Los Angeles Dodgers in History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

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  • 1951-08-11 NY Giants lose 4-0 to Philadelphia Phillies at the Polo Grounds, NYC to go 13½ games behind Brooklyn Dodgers; go on to win NL pennant with 98-59-0 record
  • 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

Sports History

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

  • 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 Baseball World Series: NY Yankees beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 4-2 at Ebbets Field in Game 7 to tie own record 4th straight WS; MVP: NY 1B Johnny Mize
  • 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.
  • 1953-10-01 Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Carl Erskine sets a Baseball World Series record with 14 strikeouts in a 3-2 Game 3 win against NY Yankees at Ebbets Field

Sports History

1953-10-03 NY Yankees legendary 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; NY wins series, 4-2

Sports History

1953-10-04 50th Baseball World Series: NY Yankees beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 4-3 at Yankee Stadium for 4-2 series win; Yankees record 5th consecutive WS; MVP: NY 2B 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

Sports History

1953-12-14 Brooklyn Dodgers sign 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

Sports History

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

  • 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 Baseball World Series: Brooklyn Dodgers win their first WS with a 2-0 victory against arch-rival NY Yankees at Yankee Stadium in Game 7; MVP: Brooklyn pitcher Johnny Podres
  • 1956-04-19 1st MLB baseball game in New Jersey - Brooklyn Dodgers beat Philadelphia Phillies, 5-4, at Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City
  • 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

Sports History

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

  • 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 Baseball World Series: Behind Yogi Berra's 2 HRs, NY Yankees beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 9-0 in Game 7 at Ebbets Field; MVP: Yankees pitcher Don Larsen
  • 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

Sports History

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

  • 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

Baseball Record

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

  • 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

Sports History

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 Baseball World Series: LA Dodgers beat Chicago White Sox, 9-3 at Comiskey Park to claim championship, 4 games to 2; MVP: Dodgers pitcher Larry Sherry
  • 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 MLB All-Star Maury Wills' base-stealing attempts; Giants win 5-4

Sports History

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

  • 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 Baseball World Series: LA Dodgers edge NY Yankees, 2-1 at Dodger Stadium for 4-0 series sweep; MVP: Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax
  • 1964-06-04 LA Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax tosses his 3rd career no-hitter; beats Phillies, 3-0 in Philadelphia

Sports History

1964-08-16 St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Curt Flood gets 8 straight hits in a doubleheader split against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium

  • 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
  • 1965-10-14 Baseball World Series: LA Dodgers edge Minnesota Twins, 2-0 in Game 7 at Metropolitan Stadium; Dodgers 3rd title since move to LA; MVP: LA pitcher Sandy Koufax
  • 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
  • 1965-11-26 Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim Lefebvre is voted NL Rookie of Year

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1980-06-11 Yhency Brazobán, Dominican baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1982-05-08 Adrian Gonzalez, American-Mexican baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in San Diego, California
  • 1984-09-23 Matt Kemp, American MLB baseball outfiekder, 2006-20, 3X All-Star, 2X Gold Glove (Los Angeles Dodgers, and four other teams), born in Midwest City, Oklahoma
  • 1984-11-23 Justin Turner, American MLB player (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in Long Beach, California

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