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1974 Los Angeles Dodgers season

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Mike Marshall set a record by pitching in 106 games in 1974, a record that still stands today.[6]

Season standingsEdit

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 102 60 0.630 52–29 50–31
Cincinnati Reds 98 64 0.605 4 50–31 48–33
Atlanta Braves 88 74 0.543 14 46–35 42–39
Houston Astros 81 81 0.500 21 46–35 35–46
San Francisco Giants 72 90 0.444 30 37–44 35–46
San Diego Padres 60 102 0.370 42 36–45 24–57

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1974 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 4–8 7–11–1 6–12 8–10 9–3 8–4 8–4 4–8 17–1 8–10 9–3
Chicago 8–4 5–7 4–8 2–10 5–13 8–10 8–10 9–9 6–6 6–6 5–13
Cincinnati 11–7–1 7–5 14–4 6–12 6–6 9–3 8–4 8–4 12–6 11–7 6–6
Houston 12–6 8–4 4–14 5–13 6–6 6–6 6–6 5–7 7–11 10–8 8–4
Los Angeles 10–8 10–2 12–6 13–5 8–4 5–7 6–6 4–8 16–2 12–6 6–6
Montreal 3–9 13–5 6–6 6–6 4–8 9–9 11–7 9–9 6–6 4–8 8–9
New York 4–8 10–8 3–9 6–6 7–5 9–9 7–11 7–11 6–6 6–6 6–12
Philadelphia 4-8 10–8 4–8 6–6 6–6 7–11 11–7 10–8 5–7 8–4 9–9
Pittsburgh 8–4 9–9 4–8 7–5 8–4 9–9 11–7 8–10 9–3 8–4 7–11
San Diego 1–17 6–6 6–12 7–11 2–16 6–6 6–6 7–5 3–9 11–7 5–7
San Francisco 10–8 6–6 7–11 8–10 6–12 8–4 6–6 4–8 4–8 7–11 6–6
St. Louis 3–9 13–5 6–6 4–8 6–6 9–8 12–6 9–9 11–7 7–5 6–6


Opening Day lineupEdit

Opening Day starters
Name Position
Davey Lopes Second baseman
Bill Buckner First baseman
Jimmy Wynn Center fielder
Joe Ferguson Catcher
Willie Crawford Right fielder
Ron Cey Third baseman
Von Joshua Left fielder
Bill Russell Shortstop
Don Sutton Starting pitcher

Notable transactionsEdit

RosterEdit

1974 Los Angeles Dodgers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

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 94 316 84 .266 12 41
1B Steve Garvey 156 642 200 .312 21 111
2B Davey Lopes 145 530 141 .266 10 35
SS Bill Russell 160 553 149 .269 5 65
3B Ron Cey 159 577 151 .262 18 97
LF Bill Buckner 145 580 182 .314 7 58
CF Jim Wynn 150 535 145 .271 32 108
RF Willie Crawford 139 468 138 .295 11 61

Other battersEdit

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
Joe Ferguson 111 349 88 .252 16 57
Tom Paciorek 85 175 42 .240 1 24
Von Joshua 81 124 29 .234 1 16
Lee Lacy 48 78 22 .282 0 8
Rick Auerbach 45 73 25 .342 1 4
Manny Mota 66 57 16 .281 0 16
Ken McMullen 44 60 15 .250 3 12
Gail Hopkins 15 18 4 .222 0 0
Charlie Manuel 4 3 1 .333 0 1
John Hale 4 4 4 1.000 0 2
Ivan DeJesus 3 3 1 .333 0 0
Orlando Alvarez 2 1 0 .000 0 0
Kevin Pasley 1 0 0 --- 0 0
Jerry Royster 6 0 0 --- 0 0

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Andy Messersmith 39 292.1 20 6 2.59 221
Don Sutton 40 276 19 9 3.23 179
Doug Rau 36 198.1 13 11 3.72 126
Tommy John 22 153 13 3 2.59 78

Other pitchersEdit

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 21 98.1 5 6 3.66 63
Geoff Zahn 21 79.2 3 5 2.03 33

Relief pitchersEdit

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Mike Marshall 106 15 12 21 2.42 143
Charlie Hough 49 9 4 1 3.75 63
Jim Brewer 24 4 4 0 2.52 26
Rick Rhoden 4 1 0 0 2.00 7
Eddie Solomon 4 0 0 1 1.50 2
Greg Shanahan 4 0 0 0 3.86 2
Rex Hudson 1 0 0 0 22.50 0

PostseasonEdit

1974 National League Championship SeriesEdit

The Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates in four games in the NLCS.

Game OneEdit

October 5, Three Rivers Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 9 2
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
W: Don Sutton (1–0)   L: Jerry Reuss (0–1)  
HR: None

Game TwoEdit

October 6, Three Rivers Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 5 12 0
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 8 3
W: Andy Messersmith (1–0)  L: Dave Giusti (0–1)  
HRs: LADRon Cey (1)

Game ThreeEdit

October 8, Dodger Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 10 0
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5
W: Bruce Kison (1–0)  L: Doug Rau (0–1)  
HRs: PITWillie Stargell (1), Richie Hebner (1)

Game FourEdit

October 9, Dodger Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 1
Los Angeles 1 0 2 0 2 2 2 3 X 12 12 0
W: Don Sutton (2–0)  L: Jerry Reuss (0–2)  
HRs: LADSteve Garvey (2); PITWillie Stargell (2)

1974 World SeriesEdit

The Dodgers were defeated by the Oakland Athletics in five games in the World Series.

AL Oakland Athletics (4) vs. NL Los Angeles Dodgers (1)
Game Score Date Location Attendance Time of Game
1 Athletics – 3, Dodgers – 2 October 12 Dodger Stadium 55,974 2:43
2 Athletics – 2, Dodgers – 3 October 13 Dodger Stadium 55,989 2:40
3 Dodgers – 2, Athletics – 3 October 15 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 49,347 2:35
4 Dodgers – 2, Athletics – 5 October 16 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 49,347 2:17
5 Dodgers – 2, Athletics – 3 October 17 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 49,347 2:23

Awards and honorsEdit

Farm systemEdit

1974 Major League Baseball DraftEdit

This was the tenth year of a Major League Baseball Draft. The Dodgers drafted 23 players in the June draft and six in the January draft.

The top pick was pitcher Rick Sutcliffe from Van Horn High School in Independence, Missouri. Sutcliffe would go on to win the 1979 Rookie of the Year Award. The Dodgers traded him to the Cleveland Indians in 1982 but he would remain in the league through 1994. He accumulated a record of 171–139, was a three-time All-Star and won the 1984 National League Cy Young Award, while with the Chicago Cubs.

They also drafted infielder Jim Riggleman in the fourth round. While he never made the Majors as a player he had a stint as the Dodgers Major League Bench coach and would become a successful Major League Manager with four different clubs.

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