1990 Los Angeles Dodgers season
The Dodgers finished in second place to the Cincinnati Reds in the 1990 National League Western Division race, as the teams pitching staff led the majors with 29 complete games. Ramón Martínez became the youngest Dodger starter to win 20 games since Ralph Branca and also tied Sandy Koufax's club record with 18 strikeouts against the Atlanta Braves on June 4. On June 29, Fernando Valenzuela managed to throw a no hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals, the same night that Dave Stewart threw a no hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays as well.
|1990 Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Fred Claire|
|Local television||KTTV (11)|
Vin Scully, Ross Porter, Don Drysdale
SportsChannel Los Angeles
Joel Meyers, Ron Cey
Vin Scully, Ross Porter, Don Drysdale
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Record vs. opponentsEdit
1990 National League Records
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Opening day lineupEdit
1990 Los Angeles Dodgers
- May 13, 1990: Acquired Stan Javier from the Oakland Athletics for Willie Randolph
- June 2, 1990: John Shelby was released by the Dodgers.
- September 13, 1990: Acquired Dennis Cook from the Philadelphia Phillies for Darrin Fletcher
- October 1, 1990: Acquired Mike Wilkins from the Detroit Tigers for Mike Munoz
Starters by positionEdit
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
- 1990 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
- Silver Slugger Award
- TSN National League All-Star
- NL Pitcher of the Month
- Ramón Martínez (June 1990)
- NL Player of the Month
- Kal Daniels (September 1990)
- NL Player of the Week
- Fernando Valenzuela (June 25 – July 1)
Teams in BOLD won League Championships
Major League Baseball DraftEdit
The Dodgers drafted 63 players in this draft. Of those, seven of them would eventually play Major League baseball. The Dodgers lost their second round pick to the Montreal Expos because they had signed free agent Hubie Brooks but they gained two supplemental second round picks as compensation for losing Dave Anderson and John Tudor. They also lost their third round pick to the Pittsburgh Pirates because they had signed pitcher Jim Gott.
The first round pick was left-handed pitcher Ronnie Walden out of Blanchard High School in Blanchard, Oklahoma. Serious arm injuries derailed his career and he only pitched in seven games in the Dodgers farm system, three in 1990 and four in 1993 when he attempted a comeback. He retired for good in 1994 with his arm so bad he would never be able to even play catch with his kids.
This years draft class was a disappointment as neither second round pick got out of "A" ball. Mike Busch, the fourth round pick, made the Majors, appearing in 51 games in 1995 and 1996 as a third baseman for the Dodgers but his decision to be a replacement player during the 1994–95 strike made it hard for him to catch on. He played in Korea and later played and managed in the independent Northern League. Busch was the only one of the Dodgers first 13 draft picks to advance past class A. Pitcher Todd Williams, who was selected in the 54th round, was the only Major Leaguer that signed from this draft class to have a length career as he had a 12-14 record in 227 games over parts of eight seasons.
|1990 Draft Picks|
- Hersom, Bob (August 22, 1999). "A Dream Deferred Injuries Prevented Walden From Reaching Majors". Oklahoma News. Retrieved November 10, 2014.
- 1990 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft