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1998 Los Angeles Dodgers season

1998 Los Angeles Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Los Angeles (since 1958)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Fox Entertainment Group
    General manager(s) Fred Claire/Tommy Lasorda
    Manager(s) Bill Russell/Glenn Hoffman
    Local television Fox Sports West 2; KTLA (5)
    Local radio

    XTRA Sports 1150
    Vin Scully, Ross Porter, Rick Monday

    KWKW
    Jaime Jarrín, René Cárdenas, Pepe Yñiguez
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    The 1998 season saw the sale of the franchise from Peter O'Malley to the Fox Entertainment Group take effect. The new corporate executives would quickly anger Dodger fans when they bypassed General Manager Fred Claire and made one of the biggest trades in franchise history. They traded All-Star catcher Mike Piazza and starting third baseman Todd Zeile to the Florida Marlins for a package that included Gary Sheffield.

    The team on the field performed poorly under all the stress and soon Fox fired Claire and manager Bill Russell, replacing them with former Manager Tommy Lasorda, who was appointed interim GM and Minor League manager Glenn Hoffman who took over for Russell. The team limped along to finish in third place in the National League West and more changes were in the offing for the following season.

    Regular season

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    Don Sutton's number 20 was retired by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1998.

    Season standings

    NL West W L GB Pct.
    San Diego Padres 98 64 -- .605
    San Francisco Giants 89 74 9.5 .546
    Los Angeles Dodgers 83 79 15.0 .512
    Colorado Rockies 77 85 21.0 .475
    Arizona Diamondbacks 65 97 33.0 .401

    Opening Day lineup

    Opening Day Starters
    Name Position
    Eric Young Second baseman
    José Vizcaíno Shortstop
    Mike Piazza Catcher
    Todd Zeile Third baseman
    Raúl Mondesí Right fielder
    Paul Konerko First baseman
    Todd Hollandsworth Left fielder
    Trenidad Hubbard Center fielder
    Ramón Martínez Starting pitcher

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1998 Los Angeles Dodgers

    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    Manager

    Coaches

    Starting Pitchers stats

    Name G GS IP W/L ERA BB SO CG
    Chan Ho Park 34 34 220.7 15-9 3.71 97 191 2
    Ismael Valdez 27 27 174.0 11-10 3.98 66 122 2
    Darren Dreifort 32 26 180.0 8-12 4.00 57 168 1
    Dave Mlicki 20 20 124.3 7-3 4.05 38 78 2
    Ramón Martínez 15 15 101.7 7-3 2.83 41 91 1
    Brian Bohanon 14 14 97.3 5-7 2.40 36 72 2
    Hideo Nomo 12 12 67.7 2-7 5.05 38 73 2
    Carlos Perez 11 11 77.7 4-4 3.24 30 46 4

    Relief Pitchers stats

    Name G GS IP W/L ERA BB SO SV
    Jeff Shaw 34 0 35.3 1-4 2.55 7 26 25
    Scott Radinsky 62 0 61.7 6-6 2.63 20 45 13
    Antonio Osuna 54 0 64.7 7-1 3.06 32 72 6
    Mark Guthrie 53 0 54.0 2-1 3.50 24 45 0
    Jim Bruske 35 0 44.0 3-0 3.48 19 31 1
    Dennys Reyes 11 3 28.7 0-4 4.71 20 33 0
    Brad Clontz 18 0 20.7 2-0 5.66 10 14 0
    Frank Lankford 12 0 19.7 0-2 5.95 7 7 1
    Greg McMichael 12 0 14.3 0-1 4.40 6 11 1
    Sean Maloney 11 0 12.7 0-1 4.97 5 11 0
    Mike Judd 7 0 11.3 0-0 15.09 9 14 0
    Darren Hall 11 0 11.3 0-3 10.32 5 8 0
    Eric Weaver 7 0 9.7 2-0 0.93 6 5 0
    Jeff Kubenka 6 0 9.3 1-0 0.96 8 10 0
    Gary Rath 3 0 3.3 0-0 10.80 2 4 0
    Will Brunson 2 0 2.3 0-1 11.57 2 1 0
    Manuel Barrios 1 0 1.0 0-0 0.00 2 0 0

    Batting Stats

    Name Pos G AB Avg. R H HR RBI SB
    Charles Johnson C 102 346 .217 31 75 12 35 3
    Mike Piazza C 37 149 .282 20 42 9 30 0
    Tom Prince C 37 81 .185 7 115 0 5 0
    Paul Lo Duca C 6 14 .286 2 4 0 1 0
    Ángel Peña C 6 13 .231 1 3 0 0 0
    Eric Karros 1B 139 507 .296 59 150 23 87 7
    Eric Young 2B 117 452 .285 78 129 8 43 42
    José Vizcaíno SS 67 237 .262 30 62 3 29 7
    Adrián Beltré 3B/SS 77 195 .215 18 42 7 22 3
    Bobby Bonilla 3B/LF 72 236 .237 28 56 7 30 1
    Juan Castro 2B/SS 89 220 .195 25 43 2 14 0
    Mark Grudzielanek SS 51 193 .264 11 51 2 21 7
    Wilton Guerrero 2B/SS/LF/CF 64 180 .283 21 51 0 7 5
    Todd Zeile 3B/1B 40 158 .253 22 40 7 27 1
    Paul Konerko 1B/3B/LF 49 144 .215 14 31 0 2 0
    Alex Cora SS/2B 29 33 .121 1 4 0 0 0
    Tripp Cromer IF 6 6 .167 1 11 1 1 0
    Mike Metcalfe 2B 4 1 .000 0 0 0 0 2
    Gary Sheffield RF 90 301 .316 52 95 16 57 18
    Raúl Mondesí CF/RF 148 580 .279 85 162 30 90 16
    Todd Hollandsworth LF/CF/RF 55 175 .269 23 47 3 20 4
    Roger Cedeño LF/CF/RF 105 240 .242 33 58 2 17 8
    Trenidad Hubbard CF/LF/RF/3B 94 208 .298 29 62 7 18 9
    Matt Luke LF/RF/1B 69 160 .213 24 34 9 23 2
    Jim Eisenreich LF/1B/RF 75 127 .197 12 25 0 6 4
    Thomas Howard CF/LF/RF 47 76 .184 9 14 2 4 1
    Mike Devereaux CF/LF/RF 9 13 .308 0 4 0 1 0
    Damon Hollins RF/LF 5 9 .222 1 2 0 2 0

    1998 Awards

    Farm system

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    Major League Baseball Draft

    The Dodgers selected 50 players in this draft. Of those, only four of them would eventually play Major League baseball.

    The first round pick was outfielder Bubba Crosby from Rice University. He played nine games for the Dodgers before he was traded to the New York Yankees, where he was a part-time player for three seasons. He hit .216 in 205 games in the Majors.

    This draft also included pitcher Scott Proctor (5th round) from Florida State University and catcher David Ross (7th round) from the University of Florida. Proctor was a relief pitcher in the Majors, who played in seven seasons (2 for the Dodgers) and was 18-16 with a 4.78 ERA in 307 games (most prominently with the New York Yankees). Ross has primarily been a backup catcher during his two decade career which began in 2002.

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