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1990 Los Angeles Dodgers season


1990 Los Angeles Dodgers season

1990 Los Angeles Dodgers
Major League affiliations
  • Los Angeles (since 1958)
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.


  • Offseason 1
  • Regular season 2
    • Season standings 2.1
    • Opening day lineup 2.2
    • Roster 2.3
    • Notable Transactions 2.4
  • Player stats 3
    • Batting 3.1
      • Starters by position 3.1.1
      • Other batters 3.1.2
    • Pitching 3.2
      • Starting pitchers 3.2.1
      • Other pitchers 3.2.2
      • Relief pitchers 3.2.3
  • 1990 Awards 4
  • Farm system 5
  • Major League Baseball Draft 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


Regular season

Season standings

NL West W L GB Pct.
Cincinnati Reds 91 71 -- .562
Los Angeles Dodgers 86 76 5.0 .531
San Francisco Giants 85 77 6.0 .525
Houston Astros 75 87 16.0 .463
San Diego Padres 75 87 16.0 .463
Atlanta Braves 65 97 26.0 .401

Opening day lineup

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Juan Samuel Center fielder
Willie Randolph Second baseman
Hubie Brooks Right fielder
Eddie Murray First baseman
Kal Daniels Left fielder
Jeff Hamilton Third baseman
Mike Scioscia Catcher
Alfredo Griffin Shortstop
Orel Hershiser Starting pitcher


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 Lopez 6 6 0 .000 0 0


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
Short-Season A 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 suplemental 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. 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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  3. ^ Hersom, Bob (August 22, 1999). "A Dream Deferred Injuries Prevented Walden From Reaching Majors". Oklahoma News. Retrieved November 10, 2014. 
  4. ^ 1990 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

External links

  • 1990 Los Angeles Dodgers uniform
  • Los Angeles Dodgers official web site
  • Baseball-Reference season page
  • Baseball Almanac season page
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