1991 Los Angeles Dodgers season

1991 Los Angeles Dodgers season

1991 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, 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.


Regular season

Season standings

NL West W L GB Pct.
Atlanta Braves 94 68 -- .580
Los Angeles Dodgers 93 69 1.0 .574
San Diego Padres 84 78 10.0 .519
San Francisco Giants 75 87 19.0 .463
Cincinnati Reds 74 88 20.0 .457
Houston Astros 65 97 29.0 .401

Opening Day starters

Name Position
Brett Butler Center fielder
Juan Samuel Second baseman
Darryl Strawberry Right fielder
Eddie Murray First baseman
Kal Daniels Left fielder
Lenny Harris Third baseman
Mike Scioscia Catcher
Alfredo Griffin Shortstop
Tim Belcher 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
C Mike Scioscia 119 345 91 .264 8 40
1B Eddie Murray 153 576 150 .260 19 96
2B Juan Samuel 153 594 161 .271 12 58
3B Lenny Harris 145 429 123 .287 3 38
SS Alfredo Griffin 109 350 85 .243 0 27
LF Kal Daniels 137 461 115 .249 17 73
CF Brett Butler 161 615 182 .296 2 38
RF Darryl Strawberry 139 505 134 .265 28 99

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
Short-Season A 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.


  1. ^ Luis Lopez page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ José Vizcaíno page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Hubie Brooks page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Darren Holmes page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Jim Poole page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Kevin Campbell page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Mitch Webster page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Mike Hartley page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Jeff Hartsock page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ 1991 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

External links

  • 1991 Los Angeles Dodgers uniform
  • Los Angeles Dodgers official web site
  • Baseball-Reference season page
  • Baseball Almanac season page