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Founded - 1884 as the Brooklyn Atlantics of the American Association
Stadium - Dodgers Stadium since 1962 (Los Angeles, California)
Best Team Record - 101-47 (.682) 1899; National League Champions 105-49 (.682) 1953; National League Champions
Worst Team Record - 48-104 (.316) 1905; 8th Place NL
World Series Teams - 1955 4-3 vs. Yankees; 1959 4-2 vs. White Sox; 1963 4-0 vs. Yankees; 1965 4-3 vs. Twins; 1981 4-2 vs. Yankees; 1988 4-1 vs. Athletics
Division Winners - 1916 1920 1941 1947 1949 1952 1953 1955 1956 1959 1963 1965 1966 1974 1977 1978 1981 1983 1985 1988 1995 2004 2008
Wild Card Winners - 1995, 1997, 2006

  
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World Series Champions - 1955, 1959, 1963, 1965, 1981, 1988

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6/27/10: Broxton Brings Dodger Blues - Jonathan Broxton entered the ninth inning of Sunday night's game against the New York Yankees with a four-run lead and a 0.87 season ERA (three earned runs in 32.2 innings). He left with the game tied and a 1.87 ERA in a contest that the Yankees would win 8-6 in ten innings.

Besides allowing more earned runs in one game than he had in his previous 33 combined and more than doubling his season ERA, Broxton got off the hook rather easily. Because he entered with a four-run lead, he did not get saddled with a blown save, and because the Yankees only tied the game against him, Broxton did not take the loss. Whenever you hear someone say that a closer's ERA is irrelevant, this outing should be on the back of your mind and the tip of your tongue.

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Franchise History

The Beginning - The Brooklyn Atlantics joined the American Association in 1884. The team was also known as the Grays, the Grooms, and the Bridegrooms during their time in the AA. In 1890, the Bridegrooms joined the National League and won the division in their first year of competition. The Brooklyn franchise became the Dodgers in 1911, though they would be known as the Brooklyn Robins from 1914 to 1931.

The Color Barrier - In 1947, the Dodgers made American history by integrating baseball, bringing Jackie Robinson to the majors from the Negro Leagues. Three of the early Negro League turned Major League stars, Roy Campanella, Don Newcombe, and Robinson starred for the Dodgers in the 1950s.

Headed West - In 1958, much to the chagrin of their loyal fans in Brooklyn, the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles. Since that move, the Dodgers have been more successful, winning 5 World Series titles in LA after winning only one in Brooklyn.

Best Trade in Team History - In part to satisfy the objections of Dixie Walker, who true to his name wished to not play on the same team with Jackie Robinson, the Dodgers in December 1947 traded Walker along with Hal Gregg and Vic Lombardi to the Pirates for Preacher Roe, Billy Cox, and Gene Mauch. Roe, who had gone 4-15 the year before, went on to 6 very good seasons with the Dodgers, including 22-3 in 1951.

Worst Trade in Team History - In November of 1993, the Dodgers acquired Expos second baseman Delino Deshields by sending a young pitching prospect named Pedro Martinez to Montreal. Deshields spent three lackluster seasons in LA, managing an astounding .224/.288/.298 in 154 games in 1996. Martinez is a future Hall of Famer with the greatest ERA+ of all time.


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Los Angeles Dodgers Archive

All Time Team
Manager
Best Overall Player
Best Overall Pitcher
Worst Overall Player
Worst Overall Pitcher
Most Overrated Player
Most Underrated Player

Most Underrated Pitcher
Most Overpaid Player
Best Player Name
Most Unfortunate Name
Catcher
First Base
Second Base
Third Base
Shortstop
Utility
Left Field
Center Field
Right Field
Fourth Outfielder
Starting Pitcher
Starting Pitcher
Starting Pitcher
Starting Pitcher
Starting Pitcher
Relief Pitcher
Relief Pitcher
Walter Alston
Duke Snider
Dazzy Vance
Jose Offerman
Carlos Perez
F. Valenzuela
Reggie Smith
Augie Galan
Ismael Valdez
Darren Dreifort
Frenchy Bordagaray
Dick Cox
Mike Piazza
Dolph Camilli
Jackie Robinson
Ron Cey
Maury Wills
Pee Wee Reese
Zack Wheat
Duke Snider
Dixie Walker
Babe Herman
Dazzy Vance
Don Drysdale
Sandy Koufax
Orel Hershiser
Don Sutton
Eric Gagne
Jim Brewer
Single Season Leaders
Games
At-Bats
Runs
Hits
Doubles
Triples
Home Runs
Runs Batted In
Stolen Bases
Total Bases
Batting Average
On-Base Pct.
Slugging Pct.
OPS
Games Pitched
Innings Pitched
Wins
Losses
Strikeouts
Bases on Balls
ERA
Shutouts
Saves
695 - Maury Wills, 1962
143 - Babe Herman, 1903
241 - Babe Herman, 1930
52 - John Frederick, 1929
16 - Babe Herman, 1931
16 - Dixie Walker, 1937
49 - Shawn Green, 2001
153 - Tommy Davis, 1962
104 - Maury Wills, 1962
416 - Babe Herman, 1930
.393 - Babe Herman, 1930
.455 - Babe Herman, 1930
.678 - Babe Herman, 1930
1.133 - Babe Herman, 1930
106 - Mike Marshall
335.7 - Sandy Koufax, 1965
27 - Sandy Koufax, 1966
27 - George Bell, 1910
382 - Sandy Koufax, 1965
152 - Bill Donovan, 1901
1.58 - Rube Marquard, 1916
11 - Sandy Koufax, 1963
55 - Eric Gagne, 2003
All Time Leaders
Games
At-Bats
Runs
Hits
Doubles
Triples
HR
RBI
SB
TB
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Games
Innings
Wins
Losses
Strikeouts
Walks
ERA
Shutouts
Saves
2322 - Zack Wheat
8859 - Zack Wheat
1338 - Pee Wee Reese
2804 - Zack Wheat
464 - Zack Wheat
171 - Zack Wheat
389 - Duke Snider
1271 - Duke Snider
490 - Maury Wills
4003 - Zack Wheat
.352 - Wee Willie Keeler
Mike Piazza
.572 - Mike Piazza
Mike Piazza
550 - Don Sutton
3816.1 - Don Sutton
233 - Don Sutton
181 - Don Sutton
2696 - Don Sutton
1130 - Brickyard Kennedy
2.31 - Jeff Pfeffer
52 - Don Sutton
160 - Eric Gagne
Hall of Fame
Dazzy Vance
Don Drysdale
Duke Snider
Jackie Robinson
Pee Wee Reese
Roy Campanella
Sandy Koufax
Walter Alston (Mgr)
Zack Wheat

Wilbert Robinson (Mgr)
Tommy Lasorda (Mgr)
Leo Durocher (Mgr)
Ned Hanlon (Mgr)
Don Sutton
Burleigh Grimes


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Award Winners
Most Valuable Players
Jake Daubert - 1913
Dazzy Vance - 1924
Dolph Camilli - 1941
Jackie Robinson - 1949
Roy Campanella - 1951
Roy Campanella - 1953
Roy Campanella - 1955
Don Newcombe - 1956
Maury Wills - 1962
Steve Garvey - 1974
Kirk Gibson - 1988

Cy Young Winners
Don Newcombe - 1956
Don Drysdale - 1962
Sandy Koufax - 1963
Dean Chance - 1964
Sandy Koufax - 1965
Sandy Koufax - 1966
Mike Marshall - 1974
Fern. Valenzuela - 1981
Orel Hershiser - 1988
Eric Gagne - 2003

Rookies of the Year
Jackie Robinson - 1947
Don Newcombe - 1949
Joe Black - 1952
Jim Gilliam - 1953
Frank Howard - 1960
Jim Lefebvre - 1965
Ted Sizemore - 1969
Rick Sutcliffe - 1979
Steve Howe - 1980
Fern. Valenzuela - 1981
Steve Sax - 1982
Eric Karros - 1992
Mike Piazza - 1993
Raul Mondesi - 1994
Hideo Nomo - 1995
T. Hollandsworth - 1996

Firemen of the Year
Eric Gagne - 2003
Eric Gagne - 2004


Kingman Award Winners
Don Demeter - 1961
- split season w/Phillies
Frank Howard - 1964
Mike Marshall - 1984
Eric Karros - 1993
Raul Mondesi - 1998

Alex Gonzalez of the Marlins
none
Club Members
Triple Crown Hitters
none

Triple Crown Pitchers
Sandy Koufax (25/306/1.88) 1963
Sandy Koufax (26/382/2.04) 1965
Sandy Koufax (27/317/1.73) 1966

3-4-5 Club
none

100-Plus Club
Jack Fournier (22/130) 1925
Glenn Wright (22/126) 1930
Dixie Walker (8/124) 1945
Dixie Walker (9/116) 1946
Jackie Robinson (16/124) 1949
Roy Campanella (41/142) 1953
Tommy Davis (27/153) 1962
Wes Parker (10/111) 1970

500 Outs Club
Maury Wills - 1965
Maury Wills - 1963
Cesar Izturis - 2004
Juan Pierre - 2007

50 Home Run Club
none

30-30 Club Members
Raul Mondesi (30/32) 1997
Raul Mondesi (33/36) 1999

Sub-2.00 ERA

Rube Marquard (1.68) 1916
Sandy Koufax (1.88) 1963
Sandy Koufax (1.74) 1964
Sandy Koufax (1.73) 1966

Four Home Run Club
Gil Hodges - 1950
Shawn Green - 2002