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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Los Angeles Dodgers

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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 by a number of names before becoming the Brooklyn Dodgers circa 1911. The team moved to Los Angeles before the 1958 season. The Dodgers are the reigning National League West champions.

First MLB team to employ and start a black player in the 20th century (Jackie Robinson in 1947). First baseball team to win championships in different leagues in consecutive years (1890). First TV broadcast (1939). First use of batting helmets (1941). First West Coast team (1958) - along with the San Francisco Giants.

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Retired Numbers1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53
Colors


  • Dodger Blue and White


         
Name


  • Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present)




  • Brooklyn Dodgers (1932–1957)

  • Brooklyn Robins (1914–1931)

  • Brooklyn Dodgers (1913)

  • Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911–1912)

  • Brooklyn Superbas (1899–1910)

  • Brooklyn Grooms (1891–1895)

  • Brooklyn Bridegrooms (1888–1890), (1896–1898)

  • Brooklyn Grays (1885–1887)

  • Brooklyn Atlantics (1883–1884)


(Also referred to as "Trolley Dodgers" 1911–1931)
Other nicknames
 
Ballpark


  • Dodger Stadium (1962–present)

  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (1958–1961)

  • Ebbets Field (Brooklyn) (1913–1957)

  • Washington Park (II) (Brooklyn) (1898–1912)

  • Eastern Park (Brooklyn) (1891–1897)

  • Ridgewood Park (Brooklyn) - Sunday games only (1886–1889)

  • Washington Park (I) (Brooklyn) (1884–1890)


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 (10)2008 •2004 • 1995 • 1988 • 1985
1983 • 1981 • 1978 • 1977
1974
  
Wild card berths (2)2006 • 1996