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Los Angeles Dodgers -- Dodger Stadium

The Los Angeles Dodgers franchise dates back to the 1880s, but its roots were found nearly 3,000 miles from sunny L.A. Based in Brooklyn, NY, the team used more than half a dozen names before using the Dodgers between 1932 and 1957. The team moved to Los Angeles in 1958 and kept the Dodgers name.

Ballpark

Since the 1962 season, the Dodgers have called Dodger Stadium home. Often known as Chavez Ravine, due to its location, the ballpark is the third oldest in MLB, behind only Boston's Fenway Park and Chicago's Wrigley Field. The park has a capacity of 56,000, making it the largest park in baseball by more than 5,000 seats. Known for its Dodger Dogs and Think Blue sign in the fields beyond the left field fence, Dodger Stadium has been the site of 10 no-hitters.

World Series Championships

The Dodgers franchise has found winning seasons on their schedules in both Brooklyn and Los Angeles. The team has played in nine World Series in each location, winning one in Brooklyn and five in Los Angeles. The Dodgers made news by winning the World Series in 1959, just their second season in Los Angeles. In all, the team has won 21 National League Pennants and 12 division titles.

Los Angeles Dodgers Roster

The team's storied history means many of baseball's greats have appeared on the Dodgers roster. Baseball Hall of Fame members who once wore the Dodgers white and blue include Roy Campanella, Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, Don Sutton, Tommy Lasorda, Duke Snider, Pee Wee Reese, Leo Durocher and Jackie Robinson, who broke the sport's color barrier in 1947 as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Other notable Dodgers include fan-favorite Fernando Valenzuela, Orel Hershiser and Kirk Gibson. More recently, Dodgers stars have included Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw. It's impossible to note Dodgers greats without mentioning legendary broadcaster Vin Scully, who has called the team's games since 1950.

Spring Training

The Dodgers Spring Training facility is Camelback Ranch in Phoenix, AZ. The park, which is shared between the Dodgers and the Chicago White Sox, is the largest in the Cactus League with an official capacity of 13,000. The park's capacity is divided between 10,000 seats and room for 3,000 fans on the grass berms in the outfield. The Dodgers Minor League Baseball affiliates are the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes, Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts, Advanced-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, Class-A Great Lakes Loons and rookie league Ogden Raptors, Arizona League Dodgers and Dominican Summer League Dodgers.

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