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 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.
A look back at 10 memorable performances by Dodgers in the MLB All-Star Game.
The last time the MLB All-Star Game was canceled, in 1945, the Brooklyn Dodgers played the Washington Senators in one of seven interleague exhibition games to help raise money for the war fund.
A look back at some memorable batting performances in Dodgers-Giants games during my lifetime, including Ron Cey, Barry Bonds, Brett Butler, Jeff Kent, and more.
Bob Welch hit a home run and pitched a shutout in 1-0 win over the Reds in 1983, one of only four such games in MLB in the last 60 years.
Looking at where the Dodgers pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, compared to selections they have previously made with the same overall picks, including Charlie Hough & Jonathan Broxton.
From seventh place in an eight-team National League in their first season in Los Angeles, the Dodgers rebounded in 1959 to win the World Series and establish a foothold in their new city.