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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.

It’s rare that the Dodgers and Giants are both this good, this late

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.

Remembering a Dodgers-Giants pennant race, 50 years later

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.

Gil Hodges, Carl Erskine inducted into NY Hall of Fame

Brooklyn Dodgers greats Gil Hodges and Carl Erskine were elected in August to the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame.

Kenley Jansen & the 1,000-strikeout club

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.

23,000 pieces of Dodgers memorabilia, and counting

David Petersen has been collecting Dodgers memorabilia for over 50 years, and his collection has over 23,000 items.

Happy anniversary, Dreifort’s 2-homer game

Two of Darren Dreifort’s six career home runs came 21 years ago today. It’s the last time a Dodgers’ pitcher has gone deep twice in the same game.

For the 1991 Dodgers, the Skydome was the limit

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 incorporates Negro Leagues stats into majors in site redesign

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.

When the Dodgers traded for ERA leader Rick Honeycutt

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.

Kenley Jansen climbs the saves ladder

Kenley Jansen racked up his 321st career save on Wednesday, a notable save for a pair of reasons. Plus, Clayton Kershaw opined on the recent spate of MLB no-hitters, and other Dodgers news.

Kershaw climbs the Dodgers innings leaderboard

Clayton Kershaw passed a pair of former Brooklyn Dodgers on Saturday, and has moved into seventh place all-time in innings pitched in franchise history.

Statue commemorates ‘A handshake for the century’

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.

How many games will the Dodgers win in 2021?

The 2021 Los Angeles Dodgers have a chance to be the best team in franchise history. But how many games will they win? Good chance it’s a three-digit number.

Tommy Lasorda’s spring training with the St Louis Browns

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.

The time Rick Sutcliffe trashed Tommy Lasorda’s office

Remembering a classic Dodgers story in which pitcher Rick Sutcliffe, left off the 1981 playoff roster, trashed manager Tommy Lasorda’s office.

Mookie Betts joins the list of Dodgers to homer in a World Series clinching game

Every Dodgers home run in a World Series clinching game, including Mookie Betts in Game 6 against the Rays on Tuesday night.

Dodgers’ 11-run first inning sets MLB postseason record

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.

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Remembering Sandy Koufax’s perfect game

We remember Sandy Koufax’s perfect game, pitched on September 9, 1965, on the 55th anniversary.

The best All-Star Game performances in Dodgers history

A look back at 10 memorable performances by Dodgers in the MLB All-Star Game.

The time the Dodgers played the Senators in interleague play

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.

Memorable Dodgers-Giants batting performances in my lifetime

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.

Best Dodgers’ 60-game starts & finishes: Pitching

With a 2020 MLB season set for 60 games, a look back at some of the best 60-game starts and finishes by Dodgers pitchers in franchise history.

Best Dodgers’ 60-game starts & finishes: Batting

With a 2020 MLB season set for 60 games, a look back at some of the best 60-game starts and finishes by Dodgers hitters in franchise history.

The beginning of The Infield

A look back at the first time Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Bill Russell, and Ron Cey started together in the Dodgers infield, on June 23, 1973, starting a stretch of eight and a half years together.

On this date: The Dodgers’ first no-hitter

Right-handed pitcher Tom Lovett pitched the first no-hitter in Dodgers history, on June 22, 1891 for Brooklyn against the Giants at home.

On this day: Bob Welch homers, pitches a shutout in 1-0 win

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 for the next Charlie Hough or Jonathan Broxton

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.

Dodgers retire Walt Alston’s number 24

On June 5, 1977, the Dodgers retired manager Walt Alston’s uniform number 24, after the longtime skipper led them to four World Series wins and seven National League pennants in his 23 years as Dodgers manager.

Pedro Guerrero’s incredible summer

Pedro Guerrero tied a Dodgers record with 15 home runs in a month in June 1985, part of a red-hot summer for the All-Star who helped Los Angeles to a division title.

Ramon Martinez burst onto the scene in 1990

A look back at Ramon Martinez in 1990, a 22-year-old who had his best second, winning 20 games, striking out 18 in a game, and finishing second in National League Cy Young Award voting.

1959 Dodgers were ‘the Cinderella team of the National League’

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.

Unique box scores in MLB history

Batting lines unmatched by anyone else in MLB history, all either by Dodgers or against them.