The Dodgers are one of the most iconic franchises in Major League Baseball, playing in the National League since 1890. Originally located in Brooklyn, the Dodgers have had their share of success through the more than a century of baseball. In 1890 Brooklyn got things off to a good start, tying in the World Series against the Louisville Colonels. From the 1940s to the 1960s the Dodgers were one of the most feared teams in baseball. In a 26-year span, Brooklyn/Los Angeles reached 11 World Series. Featuring some all-time talents like Pee Wee Reese, Roy Campanella, Duke Snider, Don Drysdale, Don Sutton and Sandy Koufax, the Dodgers won titles in 1955, 1959, 1963 and 1965. Titles aside, perhaps the biggest achievement the Dodgers reached during this time was the signing of Jackie Robinson, the first African American player in the Major Leagues. Robinson won Rookie of the Year, an MVP and made six All-Star games in his time with the Dodgers, plus he was an integral part of the 1955 World Series victory. The Tom Lasorda led Dodgers of the 1980s enjoyed their share of success as well, winning the franchise’s fifth and sixth World Series in 1981 and 1988. The Dodgers have retired the numbers of 10 former players and managers. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Los Angeles Dodgers baseball tickets.
2016 Dodgers Season Preview
For the 3rd straight season, the Los Angeles Dodgers fell short of their lofty expectations, losing a hard fought NLDS series to the Mets. In the offseason, the 2nd part of the Dodgers dynamic 1-2 pitching rotation departed, when Zach Greinke left for the division rival Diamondbacks. Los Angeles responded by bringing in Dave Roberts as the new clubs manager, and restructured the front office. To replace Greinke, LA picked up Scott Kazmir, who comes off one of the best seasons of his career. With stars like Clayton Kershaw, Yasiel Puig, and Adrian Gonzalez, the LA Dodgers will once again be favorites to win the NL West, and one of the favorites to win the National League come October. Will this finally be the year the ultra-talented Dodgers finally put it together late in the season? Only time will tell.
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Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball at Dodger Stadium Address: 1000 Elysian Park Ave, Los Angeles, California, 90012
The Dodgers play their home games at Dodger Stadium, located in Los Angeles, California. When filled to capacity, Dodger Stadium holds 56,000 screaming Los Angeles fans. Now one of the older parks in the Major Leagues, Dodger Stadium is filled with history and tradition. When you go to a game be sure to try the famous Dodger Dog and try to catch legendary announcer Vin Scully’s voice. The Los Angeles Dodgers dugout is on the Dodger Stadium third base line in front of sections 11-15. Dodger Stadium parking information is covered in our Dodgers event guide.
The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants rivalry dates back to April 18, 1883. Both teams were based in New York at the time, and were battling for fans. Over a century later, the rivalry is still going strong. Currently, the Giants narrowly lead the regular season series. The series features renowned games such as “The Shot Heard Round the World” and Joe Morgan’s eighth inning three-run blast in 1982 to knock the Dodgers out of the pennant race.
Dodgers vs. Angels
The Freeway Series is one of the most competitive inner-city rivalries in all of baseball. The rivalry is one of the newest in baseball with the clubs first playing in the regular season in 1997. With stadiums separated by only 30 miles, games between these neighbors quickly became very competitive and important for both clubs. This rivalry represents the larger competition that is always active between Los Angeles County and Orange County and is the biggest baseball matchup in Southern California.
Dodgers vs. Yankees
The Dodgers and Yankees have one of the most interesting and storied histories of any rivalry in sports. The teams co-existed in New York for decades, with the rivalry beginning when they met for the 1941 World Series. Since then the Yankees and Dodgers have played over 10 World Series against each other, more than any other American and National League teams. These former neighbors have been two of the most successful clubs in the MLB, and this is one of the can’t-miss rivalries in sports.
Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series, National League Championship Series and MLB Playoffs
The Los Angeles Dodgers have built a lasting legacy in Major League Baseball during their 50+ year history. The organization has won over 10 division titles with four occurring in the 1980s. The Dodgers have won also accumulated 8+ NL pennants and over 4 World Series titles throughout the years and will only add to that number in the upcoming seasons.
Los Angeles Dodgers Event Guide
What time do the gates open prior to a Dodgers game?
Gates at Dodger Stadium usually open 90 minutes before the first pitch.
Where are good places to eat before a Dodgers game?
LA has some of the best dining in the world, and many of these great places are within a few miles of Dodgers Stadium. If you love quintessential American dining then try The Park, Fickle, or The Kitchen. There are some great Japanese food places in the area. Of the many good options we recommend Shojin Downtown, Shabu Shabu House, or Kagaya. If you are an Italian food fan don’t miss trying Drago Centro or Cicada Restaurant, they are two of the best around. If you are looking for a higher end dining experience, check out LA Prime or Perch. Other great places in the area are Roy’s Restaurant, Un Solo Sol Kitchen, and Le Ka Restaurant.
Where is the best place to park at Dodger Stadium?
Dodgers Stadium is literally surrounded by parking options. The most accessible parking is located on the southwest corner of the stadium on the east and west sides of Elysian Park Avenue. Another great place to look is on the northwest corner of the stadium on the north and south sides of Academy Drive. There are also general parking lots on the south side of Dodgers Stadium north of Stadium Way.
Does my child need a ticket to attend a LA Dodgers game?
Children 3-years old and younger can enter Dodgers Stadium without a ticket and must sit on a parents lap for the duration of the game. It is best practice to bring proof of your child’s age with you to the gate to ensure your child is allowed to enter the stadium.
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