The Los Angeles Dodgers are one of the most recognisable names associated with Major League Baseball, and have been part of the National League since more people traveled by horse and cart than by automobile. Originated in 1883, they have been part of the NL West Division since 1969 and have enjoyed lots of success. Originally from New York’s famous Brooklyn District, the L.A. Dodgers were moved to the City of Angels in 1958, and played at the L.A. Coliseum before they moved to Dodger Stadium, where they’ve played ever since.
The Dodgers have won the biggest prize in baseball, the World Series, an impressive six times and have also won 21 National League pennants. Not having won the World Series since 1965 is a source of huge frustration for Dodgers fans, but the team has a proud record of winning more Rookie of the Year awards than most clubs. A tradition of bringing through young talent is something to be proud of. The Dodgers were the first team to use batting helmets, first to be broadcasted on television (in 1939), and first to have numbers on the front of their uniform. Their 2008 attendance of 115,300 is still the most ever recorded.
The New York Yankees are LA’s main rivals, with competition between the two dating back to pre-Los Angeles days. In winning the 1955 World Series, The Dodgers did so with the first ever black MLB player, Jackie Robinson.
Roy Campanella also signed from the ‘Negro Leagues’ and was a three-time National League MVP in the same era. The success of The Dodgers, specifically against The Yankees, did not end in New York. The Dodgers scuccess against the Yankees continued after the club moved West to Venice Beach and Hollywood, winning the World series in 1963.
The modern Los Angeles Dodgers squad is packed with talent and have a relatively new manager in Farhan Zaidi, who took over in 2014. If they can continue to put the emphasis on attack without conceding too many runs, then they are going to be one of the sides to stop in the West Division and potentially, the MLB playoffs in postseason.
Los Angeles Dodgers Next Regular Season Game
Whether it is at Dodgers Stadium or on the road, The Dodgers will be a match for anyone if they can continue batting over the division average, and follow on from their strong defensive start to the 2016 season.
Los Angeles Dodgers Game Schedule
If the L.A. Dodgers are to maintain a winning record across the 2016, they’ll need to keep the Dodgers Stadium a fortress. Plot one of Major League Baseball’s most famous teams’ path to the World Series right here, with a full schedule of home and away meetings below.
What Are The Current Los Angeles Dodgers Standings
Last season saw the L.A. Dodgers top the National League West Division, with a formidable 92-70 record. Despite this, they still had a losing record on the road.
|5||Boston Red Sox||162||93||69||878||694||0.574|
|6||Los Angeles Dodgers||162||91||71||725||638||0.562|
|7||Toronto Blue Jays||163||90||73||764||668||0.552|
|9||San Francisco Giants||163||88||75||718||631||0.540|
|10||New York Mets||163||87||76||671||620||0.534|
|12||St. Louis Cardinals||162||86||76||779||712||0.531|
|15||New York Yankees||162||84||78||680||702||0.519|
|16||Kansas City Royals||162||81||81||675||712||0.500|
|19||Chicago White Sox||162||78||84||686||715||0.481|
|21||Los Angeles Angels||162||74||88||717||727||0.457|
|27||Tampa Bay Rays||162||68||94||672||713||0.420|
|28||San Diego Padres||162||68||94||686||770||0.420|
Los Angeles Dodgers Online Betting Tips
The Dodgers are one of the favourites for this season’s National League West Division. With an emphasis on attacking play, and an above-the-line batting average, it might be tempting to back them be involved in high-scoring matches.
But a closer look at season-starting-form highlights shows their home form to be very strong but often resulting in under the 7.5 line. Backing The Dodgers to win while keeping the score below 7.5 runs is a bet that should return more than you invest.
>Should The Dodgers make the MLB playoffs, then we’d definitely look into backing them to win the World Series. It may have been a long time since they brought home the title, but they have all the stats to make a run at it.
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