Category Archives: Los Angeles Dodger PostSeason History

Clem Labine wants to know what is the big deal?

as does Larry Sherry, Mike Marshall, Steve Howe, and even Bob Welch. A lot of attention has come to Kenley Jansen for getting seven outs, and I guess in today’s game he deserves it. From a historical perspective,  it wasn’t that special but we know better. It made me curious just how many Dodgers have done …

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Three years ago today Juan Uribe lit up LA

The Dodgers have had several notable games on October 7th, but maybe none more memorable than the Juan Uribe game on 10/7/2013. Eric Stephen had all the special moments. Craig Minami and I were seated in the Loge down the left field line so we got a great view of that majestic home run. I feel …

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Don Drysdale wins first World Series game at Dodger Stadium 53 years ago

Don Drysdale christened Dodger Stadium into the postseason world with a brilliant 1 – 0 shutout of the New York Yankees in game three of the 1963 World Series. The first two games of the World Series in 63 had been played in Yankee Stadium with the Yankees only scoring three runs. This time,  they …

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Don Sutton shuts out Pirates 42 years ago today

The myth that Don Sutton was a postseason pitcher started 42 years ago when he shut out the mighty Pirates in the first game of the NLCS 3 – 0. The Dodgers in 1974 were a very young positional team but with a veteran rotation. Andy Messersmith was the Dodgers best pitcher in 1974 but Walter …

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10/4/2008 Broxton’s last hurrah, Dodgers sweep Cubs

Jame Loney delivered the first blow in game one, and James Loney  delivered the final blow in game three. Loney’s two-out two run double in the bottom of the 1st inning put the Dodgers up 2 – 0 as they went on to win 3 – 1 and swept the Cubs. I was at the game …

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On 10/4/1959 Dodgers win first World Series game in Los Angeles

With the Dodgers having split the first two games of the 1959 World Series in Chicago, the series headed back to Los Angeles. This was the first World Series game ever played at the Coliseum and 92,000 plus watched the Dodgers win their first World Series game in Los Angeles 3 – 1 behind the …

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Urias will be first LAD teen-ager to pitch at Dodger Stadium since Fernando

While most of the hoopla has gone out of the fact that the Dodgers have a 19-year-old pitching in their rotation,  it is still an extremely rare event. Just about every time he takes the mound he breaks ground that hasn’t been trod on in decades. No LAD teen-ager as has pitched at Dodger Stadium …

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Top LA Dodger postseason game scores – Don Drysdale stands above Sandy’s shadow

Several weeks ago we looked at the top postseason pitching game scores against the Cardinals. I had hoped that the Dodgers would make a long run this postseason, and that when I posted the update it would have some new names on the list. Alas, that did not happen. With the 2014 season over we …

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Top Dodger pitching game scores in postseason play against Cardinals – Jose Lima still on top

Jose Lima holds a special place for most Dodger fans. His inexplicable shutout of the Cardinals in game three of the 2004 NLDS was as unlikely an event as has ever happened in the postseason at the Ravine. Wow, three of the top five game scores performances against the Cardinals in the postseason happened last …

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Adrian Gonzalez, Andre Ethier, Shawn Green lead the way with nine total bases in Postseason play against Cardinals

Three LAD have posted at least nine total bases against the Cardinals in postseason play. You have to drop the criteria all the way to six to get any additional players. Those two would be Milton Bradley and Mariano Duncan. The three players who have at least nine total bases are: It was the infamous …

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