1977 Los Angeles Dodgers season

The 1977 Los Angeles Dodgers season saw Tommy Lasorda in his first full season at the helm of the Dodgers, replacing longtime manager Walter Alston as Manager of the team near the end of the previous season. The Dodgers won the National League West by 10 games and defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in four games in the NLCS, then lost to the New York Yankees in the World Series. This edition of the Dodgers featured the first quartet of teammates that hit 30 or more home runs: Steve Garvey with 33, Reggie Smith with 32, and Dusty Baker and Ron Cey, who both hit 30. The Dodgers duplicated this feat again 20 years later in 1997.

1977 Los Angeles Dodgers
1977 National League Champions
NL West champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Walter O'Malley
General manager(s)Al Campanis
Manager(s)Tommy Lasorda
Local televisionKTTV (11)
Local radioKABC
Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett, Ross Porter
XEGM
Jaime Jarrín, Rudy Hoyos
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Offseason

Regular season

LAret24
Walter Alston's number 24 was retired by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1977.

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 98 64 0.605 51–30 47–34
Cincinnati Reds 88 74 0.543 10 48–33 40–41
Houston Astros 81 81 0.500 17 46–35 35–46
San Francisco Giants 75 87 0.463 23 38–43 37–44
San Diego Padres 69 93 0.426 29 35–46 34–47
Atlanta Braves 61 101 0.377 37 40–41 21–60

Record vs. opponents

1977 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 5–7 4–14 9–9 5–13 6–6 7–5 2–10 3–9 11–7 8–10 1–11
Chicago 7–5 7–5 6–6 6–6 10–8 9–9 6–12 7–11 7–5 9–3 7–11
Cincinnati 14–4 5–7 5–13 10–8 7–5 10–2 8–4 3–9 11–7 10–8 5–7
Houston 9–9 6–6 13–5 9–9 8–4 6–6 4–8 4–8 8–10 9–9 5–7
Los Angeles 13–5 6–6 8–10 9–9 7–5 8–4 6–6 9–3 12–6 14–4 6–6
Montreal 6–6 8–10 5–7 4–8 5–7 10–8 7–11 7–11 5–7 6–6 12–6
New York 5–7 9–9 2–10 6–6 4–8 8–10 5–13 4–14 6–6 7–5 8–10
Philadelphia 10-2 12–6 4–8 8–4 6–6 11–7 13–5 8–10 9–3 9–3 11–7
Pittsburgh 9–3 11–7 9–3 8–4 3–9 11–7 14–4 10–8 10–2 2–10 9–9
San Diego 7–11 5–7 7–11 10–8 6–12 7–5 6–6 3–9 2–10 8–10 8–4
San Francisco 10–8 3–9 8–10 9–9 4–14 6–6 5–7 3–9 10–2 10–8 7–5
St. Louis 11–1 11–7 7–5 7–5 6–6 6–12 10–8 7–11 9–9 4–8 5–7

Opening Day lineup

Opening Day starters
Name Position
Davey Lopes Second baseman
Bill Russell Shortstop
Reggie Smith Right fielder
Ron Cey Third baseman
Steve Garvey First baseman
Rick Monday Center fielder
Dusty Baker Left fielder
Steve Yeager Catcher
Don Sutton Starting pitcher

Notable transactions

Roster

1977 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 Steve Yeager 125 387 99 .256 16 55
1B Steve Garvey 162 696 192 .297 33 115
2B Davey Lopes 134 502 142 .283 11 53
3B Ron Cey 153 564 136 .241 30 110
SS Bill Russell 153 634 176 .278 4 51
LF Dusty Baker 153 533 155 .291 30 86
CF Rick Monday 118 392 90 .230 15 48
RF Reggie Smith 148 488 150 .307 32 87

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
Lee Lacy 75 169 45 .266 6 21
Glenn Burke 83 169 43 .254 1 13
Johnny Oates 60 156 42 .269 3 11
Ted Martinez 67 137 41 .299 1 10
John Hale 79 108 26 .241 2 11
Ed Goodson 61 66 11 .167 1 5
Boog Powell 50 41 10 .244 0 5
Manny Mota 50 38 15 .395 1 4
Vic Davalillo 24 48 15 .313 0 4
Jerry Grote 18 27 7 .259 0 4
Joe Simpson 29 23 4 .174 0 1
Rafael Landestoy 15 18 5 .278 0 0
Ron Washington 10 19 7 .368 0 1
Jeffrey Leonard 11 10 3 .300 0 2
Kevin Pasley 2 3 1 .333 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Don Sutton 33 240.1 14 8 3.18 150
Burt Hooton 32 223.1 12 7 2.62 153
Tommy John 31 220.1 20 7 2.78 123
Rick Rhoden 31 216.1 16 10 3.74 122
Doug Rau 32 212.1 14 8 3.43 126

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Al Downing 12 20 0 1 6.75 23
Dennis Lewallyn 5 17 3 1 4.24 8
Bobby Castillo 6 1 0 0 3.97 7
Hank Webb 5 8 0 0 2.25 2

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Charlie Hough 70 6 12 22 3.32 105
Elias Sosa 44 2 2 1 1.98 47
Mike Garman 49 4 4 12 2.73 29
Stan Wall 25 2 3 0 5.34 22
Lance Rautzhan 25 4 1 2 4.35 13

Postseason

1977 National League Championship Series

Game One

October 4, Dodger Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 7 9 0
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 5 9 2
W: Gene Garber (1–0)  L: Elías Sosa (0–1)  SV: Tug McGraw (1)
HRs: PHIGreg Luzinski (1); LADRon Cey (1)

Game Two

October 5, Dodger Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 1
Los Angeles 0 0 1 4 0 1 1 0 X 7 9 1
W: Don Sutton (1–0)  L: Jim Lonborg (0–1)  
HRs: PHIBake McBride (1); LADDusty Baker (1)

Game Three

October 7, Veterans Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 6 12 2
Philadelphia 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 6 2
W: Lance Rautzhan (1–0)  L: Gene Garber (1–1)  SV: Mike Garman (1)
HRs: None

Game Four

October 8, Veterans Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 5 0
Philadelphia 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0
W: Tommy John (1–0)  L: Steve Carlton (0–1)  
HRs: LADDusty Baker (2)

1977 World Series

Game Score Date Location Attendance Time of Game
1 Dodgers – 3, Yankees – 4 (12 inns) October 11 Yankee Stadium 56,668 3:24
2 Dodgers – 6, Yankees – 1 October 12 Yankee Stadium 56,691 2:27
3 Yankees – 5, Dodgers – 3 October 14 Dodger Stadium 55,992 2:31
4 Yankees – 4, Dodgers – 2 October 15 Dodger Stadium 55,995 2:07
5 Yankees – 4, Dodgers – 10 October 16 Dodger Stadium 55,995 2:29
6 Dodgers – 4, Yankees – 8 October 18 Yankee Stadium 56,407 2:18

Awards and honors

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League James B. Williams
AA San Antonio Dodgers Texas League Don LeJohn
A Lodi Dodgers California League Stan Wasiak
A Clinton Dodgers Midwest League Dick McLaughlin
Rookie Lethbridge Dodgers Pioneer League Gail Henley

Teams in BOLD won League Championships

Major League Baseball Draft

The Dodgers drafted 40 players in the June draft and eight in the January draft. Of those, eight players would eventually play in the Major Leagues.

The first round draft pick in the June draft was pitcher Bob Welch from Eastern Michigan University. In 17 years with the Dodgers and Oakland Athletics he started 462 games with a 211–146 record and a 3.47 ERA. He became a two time All-Star, a two time World Series Champion and won the 1990 American League Cy Young Award.

The draft also included Mickey Hatcher, who hit .280 in 1130 games, mostly as an outfielder and was a part of two Dodgers World Series champions; outfielder/utility player Ron Roenicke who played eight seasons in the Majors before becoming a coach and manager; and relief pitcher Tom Niedenfuer, who was picked in the 36th round but would play 10 seasons in the Majors and save 97 games.

Notes

  1. ^ Johnny Oates at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Bill Buckner at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Rick Auerbach at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ John Hale at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Henry Cruz at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Kevin Pasley at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ 1977 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase
  8. ^ 1977 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB January Draft-Secondary Phase
  9. ^ 1977 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
  10. ^ 1977 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB June Draft-Secondary Phase

References

External links

1977 Draft Picks

January draft

[7]

Round Name Position School Signed Career span Highest level
1 Timothy Gloyd SS Sacramento City College No
Dodgers-1979
1979–1981 A
2 Jessie Daniels 2B Louisburg College Yes 1977–1980 A
3 Rocky Cordova RHP Sacramento City College Yes 1977–1981 A
4 Daniel Forer LHP Iowa Western Community College No
Dodgers-1981
1981 A
5 Larry Wright RHP Georgia Perimeter College Yes 1977–1980 A
6 Ronald Grout 1B Wingate University No
Twins-1978
1978–1982 AA
7 Randall May RHP Yakima Valley Community College No

January Secondary phase

[8]

Round Name Position School Signed Career span Highest level
1 Mark Wychopen RHP San Jacinto College No

June draft

[9]

Round Name Position School Signed Career span Highest level
1 Bob Welch RHP Eastern Michigan University Yes 1977–1994 MLB
2 Joe Beckwith RHP Auburn University Yes 1977–1986 MLB
3 Doug Harrison RHP Central Michigan University Yes 1977–1980 AAA
4 John Bush SS Ogden High School Yes 1977–1979 A-
5 Mickey Hatcher OF University of Oklahoma Yes 1977–1991 MLB
6 Mark Elliott 1B Silver Lake High School Yes 1977–1979 A
7 Bobby Mitchell OF University of Southern California Yes 1977–1986 MLB
8 James Nobles LHP Kentucky Wesleyan College Yes 1977–1982 AA
9 Henry Noble SS McIntosh County Academy Yes 1977 A-
10 Danny Coulon RHP College of the Sequoias Yes 1977–1978 A
11 Jack Littrell RHP Oldham County High School Yes 1977–1980 A
12 Kenneth Likewise LHP Chaparral High School Yes 1977–1978 Rookie
13 Dennis Delaney C University of California, Los Angeles No
Cardinals-1978
1978–1984 AA
14 Jerry Bass RHP Georgia Institute of Technology Yes 1977–1982 AAA
15 Joseph Purpura LHP West Leyden High School Yes 1977–1978 A
16 Jesse Baez C Cerritos College Yes 1977–1983 AA
17 Edward Reilly RHP Fanwood High School No
Astros-1981
1981–1985 AA
18 Salvatore Favata 2B Edgewood High School No
Brewers-1980
1980–1982 A
19 Richard Ross OF Santa Teresa High School No
20 Steven Green RHP Pepperell High School No
21 Mike Ledna SS Buffalo Grove High School No
White Sox-1981
1981 Rookie
22 Bobby Brown OF John Brown University Yes 1977–1979 AA
23 Mitch Webster OF Larned High School Yes 1977–1995 MLB
24 Victor Woods OF El Cerrito High School No
Indians-1979
1979–1982 A
25 Michael Zouras 3B California State University, Long Beach Yes 1977–1981 AAA
26 Michael Holt RHP East Forsyth High School Yes 1977–1978 A
27 Mark Jakway OF Hemet High School No
28 Douglas Hogan RHP Mineral Area College Yes 1977–1978 A
29 Melvin Freeman 3B Easley High School No
Brewers-1979
1979 A
30 Tony Bolla C Crestmoor High School No
Giants-1979
1979 A
31 Scott Hadley RHP Central High School No
32 Ronald Kiene RHP Stuyvesant High School No
33 Jeffrey Jordan RHP Orangeville High School No
34 Ken Duckett OF Richard J. Reynolds High School No
35 John Shoemaker SS Miami University of Ohio Yes 1977–1980 AAA
36 Tom Niedenfuer RHP Redmond High School No
Dodgers-1981
1981–1990 MLB
37 Todd Roddy IF Bellevue High School No

June secondary phase

[10]

Round Name Position School Signed Career span Highest level
1 Ron Roenicke OF University of California, Los Angeles Yes 1977–1989 MLB
2 Rick Kranitz RHP Yavapai College No
Brewers-1979
1979–1985 AAA
3 Kevin Williams OF Edmonds Community College No
Twins-1980
1980–1983 AA
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