The Los Angeles Dodgers had a disappointing end to the 2017 MLB Season. The Dodgers, after winning 104 games on the season, lost to the Houston Astros in the World Series. Going into the MLB Playoffs, the Dodgers were a favorite to win the World Series. The Dodgers will be looking to pick up where the left off in 2017 by making their way back to the 2018 World Series.
The Los Angeles Dodgers were founded in 1883 in Brooklyn, NY. In 1958, the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles, CA and have called Dodger Stadium home since 1962. Their first four years they played at the Los Angeles Coliseum. Their first year in the National League, 1890, the won the NL Championship.
Originally known as the Brooklyn Atlantics the baseball team changed their name to Dodgers in the 1930’s. In 1947, the Dodgers made history in playing the first ever African American by the name of Jackie Robinson. The second baseman would go on to a Hall of Fame career and be inducted in 1962.
The Dodgers are one of the MLB’s most popular teams. They have won 5 World Series Championships (1955, 1959, 1963, 1965, 1981, 1988) and 21 National League Pennants (1890, 1899, 1900, 1916, 1920, 1941, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1959, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1988).