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1987 Los Angeles Dodgers season

1987 Los Angeles Dodgers
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Dodger Stadium pictured beneath the Los Angeles skyline in 1987.
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Los Angeles, California (since 1958)
  • 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)

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

    KABC
    (Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett, Ross Porter)

    KWKW
    (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.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    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

    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

    Roster

    1987 Los Angeles Dodgers

    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    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

    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

    Starting pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO

    Other pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO

    Relief pitchers

    Player G W L SV ERA SO

    1987 awards

    Farm system

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    Major League Baseball Draft

    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.

    References

    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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