National League

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Brooklyn Grays (exist today as the Los Angeles Dodgers), joined from AA. Baltimore Orioles, joined from AA, contracted after 1899. Louisville Colonels, joined from AA, contracted after 1899. St. Louis Browns (renamed Perfectos in 1899, exist today as the St. Louis Cardinals), joined from AA. Washington Senators, joined from AA, contracted after 1899. Boston Beaneaters (later called the Boston Braves, then Milwaukee Braves, now the Atlanta Braves). Brooklyn Superbas (later called the Brooklyn Dodgers, now the Los Angeles Dodgers). Chicago Orphans (now the Chicago Cubs). Cincinnati Reds. New York Giants (now the San Francisco Giants). Philadelphia Phillies. Pittsburgh Pirates. St.

Major League Baseball

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Baseball experts consider the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers' boss Walter O'Malley to be "perhaps the most influential owner of baseball's early expansion era." Before the 1958 Major League Baseball season, he moved the Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles. When O'Malley moved the Dodgers from Brooklyn, he appeared on the cover of Time. O'Malley was also influential in persuading the rival New York Giants to move west to become the San Francisco Giants. The Giants were already suffering from slumping attendance records at their aging ballpark, the Polo Grounds. Had the Dodgers moved out west alone, the St. Louis Cardinals—1600 mi away —would have been the closest NL team.

Cy Young Award

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The Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers have won more than any other team with 12. There have been 17 players who unanimously won the Cy Young Award, for a total of 23 wins. Five of these unanimous wins were accompanied with a win of the Most Valuable Player award (marked with * below; ** denotes that the player's unanimous win was accompanied with a unanimous win of the MVP). In the National League, 11 players have unanimously won the Cy Young Award, for a total of 14 wins. In the American League, 6 players have unanimously won the Cy Young Award, for a total of 9 wins. ;General * ;Specific Sandy Koufax (1963*, 1965, 1966). Greg Maddux (1994, 1995). Bob Gibson (1968*). Steve Carlton (1972).

Chicago White Sox

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Despite winning game one of the 1959 World Series 11-0, they fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers in six games. The late 1960s and 70s were a tumultuous time for the Sox, as they struggled to win games and attract fans. Allyn and Bud Selig agreed to a handshake deal that would give Selig control of the club and move them to Milwaukee; however, this was blocked by the American League. Selig instead bought the Seattle Pilots and moved them to Milwaukee, putting enormous pressure on the American League to place a team in Seattle. A plan was in place for the Sox to move to Seattle and for Charlie Finley to move his Oakland A's to Chicago.

Major League Baseball Most Valuable Player Award

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The Major League Baseball Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) is an annual Major League Baseball (MLB) award given to one outstanding player in the American League and one in the National League. Since 1931, it has been awarded by the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA). The winners receive the Kenesaw Mountain Landis Memorial Baseball Award, which became the official name of the award in 1944, in honor of the first MLB commissioner, Kenesaw Mountain Landis, who served from 1920 until his death on November 25, 1944.

List of National League pennant winners

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By pennants, the Los Angeles Dodgers (formerly the Brooklyn Dodgers; 23 pennants, 31 playoff appearances) and the San Francisco Giants (formerly the New York Giants; 23 pennants, 27 playoff appearances) are tied for the winningest teams in the NL. In third place is the St. Louis Cardinals (19 pennants and 28 playoff appearances), followed by the Atlanta Braves (17 pennants and 23 postseason appearances between their three home cities of Atlanta, Milwaukee, and Boston) and the Chicago Cubs (17 pennants and 20 playoff appearances as the Cubs and White Stockings).

Boston Red Sox

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The Red Sox traded the team's popular, yet oft-injured, shortstop Nomar Garciaparra and outfielder Matt Murton to the Chicago Cubs, and received first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz from the Minnesota Twins, and shortstop Orlando Cabrera from the Montreal Expos. In a separate transaction, the Red Sox acquired center fielder Dave Roberts from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Following the trades, the club won 22 out of 25 games and qualified for the playoffs as the AL Wild Card. Players and fans affectionately referred to the players as "the Idiots", a term coined by Damon and Millar during the playoff push to describe the team's eclectic roster and devil-may-care attitude toward their supposed "curse."

2017 Los Angeles Dodgers season

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The Raptors defeated the Great Falls Voyagers in three games to win their first championship since joining the Pioneer League. 2017 Los Angeles Dodgers season at ESPN. 2017 Los Angeles Dodgers season at Baseball Reference. Los Angeles Dodgers Official Site.

Hee-seop Choi

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He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago Cubs, Florida Marlins, and Los Angeles Dodgers and in the KBO League for the Kia Tigers. Choi was born in Yeongam County, South Jeolla Province, South Korea on March 19, 1979. He graduated from Gwangju Jaeil High School in Gwangju, South Korea, in 1998. He attended Korea University in 1998 and was a member of the South Korea national baseball team that finished second in the 1998 Baseball World Cup. He was scouted and signed by Leon Lee, the father of former major league first baseman Derrek Lee. Coincidentally, he later was traded to the Marlins for Lee.

World Series

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Louis Cardinals; and the 2016 Chicago Cubs, who defeated the Cleveland Indians. Only the Pirates have accomplished the feat twice. By contrast, only the St. Louis Cardinals have blown a 3 games to 1 lead twice (1968 and 1985). The 1958 Yankees, 1968 Tigers, 1979 Pirates, and 2016 Cubs all accomplished the feat by winning Games 6 & 7 on the road. 3) The 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers are the most recent team to win a World Series after losing the first two games on the road.

Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year Award

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The Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers have won more than any other team with 18. ;General * ;Inline citations Esurance MLB Awards Best Rookie (in MLB). Players Choice Awards Outstanding Rookie (in each league). Baseball America Rookie of the Year (in MLB). Sporting News Rookie of the Year Award (in each league). Rookie of the Month. Topps All-Star Rookie Teams. Baseball awards. Rookie of the Year Award (all sports). Rookie of the Year (film).

New York Yankees

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The Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers are second in total World Series appearances with 20. The Yankees have faced the Dodgers 11 times, going 8–3. Among North American major sports, the Yankees' success is approached only by the 24 Stanley Cup championships of the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League. The Yankees have played in the World Series against every National League pennant winner except the Houston Astros and the Colorado Rockies. Through 2018, the Yankees have an all-time regular season winning percentage of .569 (a 10,275 – 7,781 record), the best of any team in baseball.

Dominican Summer League

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With the exception of the cooperative team formed by the Brewers and Indians, each team is affiliated with a different major league franchise with fourteen organizations fielding two teams: the Cardinals, Cubs, Diamondbacks, Dodgers, Mets, Orioles, Phillies, Pirates, Rangers, Rays, Red Sox, Rockies, Royals and Tigers. The six division winners advance to the playoffs. The two division champions with the best winning percentages receive byes to the semifinals. *Dominican Summer League rosters * Dominican Summer League rosters. DSL official website (Spanish). DSL Encyclopedia and History (at Baseball Reference).

Cincinnati Reds

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On the field, manager Lou Piniella wanted outfielder Paul O'Neill to be a power-hitter to fill the void Eric Davis left when he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Tim Belcher. However, O'Neill only hit .246 and 14 homers. The Reds returned to winning after a losing season in 1991, but 90 wins was only enough for second place behind the division-winning Atlanta Braves. Before the season ended, Piniella got into an altercation with reliever Rob Dibble. In the off season, Paul O'Neill was traded to the New York Yankees for outfielder Roberto Kelly.

Pacific Coast League

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Vernon Tigers (1909–1912) → Venice Tigers (1913–1914) → Venice/Vernon Tigers (1915) → Vernon Tigers (1916–1925) → Mission Bells (1926–1927) → Mission Reds (1928–1937) → Hollywood Stars (1938–1957) → Salt Lake City Bees (1958–1965) → Tacoma Cubs (1966–1971) → Tacoma Twins (1972–1977) → Tacoma Yankees (1978) → Tacoma Tugs (1979) → Tacoma Tigers (1980–1994) → Tacoma Rainiers (1995–present). Evansville Triplets (1970–1984) → Nashville Sounds (1985–present). Houston Buffaloes (1959–1961) → Oklahoma City 89ers (1962–1997) 5 → Oklahoma RedHawks (1998–2008) → Oklahoma City RedHawks (2009–2014) → Oklahoma City Dodgers (2015–present). Iowa Oaks (1969–1981) → Iowa Cubs (1982–present).

Arizona League

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AZL Reds). 2011: AZL Dodgers (def. AZL Giants). 2012: AZL Rangers (def. AZL Athletics). 2013: AZL Giants (def. AZL Dodgers). 2014: AZL Indians (def. AZL Giants). 2015: AZL White Sox (def. AZL Mariners). 2016: AZL Mariners (def. AZL Angels). 2017: AZL Cubs (def. AZL Giants). 2018: AZL Dodgers (def. AZL Cubs 1). 2019: AZL Rangers (def. AZL Indians Blue).

Midwest League

Clinton Dodgers (1977–79). Clinton Giants (1980–93). Danville Warriors (1970–76). Dayton Dragons (2000–present). Rockford Expos (1988–92). Rockford Royals (1993–94). Rockford Cubbies (1995–98). Rockford Reds (1999). Decatur Commodores (1956–74). Dubuque Packers (1956–67, 1974–76; second franchise relocated from Quincy, Illinois). Dubuque Royals (1968). Fort Wayne TinCaps (2009–present). Mattoon Phillies (1956). Mattoon Athletics (1957). Keokuk Cardinals (1958–61). Keokuk Dodgers (April–August 1962). Midwest Dodgers (August 1962), based in Dubuque, Iowa. Wisconsin Rapids Senators (1963). Wisconsin Rapids Twins (1964–83). Kenosha Twins (1984–92). Fort Wayne Wizards (1993–2008).


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Chicago Cubs owner Philip K. Wrigley led the formation of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League to help keep the game in the public eye. The first crack in the unwritten agreement barring blacks from white-controlled professional ball occurred in 1945: Jackie Robinson was signed by the National League's Brooklyn Dodgers and began playing for their minor league team in Montreal. In 1947, Robinson broke the major leagues' color barrier when he debuted with the Dodgers. Latin American players, largely overlooked before, also started entering the majors in greater numbers.

American Association (19th century)

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In a rare historical oddity, the Brooklyn Bridegrooms (now the Los Angeles Dodgers) won the league's championship and represented the AA in the 1889 World Series, switched to the NL during the off-season, and then repeated the same feat. No player who spent the majority of his career in the AA is in the baseball Hall of Fame. The living legacy of the old Association is the group of teams that came over to the National League to stay. The Pirates moved to the NL after the 1886 season, the Bridegrooms/Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds after the 1889 season, and the Browns/Cardinals after the American Association folded following the 1891 season.

San Diego Padres

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Louis Cardinals | style="width:30%; text-align:center;"| Preceded by: Los Angeles Dodgers Arizona Diamondbacks | style="width:30%; text-align:center;"| Preceded by: San Francisco Giants Arizona Diamondbacks | style="width:30%; text-align:center;"| Preceded by: Los Angeles Dodgers San Francisco Giants | style="width:30%; text-align:center;"| Preceded by: Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers |- Padres' games are currently televised by Fox Sports San Diego. Don Orsillo is the play-by-play announcer, with Mark Grant as color analyst and either Julie Alexandria, Ron Zinter, or Bob Scanlan as field reporter. Mike Pomeranz hosts the Padres Live pre- and post-game show along with Mark Sweeney.

New York Mets

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They defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS, three games to two, and swept the Chicago Cubs in the NLCS for their first pennant in 15 years. In the 2015 World Series, they were defeated by the Kansas City Royals in five games. After the season ended, pitcher Matt Harvey won the NL Comeback Player of the Year award. Outfielder Yoenis Céspedes won the NL Gold Glove award as a left fielder. "Meet the Mets" is the Mets' signature song, written in 1961, one year before the first season, by Bill Katz and Ruth Roberts. It is played on the radio, during television broadcasts and at Mets' home games. Mr. Met is the official mascot of the New York Mets.

Jackie Robinson

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Ultimately, more than 200 players wore number 42, including the entire rosters of the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers, and Pittsburgh Pirates. The tribute was continued in 2008, when, during games on April 15, all members of the Mets, Cardinals, Washington Nationals, and Tampa Bay Rays wore Robinson's number 42. On June 25, 2008, MLB installed a new plaque for Robinson at the Baseball Hall of Fame commemorating his off-the-field impact on the game as well as his playing statistics.

Leo Durocher

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Ed, when the talking horse gave batting tips to the Los Angeles Dodgers, helping them win the pennant. Durocher also appeared on television in the early 1950s on the CBS game show What's My Line? twice as a mystery guest (January 28, 1951 and May 31, 1953), the latter when his wife Day was a guest panelist. Durocher returned to the managerial ranks in 1966 with the Chicago Cubs. In several previous seasons, the Cubs had tried an experiment called the "College of Coaches", in which they were led by a "head coach" rather than a manager.

Colorado Rockies

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Sports commentator

Vin Scully, longtime announcer for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, was one of the few examples of this practice lasting into the 21st century until he retired in 2016. A sideline reporter assists a sports broadcasting crew with sideline coverage of the playing field or court. The sideline reporter typically makes live updates on injuries and breaking news or conducts player interviews while players are on the field or court because the play-by-play broadcaster and color commentator must remain in their broadcast booth. Sideline reporters are often granted inside information about an important update, such as injury, because they have the credentials necessary to do so.