Let’s get to know a little more about OKC’s parent club, the Los Angeles Dodgers.
- Nicknames include: The Blue Crew, The Boys in Blue, The Azul, and Los Doyers (more)
- The Dodgers have won the World Series six times and the National League pennant 21 times.
- The Dodgers moved to LA from Brooklyn in 1958.
- The team, formed in 1883 (before the land run!), was originally called the Brooklyn Atlantics.
- The “Dodgers” name is a shortened form of “Trolley Dodgers,” which came about in 1895 due to the “complex maze of trolley cars that weaved its way through the borough of Brooklyn.” (Fittingly, Oklahoma Citians will soon be dodging our own streetcars soon!)
- Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play Major League Baseball when he suited up for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947.
- Dodger Stadium in LA is currently the third-oldest ballpark in MLB, behind Fenway Park in Boston and Wrigley Field in Chicago.
- The Dodgers’ biggest rivals are the San Francisco Giants, who used to play across town in Manhattan as the New York Giants when both teams were in NY.
- Other rivalries include the LA Angels of Anaheim (the “Freeway Series”), the San Diego Padres (both in NL West), and the New York Yankees (there have been 11 Yankees-Dodgers World Series).