Los Angeles Dodgers in History (Part 2)

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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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 1956-07-24 Dodgers lose to the Reds, 2-1, playing in Jersey City's Roosevelt Stadium
  • 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
  • 1956-10-10 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 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
  • 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
  • 1959-10-01 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
  • 1960-05-07 Dodgers Larry & Norm Sherry are baseball's 10th brother battery
  • 1960-11-23 Dodgers outfielder Frank Howard is voted NL Rookie of Year
  • 1961-07-05 St Louis Cardinals first baseman Bill White smashes 3 HRs & a double in 9-1 rout of LA Dodgers
  • 1962-07-10 All star MVP: Maury Wills (LA Dodgers)
  • 1962-08-11 Dodgers protest wetting down of Candlestick to slow Maury Wills down
  • 1962-10-02 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 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 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
  • 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 Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax wins his 27th game of the season, 6-3 v Philadelphia Phillies; clinches Dodgers 3rd National League pennant in 4 years
  • 1966-10-09 Balt Orioles sweep LA Dodgers, in 63rd World Series
  • 1966-11-01 LA Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax becomes first 3-time winner of Cy Young Award; unanimous winner for 2nd straight year; final year only 1 award given for pitchers in both major leagues
  • 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 St Louis Cardinals beat Boston Red Sox, 2-1 in Game 1 of Baseball World Series at Fenway Park; first Fall Classic since 1948 not to feature Yankees, Giants or Dodgers; Cards win series, 4-3
  • 1968-07-01 Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson's streak of 47 2/3 scoreless innings (3rd most live era) ends on wild pitch but earns 8-1 win v LA 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 and 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 MLB-record 13th consecutive game for Dodgers, Mike Marshall saves Tommy John's 4-1 win over the Reds
  • 1974-07-23 All star MVP: Steve Garvey (LA Dodgers)
  • 1974-09-03 SF Giants' pitcher John Montefusco in his MLB debut, homers in his first at bat and pitches 9 innings in relief to earn a 9 - 5 victory over the 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 and Lee Lacy are 5th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • 1975-09-03 Dodgers 1st baseman Steve Garvey begins his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak in a 13-2 loss v Cincinnati Reds
  • 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 Michigan State University 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
  • 1977-10-01 New York Yankees end MLB season with 100-62 record; win 2nd consecutive AL East title; go on the win World Series 4-2 v LA Dodgers
  • 1977-10-02 Dusty Baker hits his 30th homer of the season against Astros' J.R. Richard; Dodgers become the first team in MLB history to have 4 players hit 30 or more HRs; joins Steve Garvey (33), Reggie Smith (32) and Ron Cey (30)
  • 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

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