sam Suplizio

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Montreal

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

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