1997 Los Angeles Dodgers season

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1997 Los Angeles Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Los Angeles (since 1958)
Other information
Owner(s) Peter O'Malley
General manager(s) Fred Claire
Manager(s) Bill Russell
Local television Fox Sports West 2; KTLA (5)
Local radio

KABC
Vin Scully, Ross Porter, Rick Monday

KWKW
Jaime Jarrín, René Cárdenas
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The 1997 Los Angeles Dodgers season, under manager Bill Russell, was a season in American baseball. It was competitive all season long before finally fading down the stretch; the Dodgers finished in second place behind their longtime rivals, San Francisco Giants, in the Western Division of the National League.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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Tommy Lasorda's number 2 was retired by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1997.

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L GB Pct.
San Francisco Giants 90 72 -- .556
Los Angeles Dodgers 88 74 2.0 .543
Colorado Rockies 83 79 7.0 .512
San Diego Padres 76 86 14.0 .449

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Brett Butler Center fielder
Wilton Guerrero Second baseman
Raúl Mondesí Right fielder
Mike Piazza Catcher
Eric Karros First baseman
Todd Zeile Third baseman
Todd Hollandsworth Left fielder
Greg Gagne Shortstop
Ramón Martínez Starting pitcher

Notable Transactions[edit]

Round 2: Chase Utley (did not sign)
Round 2-Supplemental Pick: Steve Colyer
Round 40: John Nelson (did not sign)
Round 45: Shane Youman (did not sign)[1]

Roster[edit]

1997 Los Angeles Dodgers

Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Starting Pitchers stats[edit]

Name G GS IP W/L ERA BB SO CG
Hideo Nomo 33 33 207.3 14-12 4.25 92 233 1
Ismael Valdez 30 30 196.7 10-11 2.65 47 140 0
Chan Ho Park 32 29 192.0 14-8 3.38 70 166 2
Pedro Astacio 26 24 153.7 7-9 4.10 47 115 2
Ramón Martínez 22 22 133.7 10-5 3.64 68 120 1

Relief Pitchers stats[edit]

Name G GS IP W/L ERA BB SO SV
Todd Worrell 65 0 59.7 2-6 5.28 23 61 35
Scott Radinsky 75 0 62.3 5-1 2.89 21 44 3
Darren Hall 63 0 54.7 3-2 2.30 26 39 2
Mark Guthrie 62 0 69.3 1-4 5.32 30 42 1
Darren Dreifort 48 0 63.0 5-2 2.86 34 63 4
Tom Candiotti 41 18 135.0 10-7 3.60 40 90 0
Antonio Osuna 48 0 61.7 3-4 2.19 19 68 0
Dennys Reyes 14 5 47.0 2-3 3.83 18 36 0
Mike Harkey 10 0 14.7 1-0 4.30 5 6 0
Rick Gorecki 4 1 6.0 1-0 15.00 6 6 0
Mike Judd 1 0 2.7 0-0 0.00 0 4 0

Batting Stats[edit]

Name Pos G AB Avg. R H HR RBI SB
Mike Piazza C 152 556 .362 104 201 40 124 5
Tom Prince C 47 100 .220 17 22 3 14 0
Eric Karros 1B 162 628 .266 86 167 31 104 15
Wilton Guerrero 2B/SS 111 357 .291 39 104 4 32 6
Greg Gagne SS 144 514 .251 49 129 9 57 2
Todd Zeile 3B 260 575 .268 89 154 31 90 8
Eric Young 2B 37 154 .273 28 42 2 16 13
Nelson Liriano 2B/SS/3B/1B 76 88 .227 10 20 1 11 0
Tripp Cromer 2B/SS 28 86 .291 8 25 4 20 0
Juan Castro SS/2B/3B 40 75 .147 3 11 0 4 0
Adam Riggs 2B 9 20 .200 3 4 0 1 1
Chad Fonville 2B 9 14 .143 1 2 0 1 0
Chip Hale 3B 14 12 .083 0 1 0 0 0
Paul Konerko 1B/3B 6 7 .143 0 1 0 0 0
Eddie Murray 1B 9 7 .286 0 2 0 3 0
Eddie Williams 1B 8 7 .143 0 1 0 1 0
Henry Blanco 1B 3 5 .400 1 2 1 1 0
Raúl Mondesí RF 159 616 .310 95 191 30 87 32
Roger Cedeño CF/LF/RF 80 194 .273 31 53 3 17 9
Todd Hollandsworth LF/CF/RF 106 296 .247 39 73 4 31 5
Brett Butler CF/LF 105 343 .283 52 97 0 18 15
Otis Nixon CF 42 175 .274 30 48 1 18 12
Billy Ashley LF 71 131 .244 12 32 6 19 0
Darren Lewis LF/CF/RF 26 77 .299 7 23 1 10 3
Eric Anthony LF/RF 47 74 .243 8 18 2 5 2
Wayne Kirby CF/LF/RF 46 65 .169 6 11 0 4 0
Karim Garcia LF/RF 15 39 .128 5 5 1 8 0
Garey Ingram LF/CF 12 9 .444 2 4 0 1 1

1997 Awards[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League Glenn Hoffman
AA San Antonio Missions Texas League Ron Roenicke
High A San Bernardino Stampede California League Del Crandall
Dino Ebel
High A Vero Beach Dodgers Florida State League John Shoemaker
A Savannah Sand Gnats South Atlantic League John Shelby
Short-Season A Yakima Bears Northwest League Joe Vavra
Rookie Great Falls Dodgers Pioneer League Mickey Hatcher
Rookie DSL Dodgers
DSL Dodgers 2
Dominican Summer League
Rookie Adelaide Giants Australian Baseball League

Teams in BOLD won League Championships

References[edit]

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