1968 Los Angeles Dodgers season

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1968 Los Angeles Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Los Angeles, (since 1958)
Other information
Owner(s) Walter O'Malley, James & Dearie Mulvey
General manager(s) Buzzie Bavasi, Fresco Thompson
Manager(s) Walter Alston
Local television KTTV (11)
Local radio KFI
Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett
KWKW
José García, Jaime Jarrín
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The 1968 Los Angeles Dodgers had a 76–86 record and finished in seventh place in the National League standings, 21 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals. After the season, the Dodgers underwent some changes among the team management when long time general manager Buzzie Bavasi resigned to take over the expansion San Diego Padres. He was replaced by team vice-president Fresco Thompson. However, Thompson was diagnosed with cancer weeks after taking the job and died in November. Al Campanis became the new general manager for the following season.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 97 65 0.599 47–34 50–31
San Francisco Giants 88 74 0.543 9 42–39 46–35
Chicago Cubs 84 78 0.519 13 47–34 37–44
Cincinnati Reds 83 79 0.512 14 40–41 43–38
Atlanta Braves 81 81 0.500 16 41–40 40–41
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 0.494 17 40–41 40–41
Los Angeles Dodgers 76 86 0.469 21 41–40 35–46
Philadelphia Phillies 76 86 0.469 21 38–43 38–43
New York Mets 73 89 0.451 24 32–49 41–40
Houston Astros 72 90 0.444 25 42–39 30–51


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1968 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD NYM PHI PIT SF STL
Atlanta 8–10 10–8 11–7 9–9 12–6–1 11–7 6–12 9–9 5–13
Chicago 10–8 7–11 10–8 12–6 8–10 9–9 10–8 9–9–1 9–9
Cincinnati 8–10 11–7 9–9 9–9 10–8 11–7 10–8–1 8–10 7–11
Houston 7–11 8–10 9–9 11–7 10–8 9–9 5–13 8–10 5–13
Los Angeles 9–9 6–12 9–9 7–11 7–11 10–8 10–8 9–9 9–9
New York 6–12–1 10–8 8–10 8–10 11–7 8–10 9–9 7–11 6–12
Philadelphia 7–11 9–9 7–11 9–9 8–10 10–8 9–9 9–9 8–10
Pittsburgh 12–6 8–10 8–10–1 13–5 8–10 9–9 9–9 7–11 6–12
San Francisco 9–9 9–9–1 10–8 10–8 9–9 11–7 9–9 11–7 10–8
St. Louis 13–5 9–9 11–7 13–5 9–9 12–6 10–8 12–6 8–10


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Opening Day starters
Name Position
Willie Davis Center fielder
Zoilo Versalles Shortstop
Wes Parker First baseman
Al Ferrara Left fielder
Bob Bailey Third baseman
Ron Fairly Right fielder
Paul Popovich Second baseman
Tom Haller Catcher
Claude Osteen Starting pitcher

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1968 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 Haller, TomTom Haller 144 474 135 .285 4 53
SS Versalles, ZoiloZoilo Versalles 122 403 79 .196 2 24

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
Billingham, JackJack Billingham 50 3 0 8 2.14 46
Grant, MudcatMudcat Grant 37 6 4 3 2.08 35
Aguirre, HankHank Aguirre 25 1 2 3 0.69 25

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Stars[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Spokane Indians Pacific Coast League Roy Hartsfield
AA Albuquerque Dodgers Texas League Roger Craig
A Bakersfield Dodgers California League Don Williams
A Daytona Beach Dodgers Florida State League Bill Berrier
A Tri-City Atoms Northwest League Don LeJohn
Rookie Ogden Dodgers Pioneer League Tommy Lasorda

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Tri-City, Ogden

1968 Major League Baseball Draft[edit]

This was the fourth year of a Major League Baseball Draft. The Dodgers drafted 78 players in the June draft and 23 in the January draft. This was one of the Dodgers most successful drafts in history as they drafted Steve Garvey, Ron Cey, Davey Lopes and Bobby Valentine in this draft.

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