The Los Angeles Dodgers are one of the most famous and successful teams in MLB. Founded in Brooklyn, they have been known as the Los Angeles Dodgers since moving from New York to the West Coast in 1958. They were the first team from LA and have been participating in National League play ever since.
In only their second season, in 1959, they won the World Series. In a close series, led by Duke Snider, they won 4-2 games against the Chicago White Sox. It was the first World Series games on the West Coast and still holds an unbroken record of 90,000 spectators per home game. After moving to the newly built Dodger Stadium, the golden age began. With players like Sandy Koufax, Steve Garvey, Steve Yeager, Orel Hershiser they dominated the next 3 decades. 8 World Series participations and 4 titles were in the history books until 1988. A less successful period followed, but they won the World Series title again in the shortened 2020 season.
Dodger Stadium is rich in history. With a capacity of 56,000, it is the largest stadium in MLB and the oldest west of the Mississippi River. If you walk towards the ball park, you will immediately notice the LA logo in the team color blue. It is not the primary logo, but it is certainly one of the most famous baseball logos in the world. Found on the official on-field caps, over the decades it has become a symbol not only for the team, but for the entire city of Los Angeles. The Dodgers lettering in blue with the flying baseball, is also very popular as a primary logo. This logo can be found on all jerseys.
Despite their financial strength, the own farm teams are not neglected. Many good players have matured over the years with the Oklahoma City Dodgers, Tulsa Drillers, Great Lakes Loons and Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and have become stars with the Dodgers.