From 1890 through 1957, the Brooklyn Dodgers were a major league baseball club that competed in the National League. The franchise is likely most known for being the first contemporary major league team to integrate, when Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play major league baseball in the twentieth century, joined the team...
Robinson made his debut on April 15, 1947, and ended up playing in four games that season. The 24-year-old rookie batted.300 with a career-high 14 RBI's and five stolen bases while playing second base and third base. In 1948, he played all of his home games at third base and hit over.300 with 26 RBI's and nine stolen bases....
In 1949, when the Dodgers' longtime star and future Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson decided to break into the majors as a pitcher, they asked him if he would accept a transfer from their minor league club in Montreal. Robinson said yes, and in 1950, his first full season as a pitcher, he had a 3.63 ERA in 78 innings pitched. However, he returned to the field in 1951 and became one of the best third basemen in baseball.
During his time with the Dodgers, Robinson also served as a role model for other African-Americans who aspired to play professional baseball.
Say it aloud: "Pause." The Brooklyn Dodgers were an American baseball club that played in the major leagues from 1884 to 1957, when it relocated to Los Angeles and became the Los Angeles Dodgers.
They played their first game on April 17, 1883, at Columbia Park in Brooklyn, but they didn't become a permanent part of the league until 1885, when they moved into the new Broadway Baseball Grounds. In 1898, after two more moves, they finally settled in Ebbets Field, where they would play for the next three decades.
The team was owned by the Walter family from 1883 to 1951, when they sold to an investment group led by Walter O'Malley and his brother Charles. They changed the name to the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1955, just before O'Malley planned to move the team to California.
During that time, the Dodgers won five World Series titles, in 1890, 1895, 1896, 1908, and 1959. They also made the playoffs ten times, reaching the World Series seven times.
After 57 seasons in Brooklyn, the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles in 1958 and became one of the most popular teams in America. They've won four World Series titles since then, in 1963, 1965, 1972, and 1978.
The Brooklyn Dodgers were an American football club that competed in the National Football League from 1930 to 1943, and as the Brooklyn Tigers in 1944. The team played its home games at Ebbets Field, the home of the Brooklyn Dodgers of the National League. The team was owned by the Walter O'Malley family and named after their hometown of Brooklyn, New York.
After several years of struggling competition-wise, the team was purchased by a group led by former NFL player George Preston Marshall. They relocated the team to Dallas and renamed it the Dallas Texans. After one season, the team moved back to Brooklyn where they resumed play as the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1949. The team went undefeated in their first season back in Brooklyn before losing in the first round of the playoffs to Boston. In 1950, the Dodgers lost in five games to the Yankees in the World Series. In 1951, the team won its second straight NL title but lost to the Yankees in seven games. In 1952, the team finished with a record of 72-60 and made it to the World Series for the third time in four years. This time they defeated the Indians in seven games to win their first world championship.
In 1953, the team finished with a record of 81-71 and made it to the World Series for the fourth time in five years. This time they lost to the White Sox in seven games.
Dodgers of Los Angeles The Brooklyn Dodgers were a major league baseball team that played mostly in the National League (established in 1876) from 1884 until 1957, when the club relocated to Los Angeles, California, and resumed its career as the Los Angeles Dodgers. The two franchises have been separate since 1958.
After several years as tenants in New York City's Ebbets Field, which they shared with the Brooklyn Baseball Club (formerly known as the Bridegrooms), the Dodgers moved to California in 1958. For much of their history, they have been one of the most successful teams in MLB, winning five World Series titles between 1955 and 1963, including three in a row from 1959 to 1961. However, they have not appeared in the World Series since then and have only made it to the playoffs four times since then.
The Dodgers were one of the original National League teams along with the Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, and Philadelphia Phillies. After playing in Brooklyn for three seasons, they moved to Los Angeles in 1890. By 1900, they had become the dominant team in New York City sports, winning six straight National League championships from 1908 to '13, but also drawing large crowds as rivals the Yankees grew in popularity. In 1914, after losing to the Yanks in what many consider the first true world series, they moved west again, this time settling in Southern California.
Jackie Robinson made his big league debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947, becoming the first African American to do so in the modern era. ... The Montreal Royals and Jackie Robinson (1946)
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Baseball Jackie Robinson, who was he? Robinson became the first black athlete to play in big league baseball in the twentieth century when he entered the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. During his ten-year career, Robinson established himself as one of the game's most brilliant and dynamic players, amassing an amazing record. He is still considered by many to be the best defensive player in baseball history.
Robinson started out his career with modest success, but from 1949 to 1951, he played third base for the Dodgers' team that won three consecutive National League (NL) pennants. In 1952, after finishing second with another champion Dodgers team, Robinson decided to retire at the age of thirty because of financial difficulties within the club. However, he returned to the field in 1955 for a final season with the Dodgers. At the end of that year, he was sent off to play for the New York Mets.
During his time with the Dodgers, Robinson experienced racism both from other players and fans. This made him want to break down racial barriers in baseball even more so than before. Upon becoming a member of the Mets, he immediately put into practice what had made him successful during his years with the Dodgers. From 1956 to 1960, Robinson played third base for the Met team that finished first in the NL each season. In 1961, he ended his career with the Mets.