1980 Los Angeles Dodgers season

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1980 Los Angeles Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Peter O'Malley
General manager(s) Al Campanis
Manager(s) Tommy Lasorda
Local television

KTTV (11)
(Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett, Ross Porter)

ONTV
(Geoff Witcher, Al Downing)
Local radio

KABC
(Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett, Ross Porter)

KTNQ
(Jaime Jarrín, Rudy Hoyos)
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The 1980 Los Angeles Dodgers finished the season in second place in the Western Division of the National League, one game behind the Houston Astros. Don Sutton set a Dodger record with his 52nd career shutout this season and the Dodgers also hosted the All-Star game for the first time.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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Duke Snider's number 4 was retired by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1980.

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L GB Pct.
Houston Astros 93 70 -- .571
Los Angeles Dodgers 92 71 1 .564
Cincinnati Reds 89 73 3.5 .549
Atlanta Braves 81 80 11 .503
San Francisco Giants 75 86 17 .466
San Diego Padres 73 89 19.5 .451

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Opening Day starters
Name Position
Davey Lopes Second baseman
Rudy Law Center fielder
Reggie Smith Right fielder
Steve Garvey First baseman
Dusty Baker Left fielder
Ron Cey Third baseman
Derrel Thomas Shortstop
Steve Yeager Catcher
Burt Hooton Starting pitcher

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1980 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
2B Lopes, DaveyDavey Lopes 141 553 139 .251 10 49

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
Beckwith, JoeJoe Beckwith 38 3 3 0 1.96 40
Stanhouse, DonDon Stanhouse 21 2 2 7 5.04 5

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League Del Crandall
AA San Antonio Dodgers Texas League Don LeJohn
A Lodi Dodgers California League Dick McLaughlin
A Vero Beach Dodgers Florida State League Stan Wasiak
Rookie Lethbridge Dodgers Pioneer League Gail Henley

Teams in BOLD won League Championships

Major League Baseball Draft[edit]

The Dodgers drafted 36 players in the June draft and 16 in the January draft. Of those, six players would eventually play in the Major Leagues. The Dodgers did not have picks in rounds 2-4 this season as those picks were awarded to other teams as compensation for their signing of free agents.

The first round pick in the June draft was shortstop Ross Jones of the University of Miami. The Dodgers traded him to the New York Mets in 1983 and he would appear in 67 games in parts of three seasons with the Mets and two other teams, hitting only .221.

This was a fairly weak draft class for the Dodgers, with the most notable player being outfielder R. J. Reynolds, who was drafted in the 2nd round of the January draft and played 8 unremarkable seasons as a backup outfielder before finishing up his career in Japan with Nippon Professional Baseball.

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