1974 Los Angeles Dodgers season

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1974 Los Angeles Dodgers
1974 National League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Walter O'Malley
General manager(s) Al Campanis
Manager(s) Walter Alston
Local television KTTV (11)
Local radio

KABC
Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett

XEGM
Jaime Jarrín, Rudy Hoyos
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The 1974 Los Angeles Dodgers won the National League West by four games over the Cincinnati Reds, then beat the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1974 National League Championship Series before losing to the Oakland Athletics in the 1974 World Series.

Offseason[edit]

Round 4: Shane Rawley (did not sign)[6]
Secondary Phase
Round 2: Jim Dorsey (did not sign)[7]

Regular season[edit]

Mike Marshall set a record by pitching in 106 games in 1974, a record that still stands today.[8]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L GB Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 102 60 -- .630
Cincinnati Reds 98 64 4 .605
Atlanta Braves 88 74 14 .543
Houston Astros 81 81 21 .500
San Francisco Giants 72 90 30 .444
San Diego Padres 60 102 42 .370

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Opening Day starters
Name Position
Davey Lopes Second baseman
Bill Buckner First baseman
Jimmy Wynn Center fielder
Joe Ferguson Catcher
Willie Crawford Right fielder
Ron Cey Third baseman
Von Joshua Left fielder
Bill Russell Shortstop
Don Sutton Starting pitcher

Notable transactions[edit]

Round 1: Rick Sutcliffe
Round 2: Steve Shirley[10]

Roster[edit]

1974 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

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
Auerbach, RickRick Auerbach 45 73 25 .342 1 4

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
Marshall, MikeMike Marshall 106 15 12 21 2.42 143
Brewer, JimJim Brewer 24 4 4 0 2.52 26

Postseason[edit]

1974 National League Championship Series[edit]

The Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates in four games in the NLCS.

Game One[edit]

October 5, Three Rivers Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 9 2
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
W: Don Sutton (1-0)   L: Jerry Reuss (0-1)  
HR: None

Game Two[edit]

October 6, Three Rivers Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 5 12 0
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 8 3
W: Andy Messersmith (1-0)  L: Dave Giusti (0-1)  
HRs: LADRon Cey (1)

Game Three[edit]

October 8, Dodger Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 10 0
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5
W: Bruce Kison (1-0)  L: Doug Rau (0-1)  
HRs: PITWillie Stargell (1), Richie Hebner (1)

Game Four[edit]

October 9, Dodger Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 1
Los Angeles 1 0 2 0 2 2 2 3 X 12 12 0
W: Don Sutton (2-0)  L: Jerry Reuss (0-2)  
HRs: LADSteve Garvey (2); PITWillie Stargell (2)

1974 World Series[edit]

Main article: 1974 World Series

The Dodgers were defeated by the Oakland Athletics in five games in the World Series.

AL Oakland Athletics (4) vs. NL Los Angeles Dodgers (1)

Game Score Date Location Attendance Time of Game
1 Athletics – 3, Dodgers – 2 October 12 Dodger Stadium 55,974 2:43
2 Athletics – 2, Dodgers – 3 October 13 Dodger Stadium 55,989 2:40
3 Dodgers – 2, Athletics – 3 October 15 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 49,347 2:35
4 Dodgers – 2, Athletics – 5 October 16 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 49,347 2:17
5 Dodgers – 2, Athletics – 3 October 17 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 49,347 2:23

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Stars[edit]

Sporting News awards[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League Stan Wasiak
AA Waterbury Dodgers Eastern League Don LeJohn
A Bakersfield Dodgers California League George Freese
A Orangeburg Dodgers Western Carolinas League Bart Shirley
Rookie Bellingham Dodgers Northwest League Bill Berrier

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Cincinnati Reds
1973
NL West Championship Season
1974
Succeeded by
Cincinnati Reds
1975
Preceded by
New York Mets
1973
National League Championship Season
1974
Succeeded by
Cincinnati Reds
1975