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Los Angeles Dodgers in History (Part 3)

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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

Baseball Pitcher Sandy Koufax
Baseball Pitcher
Sandy Koufax
  • 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 Baltimore 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

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1969-08-05 Pirates outfielder Willie Stargell smashes first and longest home run ever hit out of Dodger Stadium; the incomparable shot off Alan Foster, measures 506 feet

Hall of Fame Baseball Player Willie Stargell
Hall of Fame Baseball Player
Willie Stargell

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1969-08-11 Future Baseball HOF'er Don Drysdale, the last LA Dodger to play in Brooklyn, retires because of damage to his right pitching shoulder

MLB Player Don Drysdale
MLB Player
Don Drysdale
  • 1969-11-28 Ted Sizemore becomes 7th Dodger to win NL Rookie of Year
  • 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

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1971-12-02 Frank Robinson is traded from the Baltimore Orioles to the Los Angeles Dodgers

MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager Frank Robinson
MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager
Frank Robinson
  • 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
  • 1973-05-17 Joe Ferguson, hits the 6,000th Dodger home run
  • 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)

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1973-06-19 Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) and Willie Davis (LA Dodgers) both record 2,000th MLB career hit; Rose, a single in 4-0 win vs SF Giants; Davis, a HR in 3-0 win vs Atlanta Braves

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
Baseball Player Willie Davis
Baseball Player
Willie Davis
  • 1973-12-27 LA Dodgers announce night games will start at 7:30 instead of 8

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1974-04-08 Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 715th HR, off of L.A. Dodger Al Downing, breaking Babe Ruth's record in Atlanta

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 1974-07-03 Pitching in MLB-record 13th consecutive game for the LA Dodgers, Mike Marshall saves Tommy John's 4-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds

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1974-07-23 All star MVP: Steve Garvey (LA Dodgers)

Baseball Player Steve Garvey
Baseball Player
Steve Garvey
  • 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
  • 1974-11-06 Dodger Mike Marshall is 1st relief pitcher to win Cy Young Award
  • 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
  • 1975-08-09 Dodger Davey Lopes steals record 32nd consecutive base without being caught
  • 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
  • 1976-08-09 Pitt Pirate John Candelaria no-hits LA Dodgers, 2-0

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1976-09-29 Tommy Lasorda replaces Walter Alston as Los Angeles Dodgers manager

Baseball Pitcher and Manager Tommy Lasorda
Baseball Pitcher and Manager
Tommy Lasorda
  • 1977-01-11 Cubs trade outfielder Rick Monday to Dodgers for Bill Buckner
  • 1977-06-05 Los Angeles Dodgers retire Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman and manager Walter Alston's #24
  • 1977-07-19 48th MLB All Star Game, Yankee Stadium, NYC, NY: NL wins, 7-5; MVP: Don Sutton, LA Dodgers, P
  • 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

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1977-10-14 Linda Ronstadt sings national anthem prior to World Series Game 3 at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles

Singer and Actress Linda Ronstadt
Singer and Actress
Linda Ronstadt
  • 1977-10-18 Yanks beat Dodgers 8-4 for 21st world championship, 1st in 15 years

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1977-11-02 Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Steve Carlton wins his second Cy Young Award, outpointing Tommy John of the LA Dodgers; Carlton leads National League with 23 wins and posts 2.64 ERA

Baseball Pitcher Steve Carlton
Baseball Pitcher
Steve Carlton
  • 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 spectacular 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
  • 1979-04-10 J. R. Richard of the Houston Astros pitches a complete game but sets a MLB record by throwing 6 wild pitches in 2-1 win over the LA Dodgers at the Astrodome
  • 1979-09-29 LA Dodger Manny Mota hits record 146th pinch hit
  • 1979-11-28 LA Dodger Rick Sutcliffe wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1980-05-04 Dodgers bat out of order against Phillies in 1st inning
  • 1980-06-01 First baseman Steve Garvey, hits the 7,000th Brooklyn / LA Dodgers home run in a 9-5 loss at home to the Atlanta Braves
  • 1980-06-27 Dodgers' Jerry Reuss no-hits SF Giants 8-0
  • 1980-07-08 51st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-2 at Dodger Stadium, LA
  • 1980-12-03 Don Sutton, the winningest pitcher in Los Angeles Dodgers history, signs a 4-year contract with Houston; Astros career shortened by a patellar fracture; returns to Dodgers in 1988 after stints with 3 other MLB clubs

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1981-04-09 LA Dodgers Fernando Valenzuela's 1st start, beats Astros 2-0

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Fernando Valenzuela
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Fernando Valenzuela

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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 Pitcher Fernando Valenzuela becomes 3rd consecutive LA Dodgers player to be named National League Rookie of the Year; Rick Sutcliffe 1979, Steve Howe 1980
  • 1982-02-08 Los Angeles Dodgers trade 2B Davey Lopes to Oakland A's, breaking up MLB's longest-playing infield (Cey-Russell-Lopes-Garvey)
  • 1982-06-07 LA Dodger Steve Garvey is 5th to play in 1,000 consecutive games
  • 1982-08-17 LA Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs, 6-5, in 21 innings (game completed 8/18)
  • 1982-08-18 Longest baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago IL, ends after 22 innings - before LA Dodgers beat Cubs 2-1 (game started Aug 17th)
  • 1983-03-10 Walter Alston, Los Angeles Dodgers manager is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1983-08-19 Dodgers trade Dave Stewart & Ricky Wright to Texas for Rick Honeycut
  • 1983-10-08 MLB National League Championship: Philadelphia Phillies beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 3 games to 1
  • 1983-12-05 LA Dodger pitcher Steve Howe is suspended for 1 year for cocaine use
  • 1987-04-06 Los Angeles Dodger's GM Al Campanis appears on TV program ABC News: Nightline saying Blacks may not be equipped to be in baseball management, sparking a racial controversy
  • 1988-06-18 Jeff Hamilton, hits 8,000th Dodger home run
  • 1988-08-27 Dodger Tommy Lasorda wins 1,000th game as manager tops Philadelphia, 4-2
  • 1988-09-16 Cincinnati Reds Tom Browning pitches a perfect game, beats LA Dodgers, 1-0
  • 1988-09-28 LA Dodger Orel Herschiser breaks former Dodger Don Drysdale's record by pitching 59 consecutive scoreless innings [1]
  • 1988-10-12 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat New York Mets, 4 games to 3
  • 1988-10-15 With 2 outs in bottom of 9th, an injured Kirk Gibson hits dramatic 2 run HR to give Dodgers a 5-4 win in 1st game of World Series
  • 1988-10-20 LA Dodgers beat Oakland A's in baseball's 85th World Series 4 games to 1
  • 1988-11-15 Dodgers outfielder Kirk Gibson wins NL MVP Award

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1988-12-04 Orioles trade veteran 1B Eddie Murray to the Dodgers

MLB 1st Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB 1st Baseman
Eddie Murray

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1989-02-16 Dodgers pitcher Orel Hershiser signs $7.9M-3 year contract

Baseball Pitcher Orel Hershiser
Baseball Pitcher
Orel Hershiser

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