Los Angeles Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers are a Major League Baseball team in Los Angeles, California, USA. The team plays in the West Division of the National League. The team began play in Brooklyn, New York, starting in 1883. The team had several informal nicknames over the years, including the "Atlantics", the "Bridegrooms", the "Superbas" and the "Robins". The name "Dodgers" was first used in the 1890s. It was short for "Trolley Dodgers".
The Brooklyn Dodgers played in several ballparks. The most famous of them was Ebbets Field, their home from 1913 through 1958. In 1959 they moved to Los Angeles. They played in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for four years. In 1962 they opened Dodger Stadium, and have played there ever since.
The Dodgers have been to the World Series 22 times, and won it six times: 1955, 1959, 1963, 1965, 1981 and 1988. Most recently, they were in the World Series in 2017 and lost to the Houston Astros in seven games.
Many famous baseball players have played for the Dodgers, including:
- Jackie Robinson, the first African-American in the modern Major Leagues
- Sandy Koufax
- Don Drysdale
- Roy Campanella
- Pee Wee Reese
- Fernando Valenzuela
- Kirk Gibson
- Steve Garvey
- Mike Piazza
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