1987 Los Angeles Dodgers season

1987 Los Angeles Dodgers
Dodger Stadium pictured beneath the Los Angeles skyline in 1987.
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Peter O'Malley
General manager(s) Al Campanis, Fred Claire
Manager(s) Tommy Lasorda
Local television

KTTV (11)
Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett, Ross Porter

Eddie Doucette, Al Downing, Rick Monday
Local radio

Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett, Ross Porter

Jaime Jarrín, René Cárdenas
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The 1987 Dodgers finished the season in fourth place in the Western Division of the National League.


Regular season

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Francisco Giants 9072 0.556 46–35 44–37
Cincinnati Reds 8478 0.519 6 42–39 42–39
Houston Astros 7686 0.469 14 47–34 29–52
Los Angeles Dodgers 7389 0.451 17 40–41 33–48
Atlanta Braves 6992 0.429 20½ 42–39 27–53
San Diego Padres 6597 0.401 25 37–44 28–53

Record vs. opponents

1987 National League Records

Atlanta 6–58–108–106–123–97–57–57–56–128–103–9
Chicago 5–66–68–46–610–89–98–104–149–35–76–12
Cincinnati 10–86–613–510–86–67–55–74–812–67–114–8
Houston 10–84–85–1312–67–56–66–66–65–1310–85–7
Los Angeles 12–66–68–106–123–96–62–106–611–710–83–9
Montreal 9–38–106–65–79–38–1010–811–79–35–711–7
New York 5–79–95–76–66–610–813–512–68–49–39–9
Philadelphia 5-710–87–56–610–28–105–1311–78–42–108–10
Pittsburgh 5–714–48–46–66–67–116–127–118–46–67–11
San Diego 12–63–96–1213–57–113–94–84–84–85–134–8
San Francisco 10–87–511–78–108–107–53–910–26–613–57–5
St. Louis 9–312–68–47–59–37–119–910–811–78–45–7

Opening Day starters

Steve SaxSecond baseman
Mariano DuncanShortstop
Bill MadlockThird baseman
Mike MarshallRight fielder
Franklin StubbsFirst baseman
Ken LandreauxLeft fielder
Mike SciosciaCatcher
Mike RamseyCenter fielder
Orel HershiserStarting pitcher

Notable transactions


1987 Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitchers Catchers





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
CMike Scioscia142461122.265638
1BFranklin Stubbs12938690.2331652
2BSteve Sax157610171.280646
3BMickey Hatcher10128781.282742
SSMariano Duncan7626156.215618
LFPedro Guerrero152545184.3382789
CFJohn Shelby120476132.2772169
RFMike Marshall104402118.2941672

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


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

1987 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 Kevin Kennedy
High A Vero Beach Dodgers Florida State League John Shoemaker
Rookie Great Falls Dodgers Pioneer League Tim Johnson
Rookie Gulf Coast Dodgers Gulf Coast League Joe Alvarez

Teams in BOLD won League Championships

Major League Baseball Draft

The draft was altered this year and the January drafts and the secondary phase of the June draft were eliminated, leaving just the one June draft, which was expanded to more rounds to allow the Junior College players to be included. The Dodgers drafted 51 players in this draft, the largest collection of players they had ever drafted in one draft. Of those, ten of them would eventually play Major League baseball.

The top pick in this years draft was right-handed pitcher Dan Opperman from Valley High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. However, Opperman injured his arm pitching in the state high school playoffs his Senior season and would not be able to pitch professionally until 1989.[4] He would eventually play in parts of four seasons with the Dodgers farm teams in Vero Beach, San Antonio and the last two with the AAA Albuquerque Dukes. In 63 games (all but one as a starter) he had a record of 19-22 and an ERA of 3.95.

None of the players from this years draft would leave much of an impression on the Majors. Pitchers Dennis Springer and Mike James had the longest careers, but were just average players at best.


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