1965 Los Angeles Dodgers season

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1965 Los Angeles Dodgers
1965 World Series Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Walter O'Malley
Manager(s) Walter Alston
Local television KTTV (11)
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Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett

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José García, Jaime Jarrín
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The 1965 Los Angeles Dodgers finished the regular-season with a 97–65 record, which earned them the NL pennant by two games over their arch-rivals, the San Francisco Giants. The Dodgers went on to win the World Series in seven games over the Minnesota Twins.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 97 65 -- .599
San Francisco Giants 95 67 2 .586
Pittsburgh Pirates 90 72 7 .556
Cincinnati Reds 89 73 8 .549
Milwaukee Braves 86 76 11 .531
Philadelphia Phillies 85 76 11.5 .528
St. Louis Cardinals 80 81 16.5 .497
Chicago Cubs 72 90 25 .444
Houston Astros 65 97 32 .401
New York Mets 50 112 47 .309

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Opening Day starters
Name Position
Maury Wills Shortstop
Wes Parker First baseman
Willie Davis Center fielder
Tommy Davis Left fielder
Johnny Roseboro Catcher
Jim Lefebvre Second baseman
Ron Fairly Right fielder
John Kennedy Second baseman
Don Drysdale Starting pitcher

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1965 Los Angeles Dodgers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Game log[edit]

1965 Game Log

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

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
Kennedy, JohnJohn Kennedy 104 105 18 .171 1 5
Smith, DickDick Smith 10 6 0 .000 0 1

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
Koufax, SandySandy Koufax 43 335.2 26 8 2.04 382
Drysdale, DonDon Drysdale 44 308.1 23 12 2.77 210
Osteen, ClaudeClaude Osteen 40 287 15 15 2.79 162

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
Willhite, NickNick Willhite 15 42 2 2 5.36 28
Kekich, MikeMike Kekich 5 10.1 0 1 9.58 9

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
Miller, BobBob Miller 61 6 7 9 2.97 77
Brewer, JimJim Brewer 19 3 2 2 1.82 31

1965 World Series[edit]

Main article: 1965 World Series

Game 1[edit]

October 6, 1965 at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, Minnesota

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles (N) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 10 1
Minnesota (A) 0 1 6 0 0 1 0 0 x 8 10 0
W: Mudcat Grant (1–0)   L: Don Drysdale (0–1)
HR: LADRon Fairly (1)   MINDon Mincher (1), Zoilo Versalles (1)

Game 2[edit]

October 7, 1965 at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, Minnesota

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 3
Minnesota (A) 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 x 5 9 0
W: Jim Kaat (1–0)   L: Sandy Koufax (0–1)

Game 3[edit]

October 9, 1965 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Los Angeles (N) 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 x 4 10 1
W: Claude Osteen (1–0)  L: Camilo Pascual (0–1)

Game 4[edit]

October 10, 1965 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota (A) 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 5 2
Los Angeles (N) 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 1 x 7 10 0
W: Don Drysdale (1–1)  L: Mudcat Grant (1–1)
HR: MINHarmon Killebrew (1), Tony Oliva (1)    LADWes Parker (1), Lou Johnson (1)

Game 5[edit]

October 11, 1965 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Los Angeles (N) 2 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 x 7 14 0
W: Sandy Koufax (1–1)  L: Jim Kaat (1–1)

Game 6[edit]

October 13, 1965 at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, Minnesota

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 1
Minnesota (A) 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 x 5 6 1
W: Mudcat Grant (2–1)   L: Claude Osteen (1–1)
HR: LADRon Fairly (2)   MINBob Allison (1), Mudcat Grant (1)

Game 7[edit]

October 14, 1965 at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, Minnesota

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles (N) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 0
Minnesota (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 '0 '3 1
W: Sandy Koufax (2–1)   L: Jim Kaat (1–2)
HR: LADLou Johnson (2)

Awards and honors[edit]

Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax

All-Stars[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Spokane Indians Pacific Coast League Bill Brenzel
Duke Snider
Pete Reiser
AA Albuquerque Dodgers Texas League Roy Hartsfield
A Santa Barbara Dodgers California League Norm Sherry
A St. Petersburg Saints Florida State League George Scherger
A Salem Dodgers Northwest League Stan Wasiak
Rookie Pocatello Chiefs Pioneer League Tommy Lasorda

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Albuquerque

1965 Major League Baseball Draft[edit]

This was the first Major League Baseball Draft. The Dodgers drafted 30 players this year in the June draft and an additional 2 in the August Legion draft. The first player the Dodgers ever drafted was a shortstop from Bakersfield High School named John Wyatt. He played in the teams farm system through 1970 but never advanced past Class-A.

The most notable player drafted this year was Tom Seaver, who was picked in the 10th round from the University of Southern California, but he did not sign with the team and re-entered the draft the following year, where he was selected by the New York Mets.

June draft[edit]

[7]

Round Name Position School Signed Career span Highest level
1 John Wyatt SS Bakersfield High School Yes 1965-1970 A
2 Alan Foster RHP Los Altos High School Yes 1965-1976 MLB
3 Michael Criscione C Syracuse University Yes 1965-1967 A
4 George Mercado OF Bishop Dubois High School Yes 1965-1967 A-
5 John Radosevich LHP West Virginia University Yes 1965-1968 A
6 Peter Barnes OF Southern University and A&M College No
7 Larry Griffith RHP Anadarko High School Yes 1965-1967 AA
8 James Johnson OF Las Vegas High School Yes 1965-1970 A
9 Paul Dennenbaum 1B Syracuse University No
10 Tom Seaver RHP University of Southern California No
Mets -1966
1966-1986 MLB
11 Joseph Austin 1B University of Southern California Yes 1965-1966 A
12 Richard Binder LHP Waterloo High School No
13 Terrance Derringer RHP Southwest Miami High School No
14 Stephen McGreevy 1B University of Kansas Yes 1965-1967 A
15 Leon Everitt RHP Pemberton High School Yes 1965-1969 MLB
16 Michael McCall SS Greenville High School No
Red Sox -1965
1967-1970 A
17 Johnny Alexander INF Whitmire High School No
18 Rod Austin OF Santa Clara University No
19 George Lewark SS University of Colorado No
20 William Maxwell RHP Central High School No
21 Daro Quiring RHP Stanford University No
22 Eric Krumlauf 3B Shaker Heights High School No
23 Rich Hinton LHP Marana High School No
White Sox -1969
1969-1979 MLB
24 Frederick Moulder SS Oklahoma State University Yes 1967-1972 AAA
25 Jon Keirns OF Edmond High School No
26 Robert Harvey 3B John Marshall High School Yes 1966-1968 A
27 Rhett Thompson 3B Del Mar High School Yes 1965-1967 A-
28 Gary Moore OF University of Texas at Austin Yes 1967-1971 MLB
29 Kyle Carlin RHP Sulphur High School Yes 1965-1969 AA
30 Dennis Jensen SS Jacksonville University Yes 1965 A

August Legion Draft[edit]

[8] The August Legion Draft was for College players who had participated in summer amateur leagues.

Round Name Position School Signed Career span Highest level
1 Barry Snyder C No
2 Frank Stanek 1B No

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Preceded by
St. Louis Cardinals
1964
National League Championship Season
1965
Succeeded by
Los Angeles Dodgers
1966