Dodgers History & Records
A look throughout history at the Los Angeles Dodgers as well as the Brooklyn Dodgers, including records and notable games, seasons, and careers.
The story of Zack Wheat’s final home run hit in Brooklyn, in 1926, which included an ankle injury, a charley horse, writhing in pain at second base, and a five-minute limp/trot around the bases.
The Dodgers have lost to the World Series champions or won the Fall Classic themselves every year dating back to 2016. This year, the Braves — who eliminated the Dodgers in the NLCS — did the honors en route to a title run.
The Dodgers have lost four of their five postseason series against the Cardinals, all played between 1985 and 2014. They meet again in the one-game National League wild card game on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.
A look at some memorable statistics, records, and league leaders from the 2021 Dodgers.
The Dodgers and Giants are tied atop the National League West. This is only the 12th time in 64 years since moving to California that both are playing this late with each team within three games of first place at the start of the series.
A look back at the race between the Dodgers and Giants for the National League West in 1971, which went down to the final day of the regular season.
Brooklyn Dodgers greats Gil Hodges and Carl Erskine were elected in August to the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame.
Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen is the 12th pitcher to amass 1,000 career strikeouts in relief, and just the third pitcher with 1,000 relief strikeouts all with one team, joining Hall of Fame closers Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman in the latter group.
David Petersen has been collecting Dodgers memorabilia for over 50 years, and his collection has over 23,000 items.
The Dodgers in 1991 had the best record in baseball and a five-game lead in the National League West. They sent six players to the All-Star Game in Toronto, matching a franchise record since they moved to Los Angeles.
Baseball Reference, the indispensable research site, has incorporated Negro Leagues stats into major league stats in a redesign for the site. Here are some examples, as well as how a few Dodgers are represented.
A look back at the 1983 trade that sent American League ERA leader Rick Honeycutt to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Dave Stewart going to the Rangers. Both would make bigger impacts much later down the road.
We are coming up on the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s first minor league game, for the Montreal Royals in the Brooklyn Dodgers system, during which Robinson homered and was greeted at home plate with a handshake by teammate George Shuba. That moment is being commemorated in a statue in Youngstown, Ohio, Shuba’s hometown.
Tommy Lasorda spent a spring training with the St. Louis Browns, in 1953, but was sold back to the Brooklyn Dodgers after Browns owner Bill Veeck’s planned move to Baltimore fell through.
Remembering a classic Dodgers story in which pitcher Rick Sutcliffe, left off the 1981 playoff roster, trashed manager Tommy Lasorda’s office.
Every Dodgers home run in a World Series clinching game, including Mookie Betts in Game 6 against the Rays on Tuesday night.
The Dodgers scored 11 runs in the first inning of Game 3 of the NLCS, setting a major league record for most runs scored in any inning in any game in postseason history.