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1987 Los Angeles Dodgers season

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Owner(s)  Peter O'Malley
Manager(s)  Tommy Lasorda
1987 Los Angeles Dodgers season
General manager(s)  Al Campanis, Fred Claire
Local television  KTTV (11) (Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett, Ross Porter) Dodgervision (Eddie Doucette, Al Downing, Rick Monday)
Local radio  KABC (Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett, Ross Porter) KWKW (Jaime Jarrín, René Cárdenas)

The 1987 Dodgers finished the season in fourth place in the Western Division of the National League.



  • December 10, 1986: Acquired Matt Young from the Seattle Mariners for Dennis Powell and Mike Watters
  • December 10, 1986: Acquired Tim Leary and Tim Crews from the Milwaukee Brewers for Greg Brock
  • December 11, 1986: Acquired Alex Treviño from the San Francisco Giants for Candy Maldonado
  • December 11, 1986: Acquired Ed Vande Berg from the Seattle Mariners for Steve Yeager
  • Notable transactions

  • May 6, 1987: Acquired Orlando Mercado from the Detroit Tigers for Balvino Gálvez
  • May 22, 1987: Acquired John Shelby and Brad Havens from the Baltimore Orioles for Tom Niedenfuer
  • May 29, 1987: Bill Madlock was released by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • June 19, 1987: Acquired Phil Garner from the Houston Astros for Jeff Edwards
  • June 23, 1987: Acquired Bill Krueger from the Oakland Athletics for Tim Meeks
  • August 17, 1987: Acquired Glenn Hoffman from the Boston Red Sox for Billy Bartels
  • August 29, 1987: Acquired Tim Belcher from the Oakland Athletics for Rick Honeycutt
  • September 21, 1987: Acquired Mike Sharperson from the Toronto Blue Jays for Juan Guzmán
  • Starters by position

    Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

    Other batters

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

    1987 awards

  • 1987 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
  • Pedro Guerrero reserve
  • Orel Hershiser reserve
  • Comeback Player of the Year Award
  • Pedro Guerrero
  • NL Pitcher of the Month
  • Orel Hershiser (June 1987)
  • NL Player of the Week
  • Orel Hershiser (June 8–14)
  • Alejandro Peña (Sep. 28-Oct.4)
  • Farm system

    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. 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.


    1987 Los Angeles Dodgers season Wikipedia

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