Some people don’t know that the Los Angeles Dodgers called themselves Brooklyn Bridegrooms during 1890 to 1898. Later, there was a change of name to Brooklyn Superbas between 1899 and 1910, and then again to Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912), Brooklyn Dodgers in 1913, Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931). After that, they reverted to the earlier name of Brooklyn Dodgers and decided to build up their reputation under that name.
The first game played by the Los Angeles Dodgers was on April 19, 1890, as Brooklyn Bridegrooms with the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum acting as their first ballpark.
In the era before 1958, the Los Angeles Dodgers playing under different names have qualified for the World Series 9 times. But, unfortunately, they were only able to claim the World Championship once in 1955. They also won the American Association Pennant once in 1889. 1947 saw the first African-American major league baseball player in the modern age with Jackie Roosevelt Robinson.
The 2000’s and Hall Of Fame
In the period between 1974 and 2004, the Los Angeles Dodgers collected ten Division titles, a Wild Card in 1996 and two World Championships. They barely missed out on wins in 2003 and 2004
Some players from the Los Angeles Dodgers who went on to grace the Hall of Fame were Walter Alston MGR, Jim Bunning RHP, Gray Carter, Don Sutton, Hoyt Wilhem and Duke Snider. Some numbers that were retired are #19 for Jim Gilliam, #4 worn by Duke Snider, #2 linked to Tommy Lasorda the manager in 1976-1996, #1 sported by Pee Wee Reese, #20 associated with Don Sutton, #24 owned by Walter Alston and #32 by Sandy Koufax. All of these are legends of LA Dodgers, so they have a special place for these in the Hall Of Fame.
The LA Dodgers are known for their changes of stadiums. Washington Park was the first stadium for the Los Angeles Dodgers, then known as Brooklyn Bridegrooms. However, they played there for one year only and moved to another stadium. The Dodgers then moved to the Eastern Park during the years 1891-1897. A year later, Washington Park II became their home for the next 14 years. One year later (1913 to 1957) Ebbets Field appeared to be their home stadium. Dodgers stayed there for five years but then again decided to change it
One of the major league baseball ballparks is the Dodgers Stadium, which is the home ballpark of Los Angeles Dodgers since 1962. During the period of construction of Dodger Stadium, the team decided to use the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum between 1958 and 1961. The Dodgers Stadium is currently one of the most beautiful stadiums in the MLB, and it became one of the MLB’s trademark
Dodger Stadium was originally designed to allow expansion for a capacity of 85,000. However, the Dodgers never felt the need to expand their home. From the time of its opening, Dodger Stadium remains among the neatest and most appealing ballparks across the nation.