1991 Los Angeles Dodgers season

1991 Los Angeles Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Record 93–69 (.574)
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, Duke Snider, Al Downing
Local radio

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

Richard Choi
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The 1991 season featured an exciting National League Western Division race between the Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves. The Braves edged out the Dodgers to win the division by one game. Center fielder Brett Butler set a National League record with 161 errorless games while Darryl Strawberry hit 28 home runs, the most by a left-handed hitter in Los Angeles history at that point. On the debit side, the Dodgers became the first franchise to be on the receiving end of three perfect games[a] when Dennis Martínez prevented any of their batters from reaching base on July 28.[1]


Regular season

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Atlanta Braves 9468 0.580 48–33 46–35
Los Angeles Dodgers 9369 0.574 1 54–27 39–42
San Diego Padres 8478 0.519 10 42–39 42–39
San Francisco Giants 7587 0.463 19 43–38 32–49
Cincinnati Reds 7488 0.457 20 39–42 35–46
Houston Astros 6597 0.401 29 37–44 28–53

Record vs. opponents

1991 National League Records

Atlanta 6–611–713–57–115–79–35–79–311–79–99–3
Chicago 6–64–89–32–1010–711–68–107–114–86–610–8
Cincinnati 7–118–49–96–126–65–79–32–108–1010–84–8
Houston 5–133–99–98–102–107–57–54–86–129–95–7
Los Angeles 11–710–212–610–85–77–57–57–510–88–106–6
Montreal 7–57–106–610–27–54–144–146–126–67–57–11
New York 3–96–117–55–75–714–411–76–127–56–67–11
Philadelphia 7-510–83–95–75–714–47–116–129–36–66–12
Pittsburgh 3–911–710–28–45–712–612–612–67–57–511–7
San Diego 7–118–410–812–68–106–65–73–95–711–79–3
San Francisco 9–96–68–109–910–85–76–66–65–77–114–8
St. Louis 3–98–108–47–56–611–711–712–67–113–98–4

Opening Day starters

Brett ButlerCenter fielder
Juan SamuelSecond baseman
Darryl StrawberryRight fielder
Eddie MurrayFirst baseman
Kal DanielsLeft fielder
Lenny HarrisThird baseman
Mike SciosciaCatcher
Alfredo GriffinShortstop
Tim BelcherStarting pitcher

Notable transactions


1991 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
CMike Scioscia11934591.264840
1BEddie Murray153576150.2601996
2BJuan Samuel153594161.2711258
3BLenny Harris145429123.287338
SSAlfredo Griffin10935085.243027
LFKal Daniels137461115.2491773
CFBrett Butler161615182.296238
RFDarryl Strawberry139505134.2652899

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

1991 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 Jerry Royster
A-Short Season Yakima Bears Northwest League Joe Vavra
Rookie Great Falls Dodgers Pioneer League Glenn Hoffman
Rookie Gulf Coast Dodgers Gulf Coast League Iván DeJesús
Rookie DSL Dodgers
DSL Angels/Dodgers/Padres
Dominican Summer League

Major League Baseball Draft

The Dodgers selected 93 players in this draft, the largest draft class in history. Of those, six of them would eventually play Major League baseball. The Dodgers lost their first round pick to the New York Mets and their second round pick to the Montreal Expos as a result of their signing free agents Darryl Strawberry and Kevin Gross and gained a third round pick from the Kansas City Royals as compensation for the loss of free agent Kirk Gibson.

The teams first pick (in round three) was outfielder Todd Hollandsworth from Newport High School in Bellevue, Washington. The 1996 NL Rookie of the Year, Hollandsworth played 12 seasons in Major League Baseball (including 6 with the Dodgers) and hit .276 with 98 home runs and 401 RBI.


a The Tampa Bay Rays equalled this unwanted record on August 15 of 2012 when Félix Hernández pitched a perfect game for the Seattle Mariners. Of the other 28 MLB franchises, only the Minnesota Twins have been on the receiving end of more than one perfect game (in 1968 and 1998).


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