1987 Los Angeles Dodgers season

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1987 Los Angeles Dodgers
1987 Mother's Cookies - Dodger Stadium.JPG
Dodger Stadium pictured beneath the Los Angeles skyline in 1987.
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Peter O'Malley
General manager(s) Al Campanis/Fred Claire
Manager(s) Tommy Lasorda
Local television

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

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

(Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett, Ross Porter)

(Jaime Jarrín, René Cárdenas)
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The 1987 Dodgers finished the season in fourth place in the Western Division of the National League.


Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L GB Pct.
San Francisco Giants 90 72 -- .556
Cincinnati Reds 84 78 6.0 .519
Houston Astros 76 86 14.0 .469
Los Angeles Dodgers 73 89 17.0 .451
Atlanta Braves 69 92 20.5 .429
San Diego Padres 65 97 25.0 .401

Opening Day starters[edit]

Name Position
Steve Sax Second baseman
Mariano Duncan Shortstop
Bill Madlock Third baseman
Mike Marshall Right fielder
Franklin Stubbs First baseman
Ken Landreaux Left fielder
Mike Scioscia Catcher
Mike Ramsey Center fielder
Orel Hershiser Starting pitcher

Notable transactions[edit]


1987 Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitchers Catchers





Player stats[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 Mike Scioscia 142 461 122 .265 6 38
1B Franklin Stubbs 129 386 90 .233 16 52
2B Steve Sax 157 610 171 .280 6 46
3B Mickey Hatcher 101 287 81 .282 7 42
SS Mariano Duncan 76 261 56 .215 6 18
LF Pedro Guerrero 152 545 184 .338 27 89
CF John Shelby 120 476 132 .277 21 69
RF Mike Marshall 104 402 118 .294 16 72

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


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

1987 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 Kevin Kennedy
High A Vero Beach Dodgers Florida State League John Shoemaker
Rookie Great Falls Dodgers Pioneer League Tim Johnson
Rookie Gulf Coast Dodgers Gulf Coast League Joe Alvarez

Teams in BOLD won League Championships

Major League Baseball Draft[edit]

The draft was altered this year and the January drafts and the secondary phase of the June draft were eliminated, leaving just the one June draft, which was expanded to more rounds to allow the Junior College players to be included. The Dodgers drafted 51 players in this draft, the largest collection of players they had ever drafted in one draft. Of those, ten of them would eventually play Major League baseball.

The top pick in this years draft was right handed pitcher Dan Opperman from Valley High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. However, Opperman injured his arm pitching in the state high school playoffs his Senior season and would not be able to pitch professionally until 1989.[4] He would eventually play in parts of four seasons with the Dodgers farm teams in Vero Beach, San Antonio and the last two with the AAA Albuquerque Dukes. In 63 games (all but one as a starter) he had a record of 19-22 and an ERA of 3.95.

None of the players from this years draft would leave much of an impression on the Majors. Pitchers Dennis Springer and Mike James had the longest careers, but were just average players at best.


  1. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/shelbjo01.shtml
  2. ^ Bill Madlock Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ Mike Sharperson Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ Juipe, Dean (December 28, 1999). "Opperman regains his footing". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  5. ^ 1987 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

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