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''For the 1930s NFL team, see Brooklyn Dodgers (football).


Los Angeles Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers are a Major League Baseball team based in Los Angeles, California. They are in the Western Division of the National League.

Founded: 1883, as a member of the minor Inter-State League. The team moved up to the American Association in 1884 and transferred to the National League in 1890.
Formerly known as: Brooklyn Dodgers, 1932 to 1957, after which the team moved to Los Angeles for the 1958 season.
Prior to declaring "Dodgers" the team nickname in 1932, sportswriters applied a number of nicknames to the club. They were known in various newspapers, and at various times, as the Bridegrooms (after several players married prior to the 1888 season), the Superbas (under manager Ned Hanlon -- "Hanlon's Superbas" was the name of an acrobatic troup popular at the time), the Robins (after Wilbert Robinson, manager from 1914 through 1931) and the Trolley Dodgers -- originally a pejorative term for Brooklyn residents, later adopted and shortened.
Home ballpark: Ebbets Field (1912-1957), Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (1958-1961), Dodger Stadium (1962-present). (a.k.a. "Chavez Ravine")
Uniform colors: "Dodger blue" and White; some Red
Logo design: a cursive "Dodgers" superimposed over a red streaming baseball
Wild Card titles won (1): 1996
Division titles won (9): 1974, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1994, 1995
American Association pennants won (1): 1889
National League pennants won (21): 1890, 1899, 1900, 1916, 1920, 1941, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1959, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1988
World Series championships won (6): 1955, 1959, 1963, 1965, 1981, 1988

Table of contents
1 Franchise history
2 Players of note
3 Recommended Reading
4 External links

Franchise history

The Brooklyn years (through 1957)

The end of the color line

The move to California

The Los Angeles years (1958 to present)

Players of note

Baseball Hall of Famers

Current stars

Not to be forgotten

Retired numbers

Recommended Reading

External links

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