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.
Clayton Kershaw on August 4, 2022 against the Giants faced the 10,000th batter in his career (Mike Yastrzemski), just the seventh Dodgers pitcher to face that many batters for the franchise. Here’s a look at Kershaw’s career, one thousand batters at a time.
Dodgers outfielder James Outman has five hits, including a home run and two doubles, has reached base seven times, and scored four runs in his first two major league games, one of the most impressive major league debuts in franchise history.
The Dodgers hosting the All-Star Game started in 1949 in Brooklyn, the first year Black players played in the game. They hosted in 1959 at the Coliseum in their second year in Los Angeles, then at Dodger Stadium in 1980, which among other things featured the debut of the Diamond Vision scoreboard in left field.
Clayton Kershaw struck out his 2,697th career batter, passing Don Sutton for the most in Dodgers franchise history.
Clayton Kershaw is about to break the Dodgers all-time strikeout record. Here’s a look at the seven others to hold that title, dating back to the 1884 Brooklyn Atlantics.
Dodger Stadium when it opened in 1962 was the first privately-financed MLB stadium in nearly four decades. We look back at some challenges over the final few months of construction at Chavez Ravine, and anticipation of the Dodgers new ballpark.
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 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.
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.