List of Los Angeles Dodgers seasons

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are the second most successful franchise in the National League and the third-most successful and second-most wealthy in Major League Baseball after the New York Yankees.[1] The franchise was formerly based in Brooklyn and known originally as the "Grays" or "Trolley Dodgers" after the trams which supporters had to avoid to enter games.[2] Later it became known successively as the "Bridegrooms", "Superbas", "Dodgers" and "Robins"; the present "Dodgers" was firmly established in 1932.

The franchise has won the World Series six times and lost a further twelve, and like the Yankees and Cardinals have never lost 100 games in a season since World War I, with their worst record since then being in 1992 with 63 wins and their best records ever being in 1953 with 105 wins and 1942 with 104. Their most successful period, between 1947 and 1966 with ten World Series appearances and only two seasons with 71 or more losses (one of them the year they moved to Los Angeles after a dispute over stadium funding[2]), was famous for the Dodgers becoming the first Major League Baseball team to incorporate African American players, led by Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella.[2]

Season-by-season records[edit]

Pre-World Series Champions
(1884–1891)
World Series Champions
(1903–present)
NL Champions
(1892–present)[c]
Division Champions
(1969–present)
Wild Card Berth
(1994–present)
Season Level League Division Regular season Playoffs Awards
Finish Wins Losses Win% GB
Brooklyn Grays
1883 MLB IA 1st 44 28 .611
1884 MLB AA 9th 40 64 .385 33½
1885 MLB AA 5th 53 59 .473 26
1886 MLB AA 3rd 76 61 .555 16
1887 MLB AA 6th 60 74 .448 34½
Brooklyn Bridegrooms
1888 MLB AA 2nd 88 52 .629
1889 MLB AA 1st 93 44 .679 Lost World Series (Giants) 6–3
1890 MLB NL 1st 86 43 .667 Tied World Series (Colonels) 3–3–1
1891 MLB NL 6th 61 76 .455 25½
1892 MLB NL 3rd 95 59 .617 9
1893 MLB NL 7th 65 63 .508 20½
1894 MLB NL 5th 70 61 .534 20½
1895 MLB NL 5th 71 60 .542 16½
1896 MLB NL 10th 58 73 .443 33
1897 MLB NL 7th 61 71 .462 32
1898 MLB NL 10th 54 91 .372 46
Brooklyn Superbas
1899 MLB NL 1st 101 47 .682
1900 MLB NL 1st 82 54 .603 Won Chronicle-Telegraph Cup (Pirates) 4–1
1901 MLB NL 3rd 79 57 .581
1902 MLB NL 2nd 75 63 .543 27½
1903 MLB NL 5th 70 66 .515 19
1904 MLB NL 6th 56 97 .366 50
1905 MLB NL 8th 48 104 .316 56½
1906 MLB NL 5th 66 86 .434 50
1907 MLB NL 5th 65 83 .439 40
1908 MLB NL 7th 53 101 .344 46
1909 MLB NL 6th 55 98 .359 55½
1910 MLB NL 6th 64 90 .416 40
Brooklyn Dodgers
1911 MLB NL 7th 64 86 .427 33½
1912 MLB NL 7th 58 95 .379 46
1913 MLB NL 6th 65 84 .436 34½ Jake Daubert (MVP)
Brooklyn Robins
1914 MLB NL 5th 75 79 .487 19½
1915 MLB NL 3rd 80 72 .526 10
1916 MLB NL 1st 94 60 .610 Lost World Series (Red Sox) 4–1
1917 MLB NL 7th 70 81 .464 26½
1918 MLB NL 5th 57 69 .452 25½
1919 MLB NL 5th 69 71 .493 27
1920 MLB NL 1st 93 61 .604 Lost World Series (Indians) 5–2
1921 MLB NL 5th 77 75 .507 16½
1922 MLB NL 6th 76 78 .494 17
1923 MLB NL 6th 76 78 .494 19½
1924 MLB NL 2nd 92 62 .597 Dazzy Vance (MVP, TC)
1925 MLB NL 7th 68 85 .444 27
1926 MLB NL 6th 71 82 .464 17½
1927 MLB NL 6th 65 88 .425 28½
1928 MLB NL 6th 77 76 .503 17½
1929 MLB NL 6th 70 83 .458 28½
1930 MLB NL 4th 86 68 .558 6
1931 MLB NL 4th 79 73 .520 21
Brooklyn Dodgers
1932 MLB NL 3rd 81 73 .526 9
1933 MLB NL 6th 65 88 .425 26½
1934 MLB NL 6th 71 81 .467 23½
1935 MLB NL 5th 70 83 .458 29½
1936 MLB NL 7th 67 87 .435 25
1937 MLB NL 6th 62 91 .405 33½
1938 MLB NL 7th 69 80 .463 18½
1939 MLB NL 3rd 84 69 .549 12½
1940 MLB NL 2nd 88 65 .575 12
1941 MLB NL 1st 100 54 .649 Lost World Series (Yankees) 4–1 Dolph Camilli (MVP)
1942 MLB NL 2nd 104 50 .675 2
1943 MLB NL 3rd 81 72 .529 23½
1944 MLB NL 7th 63 91 .409 42
1945 MLB NL 3rd 87 67 .565 11
1946 MLB NL 2nd 96 60 .615 2
1947 MLB NL 1st 94 60 .610 Lost World Series (Yankees) 4–3 Jackie Robinson (ROY)
1948 MLB NL 3rd 84 70 .545
1949 MLB NL 1st 97 57 .630 Lost World Series (Yankees) 4–1 Jackie Robinson (MVP)
Don Newcombe (ROY)
1950 MLB NL 2nd 89 65 .578 2
1951 MLB NL 2nd 97 60 .618 1 Roy Campanella (MVP)
1952 MLB NL 1st 96 57 .627 Lost World Series (Yankees) 4–3 Joe Black (ROY)
1953 MLB NL 1st 105 49 .682 Lost World Series (Yankees) 4–2 Roy Campanella (MVP)
Jim Gilliam (ROY)
1954 MLB NL 2nd 92 62 .597 5
1955 MLB NL 1st 98 55 .641 Won World Series (Yankees) 4–3 Roy Campanella (MVP)
Johnny Podres (WS MVP)
1956 MLB NL 1st 93 61 .604 Lost World Series (Yankees) 4–3 Don Newcombe (MVP, CYA)
1957 MLB NL 3rd 84 70 .545 11
Los Angeles Dodgers
1958 MLB NL 7th 71 83 .461 21
1959 MLB NL 1st 88 68 .654 Won World Series (White Sox) 4–2 Larry Sherry (WS MVP)
1960 MLB NL 4th 82 72 .532 13 Frank Howard (ROY)
1961 MLB NL 2nd 89 65 .578 4
1962 MLB NL 2nd 102 63 .618 1 Maury Wills (MVP)
Don Drysdale (CYA)
1963 MLB NL 1st 99 63 .611 Won World Series (Yankees) 4–0 Sandy Koufax (MVP, CYA, TC, WS MVP)
1964 MLB NL 7th 80 82 .494 13
1965 MLB NL 1st 97 65 .599 Won World Series (Twins) 4–3 Sandy Koufax (CYA, TC, WS MVP)
Jim Lefebvre (ROY)
1966 MLB NL 1st 95 67 .586 Lost World Series (Orioles) 4–0 Sandy Koufax (CYA, TC)
1967 MLB NL 8th 73 89 .451 28½
1968 MLB NL 8th 76 86 .469 21
1969 MLB NL West 4th 85 77 .525 8 Ted Sizemore (ROY)
1970 MLB NL West 2nd 87 74 .540 14½
1971 MLB NL West 2nd 89 73 .549 1
1972 MLB NL West 3rd 85 70 .548 10½
1973 MLB NL West 2nd 95 66 .590
1974 MLB NL West 1st 102 60 .630 Won NLCS (Pirates) 3–1
Lost World Series (Athletics) 4–1
Steve Garvey (MVP)
Mike Marshall (CYA)
1975 MLB NL West 2nd 88 74 .543 20
1976 MLB NL West 2nd 92 70 .568 10
1977 MLB NL West 1st 98 64 .605 Won NLCS (Phillies) 3–1
Lost World Series (Yankees) 4–2
1978 MLB NL West 1st 95 67 .586 Won NLCS (Phillies) 3–1
Lost World Series (Yankees) 4–2
1979 MLB NL West 3rd 79 83 .488 11½ Rick Sutcliffe (ROY)
1980 MLB NL West 2nd 92 71 .564 1 Steve Howe (ROY)
1981 MLB NL West 1st 36 21 .632 Won NLDS (Astros) 3–2
Won NLCS (Expos) 3–2
Won World Series (Yankees) 4–2
Fernando Valenzuela (CYA, ROY)
Ron Cey (co-WS MVP)
Pedro Guerrero (co-WS MVP)
Steve Yeager (co-WS MVP)
4th 27 26 .509 6
1982 MLB NL West 2nd 88 74 .543 1 Steve Sax (ROY)
1983 MLB NL West 1st 91 71 .562 Lost NLCS (Phillies) 3–1 Tommy Lasorda (MOY)
1984 MLB NL West 4th 79 83 .488 13
1985 MLB NL West 1st 95 67 .586 Lost NLCS (Cardinals) 4–2
1986 MLB NL West 5th 73 89 .451 23
1987 MLB NL West 4th 73 89 .451 17
1988 MLB NL West 1st 94 67 .584 Won NLCS (Mets) 4–3
Won World Series (Athletics) 4–1
Kirk Gibson (MVP)
Orel Hershiser (CYA, WS MVP)
Tommy Lasorda (MOY)
1989 MLB NL West 4th 77 83 .481 14
1990 MLB NL West 2nd 86 76 .531 5
1991 MLB NL West 2nd 93 69 .574 1
1992 MLB NL West 6th 63 99 .389 35 Eric Karros (ROY)
1993 MLB NL West 4th 81 81 .500 23 Mike Piazza (ROY)
1994 MLB NL West 1st 58 56 .509 Playoffs cancelled Raúl Mondesí (ROY)
1995 MLB NL West 1st 78 66 .542 Lost NLDS (Reds) 3–0 Hideo Nomo (ROY)
1996 MLB NL West 2nd 90 72 .556 1 Lost NLDS (Braves) 3–0 Todd Hollandsworth (ROY)
1997 MLB NL West 2nd 88 74 .543 2
1998 MLB NL West 3rd 83 79 .512 15
1999 MLB NL West 3rd 77 85 .475 23
2000 MLB NL West 2nd 86 76 .531 11
2001 MLB NL West 3rd 86 76 .531 6
2002 MLB NL West 3rd 92 70 .568 6
2003 MLB NL West 2nd 85 77 .525 15½ Éric Gagné (CYA)
2004 MLB NL West 1st 93 69 .574 Lost NLDS (Cardinals) 3–1
2005 MLB NL West 4th 71 91 .438 11
2006 MLB NL West 2nd 88 74 .543 Lost NLDS (Mets) 3–0
2007 MLB NL West 4th 82 80 .506 8
2008 MLB NL West 1st 84 78 .519 Won NLDS (Cubs) 3–0
Lost NLCS (Phillies) 4–1
2009 MLB NL West 1st 95 67 .586 Won NLDS (Cardinals) 3–0
Lost NLCS (Phillies) 4–1
2010 MLB NL West 4th 80 82 .494 12
2011 MLB NL West 3rd 82 79 .509 11½ Clayton Kershaw (CYA, TC)
2012 MLB NL West 2nd 86 76 .531 8
2013 MLB NL West 1st 92 70 .568 Won NLDS (Braves) 3–1
Lost NLCS (Cardinals) 4–2
Clayton Kershaw (CYA)
2014 MLB NL West 1st 94 68 .580 Lost NLDS (Cardinals) 3–1 Clayton Kershaw (MVP, CYA)
2015 MLB NL West 1st 92 70 .568 Lost NLDS (Mets) 3–2
Games Wins Losses Win%
All-time regular season record 19,891 10,441 9,450 .525
All-time post-season record[3][b] 161 72 89 .447
All-time regular and post-season record 20,052 10,513 9,539 .524

Opening Day starting lineups[edit]

This is a chart of the Opening Day Starting Lineup for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ #2 Los Angeles Dodgers
  2. ^ a b c Arlott, John (editor); The Oxford Companion to Sports and Games; p. 125. ISBN 0192115383
  3. ^ "Giants Postseason Results". Major League Baseball. Retrieved October 29, 2010. 

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