Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Betting history

The Dodgers began in Brooklyn in 1890 and had several different names before settling on Dodgers in 1932.

They bolted from Brooklyn for the promise of riches in Southern California to start the 1958 baseball betting season at LA Memorial Coliseum. In their second baseball betting season they defeated Milwaukee 2-0 in a best of three-tie breaker playoff to capture the NL pennant. The Dodgers defeated the White Sox to win the World Series in just their second baseball betting season.

In 1962 baseball betting season the Dodgers moved to magnificent Dodger Stadium and lost a tiebreaker playoff to rival San Francisco. Dodgers Maury Wills took MVP and Don Drysdale the Cy Young. In 1963 baseball betting season the Dodgers closed the deal sweeping the Yankees in the Fall Classic as Sandy Koufax won both the MVP and Cy Young honors. After a rare losing baseball betting season the Dodgers bounced back in 1965 baseball betting season with another World Series win, defeating Minnesota in 7 baseball bet games as they rallied from a 0-2 deficit. Koufax clinched game 7 with a stellar 3-hit, 10-strikeout complete game shutout performance. Yet another pennant was added in 1966 baseball betting season before the Dodgers were swept by Baltimore in the Series.

A new era of Dodgers brought the pennant back to LA in 1974 baseball betting season. This group was led by MVP Steve Garvey and reliever Mike Marshall, who won the Cy Young. In the fall classic, LA lost to the Oakland dynasty in 5 baseball bet games. Walter Alston retired in 1976 after 23 years as manager and would be replaced by Tommy Lasorda, who would serve 20 years. Lasorda won a pennant in his rookie season but the Dodgers fell to the Yankees in the Fall Classic, as they would again in 1978 baseball betting season. LA lost a one game playoff to Houston in 1980 to break a tie in the West division but extracted revenge on the Yankees in the 1981 World Series in 6 baseball bet games.

Inconsistency plagued the Dodgers for much of the 1980's but in 1985 they won the West before losing the NLCS to St. Louis. In 1988 baseball betting season the Dodgers signed Kirk Gibson and won the NL pennant. Gibson limped to the plate to hit a pinch-hit homer in game 1 of the World Series against Oakland which changed the momentum and LA took the prize in five baseball bet games. LA would not see the post season again until 1995-96 when they failed in the NLDS both times. 1997 would mark the end of an era as the O'Malley family sold the team to Rupert Murdoch. It would not be until 2004 that LA would make the post season again as they lost the NLDS to St. Louis. 2005 was a catastrophic baseball betting year of injuries and a new management team took over in LA.