Today in 1982, Steve Garvey Reaches Consecutive Games Milestone

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As far as the Dodgers history book goes, very few players are mentioned more than legendary first baseman Steve Garvey.

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A Look Back at the 2002 Dodgers

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If you’re a fan who follows the history of the Dodgers closely (or if you’re a fan who personally witnessed the misery of not making the playoffs for a sixth consecutive season), you’ll remember that 2002 was pretty much the year of just two players—outfielder Shawn Green and reliever Eric Gagne.

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Who Remembers the Underachieving 2010 Dodgers?

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Without question, one could write a full-length, comprehensive novel about the trials and tribulations of the 2010 Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Today in 1976, Rick Monday Saves American Flag at Dodger Stadium

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For those of you old enough to remember, April 25, 1976 was the day that Rick Monday of the Chicago Cubs saved an American Flag from being burned on the outfield at Dodger Stadium.

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On This Day in 1950, Vin Scully Calls First Game for Dodgers

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While there’s certainly not much happening on the actual diamond these days, many fans of the Dodgers opt to get their daily dose of baseball by taking a journey through the history books.

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Recalling the Dodgers’ 4 Most Productive Trades Under Andrew Friedman

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Undeniably, many media outlets covering the Dodgers have been required to be a bit creative with their material during this time of uncertainty, as most have opted to put numerous types of spins on the very rich, historical heritage the franchise has provided.

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Musician Bob Hillman Revisits Opening Day 1981, ‘Fernandomania’

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While some fans of baseball were in low spirits with the arrival of the would-be Opening Day of the 2020 season, others were using alternate forms of entertainment to experience the joy of the game they love most.

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Remembering the 2014 Opening Day Roster

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With the existing viral pandemic not appearing to be improving, coupled with the fact that most players have left their respective spring camp locations completely, Opening Day 2020 isn’t even on the radar for pretty much anyone associated with the game of baseball.

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Remembering Jackie Robinson & The 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers

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While I was never exceptionally familiar with the history of the 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers, I couldn’t help but start digging into the history books a little during the past few seasons, when the modern-day Boys in Blue were sometimes compared to the exalted squad from more than 65 years ago.

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Remembering Jackie Robinson & the 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers

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(Editor’s note: To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the legendary Jackie Robinson’s birth, we decided to put this story together about all the greatness surrounding the 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers. There was some previous TBPC content used in this story.)

While I was never exceptiponally familiar with the history of the 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers, I couldn’t help but start digging into the history books a little during the team’s 2017 season, when the modern-day Boys in Blue were constantly being compared to the exalted squad from more than 65 years ago.

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