The Los Angeles Dodgers are one of the oldest franchises in all of modern baseball.
Conceived in Brooklyn back in 1883, the team spent nearly 75 years in Brooklyn with the
same team name. In 1958, the Dodgers decided to move the franchise to the opposite coast,
and set up shop in Los Angeles. In their time as a club, they have been able to win the World
Series 6 times and pick up the National League Pennant 21 times and sell amazing numbers
of Dodgers tickets.
The Dodgers have had numerous rivalries throughout their impressive run in Major League
Baseball. This meant big buzz and many Dodgers tickets being sold. One of
these dates back to the early 1900's when their inner city rivals, the New York Yankees, would prove
to be formidable opponents. The two teams found themselves
battling in many World Series games. The Dodgers one three of their Championships by beating the Yankees in the World Series, with one of the victories being a sweep in 1963. This doesn't even touch the rivalry that currently
exists between the Dodgers and San Francisco Giants, also starting back when both teams
shared homes in New York. Any time the Dodgers go up against the Giants in LA, Dodgers tickets are sold out.
The Dodgers have also had their own fair share of legendary players on their roster in
their lengthy legacy, the most famous of which being Jackie Robinson. He played
for the Brooklyn Dodgers for nearly 10 years, leading them to one of their World Series
Championships, selling thousands of Dodgers tickets, and obtaining numerous accolades
The Dodgers have one of the most impressive fan bases in all of professional baseball. They were the first franchise to sell over 3 million Dodgers tickets in a season
back in 1978. To further illustrate this point, they were able to sell over 3 million Dodgers
tickets six more times before any other team had managed this impressive feat once. More
recently, the LA Dodgers set a world record in 2008 for greatest attendance to a single
baseball game in which they took on the Boston Red Sox. This game alone boasted 115,300
Dodgers tickets being sold for Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Fans of the franchise have
also made Dodgers gear the third best in sales throughout the world. When you
take into account some of the clubs in professional baseball and their impressive fan bases,
this is a testament to how many people carry Dodgers pride.
The franchise home is Dodger Stadium. This has been their home field since 1962,
as the Dodgers played their first four seasons at the aforementioned LA Memorial Coliseum.
Currently, it is the third oldest baseball park being used and the only other older parks are
Fenway Park and Wrigley Field. The stadium can seat 56,000;
however, it has seen as many as 57,099 Dodgers tickets be sold, which was the franchise record set
for their season opener in 2009.
Dodger Stadium is one of the only parks that has never changed its capacity, and has seated
56,000 for as long as the park has been in existence.
10-17-13; The Los Angeles Dodgers were able to hold off elimination by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series. The Cardinals still lead the series 3-2 as the series will shift back to Busch Field in St. Louis. The Dodgers enjoyed the long ball in Game 5 with home runs from A.J. Ellis, Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez. Pitching has kept Los Angeles in this series, with Zack Greinke pitching another seven innings with only two runs allowed. The Dodgers will pitch Clayton Kershaw in Game 6 in hopes to hold off the Cardinals once again and force a Game 7.
10-16-13: The Dodgers wasted a golden opportunity to tie up the NLCS on Tuesday, falling to the Cardinals 4-2 at Dodger Stadium. Ricky Nolasco started for the Dodgers and wasn't very effective. He allowed 3 runs on 3 hits over just four innings. Matt Holliday took him deep for a 2-run home run in the 3rd inning. The Cards added another run in the inning and that was pretty much all she wrote. The Dodgers made a game out of it with two runs in the bottom of the 4th. Yasiel Puig picked up two hits on the night and an RBI in the inning. A.J. Ellis drove in the other run. Zack Greinke looks to keep the Dodgers alive on Wednesday night. Joe Kelly takes the hill for the Cardinals.
10-15-13: With just the flip of a bat Yasiel Puig continued to be the lightning rod that ignites the Los Angeles Dodgers during his 4th inning RBI triple. That combined with Hyun-Jin Ryu pitching the game of his life helped the Dodgers capture a must win Game 3 of the NLCS.
10-14-13: The Los Angeles Dodgers are down 0-2 to the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Divisional Series. The Dodgers offense has been slow to come alive as they have only scored two runs, both coming in the third inning of Game 1, over the 22 innings of play in this series. The starting pitching has been stellar despite the lack of run support. Zack Greinke struck out 10 batters and gave up just two runs in eight innings of Game 1, which eventually went 13 innings. Clayton Kershaw allowed one unearned run in six innings of Game 2, but took the loss in a 1-0 game. Rookie outfielder Yasiel Puig is 0-10 so far in the series with six strikeouts. The Dodgers offense has only three extra base hits in 76 at-bats. Game 3, 4 and 5, if necessary, will be Dodger Stadium, where the Dodgers won both games against the Atlanta Braves during the NLDS. Los Angeles will pitch Hyun-Jin Ryu in Game 3, Ricky Nolasco in Game 4 and go back to Greinke in Game 5 if the Dodgers are able to win at least one of those two games.
10-8-13: The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to close out the National League Divisional Series against the Atlanta Braves in Game 4 after winning Game 3 at Dodger Stadium 13-6 to lead the series 2-1. The Dodgers are pitching ace Clayton Kershaw on three days rest instead of starting Ricky Nolasco to try to avoid having to go back to Atlanta for a deciding Game 5 on Wednesday.
9-30-13: After horrible start the Los Angeles Dodgers late surge has been remarkable. The young group being led by manager Don Mattingly has posted a 92–68 record this season so far. As the seasons final weekend approaches the Dodgers will host the Colorado Rockies. First baseman Adrian Gonzalez leads the Dodgers and all offensive categories including batting average homeruns RBIs and runs scored. He also Lead the team with a .810 OPS. The Dodgers hit .265 as a team and that ranks fifth best in baseball. Clayton Kershaw is a candidate for the Cy Young Award posting an ERA of just 1.83. He also struck out 232 batters and had a whip of just .92.
8/21/13 - The Los Angeles Dodgers have been a tear since the All-Star break and now lead the National League West division by 7.5 games. The Dodgers are eight and two in the last 10 games after beating the Miami Marlins last night in Miami. Left fielder Carl Crawford recorded two hits for the Dodgers in the victory. Starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw has an era of 1.80. The Dodgers will leave Miami to fly home to face the Boston Red Sox over the weekend in Boston. The Dodgers have compiled a 36 – 27 road record this season.
8/6/13 - The Dodgers have really turned it on as of the all-star break and now hold sole possession of 1st place in the NL West. They are 9-1 in their last 10 games and have a 6 game lead on the second-place Diamondbacks. This week, the Dodgers will face the St. Louis Cardinals on the road. LA has also won 14 games straight on the road.
7/31/13 - The Dodgers have acquired catcher Drew Butera from the Twins in exchange for a player to be named or cash.
7/19/13 - The LA Dodgers are 47-47 and currently in second place of the NL West division. The Dodgers have been a huge disappointment after taking on the high payroll due to the trade they made with the Boston Red Sox. Thus far, the high priced talent the Dodgers inherited had underachieved massively. Carl Crawford is batting only .273 with only 5 home runs. The lone bright spot for the Dodgers has been starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw. Kershaw has an ERA of just 1.98 along with 139 strikeouts. After the break, the Dodgers will face the Nationals in Washington DC. The Dodgers have the 8th highest team batting average in baseball.
7/7/13 - Clayton Kershaw was the only Los Angeles Dodgers named a 2013 National League all-star. The 25-year-old left-hander is 8-5 with a 1.89 ERA in 2013 and has stuck out 129 batters in 138.1 innings pitched. Two other Dodgers--first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and rookie sensation outfielder Yasiel Puig--have a chance to make the team as part of MLB final vote.
6/12/13 - After trading pieces with the Red Sox the Dodgers were expected to do big things. But with only 28 wins they are currently in last place. Hanley Ramirez started the season on the DL and is played just nine games. Former Red Sox ace Josh Beckett Is 0-5 in eight starts and is currently on the DL With an injured finger. The Dodgers have the highest payroll in baseball at Over 220 million dollars. Thus far they've been a huge disappointment.