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1961 Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB)

+ Starting Pitcher Log
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W-L Record: 89-65 .578
Rank: 2nd in National League
Run Differential: 735-697 + 38
Roster Continuity 89.97% 2/16
Manager(s): Walter Alston
General Manager: Buzzie Bavasi
Location: Los Angeles, California
Ballpark: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Attendance: 1,804,250 1/18
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Leo Durocher
Assistant Coach: Clay Bryant
Assistant Coach: Pete Reiser
Pitching Coach: Joe Becker
National League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9361.604--
8965.5784.0
8569.5528.0
8371.53910.0
8074.51913.0
7579.48718.0
6490.41629.0
47107.30546.0
  • A complete listing of starting pitchers and boxscore results for the selected team and season.
  • A Quality start (QS) is defined as pitching 6 or more innings with 3 or least earned runs.
  • Game Score (Gsc) was derived by Bill James was created to provide a more precise measure of a pitcher's start. See calculation
  • #AprilGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    11961-04-11W 6-2 vs PHIDon DrysdaleW1-0Q1118514075221280022965 2.571.00100673367.00261014971.3
    21961-04-12W 3-2 vs PHIJohnny PodresW1-0Q11225182882101110003070 1.131.13108773171.30251519790.8
    31961-04-13L 7-8 vs PHIRoger Craig-0-0-111469066442140002547 6.001.1789553461.8012121110110.9
    41961-04-14L 3-6 vs PITSandy KoufaxL0-1-1117210155430130002345 5.401.2078492962.8214971181.4
    51961-04-15L 1-4 vs PITDon DrysdaleL1-1Q2218614168331230012545 3.461.3177463159.7468139100.9
    61961-04-16W 13-6 vs PITStan WilliamsW1-0Q2110166813630350004040 3.601.80141885362.412017199220.4
    71961-04-17L 5-9 vs SLNJohnny Podres-1-0-2222618378442260003049 3.001.27107693864.491114228120.7
    81961-04-18W 5-4 vs SLNRoger CraigW1-0Q22147916.27432532013242 4.851.46109634657.801314131381.6
    91961-04-19W 7-2 vs SLNDon DrysdaleW2-1Q3318714299211470003966 2.451.36148866258.112011271691.8
    101961-04-20L 2-11 vs SLNStan WilliamsL1-1-3210267511763160012524 6.002.00102604258.8223614771.0
    111961-04-21W 5-3 vs CINSandy KoufaxW1-1Q22173102963313110003471 3.861.07123794464.232115237110.6
    121961-04-22W 1-0 vs CINJohnny PodresW2-0Q332271848.16000550013670 1.961.30116684858.6216111614101.4
    131961-04-23W 5-1 vs CINRoger CraigW2-0Q331489296111160003476 3.271.18106673963.2114121410170.6
    141961-04-25L 1-3 vs SFNDon DrysdaleL2-2-441881435.26331560023044 2.891.4698613762.241215171161.8
    151961-04-26L 5-6 vs SFNStan Williams-1-1Q431036875330381002860 5.321.73108654360.19221115890.9
    161961-04-29W 9-4 @CHNJohnny PodresW3-0Q4422818597431050003364 2.251.16119764363.871552810170.6
    171961-04-30W 2-1 @CHNDon Drysdale-2-2Q5518914474100291012774 2.311.34103624160.19181217881.0
    181961-04-30L 5-10 @CHNRoger CraigL2-1-44149931.25660100001112 5.481.3939231658.97427280.3
    #MayGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    191961-05-02W 11-9 @MLNSandy Koufax-1-1-431751033.16520260001935 4.501.3986513559.30151213651.2
    201961-05-03L 1-4 @MLNStan WilliamsL1-2-6410569710440140003244 5.401.73114744064.912313119180.5
    211961-05-04L 6-10 @MLNDon Drysdale-2-2Q6619014578430260023451 2.571.36132815161.362011261472.0
    221961-05-05W 10-0 @PITJohnny PodresW4-0Q5522918666000131002462 1.891.1686513559.301371110101.0
    231961-05-06L 5-9 @PITRoger CraigL2-2-65151940.1454010000615 6.481.5627141351.85405140.3
    241961-05-07W 4-2 @PITSandy KoufaxW2-1Q641771046.18221030002551 4.321.40101722971.29267179110.8
    251961-05-08W 4-3 @PHIStan Williams-1-2Q751067063330460002856 5.251.64116714561.212513151352.6
    261961-05-09W 5-2 @PHIDon DrysdaleW3-2-7719114654220120002052 2.681.3271452663.3813312881.0
    271961-05-10W 6-0 @PHIJohnny PodresW5-0Q6623018795000361003380 1.531.11119774264.7121122010130.8
    281961-05-12W 4-2 vs CHNSandy KoufaxW3-1Q751781058.242205110003672 3.821.33152975563.822625261091.1
    291961-05-13W 7-3 vs CHNStan Williams-1-2-86107711210020000639 5.111.7035181751.43905130.3
    301961-05-14L 8-10 vs CHNDon Drysdale-3-2Q88192147896322101003654 2.781.33134845062.691616287150.5
    311961-05-15L 5-7 vs MLNJohnny PodresL5-1-772311883.24331460001839 1.941.1880423852.5010420441.0
    321961-05-16L 3-5 vs MLNSandy KoufaxL3-2-8617910647551331002228 4.621.4681493260.497818590.6
    331961-05-17W 2-1 vs MLNStan WilliamsW2-2Q1071097211411012110004984 4.141.642071089952.1735262111140.8
    341961-05-19W 8-7 @SFNDon Drysdale-3-2-9919314856220320002346 2.851.3790523857.7822571081.3
    351961-05-20W 4-3 @SFNRoger CraigW3-2Q961549595331450003466 5.111.38137815659.12207298170.5
    361961-05-21W 3-2 @SFNSandy KoufaxW4-2Q9718010794221260003375 4.111.30129874267.44327239150.6
    371961-05-22W 2-1 @CINStan WilliamsW3-2Q11811073104110380003685 3.601.48127824564.572314208170.5
    381961-05-23L 0-2 @CINDon DrysdaleL3-3Q101019414966220240002654 2.861.3692563660.87126181191.2
    391961-05-24L 2-7 @SLNRoger CraigL3-3Q1071559667631050002845 5.021.35107654260.75246121472.0
    401961-05-25W 1-0 @SLNSandy KoufaxW5-2Q10818110893000380003186 3.441.20130824863.082512257130.5
    411961-05-26L 2-10 @MLNStan WilliamsL3-3-129111742.23550421021724 4.141.5283394446.991668632.0
    421961-05-27L 8-10 @MLNDon Drysdale-3-3-111119515034441300001730 3.261.4158332556.901126590.6
    431961-05-28W 4-3 @MLNRoger Craig-3-3-1181569733331320001438 5.281.3955282750.91856360.5
    441961-05-29W 2-1 vs SLNSandy KoufaxW6-2Q119182109931105131103585 3.091.16145905562.072028255110.5
    451961-05-30W 5-3 vs SLNStan WilliamsW4-3Q1310112758.13331341013065 4.061.44116734362.932871611111.0
    461961-05-31L 7-8 vs CINDon Drysdale-3-3-121219615168552270002841 3.601.43100633763.00187194140.3
    #JuneGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    471961-06-02W 6-2 vs SFNRoger Craig-3-3-129157984.18222220002238 5.121.4571462564.79116111171.6
    481961-06-03W 4-3 vs SFNSandy KoufaxW7-2Q121018311097331570103563 3.081.18144885661.1128112612101.2
    491961-06-04L 2-4 vs SFNStan WilliamsL4-4-14111137677441240002949 4.151.4299663366.67241188140.6
    501961-06-05L 2-5 vs PITDon Drysdale-3-3-131319715257221141012248 3.601.4492553759.7815816971.3
    511961-06-06W 8-7 vs PITRoger Craig-3-3-1310158993.28441100001924 5.501.5444281663.64523981.1
    521961-06-07W 7-3 vs PITSandy KoufaxW8-2Q131118411197332270003566 3.071.16139885163.3117143110150.7
    531961-06-08L 2-4 vs PITStan WilliamsL4-5-15121147754442330002143 4.341.4275453060.0038195100.5
    541961-06-09W 3-1 vs PHIDon DrysdaleW4-3Q141419815394110370023479 3.341.37131815061.8329111912101.2
    551961-06-10W 5-4 vs PHIJohnny Podres-6-1-9823318956331010002044 2.441.1757411671.936313991.0
    561961-06-11W 6-3 vs PHISandy KoufaxW9-2Q1412185112953312100003473 3.071.12122764662.302015198130.6
    571961-06-12L 4-7 @SFNRoger CraigL3-4-14111591001344030000822 6.051.6230131743.33017321.5
    581961-06-13L 3-4 @SFNStan WilliamsL4-6-16131157876442460003251 4.401.42123744960.162313169120.8
    591961-06-14W 7-0 vs CHNDon DrysdaleW5-3Q151519915495000270003082 3.031.32106664062.26873010101.0
    601961-06-15W 6-3 vs CHNJohnny Podres-6-1-1092341900.2311010000531 2.551.222011955.00331313.0
    611961-06-16L 1-2 vs MLNSandy KoufaxL9-3Q15131861136.18221481003052 3.031.16116754164.662415186110.5
    621961-06-17W 3-0 vs MLNStan WilliamsW5-6Q171411679950001120003288 4.001.35125863968.802323217110.6
    631961-06-18L 2-10 vs MLNDon DrysdaleL5-4-16162001552.16553220001520 3.421.3753272650.94619370.4
    641961-06-20W 3-0 @CHNSandy KoufaxW10-3Q1614187114920002140003095 2.781.10131775458.781819264100.4
    651961-06-21W 4-1 @CHNStan WilliamsW6-6Q1815117808.17110361003367 3.791.35122814166.393012158140.6
    661961-06-21W 4-2 @CHNJohnny PodresW7-1-12102361915.27220150002449 2.651.2285533262.35107186120.5
    671961-06-22L 5-7 @CHNRoger Craig-3-4-16121611015.18543140002636 5.691.5699594059.601212149120.8
    681961-06-23L 4-5 @CINDon Drysdale-5-4-17172011565.16441251012242 3.601.3875433257.331488951.8
    691961-06-24W 9-7 @CINSandy Koufax-10-3-171518811535551130001529 3.111.1351361570.598107380.4
    701961-06-25L 2-3 @CINStan WilliamsL6-7-19161188145330230101841 3.891.3666422463.6412611670.9
    711961-06-27W 9-5 @PITJohnny Podres-7-1-13112371922.26331030001531 2.961.2760421870.0013512651.2
    721961-06-28L 3-9 @PITDon DrysdaleL5-5-191820315724660330001420 3.961.4054282651.85758441.0
    731961-06-29L 2-4 @PITSandy KoufaxL10-4Q19161901167.273301110003061 3.101.12127883969.29341620890.9
    741961-06-30W 10-6 @PHIStan WilliamsW7-7-21171208255550261002241 4.041.3688523659.09121412680.8
    #JulyGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    751961-07-01W 5-2 @PHIJohnny PodresW8-1Q14122381937.26220162013162 2.881.23115744164.352313156160.4
    761961-07-02W 2-1 @PHIDon DrysdaleW6-5Q20192041587.14111440002965 3.801.39106624458.49187168130.6
    771961-07-03W 3-2 @MLNSandy KoufaxW11-4Q201719111783220670003369 3.051.12135726353.33208241091.1
    781961-07-04W 6-5 @MLNStan WilliamsW8-7-2218121835.16440350002641 4.141.3789523758.43146144130.3
    791961-07-05L 1-9 vs SLNJohnny PodresL8-2-15132391942.25332210001529 3.111.2747291861.70629570.7
    801961-07-06W 10-1 vs SLNDon DrysdaleW7-5Q212020515995110471023876 3.601.36123794464.232272511130.8
    811961-07-07L 7-11 vs CINSandy KoufaxL11-5-21181921183.27842340002220 3.231.1687503757.47111014590.6
    821961-07-07L 1-4 vs CINStan WilliamsL8-8Q23191228475330340002756 4.121.3699653465.661914126140.4
    831961-07-08W 10-1 vs CINJohnny PodresW9-2Q161424019597111370003673 2.901.26105703566.671781910160.6
    841961-07-09L 3-14 vs CINRoger CraigL3-5-22131671022.14441200001326 5.881.5933171651.52114470.6
    851961-07-13W 7-2 vs PHIStan WilliamsW9-8Q24201238597220371003569 3.991.34137884964.232514247180.4
    861961-07-14L 5-7 vs PHIJohnny Podres-9-2-17152411967.210441340013642 3.061.30114704461.401182311150.7
    871961-07-15L 2-7 vs PHISandy KoufaxL11-6-23191941197.18550170003147 3.471.18107693864.4915181310130.8
    881961-07-16W 12-11 vs PITRon Perranoski-4-2-26126146332120002039 2.721.4070492170.0021296110.5
    891961-07-17W 6-4 vs PITStan WilliamsW10-8-25211248678443130002747 4.041.34106713566.98248169130.7
    901961-07-19W 8-3 @CINJohnny PodresW11-2Q191624319799330140003460 3.031.2899732673.742561311150.7
    911961-07-20W 10-1 @CINSandy KoufaxW12-6Q252019612097110170003675 3.281.15125844167.201720199180.5
    921961-07-21L 1-10 @SLNDon DrysdaleL7-6-23212071604.17550020002030 3.881.3962422067.7471164130.3
    931961-07-22W 5-4 @SLNStan Williams-10-8-26221258755220360002252 4.031.3580493161.25151110580.6
    941961-07-23W 2-1 @SLNJohnny PodresW12-2Q20172441986.25110150002662 2.921.2599673267.68238164150.3
    951961-07-25W 7-2 @PHISandy KoufaxW13-6Q2621197121962201100003476 3.211.13139875262.592223199140.6
    961961-07-26W 6-1 @PHIDon DrysdaleW8-6Q242220816195110272003378 3.691.35150906060.0027182112111.1
    971961-07-27W 11-6 @PHIStan Williams-10-8-2723126882.25551421001620 4.271.3966353153.037711370.4
    981961-07-28W 6-4 @PITJohnny PodresW13-2-21182451998.26441120003155 3.001.22101713070.301452412150.8
    991961-07-29W 5-4 @PITSandy Koufax-13-6Q272219812268220470002951 3.201.16111674460.361618153130.2
    1001961-07-30W 7-3 @PITDon DrysdaleW9-6Q252320916286320280003266 3.611.33108723666.67219208140.6
    #AugustGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    1011961-08-02L 0-6 vs SFNJohnny PodresL13-3Q221924620067431250002747 3.071.23104693566.351914169110.8
    1021961-08-03W 4-3 vs SFNStan Williams-10-8Q28241278974310140002664 4.141.3673522171.231371111101.1
    1031961-08-04L 2-4 vs CHNSandy KoufaxL13-7-282319912374442372002857 3.281.15113664758.411021176110.5
    1041961-08-05W 7-6 vs CHNDon Drysdale-9-6-26242101635.19220550013041 3.591.37120734760.832812146110.5
    1051961-08-06W 11-4 vs CHNJohnny PodresW14-3-2320247201910442220003851 3.131.24142944866.2027112217171.0
    1061961-08-08W 7-3 vs MLNSandy Koufax-13-7-29242001245.18331140002542 3.321.1697613662.891211185150.3
    1071961-08-09W 8-3 vs MLNDon DrysdaleW10-6Q2725211164943121110013581 3.441.331411033873.054314241481.8
    1081961-08-12W 5-1 vs SLNJohnny PodresW15-3Q242124820295100140003378 2.941.2098683069.391642015131.2
    1091961-08-13W 8-0 vs SLNStan WilliamsW11-8Q29251289098000380003776 3.921.35129834664.3420152214121.2
    1101961-08-14L 0-5 vs SLNDon DrysdaleL10-7-282621216558440250002538 3.561.3573482565.7581012991.0
    1111961-08-15L 2-5 vs CINSandy KoufaxL13-8-302520112568541362013141 3.411.18128824664.063120108130.6
    1121961-08-16L 0-6 vs CINLarry SherryL4-3-4011231326661011011317 3.821.3644291565.91918651.2
    1131961-08-16L 0-8 vs CINJohnny PodresL15-4-25222492037.18553470003344 3.101.23108654360.191611166150.4
    1141961-08-18L 1-2 @SFNDon Drysdale-10-7Q292721316674111050002470 3.471.3281582371.601712101181.4
    1151961-08-19L 0-5 @SFNStan WilliamsL11-9-31261309155220220001949 3.861.3571442761.971478680.8
    1161961-08-20L 8-11 @SFNSandy KoufaxL13-9-312620212638662230001818 3.641.2269442563.7711317480.5
    1171961-08-22L 4-5 @SLNJohnny Podres-15-4-26232502043.15441200001729 3.271.2564372757.819494100.4
    1181961-08-23L 7-8 @SLNDon Drysdale-10-7-30282141677.110773030103132 3.681.32105713467.62216169180.5
    1191961-08-24L 1-10 @SLNStan WilliamsL11-10-32271319236441200001627 4.001.3766392759.09979761.2
    1201961-08-25W 7-2 @CINSandy KoufaxW14-9Q322720312795221560013770 3.561.21132805260.612116189150.6
    1211961-08-26W 10-6 @CINJohnny PodresW16-4-2724251205610552100013031 3.421.2778512765.381001314131.1
    1221961-08-27L 5-6 @CINStan Williams-11-10-3328132936.264413100002951 4.041.37100653565.001123153120.3
    1231961-08-27L 3-8 @CINDon DrysdaleL10-8-31292151685.28661440002727 3.851.34100564456.00175158100.8
    1241961-08-29W 2-1 @CHNSandy KoufaxW15-9Q3328204128921005121003488 3.411.19140815957.862416245120.4
    1251961-08-30W 5-2 @CHNJohnny PodresW17-4Q282525220667221251002653 3.411.2888523659.0976207110.6
    1261961-08-31L 1-2 @MLNDon DrysdaleL10-9Q323021616986221270003267 3.781.33111684361.2615131712111.1
    #SeptemberGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    1271961-09-01W 4-3 @MLNStan Williams-11-10Q34291339475330370002959 4.041.3698623663.271411181091.1
    1281961-09-02L 0-4 @MLNSandy KoufaxL15-10Q342920512977421120002952 3.381.1985671878.82243149170.5
    1291961-09-03W 5-4 vs SFNJohnny PodresW18-4-29262532075.14221360002354 3.391.2789563362.92147212120.2
    1301961-09-04W 4-0 vs SFNDon DrysdaleW11-9Q333121717092000330003283 3.621.29115674858.2613111714121.2
    1311961-09-05W 4-2 vs SFNStan WilliamsW12-10Q35301349595210350003573 3.901.34133854863.9123132216101.6
    1321961-09-06W 9-5 vs SFNSandy Koufax-15-10-35302061304.285532100002534 3.531.22106644260.38171519490.4
    1331961-09-08L 3-7 @SFNJohnny PodresL18-5-30272542080.1444200000518 3.601.301712570.59313040.0
    1341961-09-09L 6-9 @SFNDon Drysdale-11-9-34322181716.19662330003030 3.771.31108684062.962621610130.8
    1351961-09-10L 1-7 @SFNStan WilliamsL12-11-36311359644331350001844 3.961.3577473061.0416417290.2
    1361961-09-11W 6-5 vs PHIJohnny Podres-18-5-31282552093.23442483001939 3.721.3185473855.29131116431.3
    1371961-09-12L 10-19 vs PHISandy KoufaxL15-11-37312081311.15661140001116 3.831.2445301566.67969240.5
    1381961-09-13L 2-8 vs PITDon Drysdale-11-9-35332191725.211221010002738 3.751.3390583264.441571014101.4
    1391961-09-14W 7-6 vs PITStan Williams-12-11Q3732136976.164202100012756 3.931.35114744064.91261717670.9
    1401961-09-15W 11-2 vs MLNSandy KoufaxW16-11Q3832209132952113100003478 3.721.22133844963.1625182010110.9
    1411961-09-16W 8-7 vs MLNRoger Craig-5-6-37141821035.28651120102530 6.111.5978483061.5465159130.7
    1421961-09-17W 4-3 vs MLNDon Drysdale-11-9Q363422017375220050012564 3.711.3186572966.28155187120.6
    1431961-09-18L 3-5 vs CHNPhil OrtegaL0-1-21525.15553260002241 9.001.2980493161.251210132120.2
    1441961-09-19L 3-7 vs CHNStan WilliamsL13-12-3933138984.16553420002328 4.011.3598564257.141910107100.7
    1451961-09-20W 3-2 vs CHNSandy KoufaxW18-11Q40332111331372213152015097 3.601.202051287762.4436342712180.7
    1461961-09-22W 6-3 @SLNDon DrysdaleW12-9Q38352221746.28332110002944 3.691.3192613166.301551410170.6
    1471961-09-23W 8-5 @SLNJohnny Podres-18-5-322925621049220050001941 3.741.3357411671.931476390.3
    1481961-09-24L 7-8 @SLNSandy KoufaxL18-12-413421213434420330001637 3.631.2260322853.33877641.5
    1491961-09-26W 5-3 @PITStan WilliamsW14-12Q4034139998.19331451003853 3.991.36133864764.6619152314150.9
    1501961-09-26L 0-8 @PITDon DrysdaleL12-10-39362231752.25550100011521 3.831.3244291565.91817761.2
    1511961-09-27L 1-2 @PHISandy KoufaxL18-13Q423521313583200370003076 3.521.20117764164.962317168110.7
    1521961-09-28W 10-0 @PHIDon DrysdaleW13-10Q403722417696000280003481 3.691.31129775259.6922112012121.0
    1531961-09-30L 1-2 @CHNPhil OrtegaL0-2-427353211090001964 5.540.9288583065.9115249460.7
    #OctoberGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    1541961-10-01W 8-2 @CHNStan WilliamsW15-12Q413514010079110190003063 3.911.37114753965.791721178110.7


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