1965 Los Angeles Dodgers
World Series Champions
National League champions
Major League affiliations
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Owner(s)Walter O'Malley, James & Dearie Mulvey
General manager(s)Buzzie Bavasi
Manager(s)Walter Alston
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Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett
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José García, Jaime Jarrín
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The 1965 Los Angeles Dodgers finished the regular-season with a 97–65 record, which earned them the NL pennant by two games over their arch-rivals, the San Francisco Giants. The Dodgers went on to win the World Series in seven games over the Minnesota Twins.

Offseason

Regular season

Season Recap

The Dodgers won the World Series in 1963, but injuries and poor play saw them fall to 6th place in 1964. Despite their weak offense and the trade of power hitting Frank Howard for Claude Osteen during the off season, they were expected to contend in 1965 with their strong pitching. However, one month into the season, they lost their best hitter Tommy Davis when he fractured his ankle sliding into second base. Most experts thought this ended any hope the Dodgers had of winning the pennant. To replace Davis, the club called up journeyman Lou Johnson; his infectious cheerful attitude and knack for timely hitting helped keep the club in contention.

The National League pennant race was a thriller, with 6 teams (the Dodgers, Giants, Pirates, Reds, Braves, and Phillies) in contention throughout a summer that saw the Dodgers, Giants, Braves, and Reds all take their turns in first place. With these 6 teams tightly bunched heading into September, the Giants went on a 14-game winning streak to take a 4+12-game lead with two weeks to play. Then the Dodgers went on a 13-game winning streak, and won 15 of their last 16 games to win the pennant by 2 games over the Giants.

The Dodgers were led by shortstop Maury Wills with 94 stolen bases, Sandy Koufax (26–8, 2.04 E.R.A. and a then record 382 strikeouts), and Don Drysdale (23–12, 2.77 E.R.A.) Drysdale also chipped in with 7 home runs and was the club's only .300 hitter.

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 97 65 0.599 50–31 47–34
San Francisco Giants 95 67 0.586 2 51–30 44–37
Pittsburgh Pirates 90 72 0.556 7 49–32 41–40
Cincinnati Reds 89 73 0.549 8 49–32 40–41
Milwaukee Braves 86 76 0.531 11 44–37 42–39
Philadelphia Phillies 85 76 0.528 11½ 45–35 40–41
St. Louis Cardinals 80 81 0.497 16½ 42–39 38–42
Chicago Cubs 72 90 0.444 25 40–41 32–49
Houston Astros 65 97 0.401 32 36–45 29–52
New York Mets 50 112 0.309 47 29–52 21–60

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
Team CHC CIN HOU LAD MIL NYM PHI PIT SF STL
Chicago 7–11 8–10 8–10 9–9 11–7–1 8–10 5–13 6–12 10–8–1
Cincinnati 11–7 12–6 6–12 12–6 11–7 13–5 8–10 6–12 10–8
Houston 10–8 6–12 5–13 4–14 14–4 6–12 8–10 3–15 9–9
Los Angeles 10–8 12–6 13–5 10–8 12–6 9–9 9–9 10–8 12–6
Milwaukee 9–9 6–12 14–4 8–10 13–5 6–12 9–9 10–8 11–7
New York 7–11–1 7–11 4–14 6–12 5–13 7–11–1 4–14 5–13 5–13
Philadelphia 10–8 5–13 12–6 9–9 12–6 11–7–1 8–10 8–10 10–7
Pittsburgh 13–5 10–8 10–8 9–9 9–9 14–4 10–8 11–7–1 4–14
San Francisco 12–6 12–6 15–3 8–10 8–10 13–5 10–8 7–11–1 10–8
St. Louis 8–10–1 8–10 9–9 6–12 7–11 13–5 7–10 14–4 8–10


Opening Day lineup

Opening Day starters
Name Position
Maury Wills Shortstop
Wes Parker First baseman
Willie Davis Center fielder
Tommy Davis Left fielder
Johnny Roseboro Catcher
Jim Lefebvre Second baseman
Ron Fairly Right fielder
John Kennedy Third baseman
Don Drysdale Starting pitcher

Notable transactions

Roster

1965 Los Angeles Dodgers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Spring Training

Game log

Regular season

1965 regular season game log: 97–65 (Home: 50–31; Away: 47–34)
April: 10–5 (Home: 7–4; Away: 3–1)
# Date Time (PT) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
Streak
1 April 12 11:00 a.m. PST @ Mets 6–1 Drysdale (1–0) Jackson (0–1) 2:23 37,999 1–0 W1
2 April 14 5:15 p.m. PST @ Pirates 3–1 Osteen (1–0) Gibbon (0–1) 1:58 7,770 2–0 W2
April 15 @ Pirates Postponed (Rain) (Makeup date: July 11)
3 April 17 5:05 p.m. PST @ Phillies 2–3 Short (2–0) Drysdale (1–1) Baldschun (1) 2:23 17,021 2–1 L1
4 April 18 10:35 a.m. PST @ Phillies 6–2 Koufax (1–0) Belinsky (0–1) 2:43 11,107 3–1 W1
5 April 20 8:00 p.m. PST Mets 2–3 Spahn (1–0) Osteen (1–1) 2:37 36,161 3–2 L1
6 April 21 8:00 p.m. PST Mets 5–1 Drysdale (2–1) Willey (0–1) Miller (1) 3:09 18,134 4–2 W1
7 April 22 8:00 p.m. PST Mets 2–1 Koufax (2–0) Fisher (0–1) 2:12 20,888 5–2 W2
8 April 23 8:00 p.m. PST Phillies 4–0 Podres (1–0) Bunning (1–2) 1:58 29,120 6–2 W3
9 April 24 8:00 p.m. PST Phillies 9–3 Osteen (2–1) Belinsky (0–2) 2:47 36,500 7–2 W4
10 April 25 1:00 p.m. PDT Phillies 4–6 Herbert (1–0) Drysdale (2–2) Baldschun (2) 2:42 25,766 7–3 L1
11 April 26 8:00 p.m. PDT Phillies 3–4 Short (3–1) Koufax (2–1) Baldschun (3) 3:00 24,703 7–4 L2
12 April 27 8:00 p.m. PDT Pirates 5–4 Reed (1–0) Gibbon (0–3) Miller (2) 2:54 17,630 8–4 W1
13 April 28 8:00 p.m. PDT Pirates 0–2 Veale (2–0) Osteen (2–2) 2:05 17,464 8–5 L1
14 April 29 8:00 p.m. PDT Giants 2–1 Drysdale (3–2) Marichal (3–2) 2:13 30,219 9–5 W1
15 April 30 8:00 p.m. PDT Giants 6–3 Miller (1–0) Bolin (0–3) 3:02 48,586 10–5 W2
May: 19–12 (Home: 11–8; Away: 8–4)
# Date Time (PT) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
Streak
16 May 1 8:00 p.m. PDT Giants 4–2 Purdin (1–0) Perry (1–2) Brewer (1) 2:27 49,758 11–5 W3
17 May 2 1:00 p.m. PDT Giants 2–4 (10) Sanford (2–1) Miller (1–1) Linzy (1) 2:43 40,439 11–6 L1
18 May 4 6:05 p.m. PDT @ Reds 8–6 Brewer (1–0) Jay (1–1) 2:30 9,767 12–6 W1
19 May 5 6:05 p.m. PDT @ Reds 4–2 Koufax (3–1) O'Toole (0–4) 2:38 9,753 13–6 W2
20 May 6 6:05 p.m. PDT @ Reds 4–3 Podres (2–0) Tsitouris (2–2) Miller (3) 2:20 7,821 14–6 W3
21 May 7 8:15 p.m. PDT @ Giants 4–3 Osteen (3–2) Henry (2–1) 2:26 33,977 15–6 W4
22 May 8 1:00 p.m. PDT @ Giants 9–0 Drysdale (4–2) Herbel (1–2) 2:22 37,548 16–6 W5
23 May 9 1:00 p.m. PDT @ Giants 3–6 Marichal (5–2) Koufax (3–2) 2:48 40,596 16–7 L1
24 May 10 8:00 p.m. PDT Astros 3–2 (10) Miller (2–1) Woodeshick (1–2) 2:44 22,535 17–7 W1
25 May 11 8:00 p.m. PDT Astros 1–2 Giusti (6–0) Osteen (3–3) 1:57 21,086 17–8 L1
26 May 12 8:00 p.m. PDT Astros 4–2 Drysdale (5–2) Nottebart (0–2) 2:06 19,302 18–8 W1
27 May 13 8:00 p.m. PDT Astros 3–0 Koufax (4–2) Bruce (1–4) 2:05 20,963 19–8 W2
28 May 14 8:00 p.m. PDT Cubs 1–2 Buhl (4–2) Purdin (1–1) Abernathy (8) 2:23 26,356 19–9 L1
29 May 15 1:00 p.m. PDT Cubs 3–1 Miller (3–1) Ellsworth (3–3) Brewer (2) 2:02 22,047 20–9 W1
30 May 16 (1) 1:00 p.m. PDT Cubs 3–5 (10) Jackson (3–3) Perranoski (0–1) 2:38 20–10 L1
31 May 16 (2) 4:13 p.m. PDT Cubs 3–2 Drysdale (6–2) McDaniel (0–1) 2:22 45,739 21–10 W1
32 May 17 5:30 p.m. PDT @ Astros 5–3 (11) Koufax (5–2) Bruce (1–5) Miller (4) 2:59 40,858 22–10 W2
33 May 18 5:30 p.m. PDT @ Astros 1–4 Johnson (3–1) Brewer (1–1) Woodeshick (2) 2:07 22,220 22–11 L1
34 May 19 5:30 p.m. PDT @ Astros 4–2 (14) Purdin (2–1) MacKenzie (0–2) Drysdale (1) 4:04 30,885 23–11 W1
35 May 21 11:30 a.m. PDT @ Cubs 3–4 Ellsworth (4–3) Drysdale (6–3) 2:22 4,716 23–12 L1
36 May 22 11:30 a.m. PDT @ Cubs 3–1 Koufax (6–2) Koonce (3–2) 2:30 17,922 24–12 W1
37 May 23 11:30 a.m. PDT @ Cubs 2–3 (16) Ellsworth (5–3) Reed (1–1) 4:09 17,139 24–13 L1
38 May 24 8:00 p.m. PDT Cardinals 4–6 Stallard (3–1) Osteen (3–4) Schultz (1) 3:11 22,987 24–14 L2
39 May 25 8:00 p.m. PDT Cardinals 2–0 Drysdale (7–3) Gibson (8–1) 1:41 28,515 25–14 W1
40 May 26 8:00 p.m. PDT Cardinals 1–2 Simmons (3–5) Koufax (6–3) 2:26 30,794 25–15 L1
41 May 27 Braves 3–2 Podres (3–0) Lemaster (2–5) 19,001 26–15
42 May 28 Braves 5–4 O'Dell (3–2) Osteen (3–5) 30,107 26–16
43 May 29 Braves 5–3 Drysdale (8–3) Carroll (0–1) 23,707 27–16
44 May 30 1:00 p.m. PDT Reds 12–5 Koufax (7–3) Ellis (7–2) 2:43 36,309 28–16 W2
45 May 31 (1) 1:00 p.m. PDT Reds 4–3 Perranoski (1–1) Maloney (5–1) 2:44 29–16 W3
46 May 31 (2) 4:19 p.m. PDT Reds 1–6 Jay (3–1) Osteen (3–6) 2:14 50,997 29–17 L1
June: 17–14 (Home: 6–7; Away: 11–7)
# Date Time (PT) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
Streak
47 June 2 6:00 p.m. PDT @ Cardinals 4–1 Drysdale (9–3) Washburn (3–3) Perranoski (1) 2:46 17,560 30–17 W1
48 June 3 6:00 p.m. PDT @ Cardinals 11–10 Brewer (2–1) Schultz (1–1) Miller (5) 3:19 19,946 31–17 W2
49 June 4 @ Braves 5–2 Blasingame (6–4) Miller (3–2) 5,760 31–18
50 June 5 @ Braves 9–1 Cloninger (7–4) Podres (3–1) 4,116 31–19
51 June 6 @ Braves 4–0 Drysdale (10–3) Kelley (0–1) 32–19
52 June 6 @ Braves 6–4 Lemaster (3–5) Reed (1–2) O'Dell (6) 17,175 32–20
53 June 7 5:05 p.m. PDT @ Phillies 14–3 Koufax (8–3) Burdette (0–3) 3:02 23,345 33–20 W1
54 June 8 5:05 p.m. PDT @ Phillies 2–1 Osteen (4–6) Bunning (5–5) Perranoski (2) 2:49 14,975 34–20 W2
55 June 9 5:05 p.m. PDT @ Phillies 3–7 Short (5–6) Kekich (0–1) 3:01 16,241 34–21 L1
56 June 10 5:05 p.m. PDT @ Phillies 0–4 Herbert (3–3) Podres (3–2) 1:58 19,467 34–22 L2
57 June 11 5:00 p.m. PDT @ Mets 2–1 Drysdale (11–3) Spahn (4–7) 2:16 55,023 35–22 W1
58 June 12 11:15 a.m. PDT @ Mets 5–0 Koufax (9–3) Jackson (2–8) 2:50 38,915 36–22 W2
59 June 13 (1) 10:00 a.m. PDT @ Mets 5–2 Osteen (5–6) Fisher (5–6) Miller (6) 2:41 37–22 W3
60 June 13 (2) 1:16 p.m. PDT @ Mets 4–3 Perranoski (2–1) Kroll (3–5) Podres (1) 3:25 57,175 38–22 W4
61 June 15 8:00 p.m. PDT Giants 1–2 Marichal (10–5) Drysdale (11–4) 2:16 52,357 38–23 L1
62 June 16 8:00 p.m. PDT Giants 2–1 Koufax (10–3) Shaw (6–4) 2:36 44,499 39–23 W1
63 June 17 8:00 p.m. PDT Giants 3–0 Osteen (6–6) Perry (6–6) 2:24 40,707 40–23 W2
64 June 18 8:00 p.m. PDT Phillies 2–4 Short (7–6) Podres (3–3) 2:23 30,401 40–24 L1
65 June 19 8:00 p.m. PDT Phillies 4–0 Willhite (1–0) Herbert (3–4) Perranoski (3) 2:19 20,518 41–24 W1
66 June 20 (1) 1:00 p.m. PDT Mets 2–1 Koufax (11–3) Spahn (4–9) 1:52 42–24 W2
67 June 20 (2) 3:27 p.m. PDT Mets 2–3 Miller (1–0) Drysdale (11–5) 2:30 52,248 42–25 L1
68 June 21 8:00 p.m. PDT Mets 0–1 Jackson (3–9) Osteen (6–7) 1:54 18,867 42–26 L2
69 June 22 8:00 p.m. PDT Mets 4–2 Reed (2–2) Parsons (0–4) Perranoski (4) 2:18 20,633 43–26 W1
70 June 24 8:00 p.m. PDT Pirates 3–13 Cardwell (5–2) Drysdale (11–6) 2:33 28,867 43–27 L1
71 June 25 8:00 p.m. PDT Pirates 4–1 Koufax (12–3) Friend (3–6) 2:04 32,060 44–27 W1
72 June 26 1:00 p.m. PDT Pirates 1–6 Law (8–5) Osteen (6–8) 2:28 21,769 44–28 L1
73 June 27 1:00 p.m. PDT Pirates 2–10 Veale (8–5) Podres (3–4) 2:39 33,161 44–29 L2
74 June 28 8:15 p.m. PDT @ Giants 0–5 Marichal (12–6) Drysdale (11–7) 2:38 36,702 44–30 L3
75 June 29 1:00 p.m. PDT @ Giants 9–3 Koufax (13–3) Shaw (7–5) 2:45 29,380 45–30 W1
76 June 30 11:00 a.m. PDT @ Cubs 1–4 Ellsworth (9–3) Osteen (6–9) 2:03 45–31 L1
77 June 30 1:38 p.m. PDT @ Cubs 4–3 Miller (4–2) Hoeft (0–1) 2:38 17,950 46–31 W1
July: 15–13 (Home: 9–5; Away: 6–8)
# Date Time (PT) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
Streak
78 July 1 11:30 a.m. PDT @ Cubs 3–6 McDaniel (3–3) Podres (3–5) Abernathy (16) 2:34 7,420 46–32 L1
79 July 2 5:30 p.m. PDT @ Astros 3–4 Cuellar (1–1) Drysdale (11–8) 2:35 33,044 46–33 L2
80 July 3 5:30 p.m. PDT @ Astros 3–1 Koufax (14–3) Dierker (2–4) 2:10 50,136 47–33 W1
81 July 4 12:30 p.m. PDT @ Astros 1–3 Raymond (5–3) Osteen (6–10) 2:04 47,642 47–34 L1
82 July 5 6:05 p.m. PDT @ Reds 4–7 Maloney (9–4) Miller (4–3) McCool (8) 2:29 29,047 47–35 L1
83 July 6 6:05 p.m. PDT @ Reds 11–7 Drysdale (12–8) O'Toole (1–8) Perranoski (5) 2:54 18,833 48–35 W1
84 July 7 6:05 p.m. PDT @ Reds 6–7 Nuxhall (4–2) Miller (4–4) 2:58 25,785 48–36 L1
85 July 8 4:30 p.m. PDT @ Pirates 9–4 Reed (3–2) Law (8–8) 2:59 22,247 49–36 W1
86 July 9 5:15 p.m. PDT @ Pirates 1–4 Veale (9–6) Willhite (1–1) 2:29 16,284 49–37 L1
87 July 10 11:15 a.m. PDT @ Pirates 8–4 Drysdale (13–8) Cardwell (8–3) Perranoski (6) 2:57 14,880 50–37 W1
88 July 11 (1) 10:00 a.m. PDT @ Pirates 4–2 Koufax (15–3) Gibbon (2–8) 2:29 51–37 W2
89 July 11 (2) 1:04 p.m. PDT @ Pirates 3–4 (10) Carpin (3–0) Miller (4–5) 2:42 37,631 51–38 L1
July 13 36th All-Star Game National League vs. American League (Metropolitan Stadium, Bloomington, Minnesota)
90 July 15 8:00 p.m. PDT Cubs 5–0 Drysdale (14–8) Ellsworth (10–5) 2:19 25,538 52–38 W1
91 July 16 8:00 p.m. PDT Cubs 3–0 Koufax (16–3) Jackson (8–11) 2:20 47,947 53–38 W2
92 July 17 8:00 p.m. PDT Cubs 7–2 Osteen (7–10) Koonce (7–8) 2:21 31,228 54–38 W3
93 July 18 1:00 p.m. PDT Cubs 4–3 (11) Reed (4–2) Hendley (0–2) 3:05 27,508 55–38 W4
94 July 19 8:00 p.m. PDT Astros 8–3 Drysdale (15–8) Nottebart (1–7) 2:34 22,756 56–38 W5
95 July 20 8:00 p.m. PDT Astros 3–2 Koufax (17–3) Taylor (2–4) 2:15 30,937 57–38 W6
96 July 21 Braves 6–4 Blasingame (11–7) Osteen (7–11) O'Dell (10) 28,721 57–39
97 July 22 Braves 5–2 Cloninger (12–8) Miller (4–6) O'Dell (11) 27,179 57–40
98 July 23 8:00 p.m. PDT Cardinals 3–4 (12) Washburn (6–7) Willhite (1–2) 3:48 40,286 57–41 L3
99 July 24 8:00 p.m. PDT Cardinals 2–3 (10) Dennis (2–1) Perranoski (2–2) Woodeshick (12) 3:04 48,998 57–42 L4
100 July 25 1:00 p.m. PDT Cardinals 5–1 Osteen (8–11) Simmons (6–10) 2:44 31,710 58–42 W1
101 July 26 8:00 p.m. PDT Reds 5–4 Podres (4–5) Maloney (11–5) Perranoski (7) 2:20 39,978 59–42 W2
102 July 27 8:00 p.m. PDT Reds 9–7 Perranoski (3–2) Jay (8–3) 3:25 46,537 60–42 W3
103 July 28 8:00 p.m. PDT Reds 1–4 Ellis (14–6) Koufax (17–4) 2:00 53,604 60–43 L1
104 July 30 6:00 p.m. PDT @ Cardinals 4–2 Miller (5–6) Dennis (2–2) Perranoski (8) 2:39 29,497 61–43 W1
105 July 31 6:00 p.m. PDT @ Cardinals 3–4 Gibson (13–8) Perranoski (3–3) 2:31 30,109 61–44 L1
August: 14–13 (Home: 5–3; Away: 9–10)
# Date Time (PT) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
Streak
106 August 1 11:15 a.m. PDT @ Cardinals 3–2 Koufax (18–4) Sadecki (2–9) 2:29 30,605 62–44 W1
107 August 2 6:00 p.m. PDT @ Cardinals 5–6 Stallard (8–4) Perranoski (3–4) Dennis (6) 2:34 20,518 62–45 L1
August 3 @ Braves Postponed (Inclement weather) (Makeup date: August 4)
108 August 4 @ Braves 4–3 Fischer (5–5) Drysdale (15–9) O'Dell (15) 62–46
109 August 4 @ Braves 3–2 Osteen (9–11) Lemaster (4–9) Miller (7) 19,950 63–46
110 August 5 @ Braves 6–3 Koufax (19–4) Blasingame (13–8) 18,368 64–46
111 August 6 6:05 p.m. PDT @ Reds 4–5 (11) McCool (7–6) Perranoski (3–5) 3:26 25,668 64–47 L1
112 August 7 5:05 p.m. PDT @ Reds 5–3 Reed (5–2) Ellis (14–7) Perranoski (9) 2:37 27,844 65–47 W1
113 August 8 10:30 a.m. PDT @ Reds 0–18 Maloney (13–5) Drysdale (15–10) 2:20 28,335 65–48 L1
114 August 10 8:00 p.m. PDT Mets 4–3 Koufax (20–4) Jackson (5–16) 2:07 36,815 66–48 W2
115 August 11 8:00 p.m. PDT Mets 1–0 Drysdale (16–10) Richardson (0–1) 2:34 23,376 67–48 W3
116 August 13 8:00 p.m. PDT Pirates 3–1 Osteen (10–11) Veale (12–9) 2:21 32,551 68–48 W4
117 August 14 8:00 p.m. PDT Pirates 1–0 (10) Koufax (21–4) Cardwell (10–7) 2:43 29,237 69–48 W5
118 August 15 1:00 p.m. PDT Pirates 2–4 Sisk (4–2) Drysdale (16–11) McBean (13) 3:02 25,175 69–49 L1
119 August 16 8:00 p.m. PDT Phillies 1–6 Short (14–8) Podres (4–6) 2:47 22,611 69–50 L2
120 August 17 8:00 p.m. PDT Phillies 4–2 Osteen (11–11) Herbert (5–6) Perranoski (10) 2:31 23,144 70–50 W1
121 August 18 8:00 p.m. PDT Phillies 3–6 (12) Wagner (5–3) Brewer (2–2) 4:05 38,267 70–51 L1
122 August 19 8:15 p.m. PDT @ Giants 8–5 (15) Perranoski (4–5) Perry (8–11) 4:11 35,901 71–51 W1
123 August 20 8:15 p.m. PDT @ Giants 5–1 Shaw (14–6) Reed (5–3) 2:38 41,858 71–52 L1
124 August 21 1:00 p.m. PDT @ Giants 6–4 (11) Podres (5–6) Henry (3–2) 3:27 42,283 72–52 W1
125 August 22 1:00 p.m. PDT @ Giants 3–4 Herbel (8–6) Koufax (21–5) Murakami (5) 2:18 42,807 72–53 L1
126 August 23 5:00 p.m. PDT @ Mets 8–4 Drysdale (17–11) Miller (1–3) Miller (8) 2:59 33,393 73–53 W1
127 August 24 5:00 p.m. PDT @ Mets 3–4 Eilers (1–0) Miller (5–7) 2:34 37,023 73–54 L1
128 August 25 5:00 p.m. PDT @ Mets 5–7 Richardson (2–1) Osteen (11–12) 2:38 32,432 73–55 L2
129 August 26 5:00 p.m. PDT @ Mets 2–5 McGraw (2–2) Koufax (21–6) Fisher (1) 2:24 45,950 73–56 L3
130 August 27 5:05 p.m. PDT @ Phillies 9–8 Drysdale (18–11) Herbert (5–7) Reed (1) 3:16 26,740 74–56 W1
131 August 28 5:05 p.m. PDT @ Phillies 8–4 Brewer (3–2) Short (14–9) Koufax (1) 3:16 27,439 75–56 W2
132 August 29 10:35 a.m. PDT @ Phillies 3–13 Culp (9–9) Osteen (11–13) 2:39 21,744 75–57 L1
August 31 @ Pirates Postponed (Rain) (Makeup date: September 1)
September: 20–7 (Home: 10–3; Away: 10–4)
# Date Time (PT) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
Streak
133 September 1 (1) 2:30 p.m. PDT @ Pirates 2–3 (11) Gibbon (4–9) Koufax (21–7) 3:00 75–58 L2
134 September 1 (2) 6:05 p.m. PDT @ Pirates 1–2 Law (16–9) Drysdale (18–12) 2:18 26,394 75–59 L3
135 September 2 5:15 p.m. PDT @ Pirates 7–1 Osteen (12–13) Veale (14–10) Perranoski (11) 2:38 29,200 76–59 W1
136 September 3 5:30 p.m. PDT @ Astros 3–0 Willhite (2–2) Nottebart (4–13) Perranoski (12) 2:14 31,154 77–59 W2
137 September 4 11:15 a.m. PDT @ Astros 5–0 Podres (6–6) Bruce (9–17) Perranoski (13) 2:13 41,951 78–59 W3
138 September 5 12:30 p.m. PDT @ Astros 4–2 Reed (4–2) Roberts (4–1) 2:05 49,442 79–59 W4
139 September 6 1:00 p.m. PDT Giants 6–7 (12) Linzy (7–2) Reed (6–4) 3:43 53,581 79–60 L1
140 September 7 6:00 p.m. PDT Giants 1–3 Shaw (15–8) Osteen (12–14) Murakami (7) 2:48 48,586 79–61 L2
141 September 9 8:00 p.m. PDT Cubs 1–0 Koufax (22–7) Hendley (2–3) 1:43 29,139 80–61 W1
142 September 10 8:00 p.m. PDT Astros 5–2 Drysdale (19–12) Roberts (4–2) Perranoski (14) 2:00 30,200 81–61 W2
143 September 11 8:00 p.m. PDT Astros 8–3 Osteen (13–14) Farrell (10–10) Perranoski (15) 2:32 30,278 82–61 W3
144 September 12 1:00 p.m. PDT Astros 2–3 Owens (6–4) Perranoski (4–6) Raymond (4) 2:40 21,918 82–62 L1
145 September 14 11:30 a.m. PDT @ Cubs 1–2 Hendley (3–3) Koufax (22–8) 1:57 6,220 82–63 L2
146 September 15 11:30 a.m. PDT @ Cubs 6–8 Ellsworth (14–14) Reed (6–5) Hoeft (1) 2:45 1,886 82–64 L3
147 September 16 11:30 a.m. PDT @ Cubs 2–0 Osteen (14–14) Faul (5–5) Koufax (2) 2:15 550 83–64 W1
148 September 17 6:00 p.m. PDT @ Cardinals 3–2 Drysdale (20–12) Simmons (9–15) Perranoski (16) 2:36 19,042 84–64 W2
149 September 18 6:00 p.m. PDT @ Cardinals 1–0 Koufax (23–8) Washburn (9–11) 2:11 29,063 85–64 W3
150 September 19 11:15 a.m. PDT @ Cardinals 5–0 Osteen (15–14) Gibson (18–11) Perranoski (17) 2:33 23,941 86–64 W4
151 September 21 @ Braves 3–1 Drysdale (21–12) Lemaster (6–13) 5,169 87–64
152 September 22 @ Braves 7 – 6 (11) Perranoski (5–6) Olivo (0–1) Miller (9) 12,577 88–64
153 September 24 8:00 p.m. PDT Cardinals 4–3 Perranoski (6–6) Gibson (18–12) 2:38 37,450 89–64 W7
154 September 25 1:00 p.m. PDT Cardinals 2–0 Koufax (24–8) Briles (2–3) 2:10 31,532 90–64 W8
155 September 26 1:00 p.m. PDT Cardinals 1–0 Drysdale (22–12) Sadecki (6–14) 2:18 40,317 91–64 W9
156 September 27 8:00 p.m. PDT Reds 6–1 Podres (7–6) Ellis (21–10) Perranoski (18) 2:31 32,593 92–64 W10
157 September 28 8:00 p.m. PDT Reds 2–1 (12) Reed (7–5) Jay (9–8) 3:52 38,424 93–64 W11
158 September 29 6:00 p.m. PDT Reds 5–0 Koufax (25–8) Maloney (20–9) 2:20 52,312 94–64 W12
159 September 30 Braves 4–0 Drysdale (23–12) Fischer (8–9) 36,006 95–64
October: 2–1 (Home: 2–1; Away: 0–0)
# Date Time (PT) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
Streak
160 October 1 Braves 2–0 Lemaster (7–13) Osteen (15–15) 50,813 95–65
161 October 2 Braves 3–1 Koufax (26–8) Cloninger (24–11) 41,574 96–65
162 October 3 Braves 3–0 Miller (6–7) Sadowski (5–9) Willhite (1) 39,922 97–65
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Dodgers team member

Postseason Game log

1965 Postseason game log: 4–3 (Home: 3–0; Away: 1–3)
World Series vs. Minnesota Twins 4–3 (Home: 3–0; Away: 1–3)
# Date Time (PT) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Series Box/
Streak
1 October 6 12 Noon PDT @ Twins L 2–8 Grant (1–0) Drysdale (0–1) 2:29 47,797 0–1 L1
2 October 7 12 Noon PDT @ Twins L 1–5 Kaat (1–0) Koufax (0–1) 2:13 48,700 0–2 L2
3 October 9 1:00 p.m. PDT Twins W 4–0 Osteen (1–0) Pascual (0–1) 2:06 55,934 1–2 W1
4 October 10 1:00 p.m. PDT Twins W 7–2 Drysdale (1–1) Grant (1–1) 2:15 55,920 2–2 W2
5 October 11 1:00 p.m. PDT Twins W 7–0 Koufax (1–1) Kaat (1–1) 2:34 55,801 3–2 W3
6 October 13 12 Noon PDT @ Twins L 1–5 Grant (2–1) Osteen (1–1) 2:16 49,578 3–3 L1
7 October 14 12 Noon PDT @ Twins W 2–0 Koufax (2–1) Kaat (1–2) 2:27 50,976 4–3 W1
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Dodgers team member

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; PA = Plate appearances; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles hit; 3B = Triples hit; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases; CS = Caught stealing; BB = Walks; SO = Strikeouts; Avg. = Batting average; OBP = On-base percentage; SLG = Slugging; OPS = On Base + Slugging; TB = Total bases; GDP = Grounded into double play; HBP = Hit by pitch; SH = Sacrifice hits; SF = Sacrifice flies; IBB = Intentional base on balls

Pos Player G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO Avg. OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
C John Roseboro 136 480 437 42 102 10 0 8 57 1 6 34 51 .233 .289 .311 .601 136 5 2 3 4 7
1B Wes Parker 154 644 542 80 129 24 7 8 51 13 7 75 95 .238 .334 .352 .687 191 6 5 19 3 1
2B Jim Lefebvre 157 631 544 57 136 21 4 12 69 3 5 71 92 .250 .337 .369 .706 201 8 2 10 4 7
SS Maury Wills 158 711 650 92 186 14 7 0 33 94 31 40 64 .286 .330 .329 .660 214 6 4 14 2 2
3B Jim Gilliam 111 432 372 54 104 19 4 4 39 9 5 53 31 .280 .374 .384 .758 143 1 4 1 2 5
LF Lou Johnson 131 518 468 57 121 24 1 12 58 15 6 24 81 .259 .315 .391 .706 183 7 16 7 3 8
CF Willie Davis 142 595 558 52 133 24 3 10 57 25 9 14 81 .238 .263 .346 .609 193 7 7 9 7 3
RF Ron Fairly 158 654 555 73 152 28 1 9 70 2 0 76 72 .274 .361 .377 .738 209 7 3 14 6 11

Other batters

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
Dick Tracewski 78 186 40 .215 1 20
Jeff Torborg 56 150 36 .240 3 13
John Kennedy 104 105 18 .171 1 5
Wally Moon 53 89 18 .202 1 11
Al Ferrara 41 81 17 .210 1 10
Don LeJohn 34 78 20 .256 0 7
Tommy Davis 17 60 15 .250 0 9
Derrell Griffith 22 41 7 .171 1 2
Willie Crawford 52 27 4 .148 0 0
Hector Valle 9 13 4 .308 0 2
Dick Smith 10 6 0 .000 0 1
Johnny Werhas 4 3 0 .000 0 0
Nate Oliver 8 1 1 1.000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Sandy Koufax 43 335.2 26 8 2.04 382
Don Drysdale 44 308.1 23 12 2.77 210
Claude Osteen 40 287.0 15 15 2.79 162
Johnny Podres 27 134.0 7 6 3.43 63

Other pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Howie Reed 38 78.0 7 5 3.12 47
Nick Willhite 15 42.0 2 2 5.36 28
Mike Kekich 5 10.1 0 1 9.58 9

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Bob Miller 61 6 7 9 2.97 77
Ron Perranoski 59 6 6 18 2.24 53
Jim Brewer 19 3 2 2 1.82 31
John Purdin 11 2 1 0 6.75 16
Bill Singer 2 0 0 0 0.00 1

1965 World Series

Main article: 1965 World Series

Game 1

October 6, 1965, at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, Minnesota

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles (N) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 10 1
Minnesota (A) 0 1 6 0 0 1 0 0 x 8 10 0
W: Mudcat Grant (1–0)   L: Don Drysdale (0–1)
HR: LADRon Fairly (1)   MINDon Mincher (1), Zoilo Versalles (1)

Game 2

October 7, 1965, at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, Minnesota

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 3
Minnesota (A) 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 x 5 9 0
W: Jim Kaat (1–0)   L: Sandy Koufax (0–1)

Game 3

October 9, 1965, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Los Angeles (N) 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 x 4 10 1
W: Claude Osteen (1–0)  L: Camilo Pascual (0–1)

Game 4

October 10, 1965, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota (A) 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 5 2
Los Angeles (N) 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 1 x 7 10 0
W: Don Drysdale (1–1)  L: Mudcat Grant (1–1)
HR: MINHarmon Killebrew (1), Tony Oliva (1)    LADWes Parker (1), Lou Johnson (1)

Game 5

October 11, 1965, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Los Angeles (N) 2 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 x 7 14 0
W: Sandy Koufax (1–1)  L: Jim Kaat (1–1)

Game 6

October 13, 1965, at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, Minnesota

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 1
Minnesota (A) 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 x 5 6 1
W: Mudcat Grant (2–1)   L: Claude Osteen (1–1)
HR: LADRon Fairly (2)   MINBob Allison (1), Mudcat Grant (1)

Game 7

October 14, 1965, at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, Minnesota

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles (N) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 0
Minnesota (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
W: Sandy Koufax (2–1)   L: Jim Kaat (1–2)
HR: LADLou Johnson (2)

Awards and honors

Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax
Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax

All-Stars

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Spokane Indians Pacific Coast League Bill Brenzel
Duke Snider
Pete Reiser
AA Albuquerque Dodgers Texas League Roy Hartsfield
A Santa Barbara Dodgers California League Norm Sherry
A St. Petersburg Saints Florida State League George Scherger
A Salem Dodgers Northwest League Stan Wasiak
Rookie Pocatello Chiefs Pioneer League Tommy Lasorda

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Albuquerque

1965 Major League Baseball draft

This was the first Major League Baseball draft. The Dodgers drafted 30 players this year in the June draft and an additional 2 in the August Legion draft. The first player the Dodgers ever drafted was a shortstop from Bakersfield High School named John Wyatt. He played in the teams farm system through 1970 but never advanced past Class-A.

The most notable player drafted this year was Tom Seaver, who was picked in the 10th round from the University of Southern California, but he did not sign with the team and re-entered the draft the following year, where he was selected by the New York Mets.

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