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Brooklyn Dodgers

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Founded 1883 as the Brooklyn Greys, playing in the Inter-State Association, a minor league. Played in the American Association 1884-89, and joined the National League in 1890. Played under various and frequently changing nicknames including the Bridegrooms, Robins, Superbas, and Trolley Dodgers, gradually coming to be called the Brooklyn Dodgers by the late 1910s. Relocated to become the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1958.

In Brooklyn, won league championships in the ISA in 1883 and the AA in 1889, and National League pennants in 1890, 1899, 1900, 1916, 1920, 1941, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955, and 1956. Won a single World Series championship, in 1955.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Walter Alston
Baseball
1-Dec-1911 1-Oct-1984 Longtime Manager, Brooklyn/LA Dodgers
Buzzie Bavasi
Baseball
12-Dec-1914 1-May-2008 MLB General Manager
Dolph Camilli
Baseball
23-Apr-1907 21-Oct-1997 National League MVP, 1941
Roy Campanella
Baseball
19-Nov-1921 26-Jun-1993 National League MVP 1951, 1953, and 1955
Max Carey
Baseball
11-Jan-1890 30-May-1976 MLB Hall of Famer
Chuck Connors
Actor
10-Apr-1921 10-Nov-1992 The Rifleman
Kiki Cuyler
Baseball
30-Aug-1898 11-Feb-1950 MLB Hall of Famer
Don Drysdale
Baseball
23-Jul-1936 3-Jul-1993 Dodgers pitcher, 1962 Cy Young Award winner
Leo Durocher
Baseball
27-Jul-1905 7-Oct-1991 Leo the Lip
Ernie Harwell
Sports Journalist
25-Jan-1918 4-May-2010 Voice of the Detroit Tigers
Gil Hodges
Baseball
4-Apr-1924 2-Apr-1972 Eight-time All-Star
Sandy Koufax
Baseball
30-Dec-1935   Three-time Cy Young Award winner
Tommy Lasorda
Baseball
22-Sep-1927   Manager of the LA Dodgers, 1977-96
Tony Lazzeri
Baseball
6-Dec-1903 6-Aug-1946 Yankees second baseman, Hall-of-Famer
Al Lopez
Baseball
20-Aug-1908 30-Oct-2005 Catcher, manager, MLB Hall-of-Famer
Heinie Manush
Baseball
20-Jul-1901 12-May-1971 MLB Hall of Famer
Gene Mauch
Baseball
18-Nov-1925 8-Aug-2005 MLB Manager
Joe Medwick
Baseball
24-Nov-1911 21-Mar-1975 MLB Hall of Famer
Don Newcombe
Baseball
14-Jun-1926   First African-American pitcher in MLB
Johnny Podres
Baseball
30-Sep-1932 13-Jan-2008 1955 World Series MVP
Pee Wee Reese
Baseball
23-Jul-1918 15-Aug-1999 Ten-time Dodgers All-Star
Branch Rickey
Baseball
20-Dec-1881 9-Dec-1965 Longtime Baseball GM
Jackie Robinson
Baseball
31-Jan-1919 24-Oct-1972 First negro in the major leagues
Vin Scully
Sports Journalist
29-Nov-1927   Voice of the Dodgers
Duke Snider
Baseball
19-Sep-1926 27-Feb-2011 Dodgers Hall of Famer
Casey Stengel
Baseball
30-Jul-1890 29-Sep-1975 The Old Perfesser
Dazzy Vance
Baseball
4-Mar-1891 16-Feb-1961 Brooklyn Robins pitcher, Hall-of-Famer
Hack Wilson
Baseball
26-Apr-1900 23-Nov-1948 Hit 56 home runs and 191 RBI's in 1930
Don Zimmer
Baseball
17-Jan-1931   Red Sox, Padres, Cubs, manager


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