Dodgers History & Records

Hershiser, Conte fondly remember Jobe

Longtime Dodgers pitcher and current broadcaster Orel Hershiser and current team trainer Stan Conte had fond remembrances of Dr. Frank Jobe, who passed away Thursday.

The time Steve Yeager stole home

The longtime Dodgers catcher wasn't known for his speed, but he had a memorable moment 38 years ago at Dodger Stadium. Steve Yeager stole home.

Hershiser & Kershaw, 25 years apart

The more baseball changes, the more it stays the same. A comparison of Orel Hershiser & Clayton Kershaw, both of whom defending Cy Young Award winners who avoided arbitration a year before free agency by signing a record contract with the Dodgers.

Torre, John, Garvey HOF expansion era finalists

Joe Torre, Tommy John and Steve Garvey, all three with Dodgers ties, are among 12 finalists to be voted on by a panel during the MLB winter meetings on December 9.

Among the oldest of baseball rules doom Dodgers

Mickey Owen, Hugh Casey and Tommy Henrich forever linked in baseball history

How merchandising brought back an MLB tradition

For a uniform historian, 1987 is the year the Los Angeles Dodgers stopped being a holdout and started being a trendsetters; MLB hurried to return to a traditional look.

1988 World Series Game 5: Hershiser closes out A's

In one of the biggest World Series upsets of all-time, the Dodgers closed out the A's in five games behind the best pitcher on the planet.

1988 World Series Game 4: Jay Howell's redemption

Thanks to offensive production from a patchwork lineup and some excellent relief from their struggling closer, the Dodgers took a 3-1 World Series lead over the A's on Oct. 19, 1988.

1988 World Series Game 3: McGwire, Tudor walk off

For the second time in three games, the 1988 World Series featured a walk-off home run. But in Game 3, this one didn't go the Dodgers' way.

The story behind the Dodgers' red numbers

The red numbers on the front of the Dodger uniforms is as story that has become as much legend as it has become fact. What is the true story behind one of baseball's most famous idiosyncrasies?

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1988 World Series Game 2: Orel does it all

Orel Hershiser won his 25th game of 1988 and pitched his 10th shutout of the season with a 6-0 victory over the A's 25 years ago Wednesday, as the Dodgers took a 2-0 lead in the 1988 World Series.

1988 World Series Game 1: Kirk Gibson goes deep

Kirk Gibson hit his historic game-winning home run against Dennis Eckersley 25 years ago Tuesday, giving the Dodgers a dramatic 5-4 victory over the A's in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series.

Down 2-0 is nothing new to Dodgers

The Dodgers have won three of the previous eight best-of-7 series that they trailed two games to none. Seven previous times the Dodgers have lost the first two games on the road in a best-of-7 series, and each time they won Game 3 at home.

1988 NLCS Game 7: Another Hershiser shutout

Orel Hershiser finally gets his win as he shutouts the Mets and is named the NLCS MVP

1988 NLCS: David Cone, Kevin McReynolds win Game 6

David Cone pitches a complete game and Kevin McReynolds leads offense -- Mets tie up series at three games apiece

Belcher & Gibson highlight NLCS Game 5 win

Kirk Gibson's home run off Sid Fernandez gave the Dodgers a 6-0 lead and Tim Belcher won his second game of the series

Dodgers NLCS history

The Dodgers will begin play in their 10th National League Championship Series on Friday. They have won five of the previous nine series.

Dodgers meet Cardinals for 4th time in playoffs

For such longtime rivals, the Cardinals and Dodgers do not have a long playoff history, the Cardinals are 1-0 in the NLCS and the teams have split their two NLDS.

Scioscia & Gibson hit clutch home runs in Game 4

Mike Scioscia's dramatic game-tying home run, Kirk Gibson comes through late and Orel Hershiser gets his man in the NLCS Game 4 win.

Dodgers NLDS stats

A look at the record-setting offense for the Dodgers during their NLDS win over the Braves in four games.

Dodgers 5-0 in 5-game series after winning Game 1

Winning Game 1 of a 5-game series would seem to lead to series victory, how have the Dodgers done if they win Game 1 in a best of 5 series.

Dodgers NLDS history

From a weekend sweep to comeback in 1981 to a their last two divisional series wins, Dodgers are under .500 in this particular round but hope to even the score in 2013.

1996 NLDS: Braves sweep the Dodgers 3-0

Atlanta and Los Angeles have only faced each other once in the playoffs since the Braves moved out of the National League West in 1995. The Braves swept the Dodgers and advanced to the World Series in 1996.

Hershiser passes Drysdale w/59 scoreless innings

With 10 scoreless inning in San Diego, one legendary Dodgers right-handed pitcher joined another 25 years ago.

Cy Young + Posteason = World Championship

The Dodgers will be looking to win their 3rd World Championship since 1981 by riding the killer combination of Cy Young award winner and postseason play. .

Dodgers complete rare worst-to-first climb

The Dodgers are just the fourth team to finish in first place in the same season they were in last place on July 1 or later.

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