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OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 91 71 0.562 48–32 43–39
Atlanta Braves 88 74 0.543 3 46–34 42–40
Houston Astros 85 77 0.525 6 46–36 39–41
San Diego Padres 81 81 0.500 10 47–34 34–47
San Francisco Giants 79 83 0.488 12 43–38 36–45
Cincinnati Reds 74 88 0.457 17 36–45 38–43

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1983 National League Records

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


Opening Day lineupEdit

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Steve Sax Second baseman
Ken Landreaux Center fielder
Dusty Baker Left fielder
Pedro Guerrero Third baseman
Greg Brock First baseman
Mike Marshall Right fielder
Bill Russell Shortstop
Steve Yeager Catcher
Fernando Valenzuela Starting pitcher

RosterEdit

1983 Los Angeles Dodgers
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Infielders

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Notable transactionsEdit

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 113 335 68 .203 15 41
1B Greg Brock 146 455 102 .224 20 66
2B Steve Sax 155 623 175 .281 5 41
SS Bill Russell 131 451 111 .246 1 30
3B Pedro Guerrero 160 584 174 .298 32 103
LF Dusty Baker 149 531 138 .260 15 73
CF Ken Landreaux 141 481 135 .281 17 66
RF Mike Marshall 140 465 132 .284 17 65

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
Derrel Thomas 118 192 48 .250 2 8
Rick Monday 99 178 44 .247 6 20
Jack Fimple 54 148 37 .250 2 22
Ron Roenicke 81 145 32 .221 2 12
Dave Anderson 61 115 19 .165 1 2
Candy Maldonado 42 62 12 .194 1 6
Rafael Landestoy 64 64 11 .172 1 1
R.J. Reynolds 24 55 13 .236 2 11
José Morales 47 53 15 .283 3 8
Mike Scioscia 12 35 11 .314 1 7
Gilberto Reyes 19 31 5 .161 0 0
Germán Rivera 13 17 6 .353 0 0
Sid Bream 15 11 2 .182 0 2
Cecil Espy 20 11 3 .273 0 1
Dave Sax 7 8 0 .000 0 1
Alex Taveras 10 4 0 .000 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
Fernando Valenzuela 35 257 15 10 3.75 189
Jerry Reuss 32 223.1 12 11 2.94 143
Bob Welch 31 204 15 12 2.65 156

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
Alejandro Peña 34 177 12 9 2.75 120
Burt Hooton 33 160 9 8 4.22 87
Rick Honeycutt 9 39 2 3 5.77 18
Sid Fernandez 2 6 0 1 6.00 9

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
Tom Niedenfuer 66 8 3 11 1.90 66
Steve Howe 46 4 7 18 1.44 52
Dave Stewart 46 5 2 8 2.96 54
Joe Beckwith 42 3 4 1 3.55 50
Pat Zachry 40 6 1 0 2.49 36
Orel Hershiser 8 0 0 1 3.38 5
Rich Rodas 7 0 0 0 1.93 5
Ricky Wright 6 0 0 0 2.84 5
Larry White 4 0 0 0 1.29 5

1983 National League Championship SeriesEdit

The National League West champion Dodgers faced the National League East champion Philadelphia Phillies in the 1983 NLCS and lost the series 3 games to 1. Noteworthy was that the Dodger had won 11 of 12 games against the Phillies during the regular season.

Game 1Edit

October 4, Dodger Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
W: Steve Carlton (1-0)  L: Jerry Reuss (0-1)  SV: Al Holland (1)
HRs: PHIMike Schmidt (1)

Game 2Edit

October 5, Dodger Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 2
Los Angeles 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 X 4 6 1
W: Fernando Valenzuela (1-0)  L: John Denny (0-1)  SV: Tom Niedenfuer (1)
HRs: PHIGary Matthews (1)

Game 3Edit

October 7, Veterans Stadium

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 4 0
Philadelphia 0 2 1 1 2 0 1 0 X 7 9 1
W: Charles Hudson (1-0)  L: Bob Welch (0-1)  
HRs: LADMike Marshall (1); PHIGary Matthews (2)

Game 4Edit

October 8, Veterans Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 10 0
Philadelphia 3 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 X 7 13 1
W: Steve Carlton (2-0)  L: Jerry Reuss (0-2)  
HRs: LADDusty Baker (1); PHIGary Matthews (3), Sixto Lezcano (1)

Awards and honorsEdit

Farm systemEdit

Major League Baseball DraftEdit

The Dodgers drafted 35 players in the June draft and 17 in the January draft. Of those, six players would eventually play in the Major Leagues. They received two extra picks in the 2nd round as compensation for losing free agents Steve Garvey and Terry Forster.

The first round pick in the June draft was pitcher Erik Sonberg of Wichita State University. He played six seasons in the minors and was 19-38 with a 6.20 ERA in 107 games. None of this years signings amounted to much of anything in the Majors.

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