- Founded: 1883, as a member of the minor Inter-State League. The team moved up to the American Association in 1884 and transferred to the National League in 1890.
- Formerly known as: Brooklyn Dodgers, 1932 to 1957, after which the team moved to Los Angeles for the 1958 season.
- Prior to declaring "Dodgers" the team nickname in 1932, sportswriters applied a number of nicknames to the club. They were known in various newspapers, and at various times, as the Bridegrooms (after several players married prior to the 1888 season), the Superbas, the Robins (after Wilbert Robinson, manager from 1914 through 1931) and the "Trolley Dodgers" -- originally a pejorative term for Brooklyn residents, later adopted and shortened.
- Home ballpark:
- Uniform colors: "Dodger blue"
- Logo design: a cursive "Dodgers".
- League pennants won: AA 1889; NL 1890, 1899, 1900, 1916, 1920, 1941, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1959, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1988.
- World Series championships won: 1955, 1959, 1963, 1965, 1981, 1988.
The Brooklyn years (through 1957) Upon switching leagues in 1890, the franchise became the only one in MLB history to win pennants in different leagues in consecutive years.
The end of the color line
The move to California
The Los Angeles years (1958 to present)
Players of note
- Baseball Hall of Famers: Walter Alston (manager), Roy Campanella, Tommy Lasorda (manager), Jackie Robinson, Wilbert Robinson (manager, 1914-1931), Duke Snider, Zack Wheat
- Current stars: Kevin Brown, Shawn Green, Chan Ho Park
- Not to be forgotten: Jake Daubert, Steve Garvey, Gil Hodges, Don Newcombe (Cy Young Award, 1956), Nap Rucker
- Retired numbers: #42 (J. Robinson)