Post by Milkman Norm on Jan 19, 2019 12:01:38 GMT -5
That I just noticed when I was gonna post something in another thread. They didn't adopt the name Dodgers full time until 1932. That has to the latest date that one of the founding NL or AL teams adopted the name that is used to this day.
Post by cabbageboy on Jan 20, 2019 14:27:35 GMT -5
Yeah they were the Robins for a long while until 1932 when manager Wilbert Robinson retired. I guess due to bad health since he died in 1934. They were the Superbas before he was there, and even the Bridegrooms (!?) for a while before that. It is amazing to think that Brooklyn lost 7 straight World Series before finally winning in 1955: 1916 to Boston (which was mentioned this year), 1920 to the Indians, 1941, 1947, 1949, 1952, and 1953 ALL to the Yankees. I've often found it interesting that the team that was probably the Dodgers's lamest WS team, 1959, won the Series.