1977 Los Angeles Dodgers season

1977 Los Angeles Dodgers
1977 National League Champions
NL West champions
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Walter O'Malley
General manager(s) Al Campanis
Manager(s) Tommy Lasorda
Local television KTTV (11)
Local radio

Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett, Ross Porter

Jaime Jarrín, Rudy Hoyos
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The 1977 Los Angeles Dodgers season saw Tommy Lasorda in his first full season at the helm of the Dodgers, replacing longtime manager Walter Alston as Manager of the team near the end of the previous season. The Dodgers won the National League West by 10 games and defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in four games in the NLCS, then lost to the New York Yankees in the World Series. This edition of the Dodgers featured the first quartet of teammates that hit 30 or more home runs: Steve Garvey with 33, Reggie Smith with 32, and Dusty Baker and Ron Cey, who both hit 30. The Dodgers duplicated this feat again 20 years later in 1997.


Regular season

Walter Alston's number 24 was retired by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1977.

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 9864 0.605 51–30 47–34
Cincinnati Reds 8874 0.543 10 48–33 40–41
Houston Astros 8181 0.500 17 46–35 35–46
San Francisco Giants 7587 0.463 23 38–43 37–44
San Diego Padres 6993 0.426 29 35–46 34–47
Atlanta Braves 61101 0.377 37 40–41 21–60

Record vs. opponents

1977 National League Records

Atlanta 5–74–149–95–136–67–52–103–911–78–101–11
Chicago 7–57–56–66–610–89–96–127–117–59–37–11
Cincinnati 14–45–75–1310–87–510–28–43–911–710–85–7
Houston 9–96–613–59–98–46–64–84–88–109–95–7
Los Angeles 13–56–68–109–97–58–46–69–312–614–46–6
Montreal 6–68–105–74–85–710–87–117–115–76–612–6
New York 5–79–92–106–64–88–105–134–146–67–58–10
Philadelphia 10-212–64–88–46–611–713–58–109–39–311–7
Pittsburgh 9–311–79–38–43–911–714–410–810–22–109–9
San Diego 7–115–77–1110–86–127–56–63–92–108–108–4
San Francisco 10–83–98–109–94–146–65–73–910–210–87–5
St. Louis 11–111–77–57–56–66–1210–87–119–94–85–7

Opening Day lineup

Opening Day starters
Davey LopesSecond baseman
Bill RussellShortstop
Reggie SmithRight fielder
Ron CeyThird baseman
Steve GarveyFirst baseman
Rick MondayCenter fielder
Dusty BakerLeft fielder
Steve YeagerCatcher
Don SuttonStarting pitcher

Notable transactions


1977 Los Angeles Dodgers
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Player stats


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
CSteve Yeager12538799.2561655
1BSteve Garvey162696192.29733115
2BDavey Lopes134502142.2831153
3BRon Cey153564136.24130110
SSBill Russell153634176.278451
LFDusty Baker153533155.2913086
CFRick Monday11839290.2301548
RFReggie Smith148488150.3073287

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
Lee Lacy7516945.266621
Glenn Burke8316943.254113
Johnny Oates6015642.269311
Ted Martinez6713741.299110
John Hale7910826.241211
Ed Goodson616611.16715
Boog Powell504110.24405
Manny Mota503815.39514
Vic Davalillo244815.31304
Jerry Grote18277.25904
Joe Simpson29234.17401
Rafael Landestoy15185.27800
Ron Washington10197.36801
Jeffrey Leonard11103.30002
Kevin Pasley231.33300


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
Don Sutton33240.11483.18150
Burt Hooton32223.11272.62153
Tommy John31220.12072.78123
Rick Rhoden31216.116103.74122
Doug Rau32212.11483.43126

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
Al Downing1220016.7523
Dennis Lewallyn517314.248
Bobby Castillo61003.977
Hank Webb58002.252

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
Charlie Hough70612223.32105
Elias Sosa442211.9847
Mike Garman4944122.7329
Stan Wall252305.3422
Lance Rautzhan254124.3513


1977 National League Championship Series

Game One

October 4, Dodger Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 200 021 002 790
Los Angeles 000 010 400 592
W: Gene Garber (1–0)  L: Elías Sosa (0–1)  SV: Tug McGraw (1)
HRs: PHIGreg Luzinski (1); LADRon Cey (1)

Game Two

October 5, Dodger Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 001 000 000 191
Los Angeles 001 401 10X 791
W: Don Sutton (1–0)  L: Jim Lonborg (0–1)  
HRs: PHIBake McBride (1); LADDusty Baker (1)

Game Three

October 7, Veterans Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 020 100 003 6122
Philadelphia 030 000 020 562
W: Lance Rautzhan (1–0)  L: Gene Garber (1–1)  SV: Mike Garman (1)
HRs: None

Game Four

October 8, Veterans Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 020 020 000 450
Philadelphia 000 100 000 170
W: Tommy John (1–0)  L: Steve Carlton (0–1)  
HRs: LADDusty Baker (2)

1977 World Series

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL Los Angeles Dodgers (2)

Game Score Date Location Attendance Time of Game
1Dodgers – 3, Yankees – 4 (12 inns)October 11Yankee Stadium56,6683:24
2Dodgers – 6, Yankees – 1October 12Yankee Stadium56,6912:27
3Yankees – 5, Dodgers – 3October 14Dodger Stadium55,9922:31
4Yankees – 4, Dodgers – 2October 15Dodger Stadium55,9952:07
5Yankees – 4, Dodgers – 10October 16Dodger Stadium55,9952:29
6Dodgers – 4, Yankees – 8October 18Yankee Stadium56,4072:18

Awards and honors

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League James B. Williams
AA San Antonio Dodgers Texas League Don LeJohn
A Lodi Dodgers California League Stan Wasiak
A Clinton Dodgers Midwest League Dick McLaughlin
Rookie Lethbridge Dodgers Pioneer League Gail Henley

Teams in BOLD won League Championships

Major League Baseball Draft

The Dodgers drafted 40 players in the June draft and eight in the January draft. Of those, eight players would eventually play in the Major Leagues.

The first round draft pick in the June draft was pitcher Bob Welch from Eastern Michigan University. In 17 years with the Dodgers and Oakland Athletics he started 462 games with a 211–146 record and a 3.47 ERA. He became a two time All-Star, a two time World Series Champion and won the 1990 American League Cy Young Award.

The draft also included Mickey Hatcher, who hit .280 in 1130 games, mostly as an outfielder and was a part of two Dodgers World Series champions; outfielder/utility player Ron Roenicke who played eight seasons in the Majors before becoming a coach and manager; and relief pitcher Tom Niedenfuer, who was picked in the 36th round but would play 10 seasons in the Majors and save 97 games.



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