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This Day in History
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This Day in Dodger History

August 19, 1983

Rick Honeycutt

In a move that helps propel the Dodgers to the National League Western Division title, the club sends pitchers Dave Stewart and Ricky Wright to the Texas Rangers for starter Rick Honeycutt.

The left-handed Honeycutt was among the top pitchers in the game when he was traded with a 14-8 record and American League-best 2.42 ERA.

The addition of Honeycutt made an already formidable Dodger pitching staff even stronger for the stretch run. The Dodger pitching staff had a 2.81 ERA at the All-Star break and finished the season at 3.10, the best mark in the National League.

Honeycutt, who appeared in nine games for the Dodgers following the trade, went on to play in Los Angeles for five seasons. His best campaign came in 1986 when he posted a record of 11-9 with a 3.32 ERA.

August 19, 1990:
Jose Offerman, making his major league debut, leads off the game with a home run off Montreal Expos right-hander Dennis Martinez and becomes the first player in franchise history to smack a home run in his first plate appearance.