Los Angeles Dodgers - 10/25/17

1)  The Dodgers were originally called the Robins? 

2)  The Dodgers/Robins/etc. were in Brooklyn for more years than they’ve been in Los Angeles? 

3)  After moving to L.A., they Dodgers have never faced their former home city of New York in the World Series?  

4)  The only number the Dodgers have ever officially retired is Jackie Robinson’s #42? 

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1)  Fake originally they were called the Atlantics.  They’ve also been called the Bridegrooms, Grooms, Superbas, Trolley Dodgers, and the Robins…until they changed their name in the 1930’s to Dodgers.

2)  Fact.  They played in New York for 74 years from 1883 to 1957.  They’ve only played 59 years in L.A.

3)  Fake…while both the Dodgers and Mets are in the National League and can’t play each other for the World Series title, the Dodgers and Yankee’s have faced off 4 times, with the Dodgers winning in 1963 and 1981,  …and the Yankees winning in 1978 and 1979.

4)  Fake…they’ve retired 10 numbers, including those of Don Drysdale, Don Sutton, Sandy Koufax, and Tommy Lasorda.

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