A Look Back at the LA Dodgers

A Look Back at the LA Dodgers 
By Ashley B. 

The Dodgers were the first Major League Baseball team to ever play in Los Angeles. The team moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles and on April 18, 1958, the Dodgers played their first LA game. The Dodgers defeated the former New York Giants (now the San Francisco Giants) 6-5.

The famous Dodger’s catcher Roy Campanula was never able to play in Los Angeles. He was in a car accident and left partially paralyzed in an accident be-fore the first LA. game. The Dodgers first played in the L.A. Memorial Coliseum and then in 1962, on Opening Day, the team moved to the newly con-structed Dodgers Stadium.

Since moving to Los Angeles, the Dodgers have won nine more National Leagues and five World Series rings.

Some teams have nick-names that they use in games; many call them The Blue Crew.

The Dodgers are members of the National League West Division of Major League Baseball. The current manager is Don Mattingly.