1985 Los Angeles Dodgers
National League West Champions
LeagueNational League
DivisionWest
BallparkDodger Stadium
CityLos Angeles
OwnersPeter O'Malley
General managersAl Campanis
ManagersTommy Lasorda
TelevisionKTTV–TV 11
Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett, Ross Porter
Dodgervision
Eddie Doucette, Al Downing, Rick Monday
RadioKABC–AM 790
Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett, Ross Porter
KTNQ–AM 1020
Jaime Jarrín, René Cárdenas
← 1984 Seasons 1986 →

The 1985 Los Angeles Dodgers won the National League West before losing to the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS. Fernando Valenzuela set a major league record for most consecutive innings at the start of a season without allowing an earned run (41).

Offseason

Game log

Regular season

1985 regular season game log: 95–67 (Home: 48–33; Away: 47–34)
April: 11–10 (Home: 5–5; Away: 6–5)
# Date Time (PT) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box
Streak
1 April 9 5:35 p.m. PST @ Astros L 1–2 Ryan (1–0) Valenzuela (0–1) DiPino (1) 2:19 42,876 0–1 L1
2 April 10 5:35 p.m. PST @ Astros W 5–4 Reuss (1–0) Niekro (0–1) Howe (1) 2:45 9,945 1–1 W1
3 April 11 10:35 a.m. PST @ Astros W 4–3 Diaz (1–0) Dawley (0–1) Howell (1) 2:25 5,793 2–1 W2
4 April 12 1:05 p.m. PST Giants L 1–4 Krukow (1–0) Honeycutt (0–1) 2:32 46,910 2–2 L1
5 April 13 7:05 p.m. PST Giants W 1–0 Valenzuela (1–1) Davis (0–1) 2:23 49,861 3–2 W1
6 April 14 1:05 p.m. PST Giants L 4–8 Gott (1–0) Reuss (1–1) Garrelts (1) 3:10 48,995 3–3 L1
7 April 15 7:35 p.m. PST Astros W 5–3 Diaz (2–0) Niekro (0–2) Howell (2) 2:42 26,541 4–3 W1
8 April 16 7:35 p.m. PST Astros L 3–7 Smith (2–0) Howe (0–1) 2:53 32,155 4–4 L1
9 April 17 7:35 p.m. PST Astros W 1–0 (11) Hershiser (1–0) DiPino (0–1) 2:43 29,789 5–4 W1
10 April 18 1:05 p.m. PST @ Padres W 5–0 Valenzuela (2–1) Thurmond (0–1) 2:06 38,024 6–4 W2
11 April 19 7:05 p.m. PST @ Padres L 2–11 Hoyt (1–1) Reuss (1–2) 2:28 32,920 6–5 L1
12 April 20 7:05 p.m. PST @ Padres L 3–4 (10) Gossage (1–0) Howell (0–1) 3:08 42,003 6–6 L2
13 April 21 1:05 p.m. PST @ Padres W 2–0 Hershiser (2–0) Dravecky (0–1) 2:28 42,574 7–6 W1
14 April 22 7:35 p.m. PST @ Giants W 3–2 (10) Niedenfuer (1–0) LaPoint (0–3) 2:36 24,512 8–6 W2
15 April 23 1:05 p.m. PST @ Giants L 1–2 Krukow (2–0) Valenzuela (2–2) 2:10 19,022 8–7 L1
16 April 24 1:05 p.m. PST @ Giants W 4–2 Brennan (1–0) Laskey (0–2) Howell (3) 2:59 19,891 9–7 W1
17 April 25 7:35 p.m. PST Padres W 6–3 Honeycutt (1–1) Show (2–1) 2:52 39,593 10–7 W2
18 April 26 7:35 p.m. PST Padres W 2–0 Hershiser (3–0) Dravecky (0–2) 2:00 50,335 11–7 W3
19 April 27 7:05 p.m. PST Padres L 3–4 Hawkins (4–0) Brennan (1–1) Gossage (4) 2:28 49,801 11–8 L1
20 April 28 1:05 p.m. PDT Padres L 0–1 Lefferts (1–0) Valenzuela (2–3) Gossage (5) 2:07 48,726 11–9 L2
21 April 30 5:35 p.m. PDT @ Cardinals L 1–6 Andújar (4–0) Reuss (1–3) 2:40 20,380 11–10 L3
May: 12–14 (Home: 5–5; Away: 7–9)
# Date Time (PT) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box
Streak
22 May 1 10:35 a.m. PDT @ Cardinals W 2–1 (12) Howell (1–1) Allen (0–2) Niedenfuer (1) 3:40 14,324 12–10 W1
23 May 3 4:35 p.m. PDT @ Pirates L 2–16 McWilliams (3–1) Honeycutt (1–2) 2:45 17,628 12–11 L1
24 May 4 11:15 a.m. PDT @ Pirates W 6–5 (10) Valenzuela (3–3) Candelaria (1–3) 2:48 14,093 13–11 W1
25 May 5 10:35 a.m. PDT @ Pirates L 2–3 Rhoden (2–3) Niedenfuer (1–2) Candelaria (5) 2:40 17,043 13–12 L1
26 May 6 11:20 a.m. PDT @ Cubs W 5–4 (10) Howell (2–1) Fontenot (0–1) 3:28 20,796 14–12 W1
27 May 7 11:20 a.m. PDT @ Cubs L 2–4 Ruthven (1–1) Brennan (1–2) Smith (7) 2:59 23,331 14–13 L1
28 May 8 7:35 p.m. PDT Cardinals W 5–2 Honeycutt (2–2) Tudor (1–4) Howell (4) 2:28 33,748 15–13 W1
29 May 9 7:35 p.m. PDT Cardinals L 4–5 (10) Allen (1–2) Howell (2–2) Dayley (1) 3:34 37,775 15–14 L1
30 May 10 7:35 p.m. PDT Pirates W 1–0 Reuss (2–3) Rhoden (2–4) Howe (2) 2:28 48,681 16–14 W1
31 May 11 1:05 p.m. PDT Pirates L 2–5 (12) Holland (1–1) Brennan (1–3) 3:49 42,957 16–15 L1
32 May 12 1:05 p.m. PDT Pirates W 2–0 Castillo (1–1) Tunnell (0–4) Niedenfuer (2) 2:42 40,924 17–15 W1
33 May 14 7:35 p.m. PDT Cubs L 3–8 Sutcliffe (5–3) Valenzuela (3–4) 3:03 48,187 17–16 L1
34 May 15 7:35 p.m. PDT Cubs L 2–3 Sanderson (2–1) Honeycutt (2–3) Smith (9) 3:04 46,213 17–17 L2
35 May 17 5:05 p.m. PDT @ Phillies L 5–10 Gross (3–4) Reuss (2–4) 2:44 16,334 17–18 L3
36 May 18 4:05 p.m. PDT @ Phillies L 5–7 Andersen (1–2) Niedenfuer (1–2) Carman (1) 3:01 24,189 17–19 L4
37 May 19 10:35 a.m. PDT @ Phillies W 3–2 Valenzuela (4–4) Hudson (1–3) Howell (5) 2:16 35,276 18–19 W1
38 May 20 10:35 a.m. PDT @ Expos L 1–9 Schatzeder (1–0) Castillo (1–1) 2:28 14,401 18–20 L1
39 May 21 4:35 p.m. PDT @ Expos L 1–6 Gullickson (5–4) Honeycutt (2–4) Reardon (9) 2:31 14,289 18–21 L2
40 May 22 4:35 p.m. PDT @ Expos W 4–0 Reuss (3–4) Palmer (3–4) 2:22 19,239 19–21 W1
41 May 24 5:05 p.m. PDT @ Mets W 4–3 Hershiser (4–0) Lynch (2–3) Niedenfuer (3) 2:57 37,124 20–21 W2
42 May 25 10:20 a.m. PDT @ Mets W 6–2 Valenzuela (5–4) Gooden (6–3) 2:35 40,052 21–21 W3
43 May 26 10:35 a.m. PDT @ Mets L 1–2 McDowell (5–1) Honeycutt (2–5) 2:39 36,234 21–22 L1
44 May 27 4:35 p.m. PDT @ Mets L 1–8 Darling (4–1) Reuss (3–5) 2:23 24,458 21–23 L2
45 May 29 7:35 p.m. PDT Phillies W 6–1 Hershiser (5–0) Gross (3–6) 2:25 36,422 22–23 W1
46 May 30 7:35 p.m. PDT Phillies L 1–6 Denny (2–5) Valenzuela (5–5) 2:29 29,591 22–24 L1
47 May 31 7:35 p.m. PDT Expos W 4–0 Honeycutt (3–5) Gullickson (6–5) Niedenfuer (4) 2:21 34,554 23–24 W1
June: 15–10 (Home: 9–6; Away: 6–4)
# Date Time (PT) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box
Streak
48 June 1 7:05 p.m. PDT Expos L 2–4 (11) Lucas (1–0) Howell (2–3) Reardon (15) 3:14 41,058 23–25 L1
49 June 2 1:05 p.m. PDT Expos W 8–7 Castillo (2–1) Smith (5–2) 3:15 37,660 24–25 W1
50 June 3 5:20 p.m. PDT Mets W 5–4 (12) Howe (1–1) Sisk (1–3) 3:54 36,935 25–25 W2
51 June 4 7:35 p.m. PDT Mets L 1–4 Gooden (8–3) Valenzuela (5–6) 2:33 49,386 25–26 L1
52 June 5 7:35 p.m. PDT Mets W 2–1 Welch (1–0) Fernandez (1–2) Howe (3) 2:56 32,631 26–26 W1
53 June 7 4:40 p.m. PDT @ Braves W 7–2 Niedenfuer (3–3) Bedrosian (2–5) 2:43 24,612 27–26 W2
54 June 8 12:20 p.m. PDT @ Braves L 3–7 Mahler (9–5) Hershiser (5–1) 2:37 36,477 27–27 L1
55 June 9 11:10 a.m. PDT @ Braves L 3–10 Shields (1–0) Valenzuela (5–7) Forster (1) 2:55 29,340 27–28 L2
56 June 10 4:35 p.m. PDT @ Reds W 7–4 Honeycutt (4–5) Stuper (5–5) Howell (6) 2:40 18,064 28–28 W1
June 11 @ Reds Postponed (Rain) (Makeup date: August 2)
June 12 @ Reds Postponed (Rain) (Makeup date: September 13)
57 June 14 5:35 p.m. PDT @ Astros W 10–2 Reuss (4–5) Niekro (3–7) 2:48 21,243 29–28 W2
58 June 15 10:20 a.m. PDT @ Astros W 3–0 Hershiser (6–1) Knepper (6–3) 1:56 25,422 30–28 W3
59 June 16 4:05 p.m. PDT @ Astros W 9–0 Valenzuela (6–7) Scott (5–3) 2:48 25,491 31–28 W4
60 June 17 5:20 p.m. PDT Padres L 2–3 Show (5–4) Honeycutt (4–6) Gossage (15) 2:57 30,633 31–29 L1
61 June 18 7:35 p.m. PDT Padres L 0–4 Dravecky (6–4) Welch (1–1) 2:14 46,890 31–30 L2
62 June 19 7:35 p.m. PDT Padres W 5–1 Reuss (5–5) Hawkins (11–1) 2:10 45,415 32–30 W1
63 June 21 7:35 p.m. PDT Astros W 7–2 Hershiser (7–1) Scott (5–4) 2:41 39,584 33–30 W2
64 June 22 7:05 p.m. PDT Astros W 6–3 Valenzuela (7–7) Ryan (8–4) 2:28 48,313 34–30 W3
65 June 23 1:05 p.m. PDT Astros W 6–2 Honeycutt (5–6) Mathis (3–2) Niedenfuer (5) 2:44 38,716 35–30 W4
66 June 24 5:20 p.m. PDT Astros L 4–8 Niekro (5–6) Reuss (5–6) 2:42 34,459 35–31 L1
67 June 25 7:05 p.m. PDT @ Padres W 3–2 Howell (3–3) Stoddard (0–3) 2:28 23,296 36–31 W1
68 June 26 7:05 p.m. PDT @ Padres L 4–10 Hoyt (10–4) Hershiser (7–2) 2:07 36,113 36–32 L1
69 June 27 1:05 p.m. PDT @ Padres L 4–5 Lefferts (4–2) Valenzuela (7–8) Gossage (17) 2:33 47,482 36–33 L2
70 June 28 7:35 p.m. PDT Braves L 2–11 Bedrosian (5–6) Honeycutt (5–7) 2:52 40,546 36–34 L3
71 June 29 12:50 p.m. PDT Braves W 3–2 Reuss (6–6) Mahler (11–7) Niedenfuer (6) 2:09 39,141 37–34 W1
72 June 30 1:05 p.m. PDT Braves W 4–3 Howell (4–3) Sutter (4–3) 2:22 36,804 38–34 W2
July: 20–7 (Home: 12–4; Away: 8–3)
# Date Time (PT) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box
Streak
73 July 1 5:20 p.m. PDT Reds W 8–1 Hershiser (8–2) Tibbs (4–10) 2:28 23,296 39–34 W3
74 July 2 7:35 p.m. PDT Reds W 3–0 Valenzuela (8–8) Price (2–2) 2:06 49,207 40–34 W4
75 July 4 3:35 p.m. PDT @ Cardinals L 2–3 Andújar (14–3) Howell (4–4) 3:05 38,394 40–35 L1
76 July 5 5:35 p.m. PDT @ Cardinals W 4–1 Niedenfuer (3–2) Cox (9–4) Howell (7) 2:22 39,296 41–35 W1
77 July 6 11:15 a.m. PDT @ Cardinals W 8–3 Welch (2–1) Kepshire (5–6) 2:41 33,852 42–35 W2
78 July 7 11:15 a.m. PDT @ Cardinals L 1–7 Tudor (9–7) Hershiser (8–3) 2:43 36,313 42–36 L1
79 July 8 4:35 p.m. PDT @ Pirates W 4–3 Valenzuela (9–8) DeLeón (2–12) 2:46 6,537 43–36 W1
80 July 9 4:35 p.m. PDT @ Pirates W 8–3 Honeycutt (6–7) Rhoden (5–9) Niedenfuer (7) 2:41 6,748 44–36 W2
81 July 10 4:35 p.m. PDT @ Pirates W 5–4 Reuss (1–3) Tunnell (0–6) Howell (7) 2:34 12,934 45–36 W3
82 July 11 11:20 a.m. PDT @ Cubs W 3–1 Welch (3–1) Fontenot (3–4) Howell (8) 2:20 35,469 46–36 W4
83 July 12 1:05 p.m. PDT @ Cubs W 7–4 Niedenfuer (4–2) Smith (4–4) 2:57 36,029 47–36 W5
84 July 13 10:20 a.m. PDT @ Cubs W 9–1 Valenzuela (10–8) Gura (0–2) 2:32 34,822 48–36 W6
85 July 14 11:20 a.m. PDT @ Cubs L 4–10 Frazier (5–2) Honeycutt (6–8) Brusstar (2) 3:17 34,273 48–37 L1
56th All-Star Game in Minneapolis, MN
86 July 18 7:35 p.m. PDT Cardinals W 2–1 Hershiser (9–3) Campbell (2–2) Niedenfuer (8) 2:41 46,484 49–37 W1
87 July 19 7:35 p.m. PDT Cardinals W 5–2 Welch (4–1) Cox (11–5) 2:15 49,472 50–37 L2
88 July 20 7:05 p.m. PDT Cardinals W 3–0 Valenzuela (11–8) Tudor (10–8) 2:09 48,582 51–37 W3
89 July 21 1:05 p.m. PDT Cardinals L 2–4 (10) Lahti (1–0) Niedenfuer (4–3) Forsch (2) 3:12 40,380 51–38 L1
90 July 22 7:35 p.m. PDT Pirates L 3–6 McWilliams (5–7) Honeycutt (6–9) Guante (1) 3:03 29,888 51–39 L2
91 July 23 7:35 p.m. PDT Pirates W 6–0 Hershiser (10–3) Reuschel (8–3) 2:31 33,013 52–39 W1
92 July 24 7:35 p.m. PDT Pirates W 9–1 Welch (5–1) Robinson (2–4) 2:42 34,051 53–39 W2
93 July 25 7:35 p.m. PDT Cubs W 7–3 Valenzuela (12–8) Fontenot (3–5) Howell (9) 2:33 49,516 54–39 W3
94 July 26 7:35 p.m. PDT Cubs W 10–0 Reuss (8–6) Ruthven (4–7) 2:50 41,321 55–39 W4
95 July 27 12:20 p.m. PDT Cubs W 5–4 Hershiser (11–3) Frazier (5–4) Howell (10) 3:00 46,092 56–39 W5
96 July 28 1:05 p.m. PDT Cubs L 2–9 Sorensen (3–2) Powell (0–1) Brusstar (3) 2:44 47,571 56–40 L1
97 July 29 7:35 p.m. PDT Giants W 10–5 Welch (6–1) Blue (5–4) 2:52 36,536 57–40 W1
98 July 30 7:35 p.m. PDT Giants W 4–2 Niedenfuer (5–3) Minton (2–2) 2:54 46,668 58–40 W2
99 July 31 7:35 p.m. PDT Giants L 5–7 Laskey (5–11) Reuss (8–7) Garrelts (8) 2:48 45,297 58–41 L1
August: 16–11 (Home: 7–4; Away: 9–7)
# Date Time (PT) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box
Streak
100 (1) August 2 2:05 p.m. PDT @ Reds W 5–3 Hershiser (12–3) Robinson (5–3) Niedenfuer (9) 2:38 59–41 W1
101 (2) August 2 5:18 p.m. PDT @ Reds L 2–5 Tibbs (5–11) Honeycutt (6–10) 2:25 40,236 59–42 L1
102 August 3 4:05 p.m. PDT @ Reds W 2–0 Welch (7–1) Soto (10–12) 2:07 38,474 60–42 W1
103 August 4 11:15 a.m. PDT @ Reds L 4–5 Power (3–2) Howell (4–5) 2:29 39,049 60–43 L1
104 August 5 4:40 p.m. PDT @ Braves W 6–1 Reuss (9–7) Barker (1–5) 2:30 24,536 61–43 W1
August 6 @ Braves Postponed (Strike) (Makeup date: September 10)
August 7 @ Braves Postponed (Strike) (Makeup date: September 9)
105 August 8 7:35 p.m. PDT Reds L 5–6 (13) Power (4–2) Diaz (2–1) Robinson (1) 4:14 37,479 61–44 L1
106 August 9 7:35 p.m. PDT Reds 'W 3–1 Welch (8–1) Browning (9–9) 2:14 44,935 62–44 W1
107 August 10 7:35 p.m. PDT Reds W 2–1 Valenzuela (13–8) Tibbs (5–12) 2:24 48,410 63–44 W2
108 August 11 1:05 p.m. PDT Reds W 4–0 Reuss (10–7) McGaffigan (1–1) 2:31 41,188 64–44 W3
109 August 12 7:35 p.m. PDT Braves W 3–0 Honeycutt (7–10) Mahler (16–10) Niedenfuer (10) 2:19 36,741 65–44 W4
110 August 13 7:35 p.m. PDT Braves W 2–1 Diaz (3–1) Forster (1–3) Niedenfuer (11) 2:38 38,924 66–44 W5
111 August 14 7:35 p.m. PDT Braves W 5–0 Welch (9–1) McMurtry (0–2) 2:11 39,627 67–44 W6
112 August 15 2:05 p.m. PDT Braves W 5–4 Valenzuela (14–8) Sutter (7–5) Niedenfuer (12) 2:32 42,169 68–44 W7
113 August 16 8:05 p.m. PDT @ Giants W 5–1 Reuss (11–7) Blue (5–5) Howell (11) 2:30 20,952 69–44 W8
114 August 17 1:05 p.m. PDT @ Giants L 2–5 Garrelts (7–3) Diaz (3–2) 2:52 18,791 69–45 L1
115 August 18 1:05 p.m. PDT @ Giants L 1–2 (10) Davis (4–7) Niedenfuer (5–4) 2:48 29,181 69–46 L2
116 August 20 4:35 p.m. PDT @ Phillies W 5–4 (11) Niedenfuer (6–4) Tekulve (4–9) Honeycutt (1) 3:39 24,227 70–46 W1
117 August 21 4:35 p.m. PDT @ Phillies W 15–6 Valenzuela (15–8) Koosman (6–4) 2:56 23,650 71–46 W2
118 August 22 4:35 p.m. PDT @ Phillies L 0–2 Rawley (10–6) Reuss (11–8) 2:20 22,598 71–47 L1
119 August 23 4:35 p.m. PDT @ Expos W 8–4 Hershiser (13–3) Burke (8–2) Niedenfuer (13) 2:48 21,124 72–47 W1
120 August 24 4:35 p.m. PDT @ Expos L 2–5 Smith (15–4) Honeycutt (7–11) Reardon (32) 2:41 24,372 72–48 L1
121 August 25 10:35 a.m. PDT @ Expos L 1–6 Gullickson (12–9) Welch (9–2) 2:24 18,150 72–49 L2
122 August 26 4:35 p.m. PDT @ Mets W 6–1 Valenzuela (16–8) Lynch (10–7) 2:47 43,063 73–49 W1
123 August 27 4:35 p.m. PDT @ Mets W 2–1 Reuss (12–8) Fernandez (5–8) Niedenfuer (14) 2:42 42,764 74–49 W2
124 August 29 7:35 p.m. PDT Phillies L 2–3 (10) Carman (6–4) Honeycutt (7–12) 3:35 39,487 74–50 L1
125 August 30 7:35 p.m. PDT Phillies L 2–5 Gross (13–9) Welch (9–9) Shipanoff (1) 2:40 49,068 74–51 L2
126 August 31 7:05 p.m. PDT Phillies L 0–5 Rawley (11–6) Valenzuela (16–9) 2:20 46,942 74–52 L3
September: 18–12 (Home: 7–6; Away: 11–6)
# Date Time (PT) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box
Streak
127 September 1 1:05 p.m. PDT Phillies L 1–4 Denny (9–11) Reuss (12–9) Shipanoff (2) 2:42 29,029 74–53 L4
128 September 2 5:20 p.m. PDT Expos W 5–4 (11) Diaz (4–2) Reardon (2–7) 3:25 47,496 75–53 W1
129 September 3 7:35 p.m. PDT Expos W 4–0 Hershiser (14–3) Smith (15–5) 2:19 27,292 76–53 W2
130 September 4 7:35 p.m. PDT Expos W 4–2 Welch (10–3) Dopson (0–1) Niedenfuer (15) 2:53 29,338 77–53 W3
131 September 6 7:35 p.m. PDT Mets L 0–2 (13) Orosco (5–4) Niedenfuer (6–5) 3:47 51,868 77–54 L1
132 September 7 12:20 p.m. PDT Mets W 7–6 Niedenfuer (7–5) Leach (2–3) 3:11 44,444 78–54 W1
133 September 8 1:05 p.m. PDT Mets L 3–4 (14) Sisk (4–5) Diaz (4–3) 4:58 43,838 78–55 L1
134 September 9 4:40 p.m. PDT @ Braves W 9–7 Holton (1–0) Sutter (7–7) Powell (1) 3:46 3,137 79–55 W1
135 (1) September 10 2:40 p.m. PDT @ Braves W 10–1 Honeycutt (8–12) Pérez (1–10) 2:39 80–55 W2
136 (2) September 10 5:54 p.m. PDT @ Braves W 10–4 Powell (1–1) Smith (6–9) 3:00 10,300 81–55 W3
137 September 11 4:40 p.m. PDT @ Braves W 12–3 Valenzuela (17–9) Bedrosian (6–12) 2:46 6,205 82–55 W4
138 September 12 4:40 p.m. PDT @ Braves L 6–11 Smith (7–9) Castillo (2–2) 2:42 5,064 82–56 L1
139 (1) September 13 2:05 p.m. PDT @ Reds W 8–2 Hershiser (15–3) McGaffigan (1–3) 2:34 83–56 W1
140 (2) September 13 5:14 p.m. PDT @ Reds L 5–6 Power (6–4) Niedenfuer (7–6) 3:00 28,961 83–57 L1
141 September 14 4:05 p.m. PDT @ Reds W 7–0 Welch (11–3) Robinson (5–6) 2:29 29,771 84–57 W1
142 September 15 11:15 a.m. PDT @ Reds L 6–10 Browning (17–9) Valenzuela (17–10) Power (22) 2:24 28,804 84–58 L1
143 September 16 7:05 p.m. PDT @ Padres L 2–4 Show (10–10) Reuss (12–10) Gossage (23) 2:20 25,035 84–59 L2
144 September 17 7:05 p.m. PDT @ Padres W 7–1 Hershiser (16–3) Hawkins (17–7) 2:25 20,798 85–59 W1
145 September 18 7:35 p.m. PDT Astros L 2–7 Scott (18–7) Howell (4–6) Calhoun (4) 2:47 34,251 85–60 L1
146 September 19 7:35 p.m. PDT Astros L 5–6 Knepper (15–10) Welch (11–4) Smith (25) 3:11 25,466 85–61 L2
147 September 20 8:05 p.m. PDT @ Giants L 3–5 Minton (5–4) Niedenfuer (7–7) 2:46 10,484 85–62 L3
148 September 21 1:05 p.m. PDT @ Giants W 11–2 Reuss (13–10) Davis (5–11) 2:43 12,070 86–62 W1
149 September 22 1:05 p.m. PDT @ Giants W 5–3 Hershiser (17–3) Blue (7–7) Niedenfuer (16) 2:25 10,297 87–62 W2
150 September 23 5:35 p.m. PDT @ Astros W 5–3 Diaz (5–3) Calhoun (2–4) Niedenfuer (17) 2:50 8,938 88–62 W3
151 September 24 5:35 p.m. PDT @ Astros W 7–2 Welch (12–4) Knepper (15–11) 2:44 10,043 89–62 W4
152 September 25 5:35 p.m. PDT @ Astros L 4–6 (10) Solano (2–2) Niedenfuer (7–8) 2:45 16,955 89–63 L1
153 September 27 7:35 p.m. PDT Giants W 6–2 Hershiser (18–3) Blue (7–8) 2:36 35,400 90–63 W1
154 September 28 1:05 p.m. PDT Giants W 3–1 Reuss (14–10) LaPoint (7–16) Niedenfuer (18) 2:39 41,134 91–63 W2
155 September 29 1:05 p.m. PDT Giants W 7–2 Welch (13–4) Mason (0–3) 2:58 45,775 92–63 W3
156 September 30 7:35 p.m. PDT Padres L 4–6 Gossage (4–3) Howell (4–7) 2:37 37,571 92–64 L1
October: 3–3 (Home: 3–3; Away: 0–0)
# Date Time (PT) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box
Streak
157 October 1 7:35 p.m. PDT Padres W 10–3 Diaz (6–3) Dravecky (13–11) 2:51 38,582 93–64 W1
158 October 2 7:35 p.m. PDT Braves W 9–3 Hershiser (19–3) Johnson (4–4) 2:45 32,042 94–64 W2
159 October 3 7:35 p.m. PDT Braves L 0–5 Smith (9–10) Holton (1–1) 2:32 23,486 94–65 L1
160 October 4 7:35 p.m. PDT Reds L 2–4 Stuper (8–5) Peña (0–1) Power (27) 2:18 43,309 94–66 L2
161 October 5 1:05 p.m. PDT Reds W 3–1 Welch (14–4) Robinson (7–7) Niedenfuer (19) 2:07 35,861 95–66 W1
162 October 6 1:05 p.m. PDT Reds L 5–6 Power (8–6) Niedenfuer (7–9) Franco (12) 2:47 45,778 95–67 L1
*An MLB Players strike forced the cancellation of all regular season games on August 6 and 7. Most games were made up later in the season.
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Dodgers team member

Postseason Game log

1985 Postseason Game Log: 2–4 (Home: 2–1; Away: 0–3)
NL Championship Series vs. St. Louis Cardinals 2–4 (Home: 2–1; Away: 0–3)
# Date Time (PT) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Series Box
Streak
1 October 9 5:30 p.m. PDT Cardinals W 4–1 Valenzuela (1–0) Tudor (0–1) Niedenfuer (1) 2:42 55,270 LA 1–0 W1
2 October 10 5:35 p.m. PDT Cardinals W 8–2 Hershiser (1–0) Andújar (0–1) 3:04 52,222 LA 2–0 W2
3 October 12 10:05 a.m. PDT @ Cardinals L 2–4 Cox (1–0) Welch (0–1) Dayley (1) 3:21 53,708 LA 2–1 L1
4 October 13 5:15 p.m. PDT @ Cardinals L 2–12 Tudor (1–1) Reuss (0–1) 2:47 53,708 Tied 2–2 L2
5 October 14 12:05 p.m. PDT @ Cardinals L 2–3 Lahti (1–0) Niedenfuer (0–1) 2:56 53,708 STL 3–2 L3
6 October 16 12:05 p.m. PDT Cardinals L 5–7 Worrell (1–0) Niedenfuer (0–2) Dayley (2) 3:32 55,208 STL 4–2 L4
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Dodgers team member

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

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 35 272.1 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

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Rick Honeycutt 31 142.0 8 12 3.42 67
Bobby Castillo 35 68.0 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

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 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.

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