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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.

Dodgers have four 100-RBI players for the first time

J.D. Martinez hit a two-run home run Thursday at Coors Field, giving the Dodgers four players with 100 RBI — joining Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman, and Max Muncy — for the first time in franchise history.

For the 2023 Dodgers, what’s in a number?

A look at various milestone numbers for the 2023 Dodgers, for Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman, Clayton Kershaw, J.D. Martinez, Max Muncy, and more.

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Remembering the 1963 Los Angeles Dodgers

The 1963 Dodgers won 99 games and swept the rival Yankees in the World Series, with stars such as Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, Tommy Davis, Maury Wills, and many more.

1963 Dodgers Week 24: Besting the arch rival Cardinals

Our look back at the 1963 Dodgers sees them sweep the Cardinals in St. Louis in the penultimate week of the season, closing in on the National League pennant.

1963 Dodgers Week 23: Sandy Koufax breaks NL strikeout record

This week in the 1963 Dodgers, Sandy Koufax broke his own National League strikeout record as the Dodgers try to hold off the hard-charging Cardinals in the National League standings.

Johnny Frederick, the old Dodgers doubles record holder

A look back at Johnny Frederick, whose 52 doubles in his rookie season in 1929 for Brooklyn stood as the Dodgers record for 94 years until Freddie Freeman passed him on Friday.

1963 Dodgers: Jim Gilliam powers up, hello Roy Gleason

This week in the 1963 Dodgers, Jim Gilliam hit two home runs, one outside of the park and one inside.

Freddie Freeman is the Dodgers doubles king

Freddie Freeman hit his 53rd double of the 2023 season, setting a Dodgers franchise record for doubles in a season.

1963 Dodgers: Sandy Koufax wins 20 for the first time

This week in 1963, Sandy Koufax won his 20th game for the first time in his career, the first Dodgers left-handed pitcher to win 20 games since Preacher Roe for Brooklyn a dozen years earlier.

Freddie Freeman breaks LA Dodgers record for doubles in a season

Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman broke the Los Angeles team record with 50 doubles in a season, surpassing Shawn Green’s 2003 campaign. The franchise record is also within striking distance, with Johnny Frederick hitting 52 doubles for Brooklyn in 1929. There are 33 games remaining in this season.

1963 Dodgers Week 20: Two close calls for Sandy Koufax

Sandy Koufax allowed only one run in each of his two starts this week for the 1963 Dodgers, but didn’t get the run support to earn his 20th win just yet. He pitched 12 innings in one game, and was pulled with two outs in the ninth inning in the other, much to his chagrin.

Mookie Betts is on one of the great hot streaks in Dodgers history

Mookie Betts is on fire in August and is hitting over .400 over the last two months. Here’s how his hot streak compares to other long stretches in Dodgers history.

1963 Dodgers Week 19: Tommy Davis wears glasses, Dick Calmus provides relief

A look back at this week in the 1963 Dodgers, including hot weeks at the plate from Tommy Davis and Frank Howard, both now wearing eyeglasses, plus sterling relief from 19-year-old rookie Dick Calmus.

1963 Dodgers Week 18: Don Drysdale completes what he starts

This week in the 1963 Dodgers, Don Drysdale struck out 19 in two complete-game wins, while Maury Wills and Frank Howard paced the offense.

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Fernando Valenzuela was appointment viewing

Memories of the great Fernando Valenzuela, who will have his number 34 retired by the Dodgers on Friday night at Dodger Stadium.

1963 Dodgers Week 17: Johnny Podres takes no-hitter into 9th inning

The 1963 Dodgers won four of six games this week 60 years ago, with Johnny Podres taking a no-hitter into the ninth inning in Houston, Sandy Koufax winning both starts including his 10th shutout, and Tommy Davis heating up at the plate.

1963 Dodgers Week 16: A losing streak

Johnny Podres extended his winning streak on the mound, and Don Drysdale was the first MLB pitcher in 1963 to reach 200 innings. The Dodgers won their first two games of the week back in Los Angeles, but lost four straight after that.

1963 Dodgers Week 15: Ron Fairly, Wally Moon, doubleheaders

Looking back at the 1963 Dodgers sixty years ago this week, Ron Fairly and Wally Moon had big weeks at the plate, Sandy Koufax took a perfect game into the seventh inning and extended his scoreless streak to 33 innings, and the Dodgers played 9 games in 7 days in 3 cities.

1963 Dodgers: Sandy Koufax’s record scoreless streak

Sandy Koufax pitched a third straight shutout to set a Dodgers record for consecutive scoreless innings. Strong pitching overall, including two wins by Johnny Podres, fueled Los Angeles to a seven-game win streak.

1963 Dodgers Week 13: Heading into the All-Star break on fire

The All-Star break arrived in 1963, and Dodgers pitchers propelled the team into first place atop the National League, with Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, and a newly-healthy Johnny Podres leading the way.

Dodgers history in the Home Run Derby

Can Mookie Betts become first Dodger to win the Home Run Derby? Here’s the history of Dodgers competing in the annual All-Star week event.

1963 Dodgers Week 12: A Drysdale-Spahn classic, All-Star Tommy Davis

This week in the 1963 Dodgers, a classic duel at Dodger Stadium between Don Drysdale and Warren Spahn, clutch performances from Jim Gilliam and Ron Perranoski, and Tommy Davis was voted to start the All-Star Game.

J.D. Martinez hits his 300th career home run

J.D. Martinez hit two home runs for the Dodgers on Tuesday against the Rockies at Coors Field, giving him 300 career home runs. He’s the 156th player in major league history with 300 home runs.

Freddie Freeman joins the 2,000-hit club

Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman collected his 2,000th career hit, just the 295th player in major league history to do so. Freeman earlier this season hit his 300th career home run.

1963 Dodgers Week 11: Koufax’s scoreless streak, Jim Gilliam homers

A look back at this week in the 1963 Dodgers, when Sandy Koufax won both starts and extended his scoreless streak to 26 innings, and Jim Gilliam hit a home run to beat the first-place Cardinals.

The Infield honored on 50th anniversary of starting debut

On the 50th anniversary of the first game started together by Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Ron Cey, and Bill Russell, an appreciation of the legendary Dodgers infield that stayed together for eight and a half years and went to four World Series together.

1963 Dodgers Week 10: Nick Willhite’s sparkling debut

Dodgers left-hander Nick Willhite pitched a shutout in his major league debut 60 years ago this week. Maury Wills was on fire at the plate with a hit in more than half his at-bats. And Sandy Koufax pitched another shutout at Dodger Stadium.

1963 Dodgers Week 9: Maury Wills returns, LA streaks into first place

Maury Wills returned from a toe injury 60 years ago this week to lead the 1963 Dodgers to a five-game win streak and back into first place atop the National League.

1963 Dodgers Week 8: Maury Wills hurts his toe, errors fuel losing streak

Looking back at the 1963 Dodgers, Maury Wills injured his toe, the Dodgers committed several errors during a four-game losing skid, and a game got suspended in Milwaukee because of soupy fog.

A Dodgers-Mets game on ABC ‘Monday Night Baseball,’ until is wasn’t

Looking back at a 1988 game between the Dodgers and Mets that was televised nationally on ABC’s ‘Monday Night Baseball,’ until rain delayed the game for 34 minutes and ABC refused to switch back to the game.

1963 Dodgers Week 7: Tommy Davis, Don Drysdale shine

In a week that saw the 1963 Dodgers run their win streak to eight before losing a series to the Giants, Sandy Koufax was shelled in a one-out start, but Don Drysdale pitched two complete games and Tommy Davis hit nearly .500 in a winning week for Los Angeles.

LA Dodgers starting pitchers to win their MLB debut

Bobby Miller won his major league debut in Atlanta on Tuesday, just the 13th Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher to win their first game in the major leagues.


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