1977 Los Angeles Dodgers season

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1977 Los Angeles Dodgers
1977 National League Champions
NL West champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Los Angeles (since 1958)
Other information
Owner(s) Walter O'Malley
General manager(s) Al Campanis
Manager(s) Tommy Lasorda
Local television KTTV (11)
Local radio

KABC
Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett, Ross Porter

XEGM
Jaime Jarrín, Rudy Hoyos
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The 1977 Los Angeles Dodgers season had Tommy Lasorda replace longtime manager Walter Alston as Manager of the team. The Dodgers won the National League West by 10 games and defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in four games in the NLCS, then lost to the New York Yankees in the World Series.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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Walter Alston's number 24 was retired by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1977.

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L GB Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 98 64 -- .605
Cincinnati Reds 88 74 10 .543
Houston Astros 81 81 17 .500
San Francisco Giants 75 87 23 .463
San Diego Padres 69 93 29 .426
Atlanta Braves 61 101 37 .377

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Opening Day starters
Name Position
Davey Lopes Second baseman
Bill Russell Shortstop
Reggie Smith Right fielder
Ron Cey Third baseman
Steve Garvey First baseman
Rick Monday Center fielder
Dusty Baker Left fielder
Steve Yeager Catcher
Don Sutton Starting pitcher

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1977 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
C Yeager, SteveSteve Yeager 125 387 99 .256 16 55
1B Garvey, SteveSteve Garvey 162 696 192 .297 33 115
2B Lopes, DaveyDavey Lopes 134 502 142 .283 11 53
3B Cey, RonRon Cey 153 564 136 .241 30 110
SS Russell, BillBill Russell 153 634 176 .278 4 51
CF Monday, RickRick Monday 118 392 90 .230 15 48

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
Oates, JohnnyJohnny Oates 60 156 42 .269 3 11

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
Castillo, BobbyBobby Castillo 6 1 0 0 3.97 7

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

Postseason[edit]

1977 National League Championship Series[edit]

Game One[edit]

October 4, Dodger Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 7 9 0
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 5 9 2
W: Gene Garber (1-0)  L: Elías Sosa (0-1)  SV: Tug McGraw (1)
HRs: PHIGreg Luzinski (1); LADRon Cey (1)

Game Two[edit]

October 5, Dodger Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 1
Los Angeles 0 0 1 4 0 1 1 0 X 7 9 1
W: Don Sutton (1-0)  L: Jim Lonborg (0-1)  
HRs: PHIBake McBride (1); LADDusty Baker (1)

Game Three[edit]

October 7, Veterans Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 6 12 2
Philadelphia 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 6 2
W: Lance Rautzhan (1-0)  L: Gene Garber (1-1)  SV: Mike Garman (1)
HRs: None

Game Four[edit]

October 8, Veterans Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 5 0
Philadelphia 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0
W: Tommy John (1-0)  L: Steve Carlton (0-1)  
HRs: LADDusty Baker (2)

1977 World Series[edit]

Main article: 1977 World Series

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL Los Angeles Dodgers (2)

Game Score Date Location Attendance Time of Game
1 Dodgers – 3, Yankees – 4 (12 inns) October 11 Yankee Stadium 56,668 3:24
2 Dodgers – 6, Yankees – 1 October 12 Yankee Stadium 56,691 2:27
3 Yankees – 5, Dodgers – 3 October 14 Dodger Stadium 55,992 2:31
4 Yankees – 4, Dodgers – 2 October 15 Dodger Stadium 55,995 2:07
5 Yankees – 4, Dodgers – 10 October 16 Dodger Stadium 55,995 2:29
6 Dodgers – 4, Yankees – 8 October 18 Yankee Stadium 56,407 2:18

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League James B. Williams
AA San Antonio Dodgers Texas League Don LeJohn
A Lodi Dodgers California League Stan Wasiak
A Clinton Dodgers Midwest League Dick McLaughlin
Rookie Lethbridge Dodgers Pioneer League Gail Henley

Teams in BOLD won League Championships

Major League Baseball Draft[edit]

The Dodgers drafted 40 players in the June draft and eight in the January draft. Of those, eight players would eventually play in the Major Leagues.

The first round draft pick in the June draft was pitcher Bob Welch from Eastern Michigan University. In 17 years with the Dodgers and Oakland Athletics he started 462 games with a 211-146 record and a 3.47 ERA. He became a two time All-Star, a two time World Series Champion and won the 1990 American League Cy Young Award.

The draft also included Mickey Hatcher, who hit .280 in 1130 games, mostly as an outfielder and was a part of two Dodgers World Series champions; outfielder/utility player Ron Roenicke who played eight seasons in the Majors before becoming a coach and manager; and relief pitcher Tom Niedenfuer, who was picked in the 36th round but would play 10 seasons in the Majors and save 97 games.

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