Los Angeles Dodgers
(formerly Brooklyn Dodgers, among many others; Dodgers since 1932)
- Founded: 1883
- Stadium: Dodger Stadium, Chavez Ravine, Los Angeles, Calif.(capacity: 56,000)
- World Series titles: 6
- World Series appearances: 23
- General Manager: Farhan Zaidi (2014-18)
- Manager: Dave Roberts (since 2016)
The Dodgers originated as the Brooklyn Atlantics in 1883, taking the name of a defunct team that had played in Brooklyn before them.
The team played in the American Association (then a major league) until the circuit folded, then transferred to the National League for the 1890 campaign.
The Dodgers as own six World Series championships and 23 National League pennants. 11 NL MVP award winners have played for the Dodgers, winning a total of 13 MVP Awards; eight Cy Young Award winners have pitched for the Dodgers, winning a total of twelve Cy Young Awards. The team has also produced 18 Rookie of the Year Award winners, twice as many as the next closest ballclub, including four consecutive from 1979-82 and five consecutive from 1992-96.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting
Could the Dodgers capture the NL West by more than 20 games? If so, they could challenge the National League record of a 21.5-game margin in the Divisional Era (since 1969), when the Mets topped the second-place Phillies in 1986. In other words. laying $3 or more on L.A. at DraftKings Sportsbook is impractical, so look for run-line plays to exceed the break-even line to become profitable.
The Dodgers easily possess the best line-up in the National League, with RF Cody Bellinger, 1B Max Muncy, 3B Justin Turner, CF Alex Verdugo* and many others.
Clayton Kershaw is healthy and back in top form. Walker Buehler and Hyun-Jin Ryu could be the ace for any other NLstaff, while the bullpen features closer Kenley Jansen, who gets the job done despite ordinary numbers.