The Los Angeles Dodgers

The LA Dodgers are a Major League Baseball Team, based out of California. The team was established in 1883 in its original location of Brooklyn, New York. They were named the Dodgers in 1932 after having been known by many a few other various nicknames, including the Big Blue Wrecking Crew, the Blue Crew, and the Boys of Summer. Before beginning their season in 1958, the team moved from Brooklyn to LA. Beginning in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the Los Angeles Dodgers eventually moved to the Dodger Stadium which is their home today.

A very widely known and successful team, the Los Angeles Dodgers have won the Word Series six times and have been awarded 21 National League pennants. The team is currently owned by Frank McCourt. The team Manager is Don Mattingly, with Ned Colletti as the General Manager.

Jackie Robinson gained the Dodgers a lot of popularity and notice in 1947 as he began playing for the team as the first African American ever to play in the Major Leagues. The team’s General Manager, Branch Rickey, was central in allowing for this to happen. An active member of The Methodist Church, Branch Rickey was morally invested in advocating justice for African Americans.

The Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants have been two of the most recognized rivalry teams in the Major Leagues since the 19th century.

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