Los Angeles Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers or LA Dodgers are the professional baseball team based in Los Angeles, California. They complete in Major League Baseball (MLB). The team played in the West Division of the National League. They play in Dodger Stadium. The team began play in Brooklyn, New York, starting in 1883. The team had several informal nicknames over the years, including the "Atlantics", the "Bridegrooms", the "Superbas" and the "Robins". The name "Dodgers" was first used in the 1890s. It was short for "Trolley Dodgers".
|Los Angeles Dodgers|
|2021 Los Angeles Dodgers season|
|Established in 1883|
|Based in Los Angeles since 1958|
The Brooklyn Dodgers played in several ballparks. The most famous of them was Ebbets Field, their home from 1913 through 1958. In 1959 they moved to Los Angeles. They played in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for four years. In 1962 they opened Dodger Stadium, and have played there ever since.
The Dodgers have been to the World Series 22 times, and won it six times: 1955, 1959, 1963, 1965, 1981, 1988 and 2020. Most recently, they were in the World Series in 2017, 2018, and 2020 and lost the first two times to the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox, respectively. They defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2020 World Series.
Many famous baseball players have played for the Dodgers, including:
- Jackie Robinson, the first African-American in the modern Major Leagues
- Sandy Koufax
- Roy Campanella
- Don Newcombe
- Maury Wills
- Don Drysdale
- Pee Wee Reese
- Fernando Valenzuela
- Kirk Gibson
- Steve Garvey
- Dusty Baker
- Orel Hershiser
- Darryl Strawberry
- Mike Piazza
- Gary Sheffield
- Shawn Green
- Adrian Beltre
- Manny Ramirez
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Los Angeles Dodgers.|
- Los Angeles Dodgers Opening Day Lineups Archived 2007-11-12 at the Wayback Machine
- Dodgers Blog Archived 2008-05-15 at the Wayback Machine
- Photograph of Boys of Summer Archived 2008-01-11 at the Wayback Machine that appeared in SPORT magazine.
- Los Angeles Team Building - Dodger's Mentoring
- Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Reference