The Los Angeles Dodgers Encyclopedia


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About the Book

 Over the past 60 seasons, the Los Angeles Dodgers have risen to the pinnacle of Major League Baseball, winning 21 National League pennants and 6 World Series titles. Amid the backdrop of Hollywood glitz and glamor, the iconic franchise owes its consistent success to the talents and efforts of many. This encyclopedia provides stats and biographical details for all of them. Sections cover the 1958–2016 seasons, influential players and executives, Dodgers traditions, and season and career records. An all-time player roster and list of all-time managers are included.

About the Author(s)

Richard J. Shmelter is a writer and researcher specializing in sports history, American crime during the Prohibition era, and Hollywood history. A member of the International Association of Crime Writers, the American Crime Writers League, and the Professional Football Researchers Association, he is the author of five previous books and lives in Sagamore Hills, Ohio.

Bibliographic Details

Richard J. Shmelter
Format: softcover (8.5 x 11)
Pages: 336
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2017
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7340-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2826-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments  vi

Preface  1

Introduction: From the City of Churches to the City of Angels  3

One: The Seasons  15

Two: Influential Players  240

Three: ­All-Time Roster  287

Four: ­All-Time Managers  291

Five: Influential Executives  307

Six: Notables and Team Lore  310

Seven: Season and Career Records  316

Notes  319

Bibliography  325

Index  327

Book Reviews & Awards

“A comprehensive reference work about a legendary sports team…a well-conceived and concise compendium of all things related to this iconic baseball team…an invaluable reference…highly recommended”—Choice