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Los Angeles Dodgers
Established 1883
Based in Los Angeles since 1958

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  • Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present)

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  • The Boys in Blue, Blue Crew, The Bums (chiefly used in Brooklyn)
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Major league titles
World Series titles (6) 1988 • 1981 • 1965 • 1963
1959 • 1955
NL Pennants (21) 1988 • 1981 • 1978 • 1977
1974 • 1966 • 1965 • 1963
1959 • 1956 • 1955 • 1953
1952 • 1949 • 1947 • 1941
1920 • 1916 • 1900 • 1899
1890
AA Pennants (1) 1889
West Division titles (9) [1][2] 2004 • 1995 • 1988 • 1985
1983 • 1981 • 1978 • 1977
1974
Wild card berths (2) 2006 • 1996

[1] - In 1981, a players' strike in the middle of the season forced the season to be split into two halves. Los Angeles had the best record in the West Division when play was stopped and was declared the first-half division winner. The Dodgers had the second best record in the division when considering the entire season, four games behind Cincinnati.
[2] - In 1994, a players' strike wiped out the last eight weeks of the season and all post-season. Los Angeles was in first place by three and a half games in the West Division when play was stopped. No official titles were awarded in 1994.
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Owner(s): Frank McCourt
Manager: Joe Torre
General Manager: Ned Colletti

The Los Angeles Dodgers are a Major League Baseball team based in Los Angeles, California, USA. The team is in the Western Division of the National League. Established in 1883, the team originated in Brooklyn, New York, where it was known as the Brooklyn Dodgers, before moving to Los Angeles before the 1958 season. Joseph Paul Torre (born July 18, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former Major League Baseball player and the current manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Ned Louis Colletti, Jr. ... The Brooklyn Dodgers were an American Football team which was a member of the NFL from 1930 to 1943, and in 1944 as the Brooklyn Tigers. ... The Continental Basketball Association (CBA) is a professional mens basketball league in the United States. ... The Brooklyn Dodgers were an American basketball team based in Brooklyn, New York that was a member of the Eastern Basketball Association. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... For other uses, see National League (disambiguation). ... Year 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... Jan. ...

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Team History

Early Brooklyn baseball

Brooklyn was home to outstanding baseball clubs in the mid-1850s. Eight of 16 participants in the first convention were from Brooklyn, including the Atlantic, Eckford and Excelsior clubs that combined to dominate play for most of the 1860s. Brooklyn helped make baseball commercial, as the locale of the first paid admission games, a series of three all star contests matching New York and Brooklyn in 1858. Brooklyn also featured the first two enclosed baseball grounds, the Union Grounds and the Capitoline Grounds; enclosed, dedicated ballparks accelerated the evolution from amateurism to professionalism. This article is about the borough of New York City. ... This article is about the sport. ... // Production of steel revolutionized by invention of the Bessemer process Benjamin Silliman fractionates petroleum by distillation for the first time First transatlantic telegraph cable laid First safety elevator installed by Elisha Otis Railroads begin to supplant canals in the United States as a primary means of transporting goods. ... The National Association of Base Ball Players (NABBP) was founded in 1857 by sixteen baseball clubs located in the New York metropolitan area. ... The Atlantic Base Ball Club of Brooklyn (Atlantic or the Brooklyn Atlantics) was baseballs first champion and its first dynasty. ... Eckford of Brooklyn or just Eckford was an American baseball team from the mid-1850s through the early 1870s. ... // The First Transcontinental Railroad in the USA was built in the six year period between 1863 and 1869. ... See also: 1857 in sports, 1859 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Cambridge Events First rules for Australian Rules Football codified, and first match contested by Melbourne Grammar and Scotch College. ... Union Grounds is a former baseball ground located in Brooklyn, NY. The ground was home to the New York Mutuals of the National Association from 1871 to 1875 and of the National League in 1876, the Brooklyn Eckfords of the National Association in 1872, the Brooklyn Atlantics of the National... Capitoline Grounds was the name of a baseball park in Brooklyn, New York during part of the latter half of the 19th century. ... For the 1994 film, see Amateur (film). ... This article is about people called professionals. ...


Despite the success of Brooklyn clubs in the first Association, officially amateur until 1869, they fielded weak teams in the succeeding National Association of Professional Base Ball Players, the first professional league formed in 1871. The Excelsiors no longer challenged for the amateur championship after the war and never entered the professional NA. The Eckfords and Atlantics declined to join until 1872 and thereby lost their best players; Eckford survived only one season and Atlantic four, with losing teams. The National Association of Professional Base Ball Players (NAPBBP), or simply the National Association (NA), was founded in 1871 and lasted through the 1875 season. ... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


The National League replaced the NA in 1876 and granted exclusive territories to its eight members, excluding the Atlantics in favor of the New York Mutuals who had shared the same home grounds. When the Mutuals were expelled by the League, the Hartford Dark Blues club moved in, changed its name to The Brooklyn Hartfords and played its home games at Union Grounds in 1877 before disbanding. They were also the Brooklyn Superbas for a little while. For other uses, see National League (disambiguation). ... The Mutual baseball club of New York City was a 19th century ball club. ... The Hartford Dark Blues were a 19th century baseball team. ...


Brooklyn Dodgers

The Brooklyn baseball club that eventually became the NL Dodgers was established in 1883, and the team joined the upstart American Association the following year. Originally the Brooklyn team was known as the "Atlantics" (a reference to the earlier National Association team), and later as the "Grays." After several of the team's players were married in succession in 1888, the press began referring to the team as the "Brooklyn Bridegrooms." The Bridegrooms won the AA pennant in 1889. Upon switching to the National League in 1890, the franchise became the first of only three major league sports teams, and the only major league baseball team, to win championships in different leagues in consecutive years. (The other two sports teams to win consecutive championships in different leagues were the 1948-1949 Minneapolis Lakers and the 1949-1950 Cleveland Browns.) Eight years passed before any more success followed. Because of joint ownership between the two clubs, several Hall of Fame players were sold to Brooklyn by the soon-to-be-defunct Baltimore Orioles, along with their manager, Ned Hanlon. This catapulted Brooklyn to instant contention, and "Brooklyn Superbas" (as the team was known in the late 1890s because the manager shared a surname with "Hanlon's Superbas," a popular acrobatic troupe at the time) lived up to their name, winning pennants in 1899 and 1900. The American Association (AA) was a baseball major league from 1882 to 1891. ... Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... For other uses, see National League (disambiguation). ... Year 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Browns redirects here. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... The Baltimore Orioles were a 19th century American Association and National League team from 1882 to 1899. ... Ned Hanlon baseball card, center field (c. ... Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Äž: For the film, see: 1900 (film). ...


Teams of this era played in two principal ballparks, Washington Park and Eastern Park. They first earned the nickname "Trolley Dodgers," later shortened to Dodgers, while at Eastern Park during the 1890s because of the difficulty fans (and players) had in reaching the ballpark due to the number of trolley lines in the area. The name "Trolley Dodgers" is recorded separately in two newspapers on September 3, 1895. [1] The club also engaged in a series of mergers during this period, acquiring the New York Metropolitans in 1888 for territorial protection and star contracts, merging with the Brooklyn Wonders in 1891 as part of the Players League settlement, and merging with the Baltimore Orioles (NL) in 1900 as part of the National League's consolidation of clubs. Eastern Park was a baseball park in Brooklyn in the 1890s. ... Trolley dodger was a pejorative term for residents of Brooklyn, New York from the late 19th century the middle of the 20th century. ... Eastern Park was a baseball park in Brooklyn in the 1890s. ... The 1890s were sometimes referred to as the Mauve Decade, because William Henry Perkins aniline dye allowed the widespread use of that colour in fashion, and also as the Gay Nineties, under the then-current usage of the word gay which referred simply to merriment and frivolity, with no... is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Metropolitan Club (the New York Metropolitans or the Mets) was a 19th century professional baseball team that played from 1880 to 1887. ... Year 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Brooklyn Wonders are an expansion team for the American Basketball Association (ABA) in Brooklyn, New York. ... Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Players League, also known as The Brotherhood, was an attempt to establish a third major baseball league in 1890. ... The Baltimore Orioles were a 19th century American Association and National League team from 1882 to 1899. ... Äž: For the film, see: 1900 (film). ... For other uses, see National League (disambiguation). ...


In 1902, Hanlon expressed his desire to buy a controlling interest in the team and move it (back, effectively) to Baltimore. His plan was blocked by a lifelong club employee, Charles Ebbets, who put himself heavily in debt to buy the team and keep it in the borough. Ebbets' ambition did not stop at owning the team. He desired to replace the dilapidated Washington Park with a new ballpark, and again invested heavily to finance the construction of Ebbets Field, which would become the Dodgers' home for 45 seasons starting in 1913 and ending after the 1957 season. Baltimore redirects here. ... Charles Hercules Ebbets (October 29, 1859 - April 18, 1925) was an American sports executive who was owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1903 to 1925. ... Ebbets Field was a Major League Baseball park located in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York. ... See also: 1912 in sports, other events of 1913, 1914 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Baseball The Brooklyn Dodgers the John McGraws New York Giants to win the World Series Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League - Fitzroy wins the 17th VFL Premiership (Fitzroy 7. ...


Rivalry with the Giants

Main article: Dodgers-Giants rivalry

The historic and heated rivalry between the Dodgers and the Giants is more than a century old, and is the longest rivalry in baseball history, having begun when both clubs played in New York City (the Dodgers in Brooklyn and the Giants in Manhattan). When both franchises moved to California in 1958, the rivalry was easily transplanted with them, as the cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco have long been rivals in economic, cultural, and political arenas throughout the history of the State of California. The Giants-Dodgers rivalry is one of the most long-standing and storied rivalries in the history of baseball. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–1885) Other nicknames Jints, Gigantes, G-Men Ballpark AT... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Jan. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


“Uncle Robbie” and the “Daffiness Boys”

Manager Wilbert Robinson, another former Oriole, popularly known as “Uncle Robbie,” restored the Brooklyn team to respectability, with his “Brooklyn Robins” winning pennants to reach the 1916 and 1920 World Series, losing both, but contending perennially for several seasons. Charles Ebbetts and Ed McKeever died within a week in 1925, and Robbie was named president while still field manager. Upon assuming the title of president, however, Robinson’s ability to focus on the field declined, and the teams of the late 1920s were often fondly referred to as the “Daffiness Boys” for their distracted, error-ridden style of play. Outfielder Babe Herman was the leader both in hitting and in zaniness. After his removal as club president, Robinson returned to managing, and the club’s performance rebounded somewhat. The Baltimore Orioles were a 19th century American Association and National League team from 1882 to 1899. ... In the 1916 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the Brooklyn Robins in 5 games. ... In the 1920 World Series, the Cleveland Indians beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in 7 games, five games to two. ... The 1920s they were sexy referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ... Floyd Caves Babe Herman (June 26, 1903 - November 27, 1987) was an American Major League Baseball player. ...


At this time, the only other person with Dodger stock was Steve McKeever, who held onto his stock until his death in 1938. His daughter Helen McKeever Darvey held onto her inherited 25% interest until 1975, when she finally sold out to O'Malley.


When Robinson retired in 1931, he was replaced as manager by Max Carey. Although some suggested renaming the "Robins" the "Brooklyn Canaries," after Carey (whose last name was originally "Carnarius"), the name "Brooklyn Dodgers" returned to stay following Robinson's retirement. It was during this era that Willard Mullin, a noted sports cartoonist, fixed the Brooklyn team with the lovable nickname of “Dem Bums.” After hearing his cab driver ask "So how did those bums do today?" Mullin decided to sketch an exaggerated version of famed circus clown Emmett Kelly to represent the Dodgers in his much-praised cartoons in the New York World-Telegram. Both the image and the nickname caught on, so much so that many a Dodger yearbook cover, from 1951 through 1957, featured a Willard Mullin illustration with the Brooklyn Bum. Max Carey baseball card, 1912 Max George Carey (January 11, 1890 - May 30, 1976) was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball who starred for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Willard Mullin (1902 - 1978) was a U.S. sports cartoonist. ... Cartoonist Jack Elrod at work. ... Emmett Kelly (December 9, 1898 – March 28, 1979), a native of Sedan, Kansas, was an American circus performer, who created the memorable clown figure Weary Willie, based on the hobos of the Depression era. ... The New York World-Telegram was formed by the 1931 sale of the New York World by the heirs of Joseph Pulitzer to Scripps Howard, owners since 1927 of the Evening Telegram. ...


Perhaps the highlight of the Daffiness Boys era came after Wilbert Robinson had left the dugout. In 1934, Giants player/manager Bill Terry was asked about the Dodgers’ chances in the coming pennant race and cracked infamously, “Is Brooklyn still in the league?” Managed now by Casey Stengel (who played for the Dodgers in the 1910s and would go on to greatness managing another team), the 1934 Dodgers were determined to make their presence felt. As it happened, the season ended with the Giants tied with the St. Louis Cardinals for the pennant, with the Giants’ remaining games against the Dodgers. Stengel led his Bums to the Polo Grounds for the showdown and they beat the Giants twice to knock them out of the pennant race. The “Gashouse Gang” Cardinals nailed the pennant by beating the Cincinnati Reds those same two days. The following are the baseball events of the year 1934 throughout the world. ... William Harold Terry (October 30, 1898 _ January 9, 1989) was a Major League Baseball first baseman and manager. ... Charles Dillon Casey Stengel (July 30, 1890 - September 29, 1975), nicknamed The Old Professor, was an American baseball player and manager from the early 1910s into the 1960s. ... // The 1910s represent the culmination of European militarism which had its beginnings during the second half of the 19th Century. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... The Polo Grounds was the name given to four different stadiums in Manhattan, New York City used by baseballs New York Giants from 1883 until 1957, New York Metropolitans from 1883 until 1885, the New York Yankees from 1912 until 1922, and by the New York Mets in their... The Gashouse Gang was a nickname applied to the St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine...


One key development during this era was the 1938 appointment of Leland Stanford MacPhail — better known as Larry MacPhail — as the Dodgers' general manager. MacPhail, who brought night baseball to MLB as general manager of the Reds, also introduced Brooklyn to night baseball and ordered the successful refurbishing of Ebbets Field. He also brought Reds voice Red Barber to Brooklyn as the Dodgers' lead announcer in 1939, just after MacPhail broke the New York baseball executives' agreement to ban live baseball broadcasts, enacted because of the fear of what effect the radio calls would have on the home teams' attendance. Leland Stanford Larry MacPhail, Sr. ... Walter Lanier Red Barber (February 17, 1908 - October 22, 1992) was an American sportscaster. ...


MacPhail remained with the Dodgers until 1942, when he returned to the Armed Forces for World War II. (He later became one of the New York Yankees' co-owners, bidding unsuccessfully for Barber to join him in the Bronx as announcer.) MacPhail's surviving son Leland Jr. (Lee MacPhail) and surviving grandson Andy MacPhail also became MLB execs. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Leland Stanford MacPhail, Jr. ... Andy MacPhail (April 5, 1953 - ) has been the president/CEO of the National League Chicago Cubs since September 9, 1994. ...


The first major-league baseball game to be televised was Brooklyn’s 6-1 victory over Cincinnati at Ebbets Field on August 26, 1939. Batting helmets were introduced to Major League Baseball by the Dodgers in 1941.DODGERS RULE! AMEN TO THAT! See TV (disambiguation) for other uses and Television (band) for the rock band European networks National In much of Europe television broadcasting has historically been state dominated, rather than commercially organised, although commercial stations have grown in number recently. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... is the 238th day of the year (239th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A batting helmet is the protective headgear worn by batters in a game of baseball or softball. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ...


Breaking the color barrier

For most of the first half of the 20th century, no Major League Baseball team employed an African-American player. A parallel system of Negro Leagues developed, but most of the Negro League players were denied a chance to prove their skill before a national audience. Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play for a Major League Baseball team when he played his first major-league game on April 15, 1947, as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers. It happened mainly due to General Manager Branch Rickey's efforts. The deeply religious Rickey's motivation appears to have been primarily moral although business considerations were also present. Rickey was a member of The Methodist Church, the antecedent denomination to The United Methodist Church of today, which was a strong advocate for social justice and active later in the Civil Rights movement. (The New York Times: "Branch Rickey, 83, Dies in Missouri". ) (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... Bud Fowler, the first professional black baseball player with one of his teams, Western of Keokuk, Iowa The Negro Leagues were American professional baseball leagues comprising predominantly African-American teams. ... Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ... is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wesley Branch Rickey (December 20, 1881 – December 9, 1965) was an innovative Major League Baseball executive best known for two things: breaking baseballs color barrier by signing the African-American player Jackie Robinson, and later drafting the first Hispanic superstar, Roberto Clemente; and creating the framework to the modern... The Methodist Church was the name adopted by the methodist denomination fformed by the reunion in 1939 of the northern and southern factions of the American Methodist Episcopal Church with the Methodist Protestant Church. ... This article is about the current denomination in the United States. ... Social justice refers to the concept of an unjust society that refers to more than just the administration of laws. ... Historically, the civil rights movement was a concentrated period of time around the world of approximately one generation (1960-1980) wherein there was much worldwide civil unrest and popular rebellion. ... The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ...


This event was the harbinger of the integration of sports in the United States, the concomitant demise of the Negro Leagues, and is regarded as a key moment in the history of the American Civil Rights movement. Robinson was an exceptional player, a speedy runner who sparked the whole team with his intensity, and was given the inaugural Rookie of the Year award, which is now named the Jackie Robinson award in his honor. Robinson would eventually go on to become the first African-American elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. Part of the History of baseball series. ... Martin Luther King is perhaps most famous for his I Have a Dream speech, given in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom This article is about the civil rights movement following the Brown v. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1988. ... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the best first-year players in the American and National Leagues. ...


Another early black player who was hired by the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1950's (later moving with the team to Los Angeles) was pitcher Earl C. Lockhart.


“Wait ’til next year!”

Brooklyn Dodgers win the 1955 World Series.
Brooklyn Dodgers win the 1955 World Series.

After the wilderness years of the 1920s and 1930s, the Dodgers were rebuilt into a contending club first by general manager Larry MacPhail and then the legendary Branch Rickey. Led by Pee Wee Reese, Jackie Robinson and Gil Hodges in the infield, Duke Snider in center field, Roy Campanella behind the plate, and Don Newcombe on the pitcher's mound, the Dodgers won pennants in 1941, 1947, 1949, 1952, and 1953, only to fall to the New York Yankees in all five of the subsequent World Series. The annual ritual of building excitement, followed in the end by disappointment, became old hat to the long suffering fans, and “Wait ’til next year!” became an unofficial Dodger slogan. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 353 × 500 pixelsFull resolution (353 × 500 pixel, file size: 38 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) October 5, 1955 headline in New York Daily News This image is of a scan of a newspaper page or article, and the copyright for it... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 353 × 500 pixelsFull resolution (353 × 500 pixel, file size: 38 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) October 5, 1955 headline in New York Daily News This image is of a scan of a newspaper page or article, and the copyright for it... Leland Stanford Larry MacPhail, Sr. ... Wesley Branch Rickey (December 20, 1881 – December 9, 1965) was an innovative Major League Baseball executive best known for two things: breaking baseballs color barrier by signing the African-American player Jackie Robinson, and later drafting the first Hispanic superstar, Roberto Clemente; and creating the framework to the modern... Harold Henry Pee Wee Reese (July 23, 1918 - August 14, 1999) was an American professional baseball player who played for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1940 to 1958. ... Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ... Gilbert Raymond Hodges (April 4, 1924 – April 2, 1972) was an American first baseman and manager in Major League Baseball who played most of his career for the Brooklyn & Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Duke Sniders number 4 was retired by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1980 Edwin Donald Duke Snider (born September 19, 1926 in Los Angeles, California), nicknamed The Silver Fox, is a former Major League baseball center fielder and left-handed batter who played with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles... Roy Campanella (November 19, 1921 – June 26, 1993) was an American catcher in the Negro leagues and Major League Baseball. ... Donald Newcombe (born June 14, 1926 in Madison, New Jersey), nicknamed Newk, is an American former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher and left-handed batter who played for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers (1949-51 and 1954-58), Cincinnati Reds (1958-60) and Cleveland Indians (1960). ... The 1941 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in five games to capture their fifth title in six years, and their ninth overall. ... The 1947 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning the Series in 7 games for their first title since 1943, and the 11th championship in team history. ... The 1949 World Series featured the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in five games for their second defeat of the Dodgers in three years, and the 12th championship in team history. ... The 1952 World Series featured the three-time defending champion New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in 7 games for their fourth straight title – tying the mark they set between 1936 and 1939 – and the 15th in their history, and their third defeat of the... The 1953 World Series matched the four-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers in a rematch of the 1952 Series. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as...


While the Dodgers generally enjoyed resounding success during this period, in 1951 they fell victim to one of the largest collapses in the history of baseball. On August 11, Brooklyn led the National League by an enormous 13½ games over their archrivals, the Giants. However, while the Dodgers went 26-22 from that time until the end of the season, the Giants went on an absolute tear, winning an amazing 37 of their last 44 games, including their last seven in a row. At the conclusion of the season, the Dodgers and the Giants were tied for first place, forcing a three-game playoff for the pennant. The Giants took Game 1 by a score of 3-1 before being shut out by the Dodgers' Clem Labine in Game 2, 10-0. It all came down to the final game, and Brooklyn seemed to have the pennant locked up, holding a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the ninth inning. However, Giants third baseman Bobby Thomson hit a stunning three-run walk-off home run off the Dodgers' Ralph Branca to secure the NL Championship in dramatic fashion for New York. Today, this home run is known as the Shot Heard 'Round The World and, despite the crushing blow it represented for the Dodgers, is widely regarded as the greatest moment in baseball history. The following are the baseball events of the year 1951 throughout the world. ... is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Robert Brown Bobby Thomson (born October 25, 1923 in Glasgow, Scotland), nicknamed The Staten Island Scot, is a Scottish-American former Major League Baseball outfielder and right-handed batter who played for the New York Giants (1946-53, 1957), Milwaukee Braves (1954-57), Chicago Cubs (1958-59), Boston Red Sox... In baseball, a walk-off home run is a home run which ends the game. ... Ralph Branca at age 78. ... The Shot Heard Round the World In baseball, the Shot Heard Round the World is the term given to the walk-off home run hit by New York Giants outfielder Bobby Thomson off Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca at the Polo Grounds to win the National League pennant at 3...


In 1955, by which time the core of the Dodger team was beginning to age, “next year” finally came. The fabled “Boys of Summer” shot down the "Bronx Bombers" in seven games, led by the first-class pitching of young left-hander Johnny Podres, whose key pitch was a changeup known as “pulling down the lampshade” because of the arm motion used right when the ball was released. Podres won two Series games, including the deciding seventh. The turning point of Game 7 was a spectacular double play that began with left fielder Sandy Amoros running down Yogi Berra’s long fly, then throwing perfectly to shortstop Pee Wee Reese, who doubled up a surprised Gil McDougald at first base to preserve the Dodger lead. The Dodgers won 2-0. The 1955 World Series matched the Brooklyn Dodgers against the New York Yankees, with the Dodgers winning the Series in 7 games to capture the first championship in franchise history. ... John Joseph Johnny Podres (born September 30, 1932 in Witherbee, New York) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher who played with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers (1953-55, 1957-67); Detroit Tigers (1966-67), and San Diego Padres (1969). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Edmundo Sandy Amorós (January 30, 1930 - June 27, 1992) was a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers and Detroit Tigers. ... Lawrence Peter Yogi Berra (born May 12, 1925 in St. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Harold Henry Pee Wee Reese (July 23, 1918 - August 14, 1999) was an American professional baseball player who played for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1940 to 1958. ... Gilbert James McDougald (born May 19, 1928) was a Major League Baseball player. ...


Although the Dodgers lost the World Series to the Yankees in 1956 (during which the Yankees pitcher Don Larsen pitched the only postseason perfect game in baseball history), it hardly seemed to matter. Brooklyn fans had their memory of triumph, and soon that would be all they were left with – a victory that decades later would later be remembered in the Billy Joel single "We Didn't Start the Fire," which included the line, "Brooklyn's got a winning team." The 1956 World Series of Major League Baseball was played between the New York Yankees (representing the American League) and the defending champion Brooklyn Dodgers (representing the National League) during the month of October 1956. ... Donald James Larsen (born August 7, 1929 in Michigan City, Indiana) was a Major League Baseball pitcher for 14 seasons. ... Pitcher David Cone (left) of the New York Yankees reacting to the completion of his perfect game with catcher Joe Girardi on July 18, 1999. ... William Joseph Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer, pianist, songwriter, composer and musician. ... We Didnt Start the Fire is a song by Billy Joel that references a catalog of headline events during his lifetime, from March 1949 to 1989, when the song was released on his album Storm Front. ...


Move to California

Walter O'Malley
Walter O'Malley

Real estate businessman Walter O'Malley had acquired majority ownership of the Dodgers in 1950, when he bought the shares of his co-owners, the estate of the late John L. Smith and Branch Rickey. Before long he was working to buy new land in Brooklyn to build a more accessible and better arrayed ballpark than Ebbets Field. Beloved as it was, Ebbets Field had grown old and was not well served by infrastructure, to the point where the Dodgers could not sell the park out even in the heat of a pennant race (despite largely dominating the league from 1946 to 1957). Walter Francis OMalley (1903-1979) circa 1940-1950. ... Walter Francis OMalley (1903-1979) circa 1940-1950. ... Walter Francis OMalley (October 9, 1903 – August 9, 1979) was an American sports executive who owned the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers team in Major League Baseball from 1950 to 1979. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wesley Branch Rickey (December 20, 1881 – December 9, 1965) was an innovative Major League Baseball executive best known for two things: breaking baseballs color barrier by signing the African-American player Jackie Robinson, and later drafting the first Hispanic superstar, Roberto Clemente; and creating the framework to the modern... The following are the baseball events of the year 1946 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1957 throughout the world. ...


New York City Construction Coordinator Robert Moses, however, sought to force O'Malley into using a site in Flushing Meadows, Queens – the site for what eventually became Shea Stadium. Moses' vision involved a city-built, city-owned park, which was greatly at odds with O'Malley's real-estate savvy. When it became clear to O'Malley that he was not going to be allowed to buy any suitable land in Brooklyn, he began thinking elsewhere. This is about the urban planner; for other uses, see Robert Moses (disambiguation). ... Flushing Meadows Park, also sometimes referred to as Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, is located in northern Queens, New York City, USA at the intersection of the Long Island Expressway and the Grand Central Parkway. ... Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States, and the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. ... William A. Shea Municipal Stadium, usually shortened to Shea Stadium, is an American baseball stadium in New York City. ...


Meanwhile, non-stop transcontinental air travel had become routine during the years since the Second World War, and teams were no longer bound by much slower railroad timetables. Because of these transportation advances, it became possible to locate teams further apart – as far west as California – while maintaining the same game schedules. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ...


When Los Angeles officials attended the 1955 World Series looking to entice a team to move to the City of Angels, they were not even thinking of the Dodgers. Their original target had been the lowly Washington Senators (who would in fact move to Minneapolis to become the Minnesota Twins in 1961). At the same time, O'Malley was looking for a contingency in case Moses and other New York politicians refused to let him build the Brooklyn stadium he wanted, and sent word to the Los Angeles officials that he was interested in talking. Los Angeles offered him what New York would not: a chance to buy land suitable for building a ballpark. The 1955 World Series matched the Brooklyn Dodgers against the New York Yankees, with the Dodgers winning the Series in 7 games to capture the first championship in franchise history. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960... The following are the baseball events of the year 1961 throughout the world. ...


Meanwhile, Giants owner Horace Stoneham was having similar difficulty finding a replacement for his team's antiquated home stadium, the Polo Grounds. Stoneham was considering moving the Giants to Minneapolis, but was persuaded instead to move them to San Francisco, ensuring that the Dodgers would have a National League rival closer than St. Louis. So the two arch-rival teams, the Dodgers and Giants, moved out to the West Coast together after the 1957 season. Horace Stoneham (April 27, 1903 - January 7, 1990) was the principal owner of Major League Baseballs New York Giants. ... The Polo Grounds was the name given to four different stadiums in Manhattan, New York City used by baseballs New York Giants from 1883 until 1957, New York Metropolitans from 1883 until 1885, the New York Yankees from 1912 until 1922, and by the New York Mets in their...


The Brooklyn Dodgers played their final game at Ebbets Field on September 24, 1957, which the Dodgers won 2-0 over the Pittsburgh Pirates. On June 24, 2007 spectators at KeySpan Park in Brooklyn, home of the New York Mets Single-A team, the Brooklyn Cyclones, watched Danny McDevitt, who threw the last pitch for the Brooklyn Dodgers re-enact that moment with his catcher Joe Pignatano, who caught McDevitt's ball in 1957. 'Brooklyn' Dodgers Celebrate 50th Anniversary Ebbets Field was a Major League Baseball park located in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York. ... is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1957 throughout the world. ... This article is about the baseball team. ... is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world. ... KeySpan Park is a minor league baseball stadium in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York City. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (current) (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major... Class-Level A Minor League affiliations New York - Penn League McNamara Division Major League affiliations New York Mets Name St. ... Daniel Eugene McDevitt (born November 18, 1932 in New York, New York, USA) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Joseph Benjamin Pignatano (born August 4, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York) was a catcher in Major League Baseball. ...


On April 18, 1958, the Los Angeles Dodgers played their first game in LA, defeating the former New York and now new San Francisco Giants, 6-5, before 78,672 fans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the events of the year 1958 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... For board track racing circuit, see Los Angeles Coliseum Motordome. ...


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Who is to Blame?

There has been much controversy over the move of the Dodgers to California, perhaps more than over any other franchise move of that era. Walter O'Malley, in particular, is described as villainous by old Brooklyn Dodger fans and is considered a hero by Angelenos for bringing a big-league team to their city. (An old Brooklyn barb is that the three greatest villains of the Twentieth Century were Hitler, Stalin, and O'Malley. The joke is if a fan was locked in a room with the three and had only two bullets who would he shoot? The Answer? O'Malley. Twice.)[2] The old Brooklyn Dodgers fans further believe he demonstrated some measure of selfishness and greed, but the same might also be said of the New York City politicians who opposed him. Both sides were quite stubborn and fatally misjudged each other. It also should be noted that Brooklyn had declined in many ways, under various social pressures, and was a much less desirable location for a baseball team than it had been. In fact, both sides in the stadium dispute proposed to remove the Dodgers from Brooklyn (Moses' plan for a team in Flushing Meadows was realized several years later, with little alteration, when the New York Mets began playing in Shea Stadium). O'Malley also deserves credit as a visionary. Until 1958, cities in Missouri had generally been the westernmost outpost of Major League Baseball, whereas 12 of baseball's 30 teams now have their homes farther west. Hitler redirects here. ... Iosif (usually anglicized as Joseph) Vissarionovich Stalin (Russian: Иосиф Виссарионович Сталин), original name Ioseb Jughashvili (Georgian: იოსებ ჯუღაშვილი; see Other names section) (December 21, 1879[1] – March 5, 1953) was a Bolshevik revolutionary and leader of the Soviet Union. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (current) (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


On the opposite side, the Dodgers were the second-most profitable team in the National League in the 1950s, even with the deficiencies of Ebbets Field. Other teams (like the Boston Red Sox) proved successful in facilities that were as old as Ebbets Field, and the New York Yankees still drew large crowds to the Bronx, in a neighborhood facing many of the changes and problems as Brooklyn. Moses' motives for opposing O'Malley's stadium may not have been without foundation: the Dodgers' owner wanted to drop a cookie-cutter domed stadium at the busy intersection of Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues in Prospect Heights, which would have required a massive urban renewal project that would have been politically and financially problematic.[3] Moses also felt the development there would create a "China Wall" of traffic. The site remains problematic: The proposed Atlantic Yards development in Prospect Heights, including an arena across the street from the proposed Dodger Stadium site that would house the NBA's New Jersey Nets team, has run into opposition from Brooklyn politicians and community activists, who say its scale could ruin the neighborhood's character. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... For other uses, see The Bronx (disambiguation). ... Walter OMalley and Buckminster Fuller examine the model for the stadium in November of 1955 The Brooklyn Dodgers proposed domed stadium was to replace Ebbets Field for the Brooklyn Dodgers to allow them to stay in New York City. ... Prospect Heights is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, bounded by Flatbush Avenue to the west, Atlantic Avenue to the north, Eastern Parkway to the south, and, traditionally, Washington Avenue to the east,[1] though some people believe the eastern boundary is Bedford Avenue. ... Urban Renewal redirects here. ... This articles sections 1 to 6. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ...


Many writers have suspected O'Malley of deliberately making his stadium proposal impractical, in order to bolster his claim that New York politicians drove him out of Brooklyn. It has been noted that O'Malley kept a model of the Dodgers' new stadium on his desk and publicly touted its merits while privately negotiating with Los Angeles politicians. Many Moses scholars would, however, point to Moses' almost pathologically uncompromising nature; Moses was openly dismissive of public and press criticism of his projects, and the political structure of New York City in the 1950s was such that he nearly always got his way. Still, prominent New York leaders learned how to deal with Moses for mutually beneficial projects: Francis Cardinal Spellman was even able to pressure Moses to build a Manhattan expansion for Fordham University. By the 1950s, only Queens had large undeveloped areas of land in New York City (not counting Staten Island, as the Verrazano Bridge would not be completed until 1964), a fact of which O'Malley was keenly aware. Francis Joseph Cardinal Spellman, (4 May 1889–2 December 1967) was an American prelate, the ninth bishop and sixth archbishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of New York. ... Fordham University is a private, coeducational research university[3] in the United States, with three campuses located in and around New York City. ... This article is about the borough in New York City. ... The Verrazano Narrows Bridge and Staten Island, New York at dawn The Verrazano Narrows Bridge (often written as the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge) is a suspension bridge that connects the boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn in New York City at the Narrows, the reach connecting the relatively protected upper bay...


Moreover, O'Malley was hardly the first team owner to see the possibilities of Los Angeles. The St. Louis Browns were attempting to move to LA after the 1941 season. A vote on the proposed relocation was to take place at an owners' meeting scheduled for December 8, 1941. This was canceled due to the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor the previous day. Kansas City Athletics owner Arnold Johnson was rumored to have parked the A's in Kansas City while waiting to move the team out to California, and the American League would expand to Los Angeles in 1961. This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... This article is about the harbor in Hawaii. ... The Oakland Athletics are a Major League Baseball team based in Oakland, California. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1961 throughout the world. ...


During the 2000 World Series, Roger Kahn wrote an Op-Ed for the Los Angeles Times in which he recalled sitting on a panel of New York State and City officials to explore the purchase of the Dodgers. The O'Malley family put the team up for sale in 1998, and the panel was charged with exploring the possibility of moving the Dodgers back to Brooklyn. Kahn said the officials came up with a preliminary offer that was rejected by the O'Malleys; the figure, he said, was larger than the price Rupert Murdoch eventually paid for the team. Kahn argued that the O'Malleys rejected the offer because the story of the Dodgers being "thrown out of New York" was an essential part of the team's mythology. Kahn said the O'Malleys needed the myth more than the money. Peter O'Malley has stated he would only sell the team to someone who kept a commitment to Los Angeles and Southern California[1]Time. Dates October 21, 2000–October 26, 2000 MVP Derek Jeter (New York Yankees) Television network FOX Announcers Joe Buck, Tim McCarver, and Bob Brenly Umpires Ed Montague, Jerry Crawford, Tim McClelland, Tim Welke, Charlie Reliford, Jeff Kellogg MTA logo for the 2000 Subway Series. ... Roger Kahn Roger Kahn (born October 31, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York) is one of Americas leading writers about sport - especially baseball. ... This just IN !!!:paris hiltons new dog. ... This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 5 - Don Sutton, a 324-game winner is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his fifth try. ... Keith Rupert Murdoch AC, KCSG (born 11 March 1931) is an Australian born United States citizen who is a global media executive and is the controlling shareholder, chairman and managing director of News Corporation, based in New York. ... This article is about the concept of time. ...


Despite the passage of 50 plus years since departing from Brooklyn, many in the borough, and the nation, continue efforts to encourage a move back east. Many of these efforts take the shape of letter writing campaigns, online petitions and nostalgic articles.[4] Brooklyn Dodgers merchandise is still popular among fans as well. Major League Baseball estimates $9 million in sales every year. The Baseball Hall of Fame reports that Brooklyn photos and broadcasts are the museum's second biggest sellers behind the Yankees, Ebay lists close to 1,000 items a day relating to the Brooklyn Dodgers, and the Library of Congress has over 100 books on the Brooklyn teams, third only to the Yankees and Red Sox.[5] Major Leagues redirects here. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... This article is about the online auction center. ... Construction of the Thomas Jefferson Building, from July 8, 1888 to May 15, 1894. ...


New start

The process of building Walter O'Malley's dream stadium soon began in semi-rural Chavez Ravine, in the hills just north of downtown L.A. There was some political controversy, as the residents of the ravine, mostly Hispanic and mostly poor, resisted the eminent domain removal of their homes (land which had been previously condemned for a public housing project, Elysian Park Heights) and gained some public sympathy. Still, O'Malley and the city government were determined, and construction proceeded. The resistance of the residents against their removal was known as the Battle of Chavez Ravine. Dodger Stadium has been the home of the Los Angeles Dodgers Major League Baseball team since 1962. ... Hispanic (Spanish: ; Portuguese: ; Latin: , adjective from Hispānia, the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula) is a term that historically denoted relation to the ancient Hispania and its peoples. ... Eminent domain (United States), compulsory purchase (United Kingdom, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland), resumption/compulsory acquisition (Australia) or expropriation (Canada, South Africa) in common law legal systems is the inherent power of the state to seize a citizens private property, expropriate property, or rights in property, without the owner... Elysian Park can mean: Elysian Park, Los Angeles, California Elysian Park, Hoboken, New Jersey This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Battle of Chavez Ravine refers to approximately ten years of violence (1951-1961) over the Mexican-American community of Los Angeles Chavez Ravine. ...

Dodger Stadium at dusk

In the meantime, the Dodgers played their home games from 1958 to 1961 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, a gargantuan football and track-and-field stadium that had been built to host the 1932 Summer Olympics. The Coliseum's dimensions were not optimal for baseball, and the only way to fit a diamond into the oval-shaped stadium was to lay the third-base line along the short axis of the oval, and the first-base line along the long axis. See picture. This resulted in a left-field fence that was only some 250 feet from home plate, and a 40-foot screen was erected to prevent home runs from becoming too easy to hit. Still, the 1958 season saw 182 home runs hit to left field in the Coliseum, while only 3 were hit to center field and 8 to right field. Dodgers outfielder Wally Moon, newly acquired for the 1959 season, became adept at launching lazy fly balls over the screen, which became known as "Moon shots." Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3504x2336, 3298 KB) Summary This image was originally posted to Flickr as Dodger Stadium. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3504x2336, 3298 KB) Summary This image was originally posted to Flickr as Dodger Stadium. ... The following are the events of the year 1958 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1961 throughout the world. ... For board track racing circuit, see Los Angeles Coliseum Motordome. ... The 1932 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the X Olympiad, were held in 1932 in Los Angeles, California, United States. ... The following are the events of the year 1958 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Wallace Wade Moon (born April 3, 1930 in Bay, Arkansas) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1959 throughout the world. ...


In 1959, the season ended in a tie between the Dodgers and the Milwaukee Braves, and the Dodgers won the tie-breaking playoff. 1959 also saw a team other than the Yankees win the A.L. pennant, one of only two such years in the 16-year stretch from 1949 through 1964. In a lively World Series, the Dodgers defeated the "Go-Go" White Sox in six games, thoroughly cementing the bond between the team and its new California fans. The Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... The following are the baseball events of the year 1949 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1964 throughout the world. ... The 1959 World Series featured the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers beating the American League champion Chicago White Sox, four games to two. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) Other nicknames The Sox, The South Siders, The ChiSox, The Pale Hose, The Good Guys, The Go-Go Sox, The...


The 1960s: Pitching, defense, and speed

Construction on Dodger Stadium was completed in time for Opening Day 1962. With its clean, simple lines and its picturesque setting amid hills and palm trees, the ballpark quickly became an icon of the Dodgers and their new California lifestyle, and it remains one of the most highly-regarded stadiums in baseball even today. Despite the fact that the Dodgers have played in Dodger Stadium longer than they had played in Ebbett's Field, the stadium remains surprisingly fresh. O'Malley was determined that there would not be a bad seat in the house, achieving this by cantilevered grandstands that have since been widely imitated. More importantly for the team, the stadium's spacious dimensions, along with other factors, gave defense an advantage over offense, and the Dodgers moved to take advantage of this by assembling a team that would excel with its pitching. Dodger Stadium is a large outdoor baseball stadium in Los Angeles, California at Chávez Ravine. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A schematic image of two cantilevers. ... A baseball pitcher delivers the ball to home plate In baseball, pitching is the act of throwing the baseball from the pitchers mound toward the catcher with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to make contact with it, or draw a walk. ...


The core of the team's success in the 1960s was the dominant pitching tandem of Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale, who combined to win 4 of the 5 Cy Young Awards from 1962 to 1966, during a time in which only one award was given to the top pitcher from either of the two major leagues. Top pitching also came from Claude Osteen, an aging Johnny Podres, and reliever Ron Perranoski. The hitting attack, on the other hand, was not impressive, and much of the offensive spark came from the exploits of speedy shortstop Maury Wills, who led the league in stolen bases every year from 1960 to 1965, and set a modern record with 104 thefts in 1962. The Dodgers' strategy was once described as follows: "Wills hits a single, steals second, and takes third on a grounder. A sacrifice fly brings him home. Koufax or Drysdale pitches a shutout, and the Dodgers win 1-0." Although few games followed this model exactly, the Dodgers indeed won a great many low-scoring games. Sanford Koufax (IPA pronunciation: /kofæks/) (born Sanford Braun, on December 30, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American left-handed former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, from 1955 to 1966. ... Donald Scott Drysdale (July 23, 1936 – July 3, 1993) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... The Cy Young Award of the American League, 1983. ... Claude Wilson Osteen Jr. ... John Joseph Johnny Podres (born September 30, 1932 in Witherbee, New York) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher who played with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers (1953-55, 1957-67); Detroit Tigers (1966-67), and San Diego Padres (1969). ... Ronald Peter Perranoski (born April 1, 1936 in Paterson, New Jersey) is a former left handed Major League Baseball pitcher having played from 1961 - 1973. ... Maurice Morning Maury Wills (born October 2, 1932 in Washington, DC) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop and switch-hitting batter who played most prominently with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1959-66, 1969-72), and also with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1967-68) and Montreal Expos (1969). ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1985 In baseball statistics, stolen bases (denoted by SB) is a count of the number of bases successfully stolen by a player. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The 1962 pennant race ended in a tie, and the Dodgers were defeated by the archrival Giants in the tie-breaking playoff, but the Dodgers proceeded to win the pennant in three of the next four years. The 1963 World Series was a 4-game sweep of the Yankees, in which the Dodgers were so dominant that the vaunted Bronx Bombers never even took a lead against Koufax, Podres, and Drysdale. After an injury-plagued 1964, the Dodgers bounced back to win the 1965 World Series in a thrilling 7 games against the Minnesota Twins. Game 1 happened to fall on Yom Kippur, and Koufax (who is Jewish) refused to pitch on the holy day, a decision for which he was widely praised. The Dodgers rebounded from losing the first two games, as Koufax pitched shutouts in Games 5 and 7 (with only two days rest in between) to win the crown and the World Series MVP Award. The following are the events of the year 1962 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–1885) Other nicknames Jints, Gigantes, G-Men Ballpark AT... The 1963 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Dodgers sweeping the Series in four games to capture their second title in five years. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... The following are the baseball events of the year 1964 throughout the world. ... The 1965 World Series featured the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers against the American League champion Minnesota Twins, who had won their first pennant since 1933 when the team was known as the Washington Senators. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960... Yom Kippur (Hebrew:יוֹם כִּפּוּר ) is a Jewish holiday, known in English as the Day of Atonement. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The World Series MVP Award is given to the player who most contributes to his teams success in the World Series. ...


The Dodgers again won the pennant in 1966, but the team was running out of gas and was swept in the World Series by the upstart Baltimore Orioles (who went on to a successful run through the late '60s and early '70s). Koufax retired that winter, his career cut short by arthritis in the elbow of his pitching arm, and Wills was traded away after offending Walter O'Malley. Drysdale continued to be effective, setting a record for consecutive scoreless innings in 1968, but he too retired early due to injuries. While the Dodgers were subpar for several seasons thereafter, a new core of young talent was developing in their farm system. They won another pennant in 1974, and although they were quickly dismissed by the dynastic Oakland Athletics in the World Series, it was a sign of good things to come. This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 20 - The Baseball Writers Association of America voters elect Ted Williams to the Hall of Fame. ... The 1966 World Series matched the Baltimore Orioles against the defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Orioles sweeping the Series in 4 games to capture the first championship in franchise history. ... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1968 throughout the world. ... For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1974 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... The 1974 World Series matched the two-time defending champion Oakland Athletics against the Los Angeles Dodgers. ...


The late 1970s: The early Lasorda years

For 23 years, beginning in 1954, the Dodgers had been managed by Walter Alston, a quiet and unflappable man who commanded great respect from his players. Alston's tenure is the third-longest in baseball history for a manager with a single team, after Connie Mack and John McGraw. His retirement near the end of the 1976 season, after winning 7 pennants and 4 World Series titles over his career, cleared the way for an entirely different personality to take the helm of the Dodgers. The following are the baseball events of the year 1954 throughout the world. ... Walter Emmons Alston (December 1, 1911 - October 1, 1984) was an American baseball player and manager. ... Connie Mack baseball card, 1910 Cornelius Alexander Mack (December 22, 1862 – February 8, 1956), born Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy, was an American professional baseball player, manager, and team owner. ... John Joseph McGraw (April 7, 1873–February 25, 1934), nicknamed Little Napoleon and Muggsy, was a Major League Baseball player and manager. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 14 - Ted Turner completes the purchase of 100 percent of the Atlanta Braves. ...


Tommy Lasorda was a 49-year-old former minor-league pitcher who had been the team's top coach under Alston, and before that had been manager of the Dodgers' top minor league team. He was colorful and gregarious, an enthusiastic cheerleader in contrast to Alston's taciturn demeanor. He quickly became a larger-than-life personality, associating with Frank Sinatra and other celebrities, with a penchant for eating Italian food in large volumes. He became well-known for sayings such as, "If you cut me, I bleed Dodger blue," and for referring to God as "the Great Dodger in the sky." Although some considered his persona to be a schtick and found it wearing, his enthusiasm won him a reputation as an "ambassador for baseball," and it is impossible to think of the Dodgers from the late '70s to the early '90s without thinking of Lasorda. For the Chrysler executive, see Thomas W. LaSorda. ... Sinatra redirects here. ... Dodger Blue is a shade of the color blue named for its use in the uniform of the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... A schtick (or shtick) is an expression which refers to a comic theme or gimmick. ...


Another transition had recently occurred, higher up in the Dodgers management. Walter O'Malley passed control of the team to his son Peter, who would continue to oversee the Dodgers on his family's behalf through 1998. Peter OMalley (born in December 12, 1937 in Brooklyn, NY) was the President and owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


New blood had also been injected into the team on the field. The core of the team was now the infield, composed of Steve Garvey (1B), Davey Lopes (2B), Bill Russell (SS), and Ron Cey (3B). These four remained in the starting lineup together from 1973 to 1981, longer than any other infield foursome in baseball history. The pitching staff remained strong, anchored by Don Sutton and Tommy John. The Dodgers won NL West titles in both 1977 and 1978, and defeated the Philadelphia Phillies both years in the National League Championship Series, only to be defeated in the World Series both years by the Yankees. In 1980, they swept a three game series from the Houston Astros in the final weekend of the regular season (including Don Sutton's brilliant save) and were in a first place tie in the National League West, but lost to the Astros 7-1 in the one-game playoff. Steven Patrick Garvey (born December 22, 1948) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, and current Southern California businessman. ... David Earl Lopes (born May 3, 1945 in Cancun, Mexico) is a former second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. ... William Ellis Russell (born October 21, 1948, in Pittsburg, Kansas) is a former shortstop, coach and manager in American Major League Baseball. ... Ronald Charles (Ron) Cey (born February 15, 1948 in Tacoma, Washington, a graduate of Mount Tahoma High School) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1971-82), Chicago Cubs (1983-86) and Oakland Athletics (1987). ... Donald Howard Sutton (born April 2, 1945 in Clio, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball player and current television sportscaster. ... Tommy John (1960s) Thomas Edward John Jr. ... The National League West Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1977 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1978 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin Phils... In Major League Baseball, the National League Championship Series (NLCS) determines who wins the National League pennant and advances to baseballs championship, the World Series, facing the winner of the American League Championship Series. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 9 - Al Kaline and Duke Snider are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ...


The 1980s: Fernandomania and the Bulldog

The Opening Day starting pitcher for 1981 was a 20-year-old rookie from Mexico: Fernando Valenzuela. Pressed into service due to an injury to Jerry Reuss, Valenzuela pitched a shutout that day, and proceeded to win his first 8 decisions through mid-May. The youthful left-hander, speaking only Spanish but sporting a devastating screwball, became a sensation. “Fernandomania” gripped both Southern California, where huge crowds turned out to see him pitch, as well as in his home country of Mexico, where the number of radio stations that carried Dodger games increased that year from 3 stations to 17. [6] Valenzuela became the only pitcher ever to be named Rookie of the Year and win the Cy Young Award in the same season. The Dodgers' torrid start assured them of a playoff berth in the strike-shortened split season. After defeating the Montreal Expos with the help of a ninth-inning two-out home run by Rick Monday in the 5th and deciding game of the National League Championship Series they proceeded to defeat the Yankees in the World Series in six games, with the World Series MVP award split three ways among Ron Cey, Pedro Guerrero and Steve Yeager. AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Jerry Reuss (born July 19, 1949 in St. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the hip-hop group from Queensbridge, see Screwball (group). ... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the best first-year players in the American and National Leagues. ... The Cy Young Award of the American League, 1983. ... The 1981 baseball strike was the fifth work stoppage since 1972. ... This article describes the now defunct Canadian baseball team. ... Robert James (Rick) Monday, Jr. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... 1981 World Series Logo The 1981 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, marking their third meeting in the Series in five years. ... Ronald Charles (Ron) Cey (born February 15, 1948 in Tacoma, Washington, a graduate of Mount Tahoma High School) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1971-82), Chicago Cubs (1983-86) and Oakland Athletics (1987). ... Pedro Guerrero (born June 29, 1956 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic) is a former Major League Baseball player who spent his career (1978-1992) with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. ... Stephen Wayne Yeager (born November 24, 1948 in Huntington, West Virginia) is an American baseball player; catcher. ...


The Dodgers won NL West titles in 1983 and 1985, but lost in the NLCS both those years (to the Phillies and Cardinals, respectively). The 1985 NLCS was particularly memorable for Game 6, in which the Dodgers were protecting a 5-4 lead in the ninth inning, hoping to force a deciding seventh game. With two runners on and first base open, Lasorda elected not to walk Cards slugger Jack Clark, who proceeded to hit a home run off Tom Niedenfuer and send St. Louis to the World Series. The National League West Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1983 throughout the world. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 7 - Outfielder Lou Brock and knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin Phils... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... Rashad Eldridge of the Oklahoma Redhawks walks to first base after drawing a base on balls. ... Jack Anthony Clark (born November 10, 1955 in New Brighton, Pennsylvania), also known as “Jack the Ripper”, is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Tom Niedenfuer (born August 13, 1959 in St. ...


After seven years of high strikeout totals, and a 21-win season in 1986, Valenzuela sat out for most of the 1988 season. Plagued by arm troubles that were widely blamed on his being overused by Lasorda, his effectiveness faded before he turned 30. The new anchor of the pitching staff was a bespectacled string-bean of a right-hander named Orel Hershiser. He had been given the nickname "Bulldog" by Lasorda, more as a hopeful motivational tool than an objective description of his personality, but by 1988 he had matured into one of baseball's most effective pitchers. That year he won 23 games and the Cy Young Award, and broke Don Drysdale's major league record by tossing 59 consecutive scoreless innings, ending with a 10-inning shutout on his final start of the season. For the typographical mode indicating deleted text, see Strikethrough. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 12 - Former Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Willie Stargell is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... Orël Leonard Hershiser IV (born September 16, 1958) is a former professional right-handed pitcher and is currently an analyst for Baseball Tonight on ESPN. In 1988, he won the Cy Young Award, the NLCS MVP and the World Series MVP with the L.A. Dodgers. ... The Cy Young Award of the American League, 1983. ... Donald Scott Drysdale (July 23, 1936 – July 3, 1993) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


1988 World Series Championship Team

The 1988 Championship is all the more magical for the fact that the Dodgers were hardly baseball's best team on paper. They enjoyed career years from several players, and were inspired by the fiery intensity of newcomer Kirk Gibson (the league's Most Valuable Player that year), as well as the quiet but steady Hershiser and the always ebullient Lasorda. Although they entered the NLCS as decided underdogs to the powerful New York Mets, who they were 1-10 against during the regular season, the Dodgers prevailed in a thrilling back-and-forth series that went the entire 7 games. The World Series matched them with an even more powerful opponent, the Oakland Athletics, who owned baseball's best regular-season record with 104 wins against only 58 defeats. Featuring the "Bash Brothers" duo of Mark McGwire and José Canseco, the A's took an early lead in Game 1 on a grand slam by Canseco, and led 4-3 going into the bottom of the ninth inning. With two outs, pinch-hitter Mike Davis drew a base on balls from formidable closer and future Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley. During Davis' at-bat, Lasorda had the light-hitting infielder Dave Anderson on deck so the Athletics would pitch to Davis more carefully. Then, Gibson, hobbled by injuries to both his legs that included a broken ankle, came in to pinch hit. After fighting off several pitches and working the count full, Gibson got the backdoor slider he was looking for and pulled it into the right field pavilion for a two-run, walk-off home run, winning the game for the Dodgers, 5-4. Easily one of the most memorable and improbable home runs in baseball history, Gibson's dramatic home run was his only appearance of the entire series, and it set the tone for the following four games. Hershiser dominated the Athletics in Games 2 and 5, and was on the mound when the Dodgers completed their stunning 4 games to 1 upset of the A's, capping off an incredible personal season by being named the Series MVP. Few remember that the Dodgers were so injury riddled during their World Series appearance. They won the Series in Game 5 with lifetime reserves Danny Heep and Mickey Hatcher in the starting lineup. Dates: October 15, 1988–October 20, 1988 MVP: Orel Hershiser (Los Angeles) Television: NBC CBS Radio (Jack Buck and Bill White announcing) Announcers: Vin Scully and Joe Garagiola Umpires: Doug Harvey (NL), Larry McCoy (AL), Bruce Froemming (NL), Durwood Merrill (AL), Jerry Crawford (NL), Derryl Cousins (AL) ALCS: Oakland Athletics... Kirk Harold Gibson (born May 28, 1957) is a former American two-sport athletic star, best known as a Major League Baseball player noted for his competitiveness and clutch hitting. ... 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The 1990s: Rookies and the Fox Era

After 1988, the Dodgers did not win another postseason game until 2004, though they did reach the playoffs in 1995 and 1996, narrowly missed in 1991 and 1997, and led the NL West when the end of the 1994 season was cancelled by a strike. Hershiser, like Valenzuela before him, suffered an arm injury in 1990 due to overwork, which took the edge off his effectiveness for the remainder of his career. From 1992 to 1996, five consecutive Dodgers were named Rookie of the Year: Eric Karros, Mike Piazza, Raúl Mondesí, Hideo Nomo, and Todd Hollandsworth, which is a record. After nearly 20 years at the helm, Lasorda retired in 1996, though he still remained with the Dodgers as an executive vice-president. He was replaced as manager by longtime Dodgers shortstop Bill Russell. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the best first-year players in the American and National Leagues. ... Eric Peter Karros (born November 4, 1967 in Hackensack, New Jersey) is a former American baseball player who played in Major League Baseball from 1991-2004. ... Michael Joseph Piazza (pronounced or , born September 4, 1968 in Norristown, Pennsylvania) is an American Major League Baseball player who is currently a free agent. ... Raúl Ramón Mondesí Avelino (born March 12, 1971 in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Todd Hollandsworth with the Chicago Cubs in 2005. ... William Ellis Russell (born October 21, 1948, in Pittsburg, Kansas) is a former shortstop, coach and manager in American Major League Baseball. ...


Nearly a half-century of unusual stability (only two managers 1954-1996, owned by a single family 1950-1998) finally came to an end. After L.A. city officials rejected a proposal to bring an NFL stadium and franchise to Chavez Ravine in 1998, the O'Malley family sold the Dodgers to Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, owner of the Fox network and 20th Century Fox. Among the new ownership's early moves were trading away popular catcher Piazza, and replacing Russell with celebrity manager Davey Johnson. Johnson's volatile tenure ended two years later, and he was followed as manager by Jim Tracy. To fans accustomed to the personal touch of the O'Malleys, the Fox corporate ownership often seemed clumsy and distracted. Huge contracts were awarded to injury-prone pitchers Kevin Brown and Darren Dreifort, unprofitably tying up money that could have improved the team in many other areas. Fox made the first changes to the home uniform since the club moved from Brooklyn and introduced the team's first alternate jersey and cap, adding silver to the team's official colors (although they have rarely been used since). The team became more steady on the field in the early 2000s, with four consecutive winning seasons under the leadership of manager Tracy, starting pitcher Chan Ho Park, slugger Shawn Green, third baseman Adrián Beltré, and catcher Paul Lo Duca. The 2002 season was marked by the emergence of Éric Gagné as one of baseball's top relief pitchers. Gagné later won the Cy Young Award in 2003, converting all 55 of his save opportunities that year, and holding the league to a 1.20 ERA and striking out 137 batters in 82 1/3 innings. Gagné would later establish a new major league record for consecutive saves, with 84 saves spanning parts of the 2002, 2003 and 2004 seasons. Keith Rupert Murdoch AC, KCSG (born 11 March 1931) is an Australian born United States citizen who is a global media executive and is the controlling shareholder, chairman and managing director of News Corporation, based in New York. ... 1211 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), where News Corporation is based News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: , LSE: NCRA) is an American media conglomerate company and the third worlds largest. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company is a television network in the United States. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... David Allen Johnson (born January 30, 1943) in Orlando, Florida is a former second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. ... You may have been looking for another Jim Tracy, a member of the Tennessee Senate. ... James Kevin (Kevin) Brown (born March 14, 1965) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher. ... Darren James Dreifort (born May 3, 1972 in Wichita, Kansas) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Chan Ho Park (born June 30, 1973 in Kongju, South Korea) is a Korean baseball pitcher who currently plays for the Major League Baseball Texas Rangers. ... Shawn David Green (born November 10, 1972, in Des Plaines, Illinois) is a 6 4 left-handed Major League Baseball player. ... Adrián Beltré Pérez (IPA: ) (born April 7, 1979 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball third baseman who plays for the Seattle Mariners. ... Paul Anthony Lo Duca(born 4/12/72 Brooklyn,NY) is a catcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the New York Mets. ... Éric Serge Gagné (born January 7, 1976 in Montreal, Québec, Canada), pronounced GAHN-yay, is a right-handed relief pitcher for the Texas Rangers. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Cy Young Award of the American League, 1983. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ...


The Sabermetric Experiment

In 2004, the Dodgers were returned to family ownership, as News Corp sold the team to Boston real estate developer Frank McCourt. McCourt immediately hired Paul DePodesta as his new general manager, replacing Dan Evans. As an assistant general manager in Oakland under Billy Beane, DePodesta favored a highly statistical approach to evaluating prospects and potential free-agents. This sabermetric approach, widely publicized in the book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis, led many to believe that new owner McCourt was unwilling to pay for high priced talent, and would thus reduce the Dodgers to a status similar to small-market teams such as Oakland. With a team largely assembled by DePodesta's predecessors, and augmented by some acquisitions of his own, DePodesta saw the Dodgers near the top of the standings through much of 2004. In an effort to put the team over the top that year, DePodesta pulled off a number mid-season trades, including sending away three key players (including popular team leader LoDuca), while obtaining several new players. The Dodgers did manage to win the NL West in 2004, but bowed out quickly in four games in the Division Series to the eventual National League champion St. Louis Cardinals. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Frank McCourt is the owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Paul DePodesta (born December 16, 1972) is baseball front-office assistant for the San Diego Padres. ... Dan Evans is the name of at least three individuals: Daniel J. Evans, former Governor of Washington, former United States Senator, former President of The Evergreen State College Dan Evans, a baseball executive, presently with the Seattle Mariners Daniel Evans is a 25 year old New Zealand based entrepreneur (presently... William Lamar Billy Beane (born March 29, 1962 in Orlando, Florida) is a former Major League Baseball player and the current general manager of the Oakland Athletics. ... For Wikipedia statistics, see m:Statistics Statistics is the science and practice of developing human knowledge through the use of empirical data expressed in quantitative form. ... Sabermetrics is the analysis of baseball through objective evidence, especially baseball statistics. ... Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game is a book by Michael M. Lewis in 2003 about the general manager of the Major League Baseball team Oakland Athletics, Billy Beane, and his teams approach to running the organization. ... Michael Lewis (born 1960, New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American contemporary non-fiction author. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National League West Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ...


During the winter of 2004-05, the team parted ways with several more longtime players, including Beltré and Green. Their replacements included starting pitcher Derek Lowe, outfielder J. D. Drew, and the run-producing second baseman Jeff Kent. DePodesta's radical overhaul did not bear fruit in 2005, as the Dodgers suffered from clubhouse strife and stifling injuries, finishing with their second-worst record in Los Angeles history. The club also faced an overwhelming number of injuries that quickly scuttled the team's hopes of repeating as division champions. Among them were Drew's broken wrist, All-Star shortstop Cesar Izturis's injury that required Tommy John Surgery, and closer Gagné's deteriorating elbow condition that would also require surgery and force him to miss much of the 2005 season. Manager Jim Tracy also parted ways with the team at the end of the 2005 season, citing irreconcilable differences with DePodesta. However, DePodesta himself was fired by McCourt less than a month later, with McCourt later citing DePodesta's lack of leadership and personal skills. Ned Colletti was hired as the new Dodger GM on 16 November 2005. Derek Christopher Lowe (born June 1, 1973 in Dearborn, Michigan) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... David Jonathan Drew (born November 20, 1975, in Valdosta, Georgia, United States) is a Major League Baseball right fielder for the Boston Red Sox. ... Jeffrey Franklin Kent (born March 7, 1968 in Bellflower, California) is a Major League Baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers and a former MVP winner. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... C sar Izt ris [THAY-sar iz-TO-rees] (born February 10, 1980 in Barquisimeto, Lara State, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball shortstop who plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Tommy John surgery, known by doctors as ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (or UCL), is a surgical procedure in which a ligament in the medial elbow is replaced with a tendon from elsewhere in the body (often from the forearm, hamstring, knee, or foot of the patient). ... Ned Louis Colletti, Jr. ... is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Colletti and Little

Newly hired Ned Colletti was responsible for a tangible change in attitude and guided the Dodgers' resurgence in the 2006 season. He hired former Red Sox manager Grady Little to lead the team and also traded oft-troubled Milton Bradley for rookie phenom Andre Ethier. His off season acquisitions also included former Atlanta Brave shortstop Rafael Furcal and former Red Sox third baseman Bill Mueller. Coletti also signed former All-Star shortstop Nomar Garciaparra, even though the team already had two other former All-Star shortstops (Furcal and the then-injured Cesar Izturis). Garciaparra agreed to play first base and adjusted quite well in the field and remained productive at the plate, producing several key hits in Dodger victories. Ned Louis Colletti, Jr. ... William Grady Little (born March 30, 1950 in Abilene, Texas) is a manager in Major League Baseball. ... Milton Obelle Bradley (born April 15, 1978 in Harbor City, California, USA) is a Major League Baseball outfielder who currently plays left field for the San Diego Padres. ... Andre Everett Ethier (born April 10, 1982 in Phoenix, Arizona), is a Major League Baseball outfielder of French and Mexican descent. ... Rafael Antoni Furcal (born August 24, 1977 in Loma de Cabrera, Dominican Republic), nicknamed Fookie, is a shortstop in Major League Baseball who plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... William Richard Mueller [MILL-er] (born March 17, 1971) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman who currently serves as the hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Anthony Nomar Garciaparra (born July 23, 1973, in Whittier, California) is a Mexican-American baseball player who currently plays third base for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... C sar Izt ris [THAY-sar iz-TO-rees] (born February 10, 1980 in Barquisimeto, Lara State, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball shortstop who plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ...


Due to the crowded infield, untimely injuries and several players' lack of production, the team was rebuilt during the season. The flurry of trading saw Cesar Izturis go to the Chicago Cubs for Greg Maddux while Willy Aybar and Danys Baez went to Atlanta for Wilson Betemit. A series of rookies were called up and provided substantial everyday contributions. Among them were catcher Russell Martin, who won the starting catching job after being called up in May and starting pitcher Chad Billingsley, who had several quality starts in August and September. Andre Ethier led the team in batting with a .308 batting average as the team's everyday left fielder through much of the season. Rookie first baseman James Loney hit very well in his short time with the team, tying Gil Hodges’ 56-year-old Dodgers record with 9 RBI in one game on 28 September. Another key move was handing the closer's role to rookie (but Japanese League veteran) Takashi Saito, where he flourished, notching 24 saves in 26 opportunities while posting a 2.07 ERA. Gregory Alan Maddux (born April 14, 1966) is a pitcher for the San Diego Padres. ... Wilson Betemit, pronounced Bay-tah-mee [1], though many broadcasters mispronounce it Bet-uh-mit, (born November 2, 1981, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a 6 3 switch-hitting Major League Baseball infielder for the New York Yankees. ... Russell Nathan Coltrane Jeanson Martin Jr. ... Chad Ryan Billingsley (born July 29, 1984, in Defiance, Ohio) is a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher with the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Andre Everett Ethier (born April 10, 1982 in Phoenix, Arizona), is a Major League Baseball outfielder of French and Mexican descent. ... James Anthony Loney (Born May 7, 1984) in Houston, Texas, is a future Major League Baseball infielder who plays in the Los Angeles Dodgers system. ... Takashi Saito , born February 14, 1970 in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan) is a relief pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ...


After a heated pennant race, in which the most memorable moment occurred when the Dodgers hit four consecutive home runs on 18 September to tie the score in the ninth inning and then won the game on a tenth-inning walk-off homer by Nomar Garciaparra, the Dodgers entered the 2006 playoffs in the National League's Wild Card spot, having tied the San Diego Padres for the division lead but having lost 13 of 18 head-to-head meetings with the Padres. They were eventually swept, 3-0, by the New York Mets in the 2006 National League Division Series. Anthony Nomar Garciaparra (born July 23, 1973, in Whittier, California) is a Mexican-American baseball player who currently plays third base for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (current) (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major... The 2006 National League Division Series (NLDS), the opening round of the 2006 National League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 3, and ended on Sunday October 8, with the champions of the three NL divisions – along with a wild card team – participating in two best-of-five series. ...


In 2007, the Los Angeles Dodgers sent three players (Brad Penny, Takashi Saito, and Russell Martin) to the all-star game, and at one point, the Dodgers had a record of 54-41, which was then the best record in the National League. After a hitting slump, the Dodgers fell to 60-59, and seven games out of first place in the N.L. West. The Dodgers were able to rebound, however, and had a 79-69 record with three weeks left in the season. At this point, the Dodgers trailed the San Diego Padres by 1 1/2 games in the wild card slot, and the Arizona Diamondbacks by 3 1/2 games. However, the Dodgers lost 10 of their next 11 games, which eliminated the Dodgers from post season play, and would finish the season with a disappointing 82-80 record. The last few weeks of the season were disrupted further by public complaints in the media by some of the veteran ballplayers about the lack of respect afforded them by some of the younger players on the team. This led to a divided clubhouse, as younger players consistently got more playing time at the expense of the veterans. After the season and weeks of media speculation, Grady Little resigned as manager, citing personal reasons [2]. A few days later, on November 1, 2007, the Dodgers announced the hiring of former New York Yankees skipper Joe Torre to be the team's new manager. [7] Brad Penny (born May 24, 1978 in Blackwell, Oklahoma) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Takashi Saito , born February 14, 1970 in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan) is a relief pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Russell Nathan Coltrane Jeanson Martin Jr. ... For other uses, see National League (disambiguation). ... In Major League Baseball, the National League Western Division, or NL West, is one of three subdivisions of the National League. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) West Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-backs, The Snakes Ballpark Chase Field (1998–present) a. ... William Grady Little (born March 30, 1950 in Abilene, Texas) is a manager in Major League Baseball. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Joseph Paul Torre (born July 18, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former Major League Baseball player and the current manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. ...


Other historical notes

Tournament of Roses Parade

On January 1, 2008, The Dodgers kicked off their 50th year in Los Angeles by building a float for the 117th annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA. The riders on the float contained past and current Dodgers, including Tom Lasorda, Nomar Garciaparra,Don Newcombe, Fernando Valenzuela, Steve Garvey, Eric Karros, James Loney, Takashi Saito, Hong-Chih Kuo, and Brad Penny. Also on the float was Vin Scully, the Dodgers announcer of 59 years and the Dodgers organist, Nancy Bea Hefley. A float from the 2004 Rose Parade A close up of roses used to create a rose bowl parade float. ... The Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena, CA Pasadena is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... Donald Newcombe (born June 14, 1926 in Madison, New Jersey), nicknamed Newk, is an American former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher and left-handed batter who played for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers (1949-51 and 1954-58), Cincinnati Reds (1958-60) and Cleveland Indians (1960). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Steven Patrick Garvey (born December 22, 1948) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, and current Southern California businessman. ... Eric Peter Karros (born November 4, 1967 in Hackensack, New Jersey) is a former American baseball player who played in Major League Baseball from 1991-2004. ... James Loney (born 1964) is a Canadian peace activist who has worked for several years with Christian Peacemaker Teams in Iraq and Palestine. ... Takashi Saito , born February 14, 1970 in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan) is a relief pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Hong-Chih Kuo (Traditional Chinese: 郭泓志; pinyin: Gūo Hóngzhì) (born July 23, 1981 in Tainan City, Taiwan) is a pitcher who has recently made his Major League Baseball debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers, becoming the fourth MLB player from Taiwan (after fellow Dodger Chin-Feng Chen, Chin-hui... Brad Penny (born May 24, 1978 in Blackwell, Oklahoma) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... For the American architecture historian, see Vincent Scully. ...


Attendance

The Dodgers were the first MLB team to attract more than 3 million fans in a season (in 1978), and accomplished that feat 6 more times before any other franchise did it once.[8] On 3 July 2007, Dodgers management announced that total franchise attendance, dating back to 1901, had reached 175 million, a record for all professional sports.[9] is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


The Dodgers also recently set the world record for the greatest attendance for a single baseball game during an exhibition game against the Boston Red Sox at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in honor of the Dodger's 50th anniversary in Los Angeles with over 115,000 fans in attendance. All proceeds from the game benefitted the official charity of the Dodgers, ThinkCure! which supports cancer research at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and City of Hope. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... For board track racing circuit, see Los Angeles Coliseum Motordome. ... Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (founded 1901) is a private, non-profit teaching hospital in Los Angeles. ... City of Hope refers to many things. ...


Celebrity fans

Given the team's proximity to Hollywood, the large Dodgers fanbase includes many celebrities, most of whom can regularly be seen at Dodger Stadium during home games. Some of these fans include: ... Dodger Stadium is a large outdoor baseball stadium in Los Angeles, California at Chávez Ravine. ...

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Vin Scully

Main article: Vin Scully

Vin Scully began broadcasting for the then Brooklyn ball club during the 1950 season and is a beloved figure among the fans to this very day. In 1976, he was selected by Dodgers fans as the Most Memorable Personality (on the field or off) of the team's history in L.A. He is also a recipient of the Baseball Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasters (inducted in 1982). In 2008, he will begin his 59th year with the team. For the American architecture historian, see Vincent Scully. ... For the American architecture historian, see Vincent Scully. ... Baseball Hall of Fame redirects here. ... The Ford C. Frick Award is an award bestowed annually by the Baseball Hall of Fame in the United States to a broadcaster for major contributions to baseball. ...


Radio and television

As noted above, Vin Scully has called Dodgers games since 1950. His longtime partners were Jerry Doggett (1956-1987) and Ross Porter (1977-2004). Unlike the modern style in which multiple sportscasters have an on-air conversation (usually with one functioning as play-by-play announcer and the other(s) as color commentator), Scully and Doggett and Porter generally called games solo, trading with each other inning-by-inning. Scully continues to call Dodgers games without a color commentator. For the American architecture historian, see Vincent Scully. ... Jerry Doggett (1917/18–1997) broadcast Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers baseball games from 1956 to 1987. ... Ross Porter was a Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster for 28 years. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... A color commentator (colour commentator in Canada), sometimes known as a color analyst, is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ...


When Doggett retired after the 1987 season, he was replaced by Hall-of-Fame Dodgers pitcher Don Drysdale. Drysdale died in his hotel room before a game in 1993, resulting in a very difficult broadcast for Scully and Porter, and was replaced by former Dodgers outfielder Rick Monday. Porter's tenure was terminated somewhat controversially after the 2003 season, after which the current format of play-by-play announcers and color commentators was installed, led by newcomer Charley Steiner as well as Scully and Monday. Donald Scott Drysdale (July 23, 1936 – July 3, 1993) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Robert James (Rick) Monday, Jr. ... Charley Steiner (born July 17, 1949) is an American sportscaster. ...


Today, Scully calls a limited schedule of games (all home games and road games in NL West ballparks) for both flagship radio station KABC and television outlets KCAL and FSN Prime Ticket. Scully is simulcast for the first three innings of each of his appearances, then announces only for the TV audience. In Major League Baseball, the National League Western Division, or NL West, is one of three subdivisions of the National League. ... This article is about the lead ship, store, or product of a group. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... KABC 790 AM is a Los Angeles radio station, and a West Coast flagship station for the Citadel Broadcasting company. ... KCAL-TV (Channel 9) is an independent station in Los Angeles, California owned by CBS Corporation. ... FSN West and FSN Prime Ticket are Los Angeles-based cable sports networks serving Southern California, southern Nevada, and Hawaii. ... Simulcast is a contraction of simultaneous broadcast, and refers to programs or events broadcast across more than one medium at the same time. ...


If Scully is calling the game, Charley Steiner takes over play-by-play on radio beginning with the fourth inning, with Rick Monday as color commentator. If Scully is not calling the game, Steiner and Steve Lyons call the entire game on television while Monday (now as play-by-play) and Jerry Reuss do the same on radio. Charley Steiner (born July 17, 1949) is an American sportscaster. ... Robert James (Rick) Monday, Jr. ... A color commentator (colour commentator in Canada), sometimes known as a color analyst, is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... Steve Lyons is a British writer. ... Jerry Reuss (born July 19, 1949 in St. ...


The Dodgers also broadcast on radio in Spanish, and the play-by-play is handled by another Ford C. Frick Award winner, Jaime Jarrin. Jarrin has been with the Dodgers since 1959. The color analyst for some games is Fernando Valenzuela, for whom Jarrin once translated postgame interviews. The Spanish-language flagship is KHJ. The Ford C. Frick Award is an award bestowed annually by the Baseball Hall of Fame in the United States to a broadcaster for major contributions to baseball. ... Jaime Jarrin is the spanish language voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1959 throughout the world. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... KHJ Radio in Los Angeles, California broadcasting Spanish-language entertainment programming as La Ranchera. ...


In 2006 the Dodgers introduced an on demand channel on Time Warner Cable called "Dodgers on Demand", it is hosted by Tony Kinkela.


Quick facts

Founded: 1855, as a member of the National Association of Baseball Players and minor Inter-State League. The team moved up to the American Association in 1884 and transferred to the National League in 1890.
Chairman: Frank McCourt
Vice Chairman and President: Jamie McCourt
Special Advisor to the Chairman: Tommy Lasorda
Chief Operating Officer:
General Manager: Ned Colletti
Logo design: cursive "Dodgers" superimposed over a red streaming baseball
Uniform: Cap is "Dodger blue" with white "LA" (letters overlapped) centered on front of cap; home is "Dodger blue" on "wedding gown" white, jersey has cursive "Dodgers" (similar to logo but without baseball) across chest; away is "Dodger blue" on gray, jersey has similar cursive "Los Angeles" across chest; names were printed on back of home or away jerseys from circa 1970 to 2004. The names on the back are restored as of the 2007 season, after a two-year absence[10].
Radio: KABC
Local Television: FSN Prime Ticket (Formerly FSN West 2), KCAL
Spring Training Facility: Holman Stadium, Vero Beach, FL (moving to Glendale, AZ in 2009)
World Series Wins: 6 (1 Brooklyn, 5 Los Angeles)
Rivals: San Francisco Giants (Division), San Diego Padres (Division) Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Interleague), New York Yankees (Interleague)

Baseball Hall of Famers

   

Walter Emmons Alston (December 1, 1911 - October 1, 1984) was an American baseball player and manager. ... David James Beauty Bancroft (April 20, 1891 - October 9, 1972) was an American baseball player who played Major League Baseball from 1915 to 1930. ... Dan Brouthers on an 1888 Goodwin & Company baseball card (Goodwin Champions (N162)). Dennis Joseph Brouthers (May 8, 1858 - August 2, 1932) was a pre-1900 era Major League Baseball player. ... James Paul David Jim Bunning (born October 23, 1931 in Southgate, Kentucky) is an American politician who was a Hall of Fame pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1955 to 1971. ... Roy Campanella (November 19, 1921 – June 26, 1993) was an American catcher in the Negro leagues and Major League Baseball. ... Max Carey baseball card, 1912 Max George Carey (January 11, 1890 - May 30, 1976) was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball who starred for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Gary Edmund Carter (born April 8, 1954), nicknamed Kid, is a former Major League Baseball Hall Of Fame catcher from 1974-1992. ... Donald Scott Drysdale (July 23, 1936 – July 3, 1993) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Leo Ernest Durocher (July 27, 1905 — October 7, 1991), nicknamed Leo the Lip, was an American infielder and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Burleigh Arland Grimes (August 18, 1893 - December 6, 1985) was an American professional baseball player, and the last pitcher officially permitted to throw the spitball. ... William Jennings Bryan Herman (July 7, 1909 - September 5, 1992) was a Major League Baseball player during the 1930s and 1940s. ... Waite Charles Hoyt (September 9, 1899 – August 25, 1984) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, one of the dominant pitchers of the 1920s. ... Hughie Jennings on a 1909-1911 American Tobacco Company baseball card (White Borders (T206)). Hugh Ambrose Jennings (April 2, 1869 - February 1, 1928) was an American baseball player and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Willie Keeler on a 1909-1911 American Tobacco Company baseball card (White Borders (T206)). William Henry Keeler (March 3, 1872 - January 1, 1923), nicknamed Wee Willie, was a right fielder in Major League Baseball who played from 1892 to 1910, primarily for the Baltimore Orioles and Brooklyn Superbas in the... Joe Kelley baseball card, 1909 Joseph James Kelley (December 9, 1871 – August 14, 1943) was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball who starred in the outfield of the powerful Baltimore Oriole teams of the 1890s. ... George Lucas Kelly (September 10, 1895 - October 13, 1984), nicknamed Highpockets, was a Major League Baseball player known for his solid all-round hitting and slick fielding at first base. ... 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Retired numbers


Pee Wee Reese
SS, Coach
July 1, 1984

Tommy Lasorda
P, M, GM
Aug 15, 1997

Duke Snider
OF
July 6, 1980

Jim Gilliam
2B, 3B, Coach
Oct 10, 1978

Don Sutton
P
Aug 14, 1998

Walter Alston
Manager
June 5, 1977

Sandy Koufax
P
June 4, 1972

Roy Campanella
C
June 4, 1972

Jackie Robinson
2B
June 4, 1972

Don Drysdale
P
July 1, 1984

Since 1997, Robinson's #42 has been retired throughout Major League Baseball in honor of his breaking the color barrier in 1947. Robinson is the only major league baseball player to have this honor bestowed upon him. He spent his entire career with the Dodgers, who retired his number in 1972. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 600 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (681 × 681 pixel, file size: 35 KB, MIME type: image/png) I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Harold Henry Pee Wee Reese (July 23, 1918 - August 14, 1999) was an American professional baseball player who played for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1940 to 1958. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 600 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (681 × 681 pixel, file size: 37 KB, MIME type: image/png) Tommy Lasorda I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... For the Chrysler executive, see Thomas W. LaSorda. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 600 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (681 × 681 pixel, file size: 37 KB, MIME type: image/png) Duke Snider I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Duke Sniders number 4 was retired by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1980 Edwin Donald Duke Snider (born September 19, 1926 in Los Angeles, California), nicknamed The Silver Fox, is a former Major League baseball center fielder and left-handed batter who played with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 600 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (681 × 681 pixel, file size: 39 KB, MIME type: image/png) Jim Gilliam I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... James William Gilliam (October 17, 1928 - October 8, 1978) was an American second and third baseman and coach in Negro League and Major League Baseball who spent his entire major league career with the Brooklyn & Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 600 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (681 × 681 pixel, file size: 40 KB, MIME type: image/png) Don Sutton I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Donald Howard Sutton (born April 2, 1945 in Clio, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball player and current television sportscaster. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 600 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (681 × 681 pixel, file size: 41 KB, MIME type: image/png) Walter Alston I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Walter Emmons Alston (December 1, 1911 - October 1, 1984) was an American baseball player and manager. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 600 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (681 × 681 pixel, file size: 40 KB, MIME type: image/png) Sandy Koufax I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Sanford Koufax (IPA pronunciation: /kofæks/) (born Sanford Braun, on December 30, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American left-handed former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, from 1955 to 1966. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 600 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (681 × 681 pixel, file size: 40 KB, MIME type: image/png) Roy Campanella I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Roy Campanella (November 19, 1921 – June 26, 1993) was an American catcher in the Negro leagues and Major League Baseball. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 600 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (681 × 681 pixel, file size: 40 KB, MIME type: image/png) Jackie Robinson I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 600 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (681 × 681 pixel, file size: 40 KB, MIME type: image/png) Don Drysdale I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Donald Scott Drysdale (July 23, 1936 – July 3, 1993) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ...


Because the MLB decided to grandfather the use of the number 42 out of the game, New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera still wears the number as he is the only active player who wore the number before it was retired across all of Major League Baseball. A grandfather clause is an exception that allows an old rule to continue to apply to some existing situations, when a new rule will apply to all future situations. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Mariano Rivera (born November 29, 1969, in Panama City, Panama) is a Panamanian baseball player. ...


Koufax, Campanella, and Robinson were the first Dodgers to have their numbers retired. They were all retired in a ceremony at Dodger Stadium on June 4, 1972.


Gilliam died suddenly in 1978 at the age of 49. The Dodgers retired his number promptly after his death, making him the only non-Hall-of-Famer to have his number retired with the Dodgers.


Presidents

Charlie Byrne (September 1843, New York City - January 4, 1898, New York City) was the founder and manager of the Brooklyn Grays, who later became the Brooklyn Dodgers. ... Charles Hercules Ebbets (October 29, 1859 - April 18, 1925) was an American sports executive who was owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1903 to 1925. ... Wilbert Robinson on a 1895 Mayo Cut Plug (N300) baseball card. ... Leland Stanford Larry MacPhail, Sr. ... Wesley Branch Rickey (December 20, 1881 – December 9, 1965) was an innovative Major League Baseball executive best known for two things: breaking baseballs color barrier by signing the African-American player Jackie Robinson, and later drafting the first Hispanic superstar, Roberto Clemente; and creating the framework to the modern... Walter Francis OMalley (October 9, 1903 – August 9, 1979) was an American sports executive who owned the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers team in Major League Baseball from 1950 to 1979. ... Peter OMalley (born in December 12, 1937 in Brooklyn, NY) was the President and owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... 1211 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), where News Corporation is based News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: , LSE: NCRA) is an American media conglomerate company and the third worlds largest. ... Bob Graziano is a former president of the Los Angeles Dodgers of American Major League Baseball. ... Frank McCourt is the owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. ...

Managers

Since 1884, the Dodgers have used a total of 29 Managers. Grady Little, the previous Manager of the Dodgers, held the position since 2006. // Charlie Ebbets (1898-1925) Ed McKeever (1925) Steve McKeever, heirs of Charles Ebbets and Brooklyn Trust Company (1925-45) Branch Rickey, Walter OMalley, John A. Smith, and the heirs of Steve McKeever (1945-1950) Walter OMalley (1950-1970), majority owner, at 75 percent, with the Mulvey family representing... William Grady Little (born March 30, 1950 in Abilene, Texas) is a manager in Major League Baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ...


The managers of the Los Angeles Dodgers (1958-present) are as follows:

Walter Emmons Alston (December 1, 1911 - October 1, 1984) was an American baseball player and manager. ... For the Chrysler executive, see Thomas W. LaSorda. ... William Ellis Russell (born October 21, 1948, in Pittsburg, Kansas) is a former shortstop, coach and manager in American Major League Baseball. ... Glenn Edward Hoffman (born July 7, 1958 in Orange, California) is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball and the current third base coach for the San Diego Padres. ... David Allen Johnson (born January 30, 1943) in Orlando, Florida is a former second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. ... You may have been looking for another Jim Tracy, a member of the Tennessee Senate. ... William Grady Little (born March 30, 1950 in Abilene, Texas) is a manager in Major League Baseball. ... Joseph Paul Torre (born July 18, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former Major League Baseball player and the current manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. ...

General Managers

Leland Stanford Larry MacPhail, Sr. ... Wesley Branch Rickey (December 20, 1881 – December 9, 1965) was an innovative Major League Baseball executive best known for two things: breaking baseballs color barrier by signing the African-American player Jackie Robinson, and later drafting the first Hispanic superstar, Roberto Clemente; and creating the framework to the modern... Emil Joseph Buzzie Bavasi [pronounced buh-VAY-zee] (born December 12, 1914 in New York City) is a former executive in Major Reague Basebarr who prayed a major rore in the operation of three franchises. ... Lafayette Fresco Thompson (June 6, 1902 in Centreville, Alabama - November 20, 1968 in Fullerton, California) was a Major League Baseball second baseman and executive. ... Alexander Sebastian Campanis (November 2, 1916 - June 21, 1998) was an American executive in Major League Baseball. ... Fred Claire (b. ... For the Chrysler executive, see Thomas W. LaSorda. ... Kevin Patrick Malone (born August 6, 1957 in San Diego, California) is a former baseball General Manager for the Montreal Expos and Los Angeles Dodgers. ... David William (Dave) Wallace (born September 7, 1947 in Waterbury, Connecticut) is a pitching coach and a former player in Major League Baseball. ... Dan Evans is the name of at least three individuals: Daniel J. Evans, former Governor of Washington, former United States Senator, former President of The Evergreen State College Dan Evans, a baseball executive, presently with the Seattle Mariners Daniel Evans is a 25 year old New Zealand based entrepreneur (presently... Paul DePodesta (born December 16, 1972) is baseball front-office assistant for the San Diego Padres. ... Ned Louis Colletti, Jr. ...

Current roster

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Bullpen
Chad Ryan Billingsley (born July 29, 1984, in Defiance, Ohio) is a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher with the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Hiroki Kuroda (黒田 博樹, born February 10, 1975) is a professional baseball player from Osaka, Japan. ... Esteban Antonio Loaiza [lo-EYE-sa] (born December 31, 1971 in Tijuana, Mexico) is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher who plays for the Oakland Athletics. ... Derek Christopher Lowe (born June 1, 1973 in Dearborn, Michigan) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Brad Penny (born May 24, 1978 in Blackwell, Oklahoma) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. ...


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Joseph Ronald Beimel (born April 19, 1977) is a relief pitcher for the Major League Baseball Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Jonathan Roy Broxton (born June 16, 1984 in Augusta, Georgia), nicknamed The Ox, is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Hong-Chih Kuo (Traditional Chinese: 郭泓志; pinyin: Gūo Hóngzhì) (born July 23, 1981 in Tainan City, Taiwan) is a pitcher who has recently made his Major League Baseball debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers, becoming the fourth MLB player from Taiwan (after fellow Dodger Chin-Feng Chen, Chin-hui... Scott Christopher Proctor (born January 2, 1977 in Stuart, Florida) is a major league relief pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Takashi Saito , born February 14, 1970 in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan) is a relief pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Catchers

Infielders
Russell Nathan Coltrane Jeanson Martin Jr. ...

Outfielders
Blake R. DeWitt (born August 8, 1985 in Sikeston, Missouri) is a third baseman in Major League Baseball who plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Rafael Antoni Furcal (born August 24, 1977 in Loma de Cabrera, Dominican Republic), nicknamed Fookie, is a shortstop in Major League Baseball who plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Chin-Lung Hu (Traditional Chinese: 胡金龍) (born February 2, 1984 in Tainan City, Taiwan) is a shortstop prospect in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. ... Jeffrey Franklin Kent (born March 7, 1968 in Bellflower, California) is a Major League Baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers and a former MVP winner. ... James Anthony Loney (born May 7, 1984 in Houston, Texas) is a Major League Baseball first baseman who plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Mark Patrick Sweeney (born October 26, 1969, in Framingham, Massachusetts) is a first baseman and a corner outfielder in Major League Baseball who is currently on the Los Angeles Dodgers. ...

Pitchers

Catchers
Andre Everett Ethier (born April 10, 1982 in Phoenix, Arizona), is a Major League Baseball outfielder of French and Mexican descent. ... Andruw Rudolf Jones (born April 23, 1977 in Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles) is a baseball player who will be a free agent after the World Series. ... Matthew Ryan Kemp[1] (born September 23, 1984, in Midwest City, Oklahoma)[2] is a Major League Baseball outfielder who plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Juan DVaughn Pierre (born August 14, 1977 in Mobile, Alabama), is a professional baseball center fielder who plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Delwyn Rudy Young (born June 30, 1982 in Los Angeles, California) is an infielder in Major League Baseball who plays in the Los Angeles Dodgers minor league system. ... This page may meet Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Yhency Brazoban (born June 11, 1980 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... James Zell McDonald (born October 19, 1984 in Long Beach, California, United States) is a right-handed pitcher in Minor League Baseball who pitches for the Jacksonville Suns in the Double-A Southern League. ... This article is about the baseball player. ... Justin A. Orenduff (born May 27, 1983 in Hagerstown, Maryland) is a right-handed pitcher in Minor League Baseball who pitches for the Jacksonville Suns in the Double-A Southern League. ... Jason David Schmidt (born January 29, 1973 in Lewiston, Idaho) is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently plays for the San Francisco Giants. ... Eric Stults is a minor league pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgerss triple A team the Las Vegas 51s. ... Cory Nathaniel Wade (born May 28, 1983 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is a right-handed pitcher in Minor League Baseball who pitches for the Jacksonville Suns in the Double-A Southern League. ...

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Infielders

Outfielders
Tony Abreu [ah-BREH-yu] (born November 13, 1984 in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic is a Major League Baseball third baseman who plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Anthony Nomar Garciaparra (born July 23, 1973, in Whittier, California) is a Mexican-American baseball player who currently plays third base for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Andrew Christian LaRoche (born August 13, 1983 in Fort Scott, Kansas), is an infielder currently playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ...

Manager

Coaches
Xavier Brooks Paul, Jr. ... Jason Edward Repko (born December 27, 1980 in East Chicago, Indiana) is an outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Joseph Paul Torre (born July 18, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former Major League Baseball player and the current manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. ...

Lawrence Robert Bowa (born December 6, 1945 in Sacramento, California) is a former middle infielder, playing mainly as a shortstop, and manager in Major League Baseball who played primarily for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... Mariano Duncan (born March 13, 1963 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic) was a second-baseman with the Philadelphia Phillies in the early 1990s. ... Michael Anthony Easler (born November 29, 1950 Cleveland, OH - ) was a utility player with a 14 year career from 1973-1977, 1979 to 1987. ... Robert Flippo is a bullpen catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Frederick Wayne Honeycutt (June 29, 1954 Chattanooga, TN - ) was a pitcher for 21 years from 1977 to 1987. ... Kenneth Howell (born November 28, 1960 in Detroit, Michigan), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1984-1990. ... Donald Arthur Mattingly (nicknamed Donnie Baseball and The Hit Man) (born April 20, 1961) is a retired first baseman who played for the New York Yankees of the American League from 1982-1995. ... Manny Mota (born Manuel Rafael Mota Geronimo on February 18, 1938 in Santo Domingo Dominican Republic) was a Major League Baseball Outfielder for the San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Expos and most notably the Los Angeles Dodgers, best known for his pinch hitting. ... Bob Schaefer (b. ...

Minor league affiliations

Founded 1983 Ballpark Cashman Field Based in Las Vegas, NV Team Colors Dodger Blue, Silver, Black League PCL Pacific Conference Local Media Las Vegas Review Journal Owner Mandalay Baseball Properties General Manager Field Manager Lorenzo Bundy Championships 1986, 1988 Website www. ... The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. ... Class-Level Double-A (1970-present) Triple-A (1962-1968) Minor League affiliations Southern League (1970-Present) Southern Division International League (1962-1968) Major League affiliation Los Angeles Dodgers (2001-Present) Detroit Tigers (1994-2000) Seattle Mariners (1991-1993) Montreal Expos (1970, 1985-1990) Kansas City Royals (1972-1984) New... The Southern League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the Southern United States. ... The Inland Empire 66ers are a minor league baseball team in San Bernardino, California, USA. They are a high-A class team in the California League. ... The California League is a minor league baseball league which operates throughout the state of California. ... Class-Level A Minor League affiliations Midwest League Eastern Division Major League affiliation Los Angeles Dodgers Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2004-2005) New York Yankees (2003) Houston Astros (1999-2002) Boston Red Sox (1995-1998) St. ... The Midwest League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the Midwestern United States. ... The Ogden Raptors are a minor league baseball team in the Pioneer League. ... Pioneers | logo = PioneerLeague. ... The Gulf Coast Dodgers are the Rookie Level minor league affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... The Gulf Coast League is a minor league baseball league which operates in Florida. ... The Dominican Summer League is a branch of affiliated minor league baseball which is played in the Dominican Republic. ... The Dominican Summer League is a branch of affiliated minor league baseball which is played in the Dominican Republic. ...

Further reading

  • Red Barber, Rhubarb in the Catbird Seat
  • Stanley Cohen, Dodgers! The First 100 Years
  • Robert W. Creamer, Stengel: His Life and Times
  • D'Agostino, Dennis; Bonnie Crosby (2007). Through a Blue Lens: The Brooklyn Dodgers Photographs of Barney Stein, 1937-1957. Triumph Books. ISBN 1572439521. 
  • Steve Delsohn, True Blue: The Dramatic History of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Told By the Men Who Lived It
  • Carl Erskine and Vin Scully, Tales From the Dodger Dugout: Extra Innings
  • Harvey Froemmer, New York City Baseball
  • Cliff Gewecke, Day by Day in Dodgers History
  • Andrew Goldblatt, The Giants and the Dodgers: Four Cities, Two Teams, One Rivalry
  • Peter Golenbock, Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin, Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir
  • Frank Graham, The Brooklyn Dodgers: An Informal History
  • Orel Hershiser with Jerry B. Jenkins, Out Of The Blue
  • Donald Honig, The Los Angeles Dodgers: Their First Quarter Century
  • Roger Kahn, The Boys of Summer
  • Roger Kahn, The Era 1947-1957: When the Yankees, the Giants and the Dodgers Ruled the World
  • Mark Langill, The Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Tommy Lasorda with David Fisher, The Artful Dodger
  • Jane Leavy, Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy
  • Joseph McCauley, Ebbets Field: Brooklyn's Baseball Shrine
  • William McNeil, The Dodgers Encyclopedia
  • Tom Meany (editor), The Artful Dodgers
  • Andrew Paul Mele, A Brooklyn Dodgers Reader
  • John J. Monteleone (editor), Branch Rickey's Little Blue Book
  • Thomas Oliphant, Praying for Gil Hodges: A Memoir of the 1955 World Series and One Family's Love of the Brooklyn Dodgers
  • David Plaut, Chasing October: The Dodgers-Giants Pennant Race of 1962
  • Carl E. Prince, Brooklyn's Dodgers: The Bums, The Borough and The Best of Baseball
  • Jackie Robinson, I Never Had It Made
  • Gene Schoor, The Complete Dodgers Record Book
  • Gene Schoor, The Pee Wee Reese Story
  • Duke Snider with Bill Gilbert, The Duke of Flatbush
  • Michael Shapiro, The Last Good Season: Brooklyn, The Dodgers, and Their Final Pennant Race Together
  • Glen Stout, The Dodgers: 120 Years of Dodgers Baseball
  • Neil J. Sullivan, The Dodgers Move West
  • Jules Tygiel, Baseball's Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy
  • John Weaver, Los Angeles: The Enormous Village, 1781-1981

Orël Leonard Hershiser IV (born September 16, 1958) is a former professional right-handed pitcher and is currently an analyst for Baseball Tonight on ESPN. In 1988, he won the Cy Young Award, the NLCS MVP and the World Series MVP with the L.A. Dodgers. ... Roger Kahn Roger Kahn (born October 31, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York) is one of Americas leading writers about sport - especially baseball. ... The cover for The Boys of Summer This article is about the Roger Kahn book. ...

See also

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Image File history File links Commons-logo. ...   The following is a list of players, both past and current, who appeared at least in one game for the Los Angeles Dodgers National League franchise (1958-present), and for the Brooklyn-based teams known as the Atlantics (1884), Grays (1885-1887), Bridegrooms (1888-1890, 1896-1898), Grooms (1891-1895... Totals 9390-8546 . ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... The famous Dodger Dog The Dodger Dog is a hot dog named after the Major League Baseball franchise that sells them (the Los Angeles Dodgers). ... // Brooklyn Dolph Camilli (1941) Roy Campanella (1951, 1953, 1955) Jake Daubert (1913) Don Newcombe (1956) Jackie Robinson (1949) Dazzy Vance (1924) Los Angeles Kirk Gibson (1988) Steve Garvey (1974) Sandy Koufax (1963) Maury Wills (1962) Brooklyn Don Newcombe (1956, MLB) Los Angeles Don Drysdale (1962, MLB) Éric Gagné (2003) Orel... // Batting Average: Babe Herman, .393 (1930) On-base percentage: Babe Herman, .455 (1930) Slugging Percentage: Babe Herman, .678 (1930) At Bats: Maury Wills, 695 (1962) Runs: Hub Collins, 148 (1890) Hits: Babe Herman, 241 (1930) Total Bases: Babe Herman, .416 (1930) Singles: Wee Willie Keeler, 187 (1899) Doubles: Johnny Frederick... // One constant in the Dodgers broadcast booth since their move from Brooklyn, New York has been Vin Scully. ... // Charlie Ebbets (1898-1925) Ed McKeever (1925) Steve McKeever, heirs of Charles Ebbets and Brooklyn Trust Company (1925-45) Branch Rickey, Walter OMalley, John A. Smith, and the heirs of Steve McKeever (1945-1950) Walter OMalley (1950-1970), majority owner, at 75 percent, with the Mulvey family representing... Location Dodger Stadium (Since 1962) Los Angeles, California (Since 1958) 2008 Information Owner(s) Frank McCourt Manager(s) Grady Little Local television FSN Prime Ticket KCAL (9) Local radio TBA // Template:2008 NL West standings May June July August September 2008 MLB season by team Categories: | | | ... List of all Los Angeles Dodgers Minor League Affiliates in the teams history Category: ...

External links

The inaugural issue of SPORT magazine, September, 1946, depicting New York Yankees centrefielder Joe DiMaggio together with his son Joe Jr. ...

References

  1. ^ Barry Popik blog, "Trolley Dodgers National League Baseball Team Now in Los Angeles
  2. ^ In the HBO documentary Brooklyn Dodgers: The Ghosts of Flatbush, a fan is quoted as saying, "You're in a room with Hitler, Stalin and Walter O'Malley and you have a gun with two bullets: Who do you shoot? And of course the Dodger fans would say, 'You shoot O'Malley twice.'" Another says, "Walter O'Malley is down there in the seventh ring of Dante's Hell on the list of the most vile people of the 20th century." Others defend O'Malley's move, blaming Robert Moses and other New York City officials.
  3. ^ Ballparks That Never Were
  4. ^ http://www.parade.com/features/touchstones/070529-brooklyn-dodgers-2.html
  5. ^ Ghosts of Flatbush alive 50 years after Dodgers' exit - USATODAY.com
  6. ^ The true phenoms: Five pitchers who became national sensations 4 August 2006
  7. ^ The Official Site of The Los Angeles Dodgers: News: Los Angeles Dodgers News
  8. ^ Ballparks of Baseball: MLB Attendance
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  10. ^ KABC-TV:Dodger Stadium Debuts New Parking Plan Mar. 29, 2007 Retrieved Apr. 8, 2007
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Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) West Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-backs, The Snakes Ballpark Chase Field (1998–present) a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Other nicknames The Fish Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) West Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Colorado Rockies (1993–present) Other nicknames The Rocks, The Rox, Blake Street Bombers, Hurdles Heroes. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (current) (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin Phils... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... 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