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Los Angeles Dodgers are a Major League Baseball team based in Los Angeles, California, USA. The team is in the Western Division of the National League. Established in 1883, the team originated in Brooklyn, New York, where it was known by a number of nicknames before becoming the Brooklyn Dodgers definitively by the 1932 season. The team moved to Los Angeles before the 1958 season. The Dodgers are the two-time reigning National League West champions.

About Los Angeles Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers ticketsLos Angeles Dodgers have a fiercely loyal fanbase, evidenced by the fact that the Dodgers were the first MLB team to attract more than 3 million fans in a season (in 1978), and accomplished that feat 6 more times before any other franchise did it once. On July 3, 2007, Dodgers management announced that total franchise attendance, dating back to 1901, had reached 175 million, a record for all professional sports. In 2009 the Dodgers led the MLB in total attendance.

Los Angeles Dodgers also recently set the world record for the greatest attendance for a single baseball game during an exhibition game against the Boston Red Sox at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in honor of the Dodgers 50th anniversary in Los Angeles with over 115,000 fans in attendance. All proceeds from the game benefitted the official charity of the Dodgers, ThinkCure! which supports cancer research at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, and City of Hope.

Rivalries

The historic rivalry between the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers is the longest standing and most storied in baseball history. The rivalry began when these two National League clubs both played in New York City (the Giants at the Polo Grounds in Manhattan and the Dodgers at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn). Both franchises date back to the nineteenth century, and both moved to California in 1958, where the rivalry found a fitting new home, the cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco having long been rivals in economic, cultural, and political arenas. Although the feud between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees gets more publicity, the Dodgers/Giants rivalry is the oldest in baseball. The Giants have won the World Series five times in their history, while the Dodgers have won the World Series six times. Since historically, the playoff race in the NL West has been fairly tight, the feud often leads to one team spoiling the others chances of any hopeful playoff spot. An example of this phenomenon was in the 1951 season, where the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers faced off in a three game playoff. Supported by Bobby Thomson's Shot Heard 'Round the World, the Giants won the game 5-4, defeating the Dodgers in their pennant playoff series, two games to one. Another more recent example played out in the 2004 season when the Dodgers beat out the Giants for the NL West by two games after Steve Finley broke a 3-3 tie, by hitting a walk-off Grand Slam in the bottom of the 9th inning, in the second-to-last game of the regular season, thus sealing the division for the Dodgers. Unlike other historic rivalries such as those between the Cardinals and Cubs and the Red Sox and Yankees, the rivalry between the Dodgers and Giants has been very even, with both teams experiencing success over the years.