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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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).

Offseason

Regular season

Game log

1985 Game Log (95–67)
April (11–10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Report
1 April 9 @ Astros 1–2 Ryan (1–0) Valenzuela (0–1) DiPino (1) 42,876 0–1
2 April 10 @ Astros 5–4 Reuss (1–0) Niekro (0–1) Howe (1) 9,945 1–1
3 April 11 @ Astros 4–3 Diaz (1–0) Dawley (0–1) Howell (1) 5,793 2–1
4 April 12 Giants 1–4 Krukow (1–0) Honeycutt (0–1) 46,910 2–2
5 April 13 Giants 1–0 Valenzuela (1–1) Davis (0–1) 49,861 3–2
6 April 14 Giants 4–8 Gott (1–0) Reuss (1–1) Garrelts (1) 48,995 3–3
7 April 15 Astros 5–3 Diaz (2–0) Niekro (0–2) Howell (2) 26,541 4–3
8 April 16 Astros 3–7 Smith (2–0) Howe (0–1) 32,155 4–4
9 April 17 Astros 1–0 (11) Hershiser (1–0) DiPino (0–1) 29,789 5–4
10 April 18 @ Padres 5–0 Valenzuela (2–1) Thurmond (0–1) 38,024 6–4
11 April 19 @ Padres 2–11 Hoyt (1–1) Reuss (1–2) 32,920 6–5
12 April 20 @ Padres 3–4 (10) Gossage (1–0) Howell (0–1) 42,003 6–6
13 April 21 @ Padres 2–0 Hershiser (2–0) Dravecky (0–1) 42,574 7–6
14 April 22 @ Giants 3–2 (10) Niedenfuer (1–0) LaPoint (0–3) 24,512 8–6
15 April 23 @ Giants 1–2 Krukow (2–0) Valenzuela (2–2) 19,022 8–7
16 April 24 @ Giants 4–2 Brennan (1–0) Laskey (0–2) Howell (3) 19,891 9–7
17 April 25 Padres 6–3 Honeycutt (1–1) Show (2–1) 39,593 10–7
18 April 26 Padres 2–0 Hershiser (3–0) Dravecky (0–2) 50,335 11–7
19 April 27 Padres 3–4 Hawkins (4–0) Brennan (1–1) Gossage (4) 49,801 11–8
20 April 28 Padres 0–1 Lefferts (1–0) Valenzuela (2–3) Gossage (5) 48,726 11–9
21 April 30 @ Cardinals 1–6 Andujar (4–0) Reuss (1–3) 20,380 11–10
May (12–14)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Report
22 May 1 @ Cardinals
23 May 3 @ Pirates
24 May 4 @ Pirates
25 May 5 @ Pirates
26 May 6 @ Cubs
27 May 7 @ Cubs
28 May 8 Cardinals
29 May 9 Cardinals
30 May 10 Pirates
31 May 11 Pirates
32 May 12 Pirates
33 May 14 Cubs
34 May 15 Cubs
35 May 17 @ Phillies
36 May 18 @ Phillies
37 May 19 @ Phillies
38 May 20 @ Expos
39 May 21 @ Expos
40 May 22 @ Expos
41 May 24 @ Mets
42 May 25 @ Mets
43 May 26 @ Mets
44 May 27 @ Mets
45 May 29 Phillies
46 May 30 Phillies
47 May 31 Expos
June (15–10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Report
48 June 1 Expos
49 June 2 Expos
50 June 3 Mets
51 June 4 Mets
52 June 5 Mets
53 June 7 @ Braves
54 June 8 @ Braves
55 June 9 @ Braves
56 June 10 @ Reds
57 June 14 @ Astros
58 June 15 @ Astros
59 June 16 @ Astros
60 June 17 Padres
61 June 18 Padres
62 June 19 Padres
63 June 21 Astros
64 June 22 Astros
65 June 23 Astros
66 June 24 Astros
67 June 25 @ Padres
68 June 26 @ Padres
69 June 27 @ Padres
70 June 28 Braves
71 June 29 Braves
72 June 30 Braves
July (20–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Report
73 July 1 Reds
74 July 2 Reds
75 July 4 @ Cardinals
76 July 5 @ Cardinals
77 July 6 @ Cardinals
78 July 7 @ Cardinals
79 July 8 @ Pirates
80 July 9 @ Pirates
81 July 10 @ Pirates
82 July 11 @ Cubs
83 July 12 @ Cubs
84 July 13 @ Cubs
85 July 14 @ Cubs
86 July 18 Cardinals
87 July 19 Cardinals
88 July 20 Cardinals
89 July 21 Cardinals
90 July 22 Pirates
91 July 23 Pirates
92 July 24 Pirates
93 July 25 Cubs
94 July 26 Cubs
95 July 27 Cubs
96 July 28 Cubs
97 July 29 Giants
98 July 30 Giants
99 July 31 Giants
August (16–11)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Report
100 August 2 @ Reds
101 August 2 @ Reds
102 August 3 @ Reds
103 August 4 @ Reds
104 August 5 @ Braves
105 August 8 Reds
106 August 9 Reds
107 August 10 Reds
108 August 11 Reds
109 August 12 Braves
110 August 13 Braves
111 August 14 Braves
112 August 15 Braves
113 August 16 @ Giants
114 August 17 @ Giants
115 August 18 @ Giants
116 August 20 @ Phillies
117 August 21 @ Phillies
118 August 22 @ Phillies
119 August 23 @ Expos
120 August 24 @ Expos
121 August 25 @ Expos
122 August 26 @ Mets
123 August 27 @ Mets
124 August 29 Phillies
125 August 29 Phillies
126 August 31 Phillies
September (18–12)
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127 September 1 Phillies
128 September 2 Expos
129 September 3 Expos
130 September 4 Expos
131 September 6 Mets
132 September 7 Mets
133 September 8 Mets
134 September 9 @ Braves
135 September 10 @ Braves
136 September 10 @ Braves
137 September 11 @ Braves
138 September 12 @ Braves
139 September 13 @ Reds
140 September 13 @ Reds
141 September 14 @ Reds
142 September 15 @ Reds
143 September 16 @ Padres
144 September 17 @ Padres
145 September 18 Astros
146 September 19 Astros
147 September 20 @ Giants
148 September 21 @ Giants
149 September 22 @ Giants
150 September 23 @ Astros
151 September 24 @ Astros
152 September 25 @ Astros
153 September 27 Giants
154 September 28 Giants
155 September 29 Giants
156 September 30 Padres
October (3–3)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Report
157 October 1 Padres
158 October 2 Braves
159 October 3 Braves
160 October 4 Reds
161 October 5 Reds
162 October 6 Reds

Season standings

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. opponents


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 lineup

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

Roster

1985 Los Angeles Dodgers

Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Notable Transactions

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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 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
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

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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 pitchers

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 pitchers

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 Series

Main article: 1985 National League Championship Series

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
1985 National League Championship Series vs. St. Louis Cardinals – Cardinals wins series 4–2
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Series Report
1 October 9 Cardinals
2 October 10 Cardinals
3 October 12 @ Cardinals
4 October 13 @ Cardinals
5 October 14 @ Cardinals
6 October 16 Cardinals

Game 1

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 2

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 3

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 4

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 5

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 6

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 awards

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League Terry Collins
AA San Antonio Dodgers Texas League Gary LaRocque
High A Bakersfield Dodgers California League Mel Queen
High A Vero Beach Dodgers Florida State League Stan Wasiak
Rookie Great Falls Dodgers Pioneer League Kevin Kennedy
Rookie Gulf Coast Dodgers Gulf Coast League Joe Alvarez

Major League Baseball Draft

Main article: 1985 Major League Baseball Draft

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).

References

  1. ^ a b "Al Oliver Stats".
  2. ^ "Henry Rodriguez Stats".
  3. ^ Bill Madlock Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ 1985 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase
  5. ^ 1985 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB January Draft-Secondary Phase
  6. ^ 1985 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
  7. ^ 1985 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB June Draft-Secondary Phase