Los Angeles Dodgers in History (Part 2)

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  • 1955-09-28 1st World Series color TV broadcast on NBC-TV (Yanks beat Dodgers)
  • 1955-10-04 Brooklyn Dodgers only World Series victory, beating Yankees in 7
  • 1956-04-19 1st ML baseball game in NJ, Dodgers beat Phils in Roosevelt Stadium
  • 1956-07-24 Dodgers lose to the Reds, 2-1, playing in Jersey City's Roosevelt Stadium
  • 1956-10-03 Sal Maglie & Dodgers defeat Yanks 6-3 in opening game of World Series
  • 1956-10-10 On Skowron's grand slammer NY Yanks beat Dodgers 9-0 in series game 7
  • 1956-10-30 Dodgers sell Ebbets Field to a real estate group. They agree to stay until 1959, with an option to stay until 1961

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1956-12-13 Dodgers trade Jackie Robinson to Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield & $35,000. Robinson will retire rather than be traded.

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1957-01-04 Dodgers buy 44 passenger twin-engine airplane for $775,000
  • 1957-01-05 Dodgers' Jackie Robinson announces his retirement rather than be traded to the NY Giants
  • 1957-01-15 Brooklyn Dodgers sign a new 3 year lease for Ebbets Field
  • 1957-02-21 Dodgers (Fort Worth) & Cubs (LA) "trade" minor league franchises
  • 1957-02-22 Walter O'Malley says Dodgers may play 10 exhibitions in California in 1958
  • 1957-05-28 NL approves Brooklyn Dodgers' & NY Giants' move to west coast
  • 1957-05-29 NYC Mayor Robert Wagner says he plans to confer with the Giants & Dodgers about the proposed move to the west coast
  • 1957-09-03 Dodgers play last game in Jersey City (11-4 in NJ)
  • 1957-09-16 LA City Council approves 300-acre site in Chavez Ravine for Dodgers
  • 1957-09-24 Brooklyn Dodgers play last game at Ebbets Field, defeat Pirates 2-0
  • 1957-10-08 Brooklyn Dodgers announce move to Los Angeles
  • 1957-11-29 NY Mayor Robert Wagner forms a committee to replace Dodgers & Giants
  • 1958-02-07 Dodgers officially become the Los Angeles Dodgers, Inc
  • 1958-02-20 LA Coliseum Comm approves 2-yr pact allows Dodgers to use facility
  • 1958-03-18 Dodgers announces their mascot and clown Emmett Kelly will not perform in 1958
  • 1958-04-07 Dodgers erect 42-foot screen in left field at LA Coliseum to cut down on home runs, since it is only 250 feet down the line
  • 1958-04-15 1st baseball game in California, SF Giants beat LA Dodgers, 8-0
  • 1958-04-24 Lee Walls hits 3 HRs, as Cubs beat Dodgers 15-2
  • 1958-06-03 Referendum allows city to sell Chavez Ravine to the Dodgers

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1959-05-07 "Roy Campanella Night" Largest baseball crowd (93,103 in LA Coliseum) sees Dodgers' Sandy Koufax beat Yankees 6-2 in exhibition

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • 1959-09-11 Elroy Face's 22 game win streak ends as Dodgers beat Pirates 5-4
  • 1959-09-27 Braves & Dodgers finish in a tie (86-68)
  • 1959-09-29 Dodgers win game 2 of playoff, 6-5, & take NL pennant
  • 1959-10-04 LA Dodgers set World Series attendance record at 92,394
  • 1959-10-08 LA Dodgers beat Chicago White Sox, 4 games to 2 in 56th World Series
  • 1960-05-07 Dodgers Larry & Norm Sherry are baseball's 10th brother battery
  • 1960-11-23 Dodgers outfielder Frank Howard is voted NL Rookie of Year
  • 1962-07-10 All star MVP: Maury Wills (LA Dodgers)
  • 1962-08-11 Dodgers protest wetting down of Candlestick to slow Maury Wills down
  • 1962-10-01 SF beats Dodgers, 8-0 in 1st of best-of-3 NL playoff
  • 1962-10-03 Dodgers set major league-record season attendance of 2,755,184
  • 1962-11-23 Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills is named NL's MVP
  • 1963-04-01 NY Mets purchase Duke Snider from the Dodgers for $40,000
  • 1963-08-08 LA Dodgers F Howard & B Skowron are 3rd to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • 1963-09-24 Idle Dodgers clinch their 2nd LA pennant as Cubs beat Cards
  • 1963-10-02 Dodgers' Sandy Koufax strikes out World Series record 15 Yankees
  • 1963-10-06 LA Dodgers sweep NY Yankees, in 60th World Series
  • 1965-10-02 Dodgers beat Braves to clinch NL pennant
  • 1965-10-15 Dodgers & Sandy Koufax win 7th game of 62nd World Series vs Twins
  • 1965-11-26 Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim Lefebvre is voted NL Rookie of Year
  • 1966-02-28 Sandy Koufax & Don Drysdale begin a joint holdout against Dodgers
  • 1966-10-02 LA Dodgers Sandy Koufax clinches 3rd LA pennant in 4 years
  • 1966-10-09 Balt Orioles sweep LA Dodgers, in 63rd World Series

  • 1966-11-12 Dodgers complete an 18-game tour of Japan with a 9-8-1 record
  • 1967-04-21 Dodgers 1st rain out in Los Angeles (after 737 consecutive games)
  • 1967-10-04 1st World Series since 1948 not to feature NY Yankees, Giants or the Dodgers
  • 1969-04-07 Dodgers' Bill Singer is credited with 1st official save, against Reds
  • 1970-03-17 Peter O'Malley becomes CEO of LA Dodgers
  • 1970-07-20 Dodgers Bill Singer no-hits the Phillies 5-0, giving up no walks
  • 1972-07-21 Los Angeles Dodgers release & end career of knuckleball pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm
  • 1972-11-28 LA Dodgers trade Frank Robinson to California Angels
  • 1973-06-13 Garvey, Lopes, Cey & Russell play together for 1st time, set record of staying together as an infield for 8½ years (LA Dodgers)
  • 1973-12-05 Dodgers trade Willie Davis to Expos for relief pitcher Mike Marshall
  • 1973-12-27 LA Dodgers announce night games will start at 7:30 instead of 8
  • 1974-07-03 Pitching in major league-record 13th consecutive game for Dodgers
  • 1974-07-23 All star MVP: Steve Garvey (LA Dodgers)
  • 1974-10-09 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 1
  • 1974-10-17 Oakland A's beat LA Dodgers, 4 games to 1 in 71st World Series makes A's only team other than Yanks to win 3 straight series
  • 1974-11-13 Dodgers Steve Garvey wins NL MVP
  • 1975-07-23 LA Dodgers W Crawford & Lee Lacy are 5th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • 1975-10-07 Players' Association files a suit on behalf of Dodgers' Andy Messersmith
  • 1976-02-01 East Lansing police arrest Dodgers reliever Mike Marshall for taking batting practice at Mich State U after he is warned not to
  • 1976-08-09 Pitt Pirate John Candelaria no-hits LA Dodgers, 2-0
  • 1976-09-29 Tommy Lasorda replaces Walter Alston as Dodger manager
  • 1977-01-11 Cubs trade outfielder Rick Monday to Dodgers for Bill Buckner
  • 1977-06-05 LA Dodgers retire Walt Alston's #24
  • 1977-07-19 All star MVP: Don Sutton (LA Dodgers)
  • 1977-08-18 Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton throws his NL record tying 5th one-hitter
  • 1977-10-02 Dusty Baker 30th HR joins teammates Steve Garvey (33), Reggie Smith (32), & Ron Cey (30) in make Dodgers 1st team to boast 4 30-HR hitters
  • 1977-10-08 Largest baseball crowd in Penns, 64,924 see Dodgers beat Phillies 4-1 in 4th NL championship game (Dodgers win pennant)
  • 1977-10-08 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Philadelphia Phillies, 3 games to 1
  • 1977-10-18 Yanks beat Dodgers 8-4 for 21st world championship, 1st in 15 years
  • 1978-07-11 All star MVP: Steve Garvey (LA Dodgers) collects his second award
  • 1978-09-15 Dodgers become 1st major league team to draw 3 million fans
  • 1978-10-07 LA Dodgers win the pennant
  • 1978-10-07 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Philadelphia Phillies, 3 games to 1
  • 1978-10-10 Yanks & Dodgers play in World Series # 75

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1978-10-11 Dodgers Bob Welch dramatically strikes out Reggie Jackson in 9th

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1978-10-13 Graig Nettles at 3rd makes many spectactular plays in WS game 3 as Guidry beats Dodgers, after trailing 2 games to 0 Yanks win next 4
  • 1978-10-17 NY Yankees beat Dodgers, 4 games to 2 in 75th World Series
  • 1980-05-04 Dodgers bat out of order against Phillies in 1st inning
  • 1980-06-27 Dodgers' Jerry Reuss no-hits SF Giants 8-0
  • 1981-04-09 LA Dodgers Fernando Valenzuela's 1st start, beats Astros 2-0
  • 1981-04-22 Dodgers rookie Fernando Valenzuela tosses his 3rd shutout in 4 starts
  • 1981-05-30 LA Dodgers are quickest to get 1,000,000 attendence (22 games)
  • 1981-08-06 Due to strike, Yanks, A's, Philles & Dodgers declared 1st ½ champs

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1981-09-25 Nolan Ryan's 5th career no-hitter as Astros beat Dodgers 5-0

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1981-10-19 LA Dodgers beat Montreal Expos for NL pennant
  • 1981-10-19 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Montreal Expos, 3 games to 2
  • 1981-10-26 LA Dodgers beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 2 in 78th World Series
  • 1981-12-02 Fernando Valenzuela (Dodgers) wins NL Rookie of the Year
  • 1982-02-08 Dodgers trade Davey Lopes to A's breaking up the longest-playing infield (Cey-Russell-Lopes-Garvey)

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