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All that's happened to LA since 1988 title

Nearly 600 players have donned Dodger blue; current roster features several not yet born
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The Dodgers are looking to end a 29-year world championship drought. This is the 11th time they have been to the postseason since they surprised the A's in the 1988 World Series, but it is the first time they have even been back to the Fall Classic.

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The Dodgers are looking to end a 29-year world championship drought. This is the 11th time they have been to the postseason since they surprised the A's in the 1988 World Series, but it is the first time they have even been back to the Fall Classic.

World Series Gm 1: Tues., 7:30 p.m. ET air time | 8 ET game time on FOX

So what has happened since the last World Series celebration for the Dodgers?

Well, 16 other teams have won world championships, including the Yankees, who have won five (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2009).

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The Red Sox (2004, '07 and '13) and the Giants ('10, '12 and '14) have won three apiece.

The Blue Jays (1992 and '93), Marlins (1997 and 2003) and Cardinals (2006 and '11) won two apiece.

And the Angels (2002), Cubs (2016), D-backs (2001), White Sox (2005), Reds (1990), Twins (1991), A's (1989), Royals (2015), Phillies (2008) and Braves (1995) have each won a world championship.

So what has happened since that last World Series celebration for the Dodgers?

Well, the Marlins and Rockies were added as expansion teams in 1993. The Marlins have won two world championships and the Rockies did at least get to the World Series in 2007.

And in 1998, the D-backs and the Rays were added through expansion. The D-backs won the World Series in 2001, and the Rays did get to the World Series in 2008.

The Cubs ended the longest World Series drought in history a year ago, claiming their first championship since they won back-to-back in 1907-08.

The Red Sox not only ended the Curse of the Bambino in 2004, but added additional world championships in '07 and '13.

So what has happened since that last World Series celebration for the Dodgers?

The Dodgers have had 592 players appear in their uniform.

They have had 46 players catch, led by Mike Piazza with 700 games, Russell Martin, 641, and A.J. Ellis, 526.

They have had 95 players appear at first base, including Fernando Valenzuela in one game, and Eric Karros in 1,579, James Loney 860 and Adrian Gonzalez 704.

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They have had 93 players appear at second base, led by Jeff Kent with 497 games, Mark Grudzielanek, 428 games, and Delino DeShields, 356 games.

They have had 104 players appear at third base, led by Adrian Beltre with 957 games, Justin Turner, 424 games, and Tim Wallach, 374 games.

They have had 74 players appear at shortstop, led by Rafael Furcal with 572 games, Jose Offerman, 571, and Cesar Izturis, 553.

They have had 158 players appear in left field, led by Gary Sheffield with 425 games, Andre Ethier with 297, and Todd Hollandsworth with 295 games.

They have had 82 players appear in center field, led by Matt Kemp with 827 games, Brett Butler with 704, and Joc Pederson with 378.

They have had 115 players appear in right field, led by Ethier with 922 games, Raul Mondesi, 768, and Shawn Green, 685.

They have had 129 pitchers start a game, led by Clayton Kershaw with 290 starts, Ramon Martinez, 256, and Hideo Nomo, 191.

They have had 249 pitchers appear in relief, led by Kenley Jansen with 474 appearances, Jonathan Broxton, 386, and Ronald Belisario, 273.

And they have even had 76 players appear as a DH thanks to Interleague Play, led by Olmedo Saenz with 20 games, Dave Hansen, 12, and Carl Crawford, 10.

So what has happened since the last World Series celebration for the Dodgers?

Depending on the status of shortstop Corey Seager, as many as 12 players on the Dodgers World Series roster were born since the final Game of the 1988 Fall Classic.

• C Yasmani Grandal Nov. 8, 1988
• INF Charlie Culberson April 10, 1989
• LHP Tony Cingrani July 5, 1989
• LHP Luis Avilan July 19, 1989
• RHP Ross Stripling Nov. 23, 1989
• C Austin Barnes Dec. 28, 1989
• OF Kyle Farmer Aug. 17, 1990
• OF Chris Taylor Aug. 29, 1990
• OF Yasiel Puig Dec. 7, 1990
• OF/INF Enrique Hernandez Aug. 24, 1991
• OF Joc Pederson April 21, 1992
• SS Corey Seager April 27, 1994
• 1B/OF Cody Bellinger July 13, 1995

So what has happened since that last World Series celebration for the Dodgers?

The Marlins, Cubs and Reds have had 13 full-time managers, the Blue Jays and Mariners 11, and the Nationals 10. Oh, and the Nationals are looking for a new manager right now, along with the Phillies and Red Sox. The Mets hired Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway on Monday. The Tigers dismissed Brad Ausmus at season's end and recently hired Ron Gardenhire to replace him.

Meanwhile, the Twins have had only three managers in the last 29 years, and the Angels, A's, Rays and Giants have had four apiece.

The Dodgers? Dave Roberts is No. 8, and among the seven of the eight to take the team to the postseason, the first to get to the World Series. He has joined -- Tommy Lasorda (1995), Bill Russell (1996), Jim Tracy (2001), Grady Little (2006), Joe Torre (2008-09), Don Mattingly (2013-15), and Roberts (2016-17). The lone exception was Davey Johnson.

Tracy Ringolsby is a columnist for MLB.com.

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