1977 Los Angeles Dodgers season

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1977 Los Angeles Dodgers
1977 National League 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]

Round 1: Bob Welch
Round 2: Joe Beckwith
Round 5: Mickey Hatcher
Round 7: Bobby Mitchell
Round 23: Mitch Webster
Round 36: Tom Niedenfuer (did not sign)[4]
Secondary Phase
Round 1: Ron Roenicke [5]

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]

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

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Cincinnati Reds
1976
NL West Championship Season
1977
Succeeded by
Los Angeles Dodgers
1978
Preceded by
Cincinnati Reds
1976
National League Championship Season
1977
Succeeded by
Los Angeles Dodgers
1978