1990 Los Angeles Dodgers season

1990 Los Angeles Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Record 86–76 (.531)
Divisional place 2nd
Other information
Owner(s) Peter O'Malley
General manager(s) Fred Claire
Manager(s) Tommy Lasorda
Local television

KTTV (11)
Vin Scully, Ross Porter, Don Drysdale

SportsChannel Los Angeles
Joel Meyers, Ron Cey
Local radio

Vin Scully, Ross Porter, Don Drysdale
Jaime Jarrín, René Cárdenas, Tito Rondon

Richard Choi
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The Dodgers finished in second place to the Cincinnati Reds in the 1990 National League Western Division race, as the teams pitching staff led the majors with 29 complete games. Ramón Martínez became the youngest Dodger starter to win 20 games since Ralph Branca and also tied Sandy Koufax's club record with 18 strikeouts against the Atlanta Braves on June 4. On June 29, Fernando Valenzuela managed to throw a no hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals, the same night that Dave Stewart threw a no hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays as well.


Regular season

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 9171 0.562 46–35 45–36
Los Angeles Dodgers 8676 0.531 5 47–34 39–42
San Francisco Giants 8577 0.525 6 49–32 36–45
Houston Astros 7587 0.463 16 49–32 26–55
San Diego Padres 7587 0.463 16 37–44 38–43
Atlanta Braves 6597 0.401 26 37–44 28–53

Record vs. opponents

1990 National League Records

Atlanta 6–68–105–136–126–64–85–75–78–105–137–5
Chicago 6–64–86–63–911–79–911–74–148–47–58–10
Cincinnati 10–88–411–79–99–36–67–56–69–97–119–3
Houston 13–56–67–119–95–75–75–75–74–1410–86–6
Los Angeles 12–69–39–99–96–65–78–44–89–98–107–5
Montreal 6–67–113–97–56–68–1010–813–57–57–511–7
New York 8–49–96–67–57–510–810–810–85–77–512–6
Philadelphia 7-57–115–77–54–88–108–106–127–58–410–8
Pittsburgh 7–514–46–67–58–45–138–1012–610–28–410–8
San Diego 10–84–89–914–49–95–77–55–72–107–113–9
San Francisco 13–55–711–78–1010–85–75–74–84–811–79–3
St. Louis 5–710–83–96–65–77–116–128–108–109–33–9

Opening day lineup

Opening Day Starters
Juan SamuelCenter fielder
Willie RandolphSecond baseman
Hubie BrooksRight fielder
Eddie MurrayFirst baseman
Kal DanielsLeft fielder
Jeff HamiltonThird baseman
Mike SciosciaCatcher
Alfredo GriffinShortstop
Orel HershiserStarting pitcher


1990 Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Notable Transactions

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

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
Luis Lopez660.00000


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

1990 Awards

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League Kevin Kennedy
AA San Antonio Missions Texas League John Shoemaker
High A Bakersfield Dodgers California League Tom Beyers
High A Vero Beach Dodgers Florida State League Joe Alvarez
A-Short Season Yakima Bears Northwest League Jerry Royster
Rookie Great Falls Dodgers Pioneer League Joe Vavra
Rookie Gulf Coast Dodgers Gulf Coast League Iván DeJesús
Rookie San Pedro de Marcoris Dodgers
Cibao Dodgers
Dominican Summer League

Teams in BOLD won League Championships

Major League Baseball Draft

The Dodgers drafted 63 players in this draft. Of those, seven of them would eventually play Major League baseball. The Dodgers lost their second round pick to the Montreal Expos because they had signed free agent Hubie Brooks but they gained two supplemental second round picks as compensation for losing Dave Anderson and John Tudor. They also lost their third round pick to the Pittsburgh Pirates because they had signed pitcher Jim Gott.

The first round pick was left-handed pitcher Ronnie Walden out of Blanchard High School in Blanchard, Oklahoma. Serious arm injuries derailed his career and he only pitched in seven games in the Dodgers farm system, three in 1990 and four in 1993 when he attempted a comeback. He retired for good in 1994 with his arm so bad he would never be able to even play catch with his kids.[3]

This years draft class was a disappointment as neither second round pick got out of "A" ball. Mike Busch, the fourth round pick, made the Majors, appearing in 51 games in 1995 and 1996 as a third baseman for the Dodgers but his decision to be a replacement player during the 1994–95 strike made it hard for him to catch on. He played in Korea and later played and managed in the independent Northern League. Busch was the only one of the Dodgers first 13 draft picks to advance past class A. Pitcher Todd Williams, who was selected in the 54th round, was the only Major Leaguer that signed from this draft class to have a length career as he had a 12-14 record in 227 games over parts of eight seasons.


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