Dodgers batter Padres for 100th win
Even though it took much longer than expected the Dodgers finally won their 100th game. The pace to win 115, 110, or even 105 was derailed but there were enough Padre tracks left in the season to get to the century mark.
This is only the 3rd time since moving to Los Angeles that the Dodgers have hit the century mark and the first time since 1974. The 1962 team didn’t even make the World Series, losing to the Giants in a best of three game series which is why they played 165 regular season games.
By the end of the season, hopefully, the 2017 version of the LAD will have the most wins in the Los Angeles Dodger franchise history.
Of the LAD eleven teams to win at least 95 games, only two champions emerged, the 1963 and 1965 teams which were, of course, how the legend of Sandy Koufax became bigger than life.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, these Los Angeles Dodgers will not win a World Series unless their own version of Sandy Koufax pitches like a legend in October.
|1974||162||102||60||1st of 6||Lost WS (4-1)|
|1962||165||102||63||2nd of 10|
|2017||157||100||57||1st of 5|
|1963||163||99||63||1st of 10||Won WS (4-0)|
|1977||162||98||64||1st of 6||Lost WS (4-2)|
|1965||162||97||65||1st of 10||Won WS (4-3)|
|2009||162||95||67||1st of 5||Lost NLCS (4-1)|
|1985||162||95||67||1st of 6||Lost NLCS (4-2)|
|1978||162||95||67||1st of 6||Lost WS (4-2)|
|1973||162||95||66||2nd of 6|
|1966||162||95||67||1st of 10||Lost WS (4-0)|
I’ve always said that Jimmy Wynn was the MVP of the 1974 Dodgers not Steve Garvey. I lived it and the stats prove me true.
Pedro Guerrero was really something
Dave Roberts and Joe Torre are the only other LAD managers here with 95 wins or more besides the HOF duo of Alston and Lasorda.
Curiously none of the teams that had the run of rookie of the years from 1992 – 1996 ever won at least 95 games. The best they could do was 90 wins. Have to look into that.
|1974||798||561||J.Wynn (7.7)||W.Alston (102-60)|
|1962||842||697||M.Wills (6.0)||W.Alston (102-63)|
|2017||739||563||J.Turner (5.5)||D.Roberts (100-57)|
|1963||640||550||S.Koufax (9.9)||W.Alston (99-63)|
|1977||769||582||R.Smith (6.1)||T.Lasorda (98-64)|
|1965||608||521||S.Koufax (8.6)||W.Alston (97-65)|
|2009||780||611||M.Kemp (4.9)||J.Torre (95-67)|
|1985||682||579||P.Guerrero (7.9)||T.Lasorda (95-67)|
|1978||727||573||R.Cey (5.3)||T.Lasorda (95-67)|
|1973||675||565||D.Sutton (5.3)||W.Alston (95-66)|
|1966||606||490||S.Koufax (9.8)||W.Alston (95-67)|