1985 Los Angeles Dodgers season

The 1985 Los Angeles Dodgers won the National League West before losing to the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series. Fernando Valenzuela set a major league record for most consecutive innings at the start of a season without allowing an earned run (41).

1985 Los Angeles Dodgers
1985 NL West Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Peter O'Malley
General manager(s)Al Campanis
Manager(s)Tommy Lasorda
Local televisionKTTV (11)
Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett, Ross Porter
Dodgervision
Eddie Doucette, Al Downing, Rick Monday
Local radioKABC
Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett, Ross Porter
KTNQ
Jaime Jarrín, René Cárdenas
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Offseason

Regular season

Game log

1985 Game Log (95–67)

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 95 67 0.586 48–33 47–34
Cincinnati Reds 89 72 0.553 47–34 42–38
Houston Astros 83 79 0.512 12 44–37 39–42
San Diego Padres 83 79 0.512 12 44–37 39–42
Atlanta Braves 66 96 0.407 29 32–49 34–47
San Francisco Giants 62 100 0.383 33 38–43 24–57

Record vs. opponents

1985 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 7–11 8–10 5–13 3–9 2–10 10–2 6–6 7–11 10–8 3–9
Chicago 7–5 5–6 5–7 5–7 7–11 4–14 13–5 13–5 8–4 6–6 4–14
Cincinnati 11–7 6–5 11–7 7–11 8–4 4–8 7–5 9–3 9–9 12–6 5–7
Houston 10–8 7–5 7–11 6–12 6–6 4–8 4–8 6–6 12–6 15–3 6–6
Los Angeles 13–5 7–5 11–7 12–6 7–5 7–5 4–8 8–4 8–10 11–7 7–5
Montreal 9–3 11–7 4–8 6–6 5–7 9–9 8–10 9–8 5–7 7–5 11–7
New York 10–2 14–4 8–4 8–4 5–7 9–9 11–7 10–8 7–5 8–4 8–10
Philadelphia 2-10 5–13 5–7 8–4 8–4 10–8 7–11 11–7 5–7 6–6 8–10
Pittsburgh 6–6 5–13 3–9 6–6 4–8 8–9 8–10 7–11 4–8 3–9 3–15
San Diego 11–7 4–8 9–9 6–12 10–8 7–5 5–7 7–5 8–4 12–6 4–8
San Francisco 8–10 6–6 6–12 3–15 7–11 5–7 4–8 6–6 9–3 6–12 2–10
St. Louis 9–3 14–4 7–5 6–6 5–7 7–11 10–8 10–8 15–3 8–4 10–2

Opening day lineup

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Mariano Duncan Second baseman
Ken Landreaux Center fielder
Al Oliver Left fielder
Pedro Guerrero Third baseman
Mike Marshall Right fielder
Mike Scioscia Catcher
Sid Bream First baseman
Dave Anderson Shortstop
Fernando Valenzuela Starting pitcher

Roster

1985 Los Angeles Dodgers

Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Notable Transactions

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 141 429 127 .296 7 53
1B Greg Brock 129 438 110 .251 21 66
2B Steve Sax 136 488 136 .279 1 42
SS Mariano Duncan 142 562 137 .244 6 39
3B Dave Anderson 77 221 44 .199 4 18
LF Pedro Guerrero 137 487 156 .320 33 87
CF Ken Landreaux 147 482 129 .268 12 50
RF Mike Marshall 135 518 152 .293 28 95

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
Candy Maldonado 121 213 48 .225 5 19
R.J. Reynolds 73 207 55 .266 0 25
Enos Cabell 57 192 56 .292 0 22
Bill Russell 76 169 44 .260 0 13
Steve Yeager 53 121 25 .207 0 9
Bob Bailor 74 118 29 .246 0 7
Terry Whitfield 79 104 27 .260 3 16
Al Oliver 35 79 20 .253 0 8
Len Matuszek 43 63 14 .222 3 13
Sid Bream 24 53 7 .132 3 6
Mike Ramsey 9 15 2 .133 0 0
Jay Johnstone 17 15 2 .133 0 2
José González 23 11 3 .273 0 0
Reggie Williams 22 9 3 .333 0 0
Franklin Stubbs 10 9 2 .222 0 2
Ralph Bryant 6 6 2 .333 0 1
Stu Pederson 8 4 0 .000 0 1
Gilberto Reyes 6 1 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Fernando Valenzuela 35 272.1 17 10 2.45 208
Orel Hershiser 36 239.2 19 3 2.03 157
Jerry Reuss 34 212.2 14 10 2.92 84
Bob Welch 23 167.1 14 4 2.31 96

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Rick Honeycutt 31 142 8 12 3.42 67
Bobby Castillo 35 68 2 2 5.43 57
Tom Brennan 12 31.2 1 3 7.39 17
Dennis Powell 16 29.1 1 1 5.22 19
Alejandro Peña 2 4.1 0 1 8.31 2

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Tom Niedenfuer 64 7 9 19 2.71 102
Ken Howell 56 4 7 12 3.77 85
Carlos Diaz 46 6 3 0 2.61 73
Steve Howe 19 1 1 3 4.91 11
Brian Holton 3 1 1 0 9.00 1

National League Championship Series

The Dodgers faced the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1985 NLCS, the first year the championship series was in a "Best of seven" format. Jack Clark hit a 450-foot home run off Dodger closer Tom Niedenfuer to win game six and the NLCS for the Cardinals. With an open base, Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda was second guessed for not walking Clark, the only big power threat in the Cardinal line-up. Niedenfuer also gave up a walk-off home run to Ozzie Smith in game five contributing to Smith winning the NLCS MVP Award.

1985 Playoff Game Log

Game 1

Wednesday, October 9 at Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 8 1
Los Angeles 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 X 4 8 0
W: Fernando Valenzuela (1-0)  L: John Tudor (0-1)   SV: Tom Niedenfuer (1)
HRs: LAD – None   STL – None

Game 2

Thursday, October 10 at Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 8 1
Los Angeles 0 0 3 2 1 2 0 0 X 8 13 1
W: Orel Hershiser (1-0)  L: Joaquín Andújar (0-1)   SV: None
HRs: LADGreg Brock (1)   STL – None

Game 3

Saturday, October 12 at Busch Stadium (St. Louis)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 2
St. Louis 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 4 8 0
W: Danny Cox (1-0)  L: Bob Welch (0-1)   SV: Ken Dayley (1)
HRs: LAD – None   STLTom Herr (1)

Game 4

Sunday, October 13 at Busch Stadium (St. Louis)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 5 1
St. Louis 0 9 0 1 1 0 0 1 X 12 15 0
W: John Tudor (1-0)  L: Jerry Reuss (0-1)   SV: None
HRs: LADBill Madlock (1)   STL – None

Game 5

Monday, October 14 at Busch Stadium (St. Louis)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 1
St. Louis 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 1
W: Jeff Lahti (1-0)  L: Tom Niedenfuer (0-1)   SV: None
HRs: LADBill Madlock (2)   STLOzzie Smith (1)

Game 6

Wednesday, October 16 at Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 3 7 12 1
Los Angeles 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 5 8 0
W: Todd Worrell (1-0)  L: Tom Niedenfuer (0-2)   SV: Ken Dayley (2)
HRs: LADBill Madlock (3)   Mike Marshall (1)   STLJack Clark (1)

1985 Awards

Farm system

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 Mel Queen
High A Vero Beach Dodgers Florida State League Stan Wasiak
Rookie Great Falls Dodgers Pioneer League Kevin Kennedy
Rookie Gulf Coast Dodgers Gulf Coast League Joe Alvarez

Major League Baseball Draft

The Dodgers drafted 37 players in the June draft and 16 in the January draft. Of those, six players would eventually play in the Major Leagues. They received an extra pick in the 2nd round of the June draft as compensation for losing pitcher Burt Hooton as a free agent.

The first pick in the June draft was outfielder Chris Gwynn from San Diego State. The brother of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, he would play 10 seasons in the Majors (7 of them with the Dodgers), primarily as a pinch hitter/backup outfielder. He hit .261 in 599 Major League games. The draft also included outfielder Mike Devereaux (round 5), who was briefly a starter with the Baltimore Orioles in the early 90s but was primarily a reserve, and relief pitcher John Wetteland (2nd round of the January secondary draft) who saved 330 games in 12 seasons (with the Dodgers, Expos, Yankees and Rangers).

References

  1. ^ a b https://www.baseball-reference.com/o/oliveal01.shtml
  2. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/r/rodrihe02.shtml
  3. ^ Bill Madlock Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ 1985 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase
  5. ^ 1985 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB January Draft-Secondary Phase
  6. ^ 1985 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
  7. ^ 1985 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB June Draft-Secondary Phase

External links

1985 Draft Picks

January draft

[4]

Round Name Position School Signed Career span Highest level
1 Bradley Zeinert LHP Yes 1985–1987 Rookie
2 John Farley 3B San Jacinto College Yes 1985 Rookie
3 Greg Briley SS Louisburg College No
Mariners-1986
1986–1997 MLB
4 Mike Kitz LHP College of San Mateo No
5 Paul Kuzniar RHP Alvin Community College No
Indians-1987
1987–1990 AA
6 Lester Logan C University of Nebraska at Lincoln No
7 Gregory Martin 2B Middle Georgia College No
8 Mike Fowler 3B Spartanburg Methodist College No
Braves-1987
1987–1989 A
9 Bruce Powers OF Skyline Junior College No
10 Chris Graves RHP Middle Georgia College No
11 Kevin Nelson RHP Yuba Community College Yes 1985–1986 A
12 Derek Keathley RHP Yuba Community College No
13 John McEntee LHP College of Marin No

January Secondary phase

[5]

Round Name Position School Signed Career span Highest level
1 Eric Tutt 1B Middle Georgia College No 1985 Rookie
2 John Wetteland RHP College of San Mateo Yes 1985–2000 MLB
3 Adrian Adkins C Middle Georgia College No
Pirates-1989
1989 Rookie

June draft

[6]

Round Name Position School Signed Career span Highest level
1 Chris Gwynn OF San Diego State University Yes 1985–1996 MLB
2 Mike Watters 2B University of Michigan Yes 1985–1988 AAA
2 Jeremy Smith C Morehead State University Yes 1985–1986 A
3 Pete Geist OF Georgia Institute of Technology Yes 1985–1987 A
4 Mike Prior OF Illinois State University No
5 Mike Devereaux OF Arizona State University Yes 1985–1998 MLB
6 Walter McConnell 3B Georgia Institute of Technology Yes 1985–1992 AAA
7 Rene Garcia LHP Hoover High School Yes 1985–1987 A
8 Jack Savage RHP University of Kentucky Yes 1985–1991 MLB
9 Walter Stull RHP University of California, Riverside Yes 1985–1987 A
10 Frederick Farwell LHP University of Arkansas Yes 1985–1988 AAA
11 Michael Fiala RHP Princeton University Yes 1985–1986 A
12 Kenneth Lambert C University of Portland Yes 1985–1987 A
13 Andy Naworski RHP University of California, Los Angeles Yes 1985–1987 A
14 Michael Batesole 3B Oral Roberts University Yes 1985–1988 AA
15 William Ray RHP University of Kentucky Yes 1985–1988 A
16 Mike Huff OF Northwestern University Yes 1985–1996 MLB
17 Bryan Smith LHP St. Mary's College of California Yes 1985–1987 A
18 Carl Thomas LHP Calhoun County High School Yes 1985–1987 A
19 Michael Burke 1B St. Xavier University Yes 1985–1987 A
20 Michael Lilly RHP State University of West Georgia Yes 1985–1987 Rookie
21 Charles Hardwick LHP University of South Carolina Yes 1985–1986 A
22 Edwin Hart LHP Patrick Henry High School Yes 1985–1986 Rookie
23 Jeffrey Hartman SS McCaskey High School Yes 1985–1988 A
24 Michael White OF Valdosta State University Yes 1985–1986 A
25 Paul Moralez 1B University of California, Riverside Yes 1985–1987 A
26 Douglas Ames LHP Yes 1985–1986 A
27 Robert Tucker C West Virginia University Yes 1985–1986 A
28 Eugene Ayers SS University of North Carolina at Charlotte Yes 1985–1986 A
29 Brett Parker SS Sul Ross State University Yes 1985 Rookie
30 Andrew Anthony OF Valdosta State University Yes 1985–1986 A
31 Jim Garrison SS Plant City High School Yes 1985–1988 A
32 Ronald Jackson C Huston-Tillotson College Yes 1985–1986 A
33 Bill Bluhm 3B College of the Canyons Yes 1985–1989 A

June secondary phase

[7]

Round Name Position School Signed Career span Highest level
1 Doug Cox LHP Georgia Perimeter College No
2 Marty Newton C San Bernardino Valley College Yes 1985–1986 A-
3 John McEntee LHP College of Marin No
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