Today in Los Angeles Dodgers History

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  • 1900-06-21 Dodgers score 7 in top of 11th to go ahead of Phillies, 20-13, In bottom of 11th Phillies stalls so umpire forfeits game to Dodgers
  • 1900-08-31 Dodgers' Brickyard Kennedy walks 6 straight Phillies
  • 1903-06-02 Pirates win a triple header from Dodgers
  • 1903-08-26 Phillies walk 17 Dodgers in a game
  • 1906-05-01 Phillies' John Lush no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 6-0
  • 1906-08-13 Cub's Pitcher Jack Taylor ends a string of completing 202 games (187 complete, 15 relief) by Dodgers in 3rd inning
  • 1906-08-24 Cincinnati Red John Weimer no-hits Dodgers, 1-0 in 7 inning game
  • 1906-09-24 St Louis Card Stony McGlynn no-hits Dodgers, 1-1 in 7 inning game
  • 1907-09-20 Pitts Nick Maddox no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 2-1
  • 1908-08-06 St Louis Card John Lush's 2nd no-hitter, beats Dodgers, 2-0 in 6 inn
  • 1908-09-26 Ed Ruelbach shuts-out Dodgers in a doubleheader
  • 1909-04-15 NY Giant Red Ames 2nd no-hitter, loses in 13 on a 7 hitter to Dodgers
  • 1910-08-13 Dodgers & Pirates play to 8-8 tie, both have 38 at bats, 13 hits, 12 assists, 2 errors, 5 strikeouts, 3 walks, 1 pass ball & 1 hit by pitch
  • 1911-01-02 Bkln Dodgers pres Charles Ebbets announces purchase of grounds to build a new concrete-and-steel stadium to seat 30,000
  • 1915-03-13 Dodgers manager Wilbert Robinson tries to catch a baseball dropped from an airplane, but the pilot substituted a grapefruit
  • 1916-10-12 Boston Red Sox beat Bkln Dodgers, 4 games to 1 in 13th World Series
  • 1916-10-16 Dodger manager Wilbert Robinson given $5,000 bonus
  • 1917-07-01 Robins (Dodgers) play their 1st Sunday game in Brooklyn
  • 1917-08-22 Pittsburgh Pirates play 4th straight extra inning game, Carson Bigbee sets record of 11 at-bats, they lose in 22 innings to Dodgers
  • 1918-01-02 Dodgers trade Casey Stengel & Cutshaw to Pitts for Grimes & Mamaux
  • 1918-04-27 Giants' 9-0 winning start & Dodgers' 0-9 losing streak are stopped
  • 1919-02-01 Dodgers trade Jake Daubert to Reds for Tommy Griffith Daubert
  • 1919-04-30 Phillies beat Bkln Dodgers 9-0 in 20 innings
  • 1919-05-15 Brooklyn Dodgers score 10 runs in 13th to beat Reds 10-0
  • 1920-05-01 Longest major league baseball game by inninngs - Brooklyn Dodgers tie Boston Braves, 1-1, in 26 innings
  • 1920-10-12 Cleve Indians beat Bkln Dodgers, 5 games to 2 in 17th World Series
  • 1923-04-17 Longest NL opening game, Phillies & Dodgers tie 5-5 in 14
  • 1923-06-28 Dodgers lost 7-0 lead, as Phillies score 8 in bottom of 9th

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1925-04-05 Yankees whip Dodgers in exhibition 16-9 but Babe Ruth collapses in NC due to an ulcer

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1927-01-01 Dodgers announce release of future Hall of Fame Zack Wheat
  • 1927-05-22 Dodgers beat Phillies, 20-4
  • 1929-05-18 Dodgers beat Phillies 20-16 & lost 8-6 in 2nd game (record 50 runs)
  • 1930-09-06 Brooklyn Dodgers beat Phillies 22-8
  • 1932-06-07 Pitcher John Quinn, 47, is oldest player to have an extra-base hit (a double) & bat in a run, as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 9-2
  • 1932-09-10 Dodgers' Johnny Frederick hits record 6th pinch-hit HR of the season
  • 1933-11-12 1st game at NFL Pitts Pirate's Forbes Field, lose to Bkln Dodgers 32-0
  • 1934-02-23 Casey Stengel becomes manager of Brooklyn Dodgers
  • 1934-03-20 Female Babe Didrickson pitches hitless inning for Philadelphia A's in exhibition game against Brooklyn Dodgers
  • 1934-03-21 Babe Didrikson pitches an inning in an A's-Dodgers exhibition game Walks 1, hits the next guy, 3rd guy hits into triple-play
  • 1934-09-21 St Louis Card Paul Dean no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 3-0
  • 1936-10-07 7th-place Brooklyn Dodgers fire manager Casey Stengel
  • 1937-05-30 61,756, 2nd-largest crowd in Polo Grounds history, sees Dodgers ends Carl Hubbell's consecutive-game winning streak at 24
  • 1937-05-31 Brooklyn Dodgers snap NY Giant Carl Hubbell's 24-game winning streak
  • 1938-05-22 Dodgers announce contracts to install lights at Ebbets Field
  • 1938-06-15 1st night game at Brooklyn Ebbets Field (Reds 6, Dodgers 0) as Cincinnati Red Johnny Vander Meer hurls unprecedented 2nd consecutive no-hitter
  • 1938-06-18 Babe Ruth is signed as a Dodgers coach for the rest of the season
  • 1938-08-02 1st test of a yellow baseball (Dodgers vs Cardinals)
  • 1939-06-27 Brooklyn Dodgers tie Boston Braves, 2-2, in 23 innings
  • 1939-08-26 1st major league baseball telecast-Reds beat Bkln Dodgers (W2XBS NY)
  • 1939-09-23 Cookie Lavagetto goes 6 for 6-Dodgers get 27 hits & beat Phillies 22-4
  • 1939-10-22 1st TV NFL game-Eagles vs Dodgers
  • 1940-06-04 1st NL night game at Sportsman's Park (Dodgers 10, Cardinals 1)
  • 1941-04-20 Dodgers start to wear liners in their caps
  • 1941-05-16 1st US/radio performance of Bennett's "Symphony in D for the Dodgers"
  • 1941-09-25 Brooklyn Dodgers win their 1st pennant in 21 years
  • 1941-09-29 Million jam downtown Brooklyn to cheer NL champ Dodgers in a parade
  • 1941-10-01 Yankees beat Dodgers 3-2 at Yankee Stadium in opener of World Series
  • 1941-10-06 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 1, in 38th World Series
  • 1942-05-08 1st twilight game in 24 years, the Dodgers top Giants 7-6 raising $60,000 for Navy Relief Fund
  • 1942-10-29 Branch Rickey named president/GM of Brooklyn Dodgers
  • 1944-04-27 Boston Brave Jim Tobin no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 2-0
  • 1944-06-26 Yanks, Dodgers & Giants play unique 6 inn game for War Bonds, each playing successive innings, final score Dodgers-5, Yanks-1 & Giants-0
  • 1944-07-16 Dodgers score 8 unearned runs against Braves to win 8-5 & break their 16-game losing streak, they will lose another 5 in a row
  • 1944-08-03 Tommy Brown, just 16 years & 8 months old, plays shortstop for Dodgers
  • 1945-03-15 Dodgers open spring training at Bear Mountain NY
  • 1945-08-20 Dodgers Tommy Brown, 17, is youngest player to hit a HR
  • 1946-09-15 Dodgers beat Cubs 2-0 in 5 inns, games called because of gnats
  • 1946-09-29 1st time NL pennant ends in a tie (Cards & Dodgers)
  • 1946-10-01 1st NL playoffs, Dodgers vs Cards (St Louis wins 2 games to 0)
  • 1946-10-03 Cards beat Dodgers 8-4 at Ebbets Field to win NL playoffs 2-0

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1947-04-15 Jackie Robinson becomes 1st African-American to play in US major league baseball (Dodgers)

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1947-05-08 A movement among Card players to protest its 1st meeting with Jackie Robinson & the Dodgers is aborted by a talk from owner Sam Breadon
  • 1947-09-22 Brooklyn Dodgers clinch NL pennant defeating St. Louis Cardinals 94-60
  • 1947-09-30 Yanks beat Dodgers 5-3-largest WS crowd 73,365-1st WS televised
  • 1947-10-06 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3, in 44th World Series

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1948-07-16 Eddie Sawyer replaces Ben Chapman in Philadelphia, NY Giants Leo Durocher replaces Mel Ott & Burt Shotton replaces Durocher as Dodger manager

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1949-10-09 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 1 in 46th World Series
  • 1950-07-26 Dodgers' Jim Russell is 1st to switch-hits HRs twice in a game
  • 1950-08-17 Pee Wee Reese (Dodgers) & Sam Calderone (Giants) hit inside park HRs
  • 1950-11-28 Walter O'Malley fires Burt Shotton as Dodgers manager
  • 1951-07-05 Dodgers sweep the Giants & lead by 7½ games (Giants will win pennant)
  • 1951-08-11 1st color broadcast baseball game (Braves vs Dodgers) telecast (WCBS-NYC)
  • 1951-08-11 NY Giants lose to go 13½ games behind Bkln Dodgers, later win pennant
  • 1951-10-01 1st Giant-Dodgers playoff game, Giants win 3-1
  • 1951-10-02 Dodgers beat Giants 10-0, in 2nd game of play-offs
  • 1951-10-03 Bobby Thomson HR-Giants win pennant defeating Dodgers
  • 1952-05-21 Booklyn Dodgers score 15 runs in their 1st inning to beat Cincinnati Reds 19-1
  • 1952-09-23 Brooklyn Dodgers clinch NL pennant with a record of 96-57 over the New York Giants 92-62
  • 1952-10-07 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3 in 49th World Series
  • 1952-11-21 Dodgers pitcher Joe Black wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1953-09-12 Brooklyn Dodgers clinch NL pennant earlier than any other team, defeating Milwaukee Braves 105-49
  • 1953-10-05 50th World Series sees NY Yankees beat Dodgers, 4 games to 2, as NY Billy Martin's 12 hits set record; Yanks win record 5th consecutive WS
  • 1953-11-24 Dodgers sign Walter Alston to a 1-year pact as manager for 1954
  • 1953-12-01 Walter Alston named Dodger manager
  • 1953-12-14 Brooklyn Dodgers sign pitcher Sandy Koufax
  • 1953-12-23 Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim "Junior" Gilliam wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1954-07-17 1st major league game where majority of team is black (Dodgers)
  • 1955-04-21 Brooklyn Dodgers win, then record 10th straight game to begin a season
  • 1955-06-08 Dodgers option Tommy Lasorda to make room on roster for Sandy Koufax
  • 1955-09-08 Earliest clinching of an NL pennant (Brooklyn Dodgers)

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1881-12-20 Branch Rickey, baseball executive (Dodgers)
  • 1902-12-01 Morris "Red" Badgro, NFL hall of famer (NY Yankees, Giants, Dodgers), born in Orillia, Washington (d. 1998)
  • 1903-06-26 Floyd "Babe" Herman, Brooklyn Dodgers' slugger (.324 lifetime average)
  • 1903-10-09 Walter O'Malley, baseball team owner (Dodgers)

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1906-07-27 Leo Durocher, American baseball player and manager (Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Giants), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1908-02-17 Walter L "Red" Barber, Miss, sports announcer (Bkln Dodgers, NY Yanks)
  • 1911-06-08 Van Lingle Mungo, SC, pitcher (Dodgers, Giants)
  • 1911-12-01 Walter Alston, baseball manager (Dodgers)
  • 1917-09-03 Eddie "Brat" Stanky, Phil Rizzuto's nemisis/2nd baseman (Dodgers)
  • 1918-02-26 Edwin Charles "Preacher" Roe, baseball pitcher (Bkln Dodgers)
  • 1918-07-23 Pee Wee [Harold] Reese, American baseball player (Dodgers), born in Ekron, Kentucky (d. 1999)

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1919-01-31 Jackie Robinson, Ga, 1st African American major league baseball player (Dodgers)

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson

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1924-04-04 Gil Hodges, American baseball player and manager (Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Mets), born in Princeton, Indiana (d. 1972)

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • 1926-12-13 Carl Erskine, baseball player (Bkln Dodgers)

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1927-09-22 Tom Lasorda [Thomas], baseball manager (LA Dodgers), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania

Baseball Manager Tom Lasorda
Baseball Manager
Tom Lasorda

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1927-11-29 Vin Scully, American sportscaster (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in The Bronx, New York

Sportscaster Vin Scully
Vin Scully
  • 1928-10-17 James "Junior" Gilliam, Dodgers (NL rookie of year 1953)
  • 1932-10-02 Maury Wills, baseball shortstop (LA Dodgers, NL MVP 1962)
  • 1936-07-23 Don Drysdale [Donald Scott], Van Nuys, California, American MLB player (LA Dodgers-Cy Young 1962)
  • 1936-09-14 Stan Williams, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees, LA Dodgers)
  • 1937-05-10 Jim Hickman, baseball player (Mets, Dodgers, Cubs), born in Henning, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • 1938-02-18 Manny Mota, baseball outfielder (LA Dodgers)
  • 1943-05-22 Tommy John, pitcher (Yankee/Dodger)
  • 1945-04-02 Don Sutton, baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • 1948-02-15 Ron "Penguin" Cey, American MLB 3rd baseman (LA Dodgers), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1948-11-24 Steve Yeager, catcher (LA Dodger)
  • 1948-12-22 Steve Garvey, 1st baseman (LA Dodgers, San Diego Padres)
  • 1949-06-15 Dusty Baker, baseball player (LA Dodgers)

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1956-02-24 Eddie Murray, 1st baseman (Orioles, Dodgers, Cleve Indians), born in Los Angeles, California

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • 1956-06-21 Rick Sutcliffe, pitcher (LA Dodgers, Chicago Cubs)
  • 1957-04-21 Jesse Orosco, pitcher (NY Mets, Orioles, Dodgers), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1957-05-28 Kirk Gibson, Mich, outfield (Tigers, Dodgers, 1988 NL MVP)
  • 1957-08-26 Alex Trevino, catcher (LA Dodgers)
  • 1957-08-31 Tom Candiotti, Walnut creek CA, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • 1958-09-16 Orel Hershiser, pitcher (LA Dodgers, Cleveland Indians)
  • 1958-11-27 Mike Scioscia, baseball player (LA Dodgers)
  • 1959-09-28 Todd Worrell, Arcadia CA, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • 1960-01-29 Steve Sax, 2nd baseman (LA Dodgers, NY Yankees, Chicago White Sox)
  • 1960-11-01 Fernando Valenzuela, Navajua Mexico, pitcher (LA Dodgers, SD Padres)
  • 1961-11-12 Greg Gagne, Fall River MA, infielder (LA Dodgers)

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1962-03-12 Darryl Strawberry, baseball right fielder (Mets, Dodgers, Yankees), born in Los Angeles, California

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • 1963-01-22 Jeff Treadway, US baseball infielder (LA Dodgers)
  • 1964-01-22 Wayne Kirby, Williamsburg VA, outfielder (Cleve Indians, LA Dodgers)
  • 1964-08-13 Tom Prince, Kankakee IL, catcher (LA Dodgers)
  • 1965-04-24 Mike Blowers, Wurlzburg Germany, infielder (NY Yankees, LA Dodgers)
  • 1965-09-22 Mark Guthrie, pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1967-02-13 Eddie Pye, US baseball infielder (LA Dodgers)
  • 1967-11-04 Eric Karros, Hackansack NJ, infielder (LA Dodgers)
  • 1968-03-03 Scott Radinsky, Simi Valley CA, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • 1968-03-22 Ramon Martinez, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • 1968-08-31 Hideo Nomo, pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Osaka, Japan
  • 1968-09-04 Mike Piazza, catcher (LA Dodgers), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • 1968-11-24 Dave Hansen, infielder (LA Dodgers), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1969-01-15 Delino DeShields, Seaford DE, infielder (Montreal Expos, LA Dodgers)
  • 1969-11-28 Pedro Astacio, Hato Mayor Dom Rep, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • 1970-05-25 Joey Eischen, West Covina CA, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • 1970-07-11 Billy Ashley, Taylor MI, outfielder (LA Dodgers)
  • 1971-02-13 Todd Williams, US baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • 1971-03-05 Chad Fonville, Jacksonville NC, infielder (LA Dodgers)
  • 1971-03-12 Raul Mondesi, MLB outfielder (LA Dodgers), born in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
  • 1972-06-20 Juan Castro, Sinaloa Mexico, infielder (LA Dodgers)
  • 1973-04-12 Antonio Osuna, Sinaloa Mexico, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • 1973-04-20 Todd Hollandsworth, outfielder (LA Dodgers), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1973-06-30 Chan Ho Park, Kong Ju City Korea, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • 1973-08-21 Ismael Valdes, Ciudad Victoria Mexico, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • 1974-08-16 Roger Cedeno, Valencia Edo Venezuela, outfielder (LA Dodgers)

Weddings in Sport

HeartWedding of Interest

1958-02-15 Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully (30) weds model Joan Crawford in California

Sportscaster Vin Scully
Vin Scully

Deaths in Sport

  • 1925-04-18 Charles Ebbets, Pres (Dodgers), dies
  • 1925-05-27 Ed McKeever, pres (Bkln Dodgers), dies of pneumonia
  • 1934-08-08 Wilbert Robinson, baseball manager (Bkln Dodgers), dies
  • 1952-08-30 Arky Vaughn, infielder (Pirates & Dodgers), drowns

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1972-10-24 Jackie Robinson, 1st African American baseball player (Bkln Dodgers), dies at 53

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1978-10-08 Jim Gilliam, coach (LA Dodgers), dies at 49
  • 1979-08-09 Walter O'Malley, CEO (Dodgers), dies at 75
  • 1984-10-01 Walter Alston, Baseball manager (LA Dodgers), dies at 72
  • 1991-06-03 Thomas C Lasorda, American artist and son of Los Angeles Dodgers manager, dies of pneumonia at 33

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1991-10-07 Leo Durocher, baseball player and manager (Dodgers, Giants), dies at 86

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1992-09-05 Billy Herman, 2nd baseman/manager (Dodgers, Cubs), dies at 83
  • 1992-10-22 Red Barber, sportscaster (Dodgers, Yankees), dies at 84

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1993-06-26 Roy Campanella, 3xMVP catcher (Dodgers), dies of a heart attack at 71

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • 1997-07-07 Jerry Doggett, sportscaster (Bkln/LA Dodgers), dies at 80
  • 1999-08-14 Pee Wee [Harold] Reese, American baseball player (Dodgers), dies at 81
  • 2016-06-25 Jim Hickman, American baseball player (Mets, Dodgers, Cubs), dies at 79