The 1993 Dodgers

Team History: 1951-1997
1993 Record:
81 - 81, 4th place in N.L. Western Division
Tommy Lasorda
Mike Piazza, C; Tommy Lasorda, Cch.
Home Attendance:

Season Recap:

The Dodgers showed signs of improvement in 1993 as they went 81-81. Catcher Mike Piazza was named the National League Rookie of the Year, as he finished with a .318 batting average, 35 home runs and 112 RBI. Piazza was the 13th Dodger to garner the Jackie Robinson N.L. Rookie of the Year Award. His 35 home runs were the most by a major league catcher in a rookie season, and most by a L.A. Dodger (topping 33, by Pedro Guerrero in 1985 and Steve Garvey in 1977). Piazza was the sole Dodger player selected to the All-Star Game. First baseman Eric Karros, the 1992 N.L. Rookie of the Year, contributed 23 home runs and 80 RBI. From May 17-26, the Dodgers had a perfect 9-0 home stand at Dodger Stadium, the first time in L.A. Dodger history they went undefeated in a homestand of more than four games. They had a total of 13 consecutive home victories from May 4-June 5, a L.A. Dodger record. Dave Hansen established a Dodger single-season pinch-hit record with 18, breaking Mitch Webster’s mark of 17 from 1992. Hansen hit .327 (18-for-55) off the bench with 2 home runs and 18 RBI. Relief pitcher Jim Gott collected a Dodger-high 25 saves to go along with his 4 wins. Five Dodger pitchers finished in double figures for wins, including Pedro Astacio (14), Kevin Gross (13), Orel Hershiser (12), Pedro Martinez (10) and Ramon Martinez (10).The Dodgers finished the 1993 season with 17 players on the roster who were home-grown from their player development system. Three Dodgers collected 30 or more stolen bases–Brett Butler (39), Eric Davis (33, before being traded to Detroit), and Jose Offerman (30)–a first in one season for the ballclub since 1903. Outfielder Butler also continued his errorless string of games to 256. Following the regular season, the Dodgers made a historic 1993 Friendship Series Tour to Taipei, Taiwan and Fukuoka, Japan from October 26-November 4. The Dodgers played three games in Taiwan, marking the first time any Major League Baseball team had played on the island. Dodger President Peter O’Malley who arranged for the goodwill trip, met with Lee Teng-hui, the President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and attended swearing-in ceremonies for C.K. Chen, Commissioner of Baseball of the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL). The Dodgers played three games against the CPBL All-Stars (representatives of combined teams), winning one of the three at Taipei Municipal Stadium. The Dodgers continued their tour in Japan, playing two games against the Daiei Hawks (with some players added from the Tokyo Yomiuri Giants) at the new Fukuoka Dome. While on the tour, the Dodgers wore a commemorative patch on their right jersey sleeves in honor of Akihiro “Ike” Ikuhara, longtime Assistant to Dodger President Peter O’Malley. Ikuhara made a significant impact in promoting and developing international baseball friendships working with O’Malley. He passed away on October 26, 1992. Ikuhara was posthumously inducted into the Japan Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002, the only USA MLB executive to earn that honor.

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

Board of Directors
Peter O’Malley, Chairman; Harry M. Bardt; Roland Seidler, Jr.; Terry O’Malley Seidler
Peter O’Malley
Vice President, Treasurer:
Roland Seidler, Jr.
Corporate Secretary:
Terry O’Malley Seidler
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
Assistant Secretary and General Counsel:
Sam Fernandez
Director, Accounting and Finance:
Bill Foltz
Director, Advertising and Special Events:
Paul Kalil
Director, Broadcasting and Publications:
Brent Shyer
Director, Community Relations:
Don Newcombe
Director, Community Affairs:
Monique Brandon
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
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.