1967 Dodgers

Team History : 1951-1979


1967 Record:
73-89, 8th place
Walter Alston
Walter Alston, Mgr.; Don Drysdale, P; Claude Osteen, P
Home Attendance:

Season Recap:

The Dodgers of 1967 could not seem to get over the major headline stories of the off-season when Sandy Koufax, the dominating left-handed pitcher of the decade, announced his retirement and cut short a Hall of Fame career due to an arthritic elbow, and speedy shortstop Maury Wills was traded to Pittsburgh. After winning the N.L. Pennants in 1965 and 1966, it was a much different and depleted Dodger team on the field in 1967 and the differences showed as they wound up in eighth place. It was the worst finish for a Dodger team since the 1905 Brooklyn club finished eighth with a 48-104 record. Don Drysdale (13-16) was as dominating as usual, except the club itself scored only 15 runs in his 16 defeats. In the bullpen, Ron Perranoski led the pitching staff with a 2.45 ERA. Joining Drysdale in the starting rotation were All-Star Claude Osteen, Don Sutton and Bill Singer. Singer, who had to step into the huge void left by Koufax, was a bright spot for the Dodgers, going 12-8 with a 2.65 ERA. Ron Fairly, Wes Parker, Willie Davis and Jim Lefebvre all had sub-par seasons on offense, while John Roseboro and Al Ferrara enjoyed productive years at the plate. The Dodgers won the Topps Organization Award, as a symbol of baseball’s most productive farm system. Steve Yeager was selected by the Dodgers in the June Free Agent Draft.

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Below are the Dodger Front Office department heads and personnel, plus scouts who worked for Walter O'Malley.
Dodger Front Office Staff  
1967 — Los Angeles
  • President Walter O’Malley
  • Executive Vice President & General Manager E. J. Bavasi
  • Vice President, Minor League Operations Fresco Thompson
  • Vice President, Public Relations & Promotions Arthur E. Patterson
  • Secretary Col. E. John Burns
  • Comptroller, Assistant Treasurer Ken Hasemann
  • Director of Advertising, Novelties & Souvenirs Danny Goodman
  • Director, Dodgertown (PGA Pro. Dodgertown Golf Club) Dick Bird
  • Director, Group Sales George (Tuck) Stainback
  • Director, Minor League Operations William P. Schweppe
  • Director of Scouting Al Campanis
  • Director, Ticket Operations Walter Nash
  • Director of Transportation Robert J. Schenz
  • Assistant to General Manager Joe Ziegler
  • Assistant, Public Relations Howard Handy
  • Traveling Secretary Lee Scott
  • Resident Engineer Ira Hoyt
  • Auditor Michael Strange
  • Manager Walter Alston
  • Club Physicians Dr. Robert Kerlan, Dr. Robert Woods
  • Scouts
  • Dwight (Red) Adams, Cliff Alexander, Hugh Alexander, Romanus (Monty) Basgall, William Brenzel, John S. Carey, Roger Craig, Leon Hamilton, Goldie Holt, John R. Keenan, Tom Lasorda, Ed Liberatore, Harry (Ted) McGrew, Greg Mulleavy, Kenneth Myers, Rudy Rufer, Ben Wade, Guy Wellman, Bert Wells