1985 Los Angeles Dodgers season

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1985 Los Angeles Dodgers
1985 NL West Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Los Angeles (since 1958)
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

Dodgervision
(Eddie Doucette, Al Downing, Rick Monday)
Local radio

KABC
(Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett, Ross Porter)

KTNQ
(Jaime Jarrín, René Cárdenas)
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The 1985 Los Angeles Dodgers won the National League West before losing to the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series. Fernando Valenzuela set a major league record for most consecutive innings at the start of a season without allowing an earned run (41).

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Game log[edit]

1985 Game Log (95–67)

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L GB Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 95 67 -- .586
Cincinnati Reds 89 72 5.5 .553
Houston Astros 83 79 12.0 .512
San Diego Padres 83 79 12.0 .512
Atlanta Braves 66 96 29.0 .407
San Francisco Giants 62 100 33.0 .383

Opening day lineup[edit]

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Mariano Duncan Second baseman
Ken Landreaux Center fielder
Al Oliver Left fielder
Pedro Guerrero Third baseman
Mike Marshall Right fielder
Mike Scioscia Catcher
Sid Bream First baseman
Dave Anderson Shortstop
Fernando Valenzuela Starting pitcher

Roster[edit]

1985 Los Angeles Dodgers

Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Notable Transactions[edit]

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]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO

National League Championship Series[edit]

The Dodgers faced the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1985 NLCS, the first year the championship series was in a "Best of seven" format. Jack Clark hit a 450 foot home run off Dodger closer Tom Niedenfuer to win game six and the NLCS for the Cardinals. With an open base, Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda was second guessed for not walking Clark, the only big power threat in the Cardinal line-up. Niedenfuer also gave up a walk-off home run to Ozzie Smith in game five contributing to Smith winning the NLCS MVP Award.

1985 Playoff Game Log

Game 1[edit]

Wednesday, October 9 at Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 8 1
Los Angeles 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 X 4 8 0
W: Fernando Valenzuela (1-0)  L: John Tudor (0-1)   SV: Tom Niedenfuer (1)
HRs: LAD – None   STL – None

Game 2[edit]

Thursday, October 10 at Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 8 1
Los Angeles 0 0 3 2 1 2 0 0 X 8 13 1
W: Orel Hershiser (1-0)  L: Joaquín Andújar (0-1)   SV: None
HRs: LADGreg Brock (1)   STL – None

Game 3[edit]

Saturday, October 12 at Busch Stadium (St. Louis)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 2
St. Louis 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 4 8 0
W: Danny Cox (1-0)  L: Bob Welch (0-1)   SV: Ken Dayley (1)
HRs: LAD – None   STLTom Herr (1)

Game 4[edit]

Sunday, October 13 at Busch Stadium (St. Louis)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 5 1
St. Louis 0 9 0 1 1 0 0 1 X 12 15 0
W: John Tudor (1-0)  L: Jerry Reuss (0-1)   SV: None
HRs: LADBill Madlock (1)   STL – None

Game 5[edit]

Monday, October 14 at Busch Stadium (St. Louis)

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 5 1
St. Louis 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 1
W: Jeff Lahti (1-0)  L: Tom Niedenfuer (0-1)   SV: None
HRs: LADBill Madlock (2)   STLOzzie Smith (1)

Game 6[edit]

Wednesday, October 16 at Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 3 7 12 1
Los Angeles 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 5 8 0
W: Todd Worrell (1-0)  L: Tom Niedenfuer (0-2)   SV: Ken Dayley (2)
HRs: LADBill Madlock (3)   Mike Marshall (1)   STLJack Clark (1)

1985 Awards[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League Terry Collins
AA San Antonio Dodgers Texas League Gary LaRocque
High A Bakersfield Dodgers California League Mel Queen
High A Vero Beach Dodgers Florida State League Stan Wasiak
Rookie Great Falls Dodgers Pioneer League Kevin Kennedy
Rookie Gulf Coast Dodgers Gulf Coast League Joe Alvarez

Major League Baseball Draft[edit]

The Dodgers drafted 37 players in the June draft and 16 in the January draft. Of those, six players would eventually play in the Major Leagues. They received an extra pick in the 2nd round of the June draft as compensation for losing pitcher Burt Hooton as a free agent.

The first pick in the June draft was outfielder Chris Gwynn from San Diego State. The brother of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, he would play 10 seasons in the Majors (7 of them with the Dodgers), primarily as a pinch hitter/backup outfielder. He hit .261 in 599 Major League games. The draft also included outfielder Mike Devereaux (round 5), who was briefly a starter with the Baltimore Orioles in the early 90s but was primarily a reserve, and relief pitcher John Wetteland (2nd round of the January secondary draft) who saved 330 games in 12 seasons (with the Dodgers, Expos, Yankees and Rangers).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.baseball-reference.com/o/oliveal01.shtml
  2. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/r/rodrihe02.shtml
  3. ^ Bill Madlock Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ 1985 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase
  5. ^ 1985 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB January Draft-Secondary Phase
  6. ^ 1985 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
  7. ^ 1985 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB June Draft-Secondary Phase

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