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2003 Los Angeles Dodgers season

2003 Los Angeles Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Fox Entertainment Group
General manager(s) Dan Evans
Manager(s) Jim Tracy
Local television FSN West 2; KCOP (13)
Local radio

KFWB
Vin Scully, Ross Porter, Rick Monday

KWKW
Jaime Jarrín, Pepe Yñiguez, Fernando Valenzuela
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The 2003 season was a turbulent period as News Corporation (Fox) was seeking to sell the team. Nevertheless, the Dodgers fell just short of a Wild Card berth, winning 85 games, finishing second in the Western Division of the National League. The Dodgers pitching staff led baseball in earned run average, Eric Gagné became the first Dodger to earn the NL Cy Young award since 1988 as he converted all 55 of his save opportunities. Shawn Green set a new L.A. Dodger single season record with 49 doubles and Paul LoDuca had a 25 game hitting streak.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Francisco Giants 100 61 0.621 57–24 43–37
Los Angeles Dodgers 85 77 0.525 15½ 46–35 39–42
Arizona Diamondbacks 84 78 0.519 16½ 45–36 39–42
Colorado Rockies 74 88 0.457 26½ 49–32 25–56
San Diego Padres 64 98 0.395 36½ 35–46 29–52


Opening Day lineup

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Dave Roberts Center fielder
Paul LoDuca Catcher
Shawn Green Right fielder
Brian Jordan Left fielder
Fred McGriff First baseman
Adrián Beltré Third baseman
Jolbert Cabrera Second baseman
César Izturis Shortstop
Hideo Nomo Starting pitcher

Notable transactions

Roster

Starting Pitchers stats

Name G GS IP W/L ERA BB SO CG
Hideo Nomo 33 33 218.3 16-13 3.09 98 177 2
Kevin Brown 32 32 211.0 14-9 2.39 56 185 0
Odalis Perez 30 30 185.3 12-12 4.52 46 141 0
Kazuhisa Ishii 27 27 147.0 9-7 3.86 101 140 0
Wilson Alvarez 21 12 95.0 6-2 2.37 23 82 1
Andy Ashby 21 12 73.0 3-10 5.18 17 41 0
Darren Dreifort 10 10 60.3 4-4 4.03 25 67 0
Edwin Jackson 4 3 22.0 2-1 2.45 11 19 0
Masao Kida 3 2 12.0 0-1 3.00 3 8 0

Relief Pitchers stats

Name G GS IP W/L ERA BB SO SV
Eric Gagné 77 0 82.3 2-3 1.20 20 137 55
Paul Quantrill 89 0 77.3 2-5 1.75 15 44 1
Tom Martin 80 0 51.0 1-2 3.53 24 51 0
Guillermo Mota 76 0 105.0 6-3 1.97 26 99 1
Paul Shuey 62 0 69.0 6-4 3.00 33 60 0
Steve Colyer 13 0 19.7 0-0 2.75 9 16 0
Troy Brohawn 12 0 11.7 2-0 3.86 4 13 0
Rodney Myers 4 0 9.0 0-0 6.00 4 5 0
Víctor Alvarez 5 0 5.7 0-1 12.71 6 3 0
Scott Mullen 1 0 3.0 0-0 9.00 5 1 0

Batting Stats

Name Pos G AB Avg. R H HR RBI SB
Paul LoDuca C/1B 147 568 .273 64 155 7 52 0
David Ross C 40 124 .258 19 32 10 18 0
Todd Hundley C 21 33 .182 2 6 2 11 0
Koyie Hill C 3 3 .333 0 1 0 0 0
Fred McGriff 1B 86 297 .249 32 74 13 40 0
Alex Cora 2B/SS 148 477 .249 39 119 4 34 4
César Izturis SS 158 558 .251 47 140 1 40 10
Adrián Beltré 3B 158 559 .240 50 134 23 80 2
Ron Coomer 1B/3B 69 125 .240 11 30 4 15 0
Robin Ventura 1B/3B 49 109 .220 11 24 5 13 0
Joe Thurston 2B 12 10 .200 2 2 0 0 0
Shawn Green RF 160 611 .280 84 171 19 85 6
Dave Roberts CF 107 388 .250 56 97 2 16 40
Jeromy Burnitz LF 61 230 .204 25 47 13 4
Jolbert Cabrera OF/IF 128 347 .282 43 98 6 37 6
Brian Jordan LF/CF/RF 66 224 .299 28 67 6 28 1
Mike Kinkade LF/RF/1B/3B 88 162 .216 25 35 5 14 1
Daryle Ward LF/1B 52 109 .183 6 20 0 9 0
Rickey Henderson LF 30 72 .208 7 15 2 5 3
Wilkin Ruan CF 21 41 .220 2 9 0 2 1
Larry Barnes LF 30 38 .211 2 8 0 2 0
Jason Romano LF/RF/CF/2B 37 36 .083 3 3 0 0 2
Chad Hermansen LF 11 25 .160 2 4 0 2 0
Bubba Crosby LF 9 12 .083 0 1 0 1 0
Chin-Feng Chen OF 1 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0

2003 Awards

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Las Vegas 51s Pacific Coast League John Shoemaker
AA Jacksonville Suns Southern League Dino Ebel
High A Vero Beach Dodgers Florida State League Scott Little
A South Georgia Waves South Atlantic League Dann Bilardello
Rookie Ogden Raptors Pioneer League Travis Barbary
Rookie Gulf Coast Dodgers Gulf Coast League Luis Salazar
Rookie DSL Dodgers
DSL Dodgers 2
Dominican Summer League

Major League Baseball Draft

The Dodgers selected 50 players in this draft. Of those, 12 of them would eventually play Major League baseball.

The first round pick was right handed pitcher Chad Billingsley from Defiance High School in Defiance, Ohio. He was a 2009 All-Star and pitched eight seasons with the Dodgers with a 81-61 record and 3.65 ERA in 219 games (190 starts) before missing most of 2013 and all of 2014 with serious arm injuries.

The sixth round pick, outfielder Matt Kemp from Midwest City High School would lead the National League in Home Runs and RBIs in 2011 as well as finishing second in the MVP vote that year.

The draft class also included catcher A. J. Ellis (18th round), who would become the Dodgers starting catcher in 2012.

References

  1. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/coomero01.shtml?redir
  2. ^ 2003 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

External links

  • 2003 Los Angeles Dodgers uniform
  • Los Angeles Dodgers official web site
  • Baseball-Reference season page
  • Baseball Almanac season page
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