1991 Los Angeles Dodgers season
|1991 Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Fred Claire|
SportsChannel Los Angeles|
Joel Meyers, Duke Snider, Al Downing
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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.
- December 13, 1990: Luis Lopez was released by the Dodgers.
- December 14, 1990: José Vizcaíno was traded by the Dodgers to the Chicago Cubs for Greg Smith.
- December 15, 1990: Hubie Brooks was traded by the Dodgers to the New York Mets for Bob Ojeda and Greg Hansell.
- December 20, 1990: Darren Holmes was traded by the Dodgers to the Milwaukee Brewers for Bert Heffernan.
- December 29, 1990: Jim Poole was traded by the Dodgers to the Texas Rangers for David Lynch and Steve Allen.
- January 15, 1991: Kevin Campbell was traded by the Dodgers to the Oakland Athletics for Dave Veres.
|Los Angeles Dodgers||93||69||0.574||1||54–27||39–42|
|San Diego Padres||84||78||0.519||10||42–39||42–39|
|San Francisco Giants||75||87||0.463||19||43–38||32–49|
Record vs. opponents
1991 National League Records
Opening Day starters
|Brett Butler||Center fielder|
|Juan Samuel||Second baseman|
|Darryl Strawberry||Right fielder|
|Eddie Murray||First baseman|
|Kal Daniels||Left fielder|
|Lenny Harris||Third baseman|
|Tim Belcher||Starting pitcher|
- July 3, 1991: José González was traded by the Dodgers to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Mitch Webster.
- July 31, 1991: Mike Hartley and Braulio Castillo were traded by the Dodgers to the Philadelphia Phillies for Roger McDowell.
- September 6, 1991: Jeff Hartsock was traded by the Dodgers to the Chicago Cubs for Steve Wilson.
1991 Los Angeles Dodgers
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
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.
|1991 Draft Picks|
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).
- Perfect Games at Baseball Reference.
- Luis Lopez page at Baseball Reference
- José Vizcaíno page at Baseball Reference
- Hubie Brooks page at Baseball Reference
- Darren Holmes page at Baseball Reference
- Jim Poole page at Baseball Reference
- Kevin Campbell page at Baseball Reference
- Mitch Webster page at Baseball Reference
- Mike Hartley page at Baseball Reference
- Jeff Hartsock page at Baseball Reference
- 1991 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft