The 1994 Dodgers

Team History: 1951-1997
1994 Record:
58-56, 1st place in N.L. Western Division
Tommy Lasorda
Mike Piazza, C
Home Attendance:

Season Recap:

Prior to the 1994 season, two significant happenings took place. One, the Dodgers signed the major league’s first South Korean-born player in pitcher Chan Ho Park. He made his Dodger debut on April 8, 1994 against the Atlanta Braves, a game best remembered as Kent Mercker’s no-hitter at Dodger Stadium. Second, the Dodgers invited the baseball team from prestigious Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan to Spring Training at Dodgertown, Vero Beach, Florida. The Waseda team spent two weeks at Dodgertown and became the first amateur baseball team to be invited to train alongside the major league Dodgers. Waseda’s baseball team was led by longtime Head Coach Renzo Ishii, one of the finest baseball coaches in the world and a member of the Japan Baseball Hall of Fame. On August 11, 1994, the Dodgers had a 58-56 record and a 3 ½-game lead in the National League Western Division when a baseball strike curtailed the balance of the regular season and postseason. Raul Mondesi became the third consecutive Dodger to capture the Jackie Robinson N.L. Rookie of the Year Award. Outfielder Mondesi batted .306 with 16 home runs and 56 RBI. He led the team in doubles (27), total bases (224), hits (133) and had 36 multi-hit games. All-Star catcher Mike Piazza hit .319 with a team-high 24 homeruns and club-leading 92 RBI. Veteran third baseman Tim Wallach was named N.L. Comeback Player of the Year with a .280 batting average, 23 home runs and 78 RBI. Right-hander Ramon Martinez led the Dodger pitching staff with 12 wins (12-7), while closer Todd Worrell had 11 saves and 6 wins.  The bullpen corps was bolstered by Rudy Seañez (1-1, 2.66 ERA in 17 games) and Ismael Valdez (3-1, 3.18 ERA in 21 games). Dodger pinch-hitters came off the bench to hit .309, best in the league, led by Jeff Treadway (.481, 13-for-27). Centerfielder Brett Butler reached three important career milestones–2,000th hit on May 15 against San Diego; scored his 1,200th run on August 2; and stole his 500th base on August 3, also against the Padres. Butler became the 21st player in MLB history to have 2,000 hits, 500 stolen bases, and 1,200 runs in a career. With a 2-0 win on August 11 at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, Dodger Manager Tommy Lasorda moved into the 15th spot on the all-time managerial list with 1,480 victories.

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 Affairs:
Monique Brandon
Director, Community Relations:
Don Newcombe
Director, Data Processing:
Mike Mularky
Director, Human Resources and Administration:
Irene Tanji
Director, Minor League Operations:
Charlie Blaney
Director, Publicity:
Jay Lucas
Director, Scouting:
Terry Reynolds
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.