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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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Contents

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Game logEdit

1985 Game Log (95–67)

Season standingsEdit

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. opponentsEdit

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 lineupEdit

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

RosterEdit

1985 Los Angeles Dodgers

Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

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 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 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
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

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

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 pitchersEdit

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 pitchersEdit

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 SeriesEdit

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 1Edit

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 2Edit

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 3Edit

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 4Edit

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 5Edit

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 6Edit

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 AwardsEdit

Farm systemEdit

Major League Baseball DraftEdit

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).

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