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Los Angeles Dodgers

Dodger Stadium, 2012. Courtesy of Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project & Library of Congress.

Web site: www.dodgers.com
Home: Dodger Stadium (Capacity: 56,000)
Affiliation: Major League Baseball (National League - West)
Owner: Guggenheim Baseball Management (since March 2012)

Attendance at Home Games (2017): 3,765,856 (average per home game: 46,492). 2007 was the record year at 3,856,753. The Dodgers enjoyed highest game attendance in Major League Baseball every season since 2013.

HISTORY

1890-1898 - Brooklyn Bridegrooms (named for four star players who were married over the 1889-90 off season). Merged with Brooklyn Wonders in 1891. Played at Washington Park (Brooklyn, 1890), Eastern Park (Brooklyn, 1891-1897) and Washington Park II (Brooklyn, 1898).

1899-1910 - Brooklyn (Hanlon's) Superbas, (named for a popular vaudeville acrobatic troupe when Ned Hanlon was manager). Merged with Baltimore Orioles in 1900. Played at Washington Park II (Brooklyn, 1899-1910).

Washington Park II, Circa 1909

Second Washington Park, Brooklyn, New York, circa 1909. The stadium was home to the Brooklyn Superbras/Dodgers from 1898 to 1913. Photo taken from Diamonds, by Michael Gershman. Courtesy of Wikipedia.

1911-1913 - Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (named for the wild maze of trolley lines near the Brooklyn Bridge). Played at Washington Park II (Brooklyn, 1911-1912) and Ebbets Field (Brooklyn, 1913).

Ebbets Field, Inaugural Season, 1913

Ebetts Field, inaugural season, in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, 1913. The stadium, with many changes over the years, was home of the Dodgers for 45 years from that year until their move to Los Angeles. Photo from the collection of Eliot Krispel, Farmingdale, NY.

Ebbets Field, Opening Day, 1913

Ebetts Field on opening day, April 9, 1913. Courtesy of Wikipedia.

1914-1931 - Brooklyn Robins (named for manager Wilbert Robinson). Played at Ebbets Field (Brooklyn, 1914-1931).

1932-1957 - Brooklyn Dodgers. Played at Ebbets Field (Brooklyn, 1932-1957) and Roosevelt Stadium (Jersey City, 1956-1957).

1958-Present - Los Angeles Dodgers. Played at Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, 1958-1961) and Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles, 1962-present).


Other Nicknames: Church City Nines and Brooklyn Kings during the 1880s, Brooklyn Foutz's Fillies during the 1890s (for manager Dave Foutz), Dem Bums during the 1940s and 1950s.


L.A. Videos
L.A. Video: History of the Dodgers


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