The 1992 Dodgers

Team History: 1951-1997
1992 Record:
63 - 99, 6th place in N.L. Western Division
Tommy Lasorda
Mike Sharperson, 3B
Home Attendance:

Season Recap:

The Dodgers’ fortunes in 1992 took a quick turn for the worse, as they went 63-99, the most club losses since 1908 (100 losses). The Dodgers had to play four doubleheaders within six days (July 3, 6, 7, and 8) to make up for home games postponed due to Los Angeles riots (April 29-May 4).They set a L.A. Dodger record for losing 40 one-run games (17-40). Despite their last place finish in the National League Western Division, the Dodgers were led by first baseman Eric Karros who was honored with the Jackie Robinson N.L. Rookie of the Year Award. Karros batted .257 with 20 home runs and 88 RBI. Another highlight was right-handed pitcher Kevin Gross who threw a no-hitter on August 17 against the San Francisco Giants for a 2-0 win at Dodger Stadium. It was the majors’ only no-hitter that season. Gross recorded the Dodgers’ 18th no-hitter and first since Fernando Valenzuela on June 29, 1990. Veteran Mike Scioscia was the catcher for both of those no-hitters. Third baseman Mike Sharperson was the lone Dodger selected for the All-Star Game as he sizzled in the first half, batting .328. The Dodgers tied a 1983 season record for pinch-hit home runs with 8. Outfielder Mitch Webster set a Dodger record 17 pinch-hits in 1992, breaking a record that stood since 1936 (Sid Gautreaux, 16). Outfielder Brett Butler, who batted .309 and had 41 stolen bases, contributed 24 sacrifice bunts to establish a L.A. Dodger record and was tops in the N.L. The pitching staff was led by knuckleballer Tom Candiotti’s 11 wins, while Orel Hershiser picked up 10. Roger McDowell recorded 14 saves out of the bullpen and had 6 wins. Right-hander Pedro Astacio’s major league debut on July 3 was a memorable one, as he earned a 2-0 shutout, striking out 10 Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium, setting a L.A. Dodger rookie record for most strikeouts in a major league debut.

Below are the Dodger Front Office department heads and personnel who worked for Peter O’Malley.

Board of Directors
Peter O’Malley, President; Harry M. Bardt; Roland Seidler, Vice President, Treasurer; Terry O’Malley Seidler, Secretary
Peter O’Malley
Executive Vice President:
Fred Claire
Vice President, Campo Las Palmas:
Ralph Avila
Vice President, Communications:
Tommy Hawkins
Vice President, Finance:
Bob Graziano
Vice President, Marketing:
Barry Stockhamer
Vice President, Stadium Operations:
Bob Smith
Vice President, Ticketing:
Walter Nash
Vice President, Treasurer:
Roland Seidler, Jr.
Assistant Secretary and General Counsel:
Sam Fernandez
Assistant to the President:
Ike Ikuhara
Director, Accounting and Finance:
Bill Foltz
Director, Advertising and Special Events:
Paul Kalil
Director, Broadcasting and Publications:
Brent Shyer
Director, Community Relations:
Don Newcombe
Community Relations:
Roy Campanella
Director, Data Processing:
Mike Mularky
Director, Human Resources and Administration:
Irene Tanji
Director, Minor League Operations:
Charlie Blaney
Director, Publicity:
Jay Lucas
Assistant Director, Publicity:
Charles Harris
Director, Scouting:
Terry Reynolds
Director, Stadium Operations:
Jim Italiano
Director, Ticket Marketing:
Allan Erselius
Director, Ticket Operations:
Debra Duncan
Financial Projects:
Ken Hasemann
Managing Director, Dodgertown:
Craig Callan
Traveling Secretary:
Billy DeLury
Team Doctors:
Dr. Frank W. Jobe; Dr. Michael F. Mellman; Herndon P. Harding Jr., M.D.