1983 Los Angeles Dodgers season

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1983 Los Angeles Dodgers
1983 NL West Champions
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, René Cárdenas)
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The 1983 Los Angeles Dodgers rebounded from being eliminated from the playoffs on the final day of the previous season to win their second National League Western Division title in three years, but lost in the National League Championship Series to the Philadelphia Phillies 3 games to 1.

Offseason[edit]

Round 13: Wayne Kirby [1]
Secondary phase
Round 2: Rodney McCray (did not sign)[2]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L GB Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 91 71 -- .562
Atlanta Braves 88 74 3.0 .543
Houston Astros 85 77 6.0 .525
San Diego Padres 81 81 10.0 .500
San Francisco Giants 79 83 12.0 .488
Cincinnati Reds 74 88 17.0 .457

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Steve Sax Second baseman
Ken Landreaux Center fielder
Dusty Baker Left fielder
Pedro Guerrero Third baseman
Greg Brock First baseman
Mike Marshall Right fielder
Bill Russell Shortstop
Steve Yeager Catcher
Fernando Valenzuela Starting pitcher

Roster[edit]

1983 Los Angeles Dodgers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Notable transactions[edit]

Round 2: Luis Lopez
Round 6: Scott May
Round 21: Shawn Gilbert (did not sign)
Round 22: Mike Fetters (did not sign)[4]

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

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
Zachry, PatPat Zachry 40 6 1 0 2.49 36

1983 National League Championship Series[edit]

The National League West champion Dodgers faced the National League East champion Philadelphia Phillies in the 1983 NLCS and lost the series 3 games to 1. Noteworthy was that the Dodger had won 11 of 12 games against the Phillies during the regular season.

Game 1[edit]

October 4, Dodger Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
W: Steve Carlton (1-0)  L: Jerry Reuss (0-1)  SV: Al Holland (1)
HRs: PHIMike Schmidt (1)

Game 2[edit]

October 5, Dodger Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 2
Los Angeles 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 X 4 6 1
W: Fernando Valenzuela (1-0)  L: John Denny (0-1)  SV: Tom Niedenfuer (1)
HRs: PHIGary Matthews (1)

Game 3[edit]

October 7, Veterans Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0
Philadelphia 0 2 1 1 2 0 1 0 X 7 9 1
W: Charles Hudson (1-0)  L: Bob Welch (0-1)  
HRs: LADMike Marshall (1); PHIGary Matthews (2)

Game 4[edit]

October 8, Veterans Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 10 0
Philadelphia 3 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 X 7 13 1
W: Steve Carlton (2-0)  L: Jerry Reuss (0-2)  
HRs: LADDusty Baker (1); PHIGary Matthews (3), Sixto Lezcano (1)

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League Del Crandall
Terry Collins
AA San Antonio Dodgers Texas League Terry Collins
Rick Ollar
Dave Wallace
High A Lodi Dodgers California League Don LeJohn
High A Vero Beach Dodgers Florida State League Stan Wasiak
Rookie Lethbridge Dodgers Pioneer League Gail Henley
Rookie Gulf Coast Dodgers Gulf Coast League Gary LaRocque

Teams in BOLD won League Championships

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Atlanta Braves
1982
NL West Championship Season
1983
Succeeded by
San Diego Padres
1984