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.
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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.
Familia finished the series having retired all 16 batters to face him while the Mets captured their first win in a deciding game of a postseason series since the aforementioned Game 7 of the 1986 World Series. 2015 NLDS (3–2): New York Mets beat Los Angeles Dodgers * 2015 National League Division Series Los Angeles Dodgers v New York Mets at Baseball Reference (1) St. Louis Cardinals (Central Division champion) versus (5) Chicago Cubs (Wild Card winner). (2) Los Angeles Dodgers (West Division champion) vs (3) New York Mets (East Division champion). 2015 National League Division Series Chicago Cubs v St.
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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.
Kenley Jansen retired Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Contreras in the bottom of the 9th inning as the Dodgers won the pennant and went to their first World Series since 1988. Chris Taylor and Justin Turner were voted co-MVPs of the series. This was the third straight year the National League pennant winning team clinched at Wrigley Field. The Dodgers +20 run differential for the entire series is tied for the fourth largest in a postseason series. 2017 NLCS (4–1): Los Angeles Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs 2017 Major League Baseball postseason schedule. 2017 National League Championship Series at Baseball Reference.
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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.
The 1959 season saw the Braves finish the season in a tie with the Los Angeles Dodgers, both with 86–68 records. Many residents of Chicago and Milwaukee were hoping for a Sox-Braves Series, as the cities are only about 75 mi apart, but it was not to be because Milwaukee fell in a best-of-3 playoff with two straight losses to the Dodgers. The Dodgers would go on to defeat the Chicago White Sox in the World Series. The next six years were up-and-down for the Braves.
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The Arizona League Dodgers won the league championship over the Arizona League Cubs 1 two games to one. Los Angeles Dodgers Official Site. 2018 Los Angeles Dodgers season at Baseball Reference.
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The Ogden Raptors made the Pioneer League playoffs but lost in three games in their first round series to the Orem Owlz. 2016 Los Angeles Dodgers season at ESPN. 2016 Los Angeles Dodgers season at Baseball Reference. 2016 Los Angeles Dodgers season at Official Site.
With a win over the Cardinals on September 27, the Cubs won the division title for the second consecutive year. The Cubs defeated the Washington Nationals in the National League Division Series three games to two to advance to face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the League Championship Series in a rematch of the previous year's series. In the best of seven NLCS, the Cubs lost to the Dodgers four games to one. The Cubs continued their $500 million, multiyear renovation project at Wrigley Field. Changes to the stadium for the 2017 season included: Source Source Source Source Source Sunday, April 2, 2017 at St.
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CHC – Chicago Cubs. CHW – Chicago White Sox. CIN – Cincinnati Reds. CLE – Cleveland Indians. COL – Colorado Rockies. DET – Detroit Tigers. FLA – Florida Marlins (until 2011) / MIA (2012–present) – Miami Marlins. HOU – Houston Astros. KC – Kansas City Royals. LAD – Los Angeles Dodgers. MIL – Milwaukee Brewers. MIN – Minnesota Twins. MTL - Montreal Expos (until 2004) / WSH (2005–present) – Washington Nationals. NYM – New York Mets. NYY – New York Yankees. OAK – Oakland Athletics. PHI – Philadelphia Phillies. PIT – Pittsburgh Pirates. SD – San Diego Padres. SF – San Francisco Giants. SEA – Seattle Mariners. STL – St. Louis Cardinals. TB – Tampa Bay Devil Rays/Rays. TEX – Texas Rangers.
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At the same time, the New York Mets failed to host for 48 seasons (1965–2012), while the Los Angeles Dodgers have not hosted since 1980 and will do so in 2020. Among current major league teams, the Tampa Bay Rays have yet to host the All-Star game. In the first two decades of the game there were two pairs of teams that shared ballparks, located in Philadelphia and St. Louis. This led to some shorter-than-usual gaps between the use of those venues: The Cardinals hosted the game in 1940, and the Browns in 1948. The Athletics hosted the game in 1943, and the Phillies in 1952. The venues traditionally alternated between the American League and National League every year.
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However, they lost to the Arizona League Rangers in the first round of the playoffs and were eliminated. 2019 Los Angeles Dodgers season at Official Site. 2019 Los Angeles Dodgers season at Baseball Reference.
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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.
May 27 – As the Cincinnati Reds played the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, Cubs third baseman Ron Cey hit a long foul ball down the left field line, but third base umpire Steve Rippley incorrectly ruled it a home run. Reds pitcher Mario Soto shoves Rippley during an argument over the call. After conferring, the umpires change their decision and rule it a foul ball. However, for shoving Rippley, Soto is ejected, prompting him to charge the field and attack Cubs third base coach Don Zimmer, which triggers a ten-minute bench-clearing brawl. The Reds win the game, completing a three-game sweep of the Cubs.
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In total, the Nationals finished April with a 16–7 record, the second-best win percentage in baseball behind the Cubs, and a half-game lead over the New York Mets, their closest rivals in the National League East. On May 1, the Nationals completed their first-ever road sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals, with Max Scherzer earning the win. However, the Nationals were swept by the Chicago Cubs later on their Midwestern roadtrip in a four-game set. In the final game at Wrigley Field on May 8, Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper walked six times and was hit by a pitch, setting a major league record with seven plate appearances and zero official at-bats in a single game.
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August 30 – Jonathan Lucroy hits a grand slam and drove in seven runs for the Milwaukee Brewers in their loss to the Chicago Cubs, 12–11, at Wrigley Field. In a slugfest featuring a combined 31 hits, including 15 extra-bases, Lucroy becomes the first catcher to have two games in a single season with 7 or more RBI since Major League Baseball began officially tracking the RBI statistic in (he first did it on May 20 against the Minnesota Twins). In addition, Lucroy becomes the first Brewer to collect a pair of seven-RBI games in team history. September 5 – For the second consecutive game, the Washington Nationals tie a franchise record with six home runs in a 9–1 rout of the Chicago Cubs.
The Chicago Cubs staved off elimination with a 3–2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of the NLCS at Wrigley Field. Coming out of a 0-for-20 slump, Javier Báez hit two solo home runs and Willson Contreras also hit a solo homer of his own, as the Cubs trimmed their series deficit to 3-1. Besides, Cody Bellinger and Justin Turner each hit solo home runs for the Dodgers in the third and eight innings, respectively. Jake Arrieta allowed three hits and stroke out nine in 6 ⅔ innings for the win, in what may have been the soon-to-be free agent’s final appearance for Chicago. Closer Wade Davis allowed one run in two innings of relief and was credited with the save.
October 1 – The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central tiebreaker, 3–1, while the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Colorado Rockies. 5–2, in the NL West tiebreaker. Afterwards, Colorado will travel to Wrigley Field to face the Cubs in the NL playoff wild-card game. October 2 :. The Colorado Rockies outlasted the Chicago Cubs, 2–1, in 13 innings at Wrigley Field, marking the longest Wild Card Game in MLB history in terms of innings and time (4:55 h). The Rockies advanced to the NL Division Series, where they will face the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. The Minnesota Twins announced that manager Paul Molitor was relieved of his duties after four seasons with the team.
Matz pitched in Game 4 of the NLDS, allowing three earned runs in the third inning in a 3–1 loss at home to the Los Angeles Dodgers, marking his first loss in the major leagues. He also started in Game 4 of the NLCS against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, allowing one earned run in innings, but was denied a chance at the win after being pulled with a 6–1 lead and two outs in the fifth inning. The Mets won the game 8–3, clinching the pennant. Matz pitched in Game 4 of the World Series, with the Mets trailing the Kansas City Royals 2–1 in the series going in. He allowed two runs on seven hits and had five strikeouts, and allowed only one hit in the first four innings.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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.
The 2014 Chicago Cubs season was the 143rd season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 139th in the National League and the 99th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs began the season on the road against the Pittsburgh Pirates on March 31, 2014 and finished the regular season on September 28, 2014, on the road against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cubs finished the season with a 73–89 record in last place in the National League Central Division in Rick Renteria's first and only season as manager. This season marked the 100th season of play at Wrigley Field, though the Cubs did not start playing there until 1916.