When spring is in the air, it’s time for baseball fans to rejoice! The smell of freshly cut grass is in the ai...
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When spring is in the air, it’s time for baseball fans to rejoice! The smell of freshly cut grass is in the air, and soon so will the immaculate voice of our legendary broadcaster, Vin Scully… it’s time for some Dodgers baseball!
Claim your seats for the 2016 season and soak in the sun and fun at Dodgers Stadium in beautiful Los Angeles, California. Purchase your tickets to the next Dodgers game online, or by calling VIP Tickets at (800) 328-4253.
2016 Season Preview
Los Angeles Dodgers baseball is back! The boys in blue are swinging for the fences with the hopes of bringing a World Series win to their loyal fans in Southern California and around the world.
Part of the excitement leading into this season is how the team will adapt to changes, and if or when stars in the making will rise to the occasion. The pitching staff will look different, with the departure of star hurler Zack Greinke. Enter Scott Kazmir, who has big shoes to fill. Will he be up for the task? Will Yasiel Puig finally reach his potential? It will all play out in the 2016 season.
Players added: Scott Kazmir, Kenta Maeda
Players lost: Zack Greinke
Los Angeles Dodgers History
While it’s been nearly 60 years since the Dodgers moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, there are still loyal fans from New York who stay true to the team who rostered all-time legends of the game like Jackie Robinson, Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, Roy Campanella and Pee Wee Reese, just to name a few.
The team moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles in 1958. The reception was huge, as the Dodgers played their first game in Los Angeles on April 18, defeating the Giants 6-5 in front of 78,672 fans at the Coliseum. On April 10, 1962, the team moved from the Coliseum to Dodgers Stadium, where they won their first game against the Cincinnati Reds.
The Dodgers emerged as a powerhouse baseball franchise in the 1940s, and have rarely missed a beat since:
- They made five World Series appearances in the ‘50s, winning two of them.
- In the ‘60s, they went to three World Series, winning two of them.
- They went to the World Series three times in the ‘70s, though failed to win any of those.
- They went to two World Series in the ‘80s, winning both of them.
While the team has been competitive over the last 25 years, the Dodgers haven't been to a World Series since 1988, when Kirk Gibson famously limped his way around the bases on a walk-off home run in Game 1. Dodgers fans are hungry for a return to their glory days. The team now has the talent to give them what they want.
Los Angeles Dodgers Trivia: Did You Know?
The team began in 1890, when they were called The Bridegrooms. Why? Because seven of the players got married at about the same time in 1888.
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