Then, where does the Los Angeles Dodgers name come from?
Brooklyn, New York City, NY
Why did the Dodgers move to Los Angeles?
On May 28, 1957, National League owners vote unanimously to allow the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers to move to San Francisco and Los Angeles, respectively, at the mid-season owner's meeting in Chicago, Illinois. There were, however, conditions attached to the owners' decision.
What is a trolley dodgers?
You probably know the Dodgers used to play in Brooklyn, even if you weren't around when the team moved in 1958. But what you might not know is that the team's full name was once "Trolley Dodgers," or that dodging trolleys was a matter or life and death for 19th-century Brooklynites.
In 1947, the Dodgers called Robinson up to the major leagues six days before the start of the season. With Eddie Stanky entrenched at second base for the Dodgers, Robinson played his initial major league season as a first baseman.
White Sox: Al López (mgr.), Luis Aparicio, Nellie Fox, Early Wynn. The 1959 World Series featured the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers beating the American League champion Chicago White Sox, four games to two.
A dodger (also known as a spray-hood) is a frame-supported canvas (usually with clear vinyl windows) structure partially protecting a helmsman and other occupants of a sailboat from harsh weather and seas. It covers part of the cockpit and the entrance (or "companionway") into the interior of the sailboat.
The franchise began with the 1947 purchase of a disbanded team, the Detroit Gems of the National Basketball League (NBL). The new team began playing in Minneapolis, calling themselves the Minneapolis Lakers in honor of the state's nickname, "Land of 10,000 Lakes".
On May 28, 1957, National League owners vote unanimously to allow the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers to move to San Francisco and Los Angeles, respectively, at the mid-season owner's meeting in Chicago, Illinois.
The Los Angeles Angels are an American professional baseball franchise based in Anaheim, California. The Angels compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) West division. The Angels have played home games at Angel Stadium since 1966.
Philadelphia Phillies management felt they needed a mascot similar to the Chicken, so they debuted the Phillie Phanatic in 1978. Today, all but three major-league teams have "official" mascots (Dodgers, Yankees, and Angels).
Origin of the nickname. The Dodgers' official history reports that the term "Trolley Dodgers" was attached to the Brooklyn ballclub due to the complex maze of trolley cars that weaved its way through the borough of Brooklyn.
On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American in the major leagues when he plays his first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born into a family of sharecroppers on January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia.
This can be a trick question. The "San Francisco Giants " have won the world series 3 times, 2010-2012-2014. But the San Francisco Giants began as the New York Giants and while in New York they won the World Series in 1905-1921-1922-1933-1954. So as an organization the Giants have won a total of 8 World Series titles.
The Dodger Dog is a hot dog named after the Major League Baseball franchise that sells them (the Los Angeles Dodgers). It is a 10 inch pork wiener wrapped in a steamed bun. The hot dog is sold at Dodger Stadium located in Los Angeles, California. The grilled Dogs are considered the "classic" version.
The Dodgers played in two stadiums in South Brooklyn, each named Washington Park, and at Eastern Park in the neighborhood of Brownsville before moving to Ebbets Field in the neighborhood of Flatbush in 1913. The team is noted for signing Jackie Robinson in 1947 as the first black player in the modern major leagues.
Atlanta Braves, the oldest continually operating team in Major League Baseball; enfranchised in 1871 as the Boston Red Stockings (or Red Caps) in National Association, and with connections to the original independent professional Cincinnati Red Stockings of 1869–70; joined National League as charter member (1876).
On March 27, 2012, it was announced that an agreement had been reached on the sale of the Dodgers between Frank McCourt and Guggenheim Baseball Management LLC, a group of investors fronted by Guggenheim CEO Mark Walter and including former Los Angeles Lakers player Magic Johnson, baseball executive Stan Kasten and film
Jackie Robinson's Retirement. In December 1956, Robinson was traded to the New York Giants, but he never played a game for the team. He retired on January 5, 1957.
Origins: Originally formed in New York and called the Gothams, the team acquired the nickname the Giants when its then-manager, Jim Mutrie, referred to his players as “My giants!” When the team moved to San Francisco in 1957, it kept the name.
World Series record by team or franchise, 1903–2017
|Teams †||Series Wins||Series Played|
|New York Yankees (AL) [previously New York Highlanders/Baltimore Orioles]||27||40|
|St. Louis Cardinals (NL)||11||19|
|Oakland Athletics (AL) [previously Philadelphia/Kansas City]||9||14|
|San Francisco Giants (NL) [previously New York]||8||20|
The 1955 World Series matched the Brooklyn Dodgers against the New York Yankees, with the Dodgers winning the Series in seven games to capture their first championship in franchise history. It would be the only Series the Dodgers won while based in Brooklyn, as the team relocated to Los Angeles after the 1957 season.
Ebbets Field, one of the most important places in Brooklyn's history, was built in 1913 at 1720 Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. The field was at the intersection of Bedford Avenue, Sullivan Place, McKeever Place, and Montgomery Street. Some say it was located in Flatbush, others in Crown Heights.