1992 Los Angeles Dodgers season

The 1992 Los Angeles Dodgers season was a poor one for the team as it finished last in the Western Division of the National League with a record of 63 wins and 99 losses. Despite boasting what was nicknamed the "Outfield of Dreams", being manned by Eric Davis, Brett Butler, and Darryl Strawberry, injuries to key players and slumps from others contributed to the franchise's worst season since moving to Los Angeles. Additionally, the Dodgers cancelled four home games during the season due to the L.A. Riots. Despite the poor finish, the Dodgers had some hope for the future as first baseman Eric Karros won the National League Rookie of the Year Award, the first of five consecutive Dodger players to do so. The 1992 season also saw the Dodgers drop television station KTTV Ch.11 as their chief broadcaster of Dodger baseball, ending a 34 year-35 consecutive season association with that station. Additionally, it was the first time the Dodgers lost 90 games in a season since 1944.

1992 Los Angeles Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record63–99 (.389)
Divisional place6th
Other information
Owner(s)Peter O'Malley
General manager(s)Fred Claire
Manager(s)Tommy Lasorda
Local televisionKTTV (11)
Vin Scully, Ross Porter, Don Drysdale
SportsChannel Los Angeles
Ross Porter, Don Drysdale
Local radioKABC
Vin Scully, Ross Porter, Don Drysdale
KWKW
Jaime Jarrín, René Cárdenas
KYPA
Richard Choi
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Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Atlanta Braves 98 64 0.605 51–30 47–34
Cincinnati Reds 90 72 0.556 8 53–28 37–44
San Diego Padres 82 80 0.506 16 45–36 37–44
Houston Astros 81 81 0.500 17 47–34 34–47
San Francisco Giants 72 90 0.444 26 42–39 30–51
Los Angeles Dodgers 63 99 0.389 35 37–44 26–55

Record vs. opponents

1992 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 10–2 9–9 13–5 12–6 4–8 7–5 6–6 7–5 13–5 11–7 6–6
Chicago 2–10 5–7 8–4 6–6 7–11 9–9 9–9 8–10 5–7 8–4 11–7
Cincinnati 9–9 7–5 10–8 11–7 5–7 7–5 7–5 6–6 11–7 10–8 7–5
Houston 5–13 4–8 8–10 13–5 8–4 5–7 8–4 6–6 7–11 12–6 5–7
Los Angeles 6–12 6–6 7–11 5–13 4–8 5–7 5–7 5–7 9–9 7–11 4–8
Montreal 8–4 11–7 7–5 4–8 8–4 12–6 9–9 9–9 8–4 5–7 6–12
New York 5–7 9–9 5–7 7–5 7–5 6–12 6–12 4–14 4–8 10–2 9–9
Philadelphia 6-6 9–9 5–7 4–8 7–5 9–9 12–6 5–13 3–9 3–9 7–11
Pittsburgh 5–7 10–8 6–6 6–6 7–5 9–9 14–4 13–5 5–7 6–6 15–3
San Diego 5–13 7–5 7–11 11–7 9–9 4–8 8–4 9–3 7–5 11–7 4–8
San Francisco 7–11 4–8 8–10 6–12 11–7 7–5 2–10 9–3 6–6 7–11 5–7
St. Louis 6–6 7–11 5–7 7–5 8–4 12–6 9–9 11–7 3–15 8–4 7–5

Opening Day lineup

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Brett Butler Center fielder
Lenny Harris Third baseman
Kal Daniels First baseman
Darryl Strawberry Right fielder
Eric Davis Left fielder
Juan Samuel Second baseman
Mike Scioscia Catcher
José Offerman Shortstop
Ramón Martínez Starting pitcher

Notable transactions

Roster

1992 Los Angeles Dodgers

Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Starting Pitchers stats

Name G GS IP W/L ERA BB SO CG
Orel Hershiser 33 33 210.7 10-15 3.67 69 130 1
Tom Candiotti 32 30 203.7 11-15 3.00 63 152 6
Kevin Gross 34 30 204.7 8-13 3.17 77 158 4
Bob Ojeda 29 29 166.3 6-9 3.63 81 94 2
Ramón Martínez 29 25 150.7 8-11 4.00 69 101 1
Pedro Astacio 11 11 82.0 5-5 0.98 20 43 4

Relief Pitchers stats

Name G GS IP W/L ERA BB SO SV
Roger McDowell 65 0 83.7 6-10 4.09 42 50 14
Jim Gott 68 0 88.0 3-3 2.45 41 75 6
Steve Wilson 60 0 66.7 2-5 4.19 29 54 0
John Candelaria 50 0 25.3 2-5 2.84 13 23 5
Tim Crews 49 2 78.0 0-3 5.19 20 23 0
Jay Howell 41 0 46.7 1-3 1.54 18 36 4
Kip Gross 16 1 23.7 1-1 4.18 10 14 0
Pedro Martínez 2 1 8.0 0-1 2.25 1 8 0

Batting Stats

Name Pos G AB Avg. R H HR RBI SB
Brett Butler CF 157 553 .309 86 171 3 39 41
Lenny Harris 2B 135 347 .271 28 94 0 30 19
Mike Piazza C 21 69 .232 5 16 1 7 0

1992 Awards

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League Bill Russell
AA San Antonio Missions Texas League Jerry Royster
High A Bakersfield Dodgers California League Tom Beyers
High A Vero Beach Dodgers Florida State League Glenn Hoffman
A-Short Season Yakima Bears Northwest League Joe Vavra
Rookie Great Falls Dodgers Pioneer League Jon Debus
Rookie Gulf Coast Dodgers Gulf Coast League John Shoemaker
Rookie DSL Dodgers
DSL Dodgers 2
Dominican Summer League

Major League Baseball Draft

The Dodgers selected 53 players in this draft. Of those, only one of them would eventually play Major League baseball. The Dodgers lost their first round pick to the Toronto Blue Jays as a result of their signing free agent Tom Candiotti but gained two supplemental first round picks, a second round pick and a third round pick as compensation for departing free agents Eddie Murray and Mike Morgan.

With their first pick, the Dodgers selected Catcher Ryan Luzinsky from Holy Cross High School. The son of former Major Leaguer Greg Luzinski, he was a promising power hitter when he spurned a letter of intent with the University of Miami to sign with the Dodgers.[3] However, he never quite lived up to his promise. Blocked by Mike Piazza's ascent with the Dodgers, he bounced around the teams farm system until a trade to the Baltimore Orioles in 1997.[4] In eight minor league seasons, he hit .265 with 49 home runs and 296 RBI but could never make the move from AAA to the Majors.

The other first round pick, outfielder Mike Moore from UCLA also failed to advance, he hit .242 in 912 big league games over 14 seasons (six of which were in the independent leagues).

The only player from this draft class to make the Majors was infielder Keith Johnson from the University of the Pacific. He appeared in six games for the 2000 Anaheim Angels and had two hits in four at-bats. He would later become a AAA manager in the Angels system for the Salt Lake Bees.

References

  1. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/d/daviser01.shtml
  2. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/s/samueju01.shtml
  3. ^ "BASEBALL; A Baby Bull Stands Out From the Herd". New York Times. May 27, 1992. Retrieved November 12, 2014.
  4. ^ Fitzpatrick, Frank (May 9, 1998). "A Long, Trying Test For Ryan Luzinski Drafted Six Years Ago, The Double-a Catcher Still Dreams Of A Chance In The Big Leagues". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved November 12, 2014.
  5. ^ 1992 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

External links

1992 Draft Picks
Round Name Position School Signed Career span Highest level
1s Ryan Luzinski C Holy Cross High School Yes 1992–1999 AAA
1s Mike Moore OF University of California, Los Angeles Yes 1992–2006 AAA
2 Dwaine Bostic SS Morse High School Yes 1992–1998 Rookie
2 Dan Melendez 1B Pepperdine University Yes 1992–2000 AAA
3 Dwight Maness OF William Penn High School Yes 1992–2007 AAA
3 Dave Spykstra RHP Cherry Creek High School Yes 1992–2004 A+
4 Keith Johnson SS University of the Pacific Yes 1992–2003 MLB
5 Chris Abbe C University of Texas at Austin Yes 1992–1994 AA
6 John Graves RHP California State University, Long Beach Yes 1992–1995 A-
7 Brian Richardson 3B St. Bernard High School Yes 1992–2001 AAA
8 Daniel Markham LHP Diablo Valley College Yes 1992–1993 Rookie
9 Ryan Henderson RHP University of Southern California Yes 1992–2013 AAA
10 Dave Post 3B Kingston High School Yes 1992–2003 AAA
11 Brenton Colson LHP Georgia Institute of Technology Yes 1992–1993 A+
12 Juan Hernaiz OF Colegio Maria Auxiliador Yes 1992–1999 AA
13 Jason Butcher RHP Albertson College Yes 1992–1996 A+
14 Reginald Johnson 3B Georgia Institute of Technology Yes 1992–1993 A+
15 Brandon White RHP Eastern Michigan University Yes 1992–1993 A+
16 Jim Martin OF Oklahoma State University Yes 1992–1999 AAA
17 Keith Troutman RHP Spartanburg Methodist College Yes 1992–2000 AAA
18 Ervan Wingate SS Redlands High School Yes 1992–2000 AA
19 Dave Pyc LHP College of Charleston Yes 1992–1999 AAA
20 Widd Workman RHP Gilbert High School No
Padres-1996
1996–1999 AA
21 Paul Wittig C Bremerton High School Yes 1992–1995 A+
22 Tyrone Lewis SS Waco High School Yes 1992–1996 A+
23 Del Schleuss LHP Musselman High School No
Reds-1995
1995 Rookie
24 Ryan Duffy LHP Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College No
Pirates-1994
1994–1997 A+
25 Matthew Powell RHP Miami Southside Senior High School No
26 Kevin Pitts OF Kishwaukee College Yes 1993–2004 A+
27 Danny Sarmiento LHP Tempe High School Yes 1992–1998 A
28 Jeff Velez RHP Greenwich High School No
Cubs-1996
1996 A-
29 Sean Watkins 1B Peoria Notre Dame High School No
Padres-1995
1995–1998 A+
30 Kyle Evans 1B Katella High School No
Rangers-1995
1995 A-
31 Ken Cook RHP Spartanburg Methodist College Yes 1992–1994 A+
32 James Breuer OF Century High School Yes 1993–1995 A+
33 Ken Sikes 1B Middle Georgia College Yes 1993–1996 A+
34 Ryan Topham OF Portage Central High School No
White Sox-1995
1995–1997 AA
35 Joe Vogelsang RHP Eastern Kentucky University Yes 1992–1996 A+
36 John Collins RHP Thompson High School No
37 Mike Serbalik 2B Siena College Yes 1992 A-
38 Sheldon Anderson OF Washington High School No
39 Cliff Anderson SS Chapman University Yes 1992–1998 AAA
40 Twaino Moss OF Middle Georgia College No
41 Greg Ziesemer RHP Larkin High School No
42 Ken Chapman 1B Florida Southern College Yes 1992 A-
43 David Hayman OF Hillcrest Christian School No 1996 Rookie
44 Chris Apodaca RHP Lynwood High School No
45 Brian Clark C Napa Valley College Yes 1993 Rookie
46 Dimas Padilla LHP No
47 Jeff Poor C El Segundo High School No
Giants-1994
1994–1998 AA
48 Stephen Munroe OF Crescent High School No
49 Nathan Dunn SS East Tennessee State University Yes 1992–1993 A+
50 Tyler Boulo 3B St. Paul's Episcopal School No
Padres-1996
1996 Rookie

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