The Los Angeles Dodgers are an American professional baseball team based in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers contend in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a part club of the National League (NL) Westdivision. Set up in 1883 in Brooklyn, New York, the team moved to Los Angeles before the 1958 season. They played for four seasons at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum before moving to their momentum home of Dodger Stadium in 1962.
The Dodgers as an establishment have won six World Series titles and 22 National League flags. 11 NL MVP award winners have played for the Dodgers, winning an aggregate of 13 MVP Awards, Eight Cy Young Award winners have pitched for the Dodgers, winning a sum of twelve Cy Young Awards. The group has additionally delivered 18 Rookie of the Year Award winners, twice the same number of as the following nearest group, including four sequential from 1979 to 1982 and five back to back from 1992 to 1996.
In the mid twentieth century, the group, at that point known as the Robins, won class flags in 1916 and 1920, losing the World Series the two times, first to Boston and then Cleveland. In the 1930s, the group changed its name to the Dodgers, named after the Brooklyn people on foot who avoided the streetcars in the city. In 1941, the Dodgers caught their third National League flag, just to lose to the New York Yankees. This denoted the beginning of the Dodgers– Yankees competition, as the Dodgers would confront them in their next six World Series appearances.
Driven by Jackie Robinson, the primary dark Major League Baseball player of the cutting edge time; and three-time National League Most Valuable Player Roy Campanella, additionally marked out of the Negro Leagues, the Dodgers caught their first World Series title in 1955 by crushing the Yankees out of the blue, a story prominently portrayed in the 1972 book The Boys of Summer.
Following the 1957 season the group left Brooklyn
Following the 1957 season the group left Brooklyn. In simply their second season in Los Angeles, the Dodgers won their second World Series title, beating the Chicago White Sox in six amusements in 1959. Led by the overwhelming pitching style of Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale, the Dodgers caught three flags in the 1960s and won two more World Series titles, clearing the Yankees in four recreations in 1963, and edging the Minnesota Twins in seven out of 1965. The 1963 breadth was their second triumph against the Yankees, and their first against them as a Los Angeles group.
The Dodgers won four more flags in 1966, 1974, 1977 and 1978, however lost in every World Series appearance. They proceeded to win the World Series again in 1981, thanks partially to pitching sensation Fernando Valenzuela. The mid 1980s were tenderly named “Fernandomania.” In 1988, another pitching hero, Orel Hershiser, again drove them to a World Series triumph, supported by a standout amongst the most critical grand slams ever, by their harmed star outfielder Kirk Gibson coming off the seat to squeeze hit with two outs in the base of the ninth inning of amusement 1, in his solitary appearance of the arrangement. The Dodgers won the flag in 2017, however lost the World Series to the Houston Astros.
The Dodgers share a fierce rivalry with the San Francisco Giants
The Dodgers share a fierce rivalry with the San Francisco Giants, the most seasoned competition in baseball, going back to when the two establishments played in New York City. The two groups moved west for the 1958 season. The Brooklyn Dodgers and Los Angeles Dodgers have all things considered showed up in the World Series 19 times, while the New York Giants and San Francisco Giants have all things considered showed up 20 times and have been welcomed 21 times.
The Giants have won two more World Series (8); the Dodgers have won 22 National League flags, while the Giants hold the record with 23. Despite the fact that the two establishments have delighted in close equivalent achievement, the city contentions are somewhat unbalanced and in the two cases, a group’s titles have originated before to the next’s initial one in that specific area. At the point when the two groups were situated in New York, the Giants won five World Series titles, and the Dodgers one. After the move to California, the Dodgers have won five in Los Angeles, the Giants have won three in San Francisco.