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Reader Brett Mullin sent me some interesting stuff on the Dodger-Giant rivalry:

All-Time Head-to-Head Wins

1890s

1900s

1910s

1920s

1930s

1940s

BRO/LA

Dodgers

65

80

88

106

98

137

NY/SF

Giants

72

128

125

113

120

82

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

Total

117

83

108

95

70

64

1111

106

108

72

79

70

62

1137

17 Ties

Dodgers

Giants

671 (.482)

New York Wins

722 (.518)

440 (.515)

California Wins

415 (.485)

2

Tie-Breaker Playoff Wins

4

599-528-8

Home Record

609-512-9

9750

4.30/gm

Runs Scored

9880

4.36/gm

335

1-Run Wins

(29.4% of total games)

331

282

5+ Run Wins

(25.3% of total games)

291

290

Sep/Oct Wins (5 Ties)

287

10

7/12/1953-9/6/1953

Longest Winning Streak

12

10/2/1937-7/4/1938

21

8/6/1894

Most Runs Scored

26

4/30/1944

169

Shutouts Thrown

160

Highest Scoring Game: 34 Runs (Dodgers 19-15, 4/29/1930 & Giants 26-8, 4/30/1944)

Longest Game*: 16 innings (Giants 6-5, 9/1/1958 & Giants 6-5, 9/28/1986)

*Extra inning records are incomplete, baseball-reference.com

Season Series Records

1890s

G 5-3-2

1930s

G 6-3-1

1970s

D 6-1-3

1900s

G 7-1-2

1940s

D 8-1-1

1980s

D 7-2-1

1910s

G 8-2

1950s

D 7-3

1990s

D 4-3-3

1920s

G 6-3-1

1960s

G 6-1-3

2000s

D 4-3

Totals

G 51-49-17

Finished 1-2 15 times (NL 1890-1968, NL West 1969-Present, Wild Card 1994-Present)

1920, Dodgers by 7 games

1962, Giants by 1

1997, Giants by 2

1924, Giants by 1.5

1965, Dodgers by 2

2000, Giants by 11

1951, Giants by 1

1966, Dodgers by 1.5

2002, Giants by 3.5 (WC)

1952, Dodgers by 4.5

1971, Giants by 1

2003, Giants by 15.5

1954, Giants by 5

1994, Dodgers by 3.5

2004, Dodgers by 2

Last updated: Dodgers won 2006 season series, 13-6


Key Moments

  • Unofficial first game: October 18, 1889, at the Polo Grounds in New York in a "World Series" between AA Champion Brooklyn and NL Champion New York. Brooklyn won 12-10; New York wins series 6 games to 3. All the games considered exhibitions.
  • Official first game is May 3, 1890 after Brooklyn joins the National League, winning at home, 7-3.
  • Wilbert Robinson (Dodger Manager 1914-31) and John McGraw (Giant Manager 1902-32) constantly feud in the media, increasing the teams' dislike for each other.
  • Dodgers and Giants finish first and second on National League in 1920 and '24.
  • 1934, Giant Manager, Bill Terry, is asked about Brooklyn's chances in the pennant race. He answered, "Brooklyn? Is Brooklyn still in the league?" Brooklyn then spoiled the Giants' playoff hopes at the end of that season.
  • Leo Durocher leaves as manager of the Dodgers to become manager of the Giants in 1948.
  • 1951, Giants come from 13 1/2 games back to force a three-game playoff. In the third game, Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard 'Round the World" wins the pennant for New York, 5-4.
  • The two teams finish 1-2 in '52 and '54.
  • December 13, 1956, Jackie Robinson is traded to the Giants but refuses to report, opting to retire rather than play for the rival.
  • August 19, 1957, Giants announce they're moving to San Fracisco. October 8, 1957, Dodgers announce move to Los Angeles.
  • They tied again at the end of the 1962 regular season, forcing another three-game playoff. Giants win the third game, 6-4.
  • August 22, 1965, Giant pitcher, Juan Marichal, knocks down two Dodger batters. Later that game, Dodger catcher, John Roseboro buzzes a throw by Marichal's ear and Marichal clubs him over the head with a bat, igniting a bench-clearing brawl.
  • Los Angeles outlasts San Francisco in '65 and '66. The Giants take first place over LA in 1971.
  • The two teams are in a three-team race with the Atlanta Braves in 1982. The Dodgers eliminated the Giants on the second to last day of the season, then the Giants returned the favor the next day.
  • San Francisco spoiled LA's playoff hopes in the final series of the season in 1991.
  • The Dodgers did the same to the Giants in '93, this on the season's final day.
  • The teams again finished with the two top spots in the division in '94, '97 and 2000.
  • A Wall Street Journal article in the winter of 2001 details sign stealing methods used by the New York Giants during their 1951 second-half comeback and their three-game playoff with the Dodgers. When asked by the Giants to participate in a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the "Shot Heard 'Round the World," the Dodgers decline.
  • The Dodgers finished second to the Giants for the 2002 Wild Card and for the '03 Division Title.
  • Oct. 2, 2004, after trailing 3-0 in the bottom of the ninth in the season's second-to-last game, the Dodgers score seven and win the Western Division with a walk-off grand slam by Steve Finley. The Giants finished second and were eliminated from the Wild Card the following day.

And now here's my automated crap:

Lineups:

LA Dodgers

Juan Pierre CF .167/.231/.167
Russell Martin C .308/.357/.615
Nomar Garciaparra 1B .100/.167/.200
Jeff Kent 2B .273/.333/.636
Luis González LF .200/.273/.300
Matt Kemp RF .200/.167/.400
Wilson Betemit 3B .125/.364/.125
Ramón E. Martínez SS .125/.222/.125
Brad Penny P .185/.185/.231

San Francisco

Dave Roberts CF .250/.308/.417
Omar Vizquel SS .167/.231/.167
Barry Bonds LF .300/.417/.700
Ray Durham 2B .273/.333/.273
Ryan Klesko 1B .600/.667/.600
Bengie Molina C .273/.333/.364
Pedro Feliz 3B .250/.250/.250
Randy Winn RF .182/.250/.182
Noah Lowry P .152/.204/.217

Pitching Matchup:

Brad Penny vs Noah Lowry
16 W 7
9 L 10
4.33 ERA 4.74
189.0 IP 159.1
7.05 K/9 4.75
2.57 BB/9 3.17
0.9 HR/9 1.19