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Commissioner reiterates desire to make deal

@feinsand
December 2, 2021

On the first day of Major League Baseball’s lockout, Commissioner Rob Manfred reiterated his belief that there is a deal to be made with the MLB Players Association. Manfred addressed the media on Thursday morning to discuss the league’s decision to implement a lockout following three days of negotiations between

A letter to baseball fans

December 2, 2021

 

Baseball enters 1st work stoppage in 26 yrs.

@feinsand
December 2, 2021

Major League Baseball commenced a lockout of its players early Thursday morning after a pair of Wednesday meetings left the league and the MLB Players Association at a bargaining impasse. The Collective Bargaining Agreement expired at 11:59 p.m. ET Wednesday, sending the sport into its first work stoppage since 1994-95,

FAQ on the CBA negotiations 

December 2, 2021

Q: Why did MLB lock out the players? A: Simply put, we believe that an offseason lockout is the best mechanism to protect the 2022 Championship Season. We hope that the lockout will jump-start the negotiations and get us to an agreement that will allow the season to start on

A note about our website content

December 2, 2021

You may notice that the content on this site looks a little different than usual. The reason for this is because the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the players and the league expired just before midnight on Dec. 1 and a new CBA is currently being negotiated between the owners and

Here's the Hall of Fame case for Gil Hodges

@ladsonbill24
December 1, 2021

Player: Gil Hodges Years: 1943, '47-63 (MLB) Career stats Major League totals: .273/.359/.487, 1,921 H, 370 HR, 1,274 RBIs, 63 SB BIO: In the late 1940s and ‘50s, the Brooklyn Dodgers were known as the Boys of Summer, and Hodges was one of the reasons for the team’s success in

Classic Dodgers card: Beltré rookie

December 2, 2021

As part of the celebration of the 70th anniversary of Topps baseball cards, we've asked fans (as well as our staff) to submit their all-time favorite baseball cards, and we've broken them down by team. We'll be revealing submissions regularly throughout the season, ranging from the famous to the weird,

The Dodgers' all-time single-season team

@kengurnick
December 1, 2021

LOS ANGELES -- Yet another list for me to commit a gross omission: players with the best season at each position in Dodgers history. Here it goes: C: Roy Campanella, 1953 (.312 average, 41 homers, 142 RBIs) or Mike Piazza, 1997 (.362 average, 40 homers, 124 RBIs) Comparing different generations

Wills mastered the art of the steal

Not since Ty Cobb did somebody change the game more with his speed
@MattMonagan
December 1, 2021

On Dec. 5, the Hall of Fame’s Early Baseball Era Committee (pre-1950) and Golden Days Era Committee (1950-69) will meet to vote on 10-player ballots, with the results announced live on MLB Network that night at 6 p.m. ET. We're here to offer a primer on the 20 players who

O'Doul did it all; Cooperstown next?

@Spokes_Murphy
December 1, 2021

On Dec. 5, the Hall of Fame’s Early Baseball Era Committee (pre-1950) and Golden Days Era Committee (1950-69) will meet to vote on 10-player ballots, with the results announced live on MLB Network that night at 6 p.m. ET. We're here to offer a primer on the 20 players who

10 biggest trades in Dodgers history

@kengurnick
December 1, 2021

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers have made some of the best, worst and, certainly, biggest trades in baseball history. Here are 10 that span the spectrum. 1. Manny Ramirez from Boston in a three-team trade Dodgers got from Boston: OF Manny Ramirez Dodgers gave up: INF Andy LaRoche and RHP

5 Dodgers greats not in the Hall of Fame

@kengurnick
December 1, 2021

Adrián Beltré tops a long list of former Dodgers with Hall of Fame credentials who aren’t in Cooperstown, although he’ll probably be invited as early as 2024, his first year of eligibility for the ballot. Some Dodgers fixtures have already been bypassed by the Baseball Writers' Association of America’s voting

5 best seasons by a hitter in Dodgers history

@kengurnick
December 1, 2021

LOS ANGELES -- Which Dodgers position player had the best season ever? With such a rich history, there are plenty from which to choose. Dodgers position players have won 10 National League MVP Awards, and nine more were runners-up, including Mookie Betts in 2020. The MVP Award is voted on

Best Dodgers to wear each uniform number

@kengurnick
December 1, 2021

LOS ANGELES -- Here’s another rundown sure to get this writer in trouble. We’re selecting the best player in franchise history to wear each uniform number. Granted, excluded are players who were active before uniforms had numbers. Nonetheless, the Dodgers have hundreds of candidates, running the gamut from 00 to

Dodgers' all-time retired numbers

@kengurnick
December 1, 2021

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers don't have a written "criteria" for retiring uniform numbers. But with one notable exception, each of the franchise's retired numbers was worn by a player who played a majority of his career with the Dodgers and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The

The long road to the LA Dodgers' naming

@kengurnick
December 1, 2021

LOS ANGELES -- Why are the Dodgers called the Dodgers? Some archives cite that the franchise, located in Brooklyn, N.Y., began as the Brooklyn Atlantics in 1883, recycling the name of the previous Brooklyn team that had failed. The club, however, lists its beginning in 1884 as the Grays (for

Top 5 moments in Dodger Stadium history

@juanctoribio
December 1, 2021

LOS ANGELES -- Dodger Stadium opened its doors in 1962. Since then, it has become one of the most historic ballparks in Major League Baseball and has also held some of the biggest events in the country over the last 60 years. The Beatles had their last formal concert at

The 5 greatest seasons for Dodgers pitchers

@kengurnick
December 1, 2021

LOS ANGELES -- Picking the top 5 seasons for a Dodgers position player got me in so much hot water, I figured I’d be a glutton for punishment and take a shot at the top 5 seasons for a Dodgers pitcher. Here they are. Ready, aim, fire away: 1) Sandy

10 players you forgot played for the Dodgers

@kengurnick
December 1, 2021

LOS ANGELES -- Remember the best Dodgers moments of future Hall of Famers Jim Bunning, Gary Carter, Juan Marichal, Frank Robinson or Hoyt Wilhelm? Probably not, but they all wore Dodger Blue. And they weren't alone as far as famous players that made their names elsewhere but also made Dodger

Vin Scully: My thoughts on Gil Hodges ...

November 29, 2021

Legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully penned the following essay on Gil Hodges, who is a candidate on the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Golden Days Era Ballot. The 10-name Golden Days Era Committee ballot features candidates whose primary contribution to the game came from 1950-69. A 16-member committee is scheduled