1883: The Franchise was establish and played in Brooklyn, NY; until 1958.
1889: Was The Dodgers and The GIANTS only meeting in the World Series. The GIANTS beat The Dodgers 6 to 3. With
both teams playing in the City of New York, The Dodgers and GIANTS became the fiercest rivalry in the History of Major League
Sports. This rivalry continued when both teams moved to the West Coast in the Late Fifities.
1891: The Dodgers were called the "Trolley Dodgers."
1916 to 1934: The Daffyness Boys Era, where the franchise, led by Team Manager, Wilbert Robinson (AKA: "Uncle
Robbie") helped made the team a constant contender.
1932: The Franchise officially became "The Dodgers."
1939: The very first Dodgers Game was televised between Brooklyn and the Cincinnati Reds.
1947: The Dodgers became the first franchise to sign an African American Player--Jackie Robinson.
1950: Walter O'Malley acquired Majority Ownership of the Dodgers.
1951: The Dodgers/GIANTS Rivalry intsensified in New Your during the National League Pennant Race when Booby Thompson
hit his "Shot Heard'Round the World" which lifted The GIANTS to victory.
1958. Walter O'Malley moved his Brooklyn Dodgers to the West Coast and became the Los Angeles Dodgers.
NATIONAL LEAGUE PENNANTS: In Brooklyn--1890, 1899, 1900, 1916, 1920, 1941, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955, and 1956.
In Los Angeles--1959, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1988.
WORLD SERIES RINGS: In Brooklyn- 1955; In Los Angeles- 1959, 1963, 1965, 1981, and 1988.
1954: Walter Alston began managing The Dodgers for 23 years, leading the team to 4 World Series Rings and 7 National
League Pennants. Alston retired in 1976. Towards the end of the Alson Era, Walter O'Malley gave control of his team to his
son Peter. Walter Alston was later inducted into the Hall of Fame.
1960 to 1965: Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale combined to win 4 of the 5 the National League CY Young
Awards during these five years. Maury Wills led the league in Stolen Bases every year during this time segment.
1962: During the Dodger's race for the NL Pennant, entertainer and Dodgers Fan, Danny Kaye; came up with the smash
hit single: :D-O-D-G-E-R-S." Jackie Robinson was elected to the Hall of Fame.
1969: Roy Campanella was elected to the Hall of Fame.