Los Angeles Dodgers in History (Part 2)

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  • 1950-11-28 Walter O'Malley fires Burt Shotton as Dodgers manager
  • 1951-08-11 1st televised baseball game in color, on WCBS in New York City (Boston Braves beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 8-1)
  • 1951-08-11 NY Giants lose to go 13½ games behind Bkln Dodgers, later win the pennant
  • 1951-09-16 US National League umpire Frank Dascoli clears the Dodgers bench, ejecting 15 players
  • 1951-10-03 Shot Heard 'Round the World': Bobby Thomson hits 3-run homer off Ralph Branca of the Brooklyn Dodgers, bottom 9th inning, 1 out, to give New York Giants dramatic 5-4 playoff win and NL pennant at the Polo Grounds

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1951-11-01 Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Roy Campanella wins first of his 3 National League MVP awards

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • 1952-05-21 Booklyn Dodgers score 15 runs in their 1st inning to beat Cincinnati Reds 19-1
  • 1952-06-19 Bkln Dodger Carl Erskine no-hits Chicago Cubs, 5-0
  • 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 5-2. Brooklyn finishes season with record of 105-49.
  • 1953-10-02 Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Carl Erskine sets a Baseball World Series record with 14 strikeouts in a 3-2 Game 3 win against the New York Yankees.

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1953-10-04 NY Yankees slugging center fielder Mickey Mantle hits a grand slam off Russ Meyer; Bronx Bombers hold on to win, 11-7 v Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 5 of Baseball World Series; Yankees win series, 4-2

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

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1953-10-05 50th Baseball World Series: NY Yankees beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 4-3 in Game 6 for 4-2 series win; NY 2nd baseman Billy Martin's 12 hits sets WS record; Yankees win record 5th consecutive WS

Baseball Player and Manager Billy Martin
Baseball Player and Manager
Billy Martin
  • 1953-10-14 Charley Dressen resigns rather than take 1 year contract as Dodger mgr

  • 1953-10-28 Red Barber, resigns as Dodger sportscaster to join Yankees
  • 1953-11-24 Los Angeles Dodgers sign Walter Alston to a 1-year pact as manager for 1954; signs 23 one year agreements until 1976

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1953-12-14 Brooklyn Dodgers sign pitcher Sandy Koufax

Baseball Pitcher Sandy Koufax
Baseball Pitcher
Sandy Koufax
  • 1953-12-23 Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim Gilliam wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1954-07-17 1st major league game where majority of team is black (Dodgers)
  • 1954-07-31 Milwaukee first baseman Joe Adcock becomes only the 3rd player in 20th century to hit 4 HRs in 9-inning game (Lou Gehrig & Gil Hodges) in 15-7 Braves' win over Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field; MLB record 18 total bases
  • 1954-09-22 Brooklyn Dodger pitcher Karl Spooner strikes out 15 NY Giants in his 1st MLB game
  • 1955-03-21 Brooklyn Bulletin ask Dodger fans not to call their team "Bums"
  • 1955-04-21 Brooklyn Dodgers win, then record 10th straight game to begin a season

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1955-06-08 L.A. Dodgers option pitcher (and future Baseball Hall of Fame manager) Tommy Lasorda to make room on roster for future Hall of Famer, pitcher Sandy Koufax

Baseball Pitcher and Manager Tommy Lasorda
Baseball Pitcher and Manager
Tommy Lasorda
Baseball Pitcher Sandy Koufax
Baseball Pitcher
Sandy Koufax
  • 1955-09-05 Dodger Don Newcombe hits NL pitcher record 7th HR of season
  • 1955-09-08 Earliest clinching of an NL pennant (Brooklyn Dodgers)
  • 1955-09-09 Don Zimmer, hits 4,000th Dodger home run
  • 1955-09-28 1st World Series color TV broadcast on NBC-TV (Yanks beat Dodgers)
  • 1955-10-04 Brooklyn Dodgers win their first Baseball World Series with a 2-0 victory in Game 7 against arch-rival New York Yankees; Dodgers had lost their previous 7 World Series
  • 1956-04-19 1st ML baseball game in NJ, Dodgers beat Phils in Roosevelt Stadium
  • 1956-05-12 Brooklyn Dodger Carl Erskine's 2nd no-hitter, beats NY Giants, 3-0
  • 1956-07-24 Dodgers lose to the Reds, 2-1, playing in Jersey City's Roosevelt Stadium
  • 1956-09-25 Brooklyn Dodger Sal Maglie no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 5-0
  • 1956-10-03 Sal Maglie pitches a complete game as Brooklyn Dodgers beat NY Yankees, 6-3 in Game 1 of Baseball World Series at Ebbets Field; Yankees win series, 4-3

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1956-10-05 Catcher Yogi Berra becomes 4th NY Yankee to hit a Baseball World Series grand slam in Game 2 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn; Dodgers win, 13-8 but lose series, 4-3

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 1956-10-08 Yankees pitcher Don Larsen throws a perfect game as New York beats Brooklyn Dodgers, 2-0 in Game 5 of the World Series at Yankee Stadium
  • 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 extend their 5-year lease on Ebbets Field by signing a new 3-year lease with real estate developer Marvin Kratter; club moves to Los Angeles the next year
  • 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 baseball's Brooklyn Dodgers' & NY Giants' move to the US 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

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1957-08-01 Gil Hodges hits his 13th MLB career grand slam, a NL record and the last ever by a Brooklyn Dodgers player

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • 1957-09-03 Brooklyn Dodgers play their final game in Jersey City, a 3-2 loss v Philadelphia Phillies; 11-4 record in New Jersey
  • 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
  • 1957-12-02 Pacific Coast League franchises forced to relocate when Dodgers and Giants confirm their move to California for 1958 MLB season; Hollywood Stars move from LA to Salt Lake City; LA Angels move to Spokane, and San Francisco Seals transfer to Phoenix
  • 1958-01-28 Dodger catcher Roy Campanella is paralyzed in an automobile wreck

  • 1958-02-07 Dodgers officially become the Los Angeles Dodgers, Inc
  • 1958-02-20 LA Coliseum approves 2-year pact allowing LA Dodgers to use facility whilst Dodger Stadium is completed in time for the 1962 MLB season
  • 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
  • 1959-04-11 Dodger pitcher Don Drysdale hits his 2nd Opening Day HR
  • 1959-05-07 "Roy Campanella Night" Largest baseball crowd at 93,103 at the LA Coliseum see Yankees beat Dodgers 6-2 in exhibition game
  • 1959-09-11 Elroy Face's 22 game winning 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
  • 1959-10-01 Chicago White Sox beat LA Dodgers, 11-0 in Game 1 of the Baseball World Series at Comiskey Park; White Sox first WS appearance since 1919 'Black Sox Scandal'; LA wins series 4-2
  • 1959-10-04 First Baseball World Series game played west of St Louis; LA Dodgers beat Chicago White Sox 3-1 in Game 3; record 92,394 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • 1959-10-06 Chicago White Sox beat LA Dodgers, 1-0 in Game 5 of Baseball World Series at LA Memorial Coliseum; World Series record attendance 92,706
  • 1959-10-08 LA Dodgers beat Chicago White Sox, 4 games to 2 in 56th World Series
  • 1960-02-18 Walter O'Malley, LA Dodger owner, purchases Chavez Ravine for $494,000
  • 1960-05-07 Dodgers Larry & Norm Sherry are baseball's 10th brother battery
  • 1960-05-07 LA Dodger Norm Sherry's 11th HR wins the game for brother Larry
  • 1960-11-23 Dodgers outfielder Frank Howard is voted NL Rookie of Year

  • 1960-12-08 MLB expansion team Los Angeles Angels sign a 4 year lease to use Dodger Stadium
  • 1961-07-05 St Louis Cardinals first baseman Bill White smashes 3 HRs & a double in 9-1 rout of LA Dodgers
  • 1962-04-10 52,564 fans attend first MLB game at LA's Dodger Stadium at Chavez Ravine, a 6-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds
  • 1962-06-29 Frank Howard hits the 5,000th Dodger home run
  • 1962-06-30 LA Dodgers' future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax no-hits New York Mets, 5-0; first of 4 career no-hitters thrown by Koufax
  • 1962-08-11 LA Dodgers protest as San Francisco manager Alvin Dark orders Candlestick Park ground crew to water down base paths to hinder All Star Maury Wills' base-stealing attempts

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1962-08-24 Los Angeles Dodger coach Leo Durocher suffers a near-fatal allergic reaction to a penicillin injection while in the clubhouse at the Polo Grounds, NYC

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1962-09-23 LA Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills breaks Ty Cobb's 1915 MLB steals record, recording #97 on his way to 104
  • 1962-09-26 LA Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills becomes first player in MLB history to steal 100 bases (en route to 104)
  • 1962-10-02 San Francisco Giants beat rival LA Dodgers, 8-7 in 4 hours 18 minutes in Game 2 NL tie-break series; longest 9-inning game in MLB history; Giants win series, 2-1
  • 1962-10-03 SF Giants (103-62) beat rivals LA Dodgers (102-63), 6-4 in season ending NL pennant decider; Dodgers set MLB record season attendance 2,755,184
  • 1962-11-23 LA Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills is named National League MVP
  • 1963-04-01 NY Mets purchase future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Duke Snider from the LA Dodgers for $40,000; Snider had starred for the Brooklyn Dodgers 1947-57
  • 1963-05-11 LA Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax throws his second career no-hitter; beats Juan Marichal and the SF Giants, 8-0
  • 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 LA Dodgers' Sandy Koufax strikes out World Series record 15 NY Yankees in Game 1 of the Baseball World Series at Yankee Stadium; Dodgers win, 5-2 and sweep series, 4-0
  • 1963-10-06 LA Dodgers sweep NY Yankees, in 60th World Series
  • 1964-06-04 LA Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax tosses his 3rd career no-hitter; beats Phillies, 3-0 in Philadelphia
  • 1965-08-22 San Francisco Giants pitcher Juan Marachal hits LA Dodger catcher John Roseboro on the head with his bat causing a 14 minute brawl
  • 1965-09-09 LA Dodgers future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax throws his 4th career no-hitter and first perfect game in a 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium
  • 1965-09-30 LA Dodger Don Drysdale (23-12) wins 13th straight game, 7 by shutouts
  • 1965-10-15 Dodgers & Sandy Koufax win 7th game of 62nd World Series vs Twins
  • 1965-11-03 Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax is named Cy Young Award winner by a unanimous vote and for a third time; posts 26-8 record, 1.73 ERA and record-shattering 382 strikeouts

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