The Dodgers began their colorful history in 1890 by winning their very first championship. But at that time, they were called the Brooklyn Bridegrooms.
The name came from the fact that seven of the Brooklyn players had recently got married.
In the 1890's, they were also called Ward's Wonders, Foutz's Fillies and Hanlon's Superbas.
By 1900, the name "Trolley Dodgers" was hung on the club. This was because of the maze of trolley cars that traveled throughout Brooklyn. The name was later shortened to the Dodgers.
The club has played in nine stadiums over the years.
Capitoline Skating Lake and Base-Ball Ground: 1862-1878
Washington Park: 1879-1890
Ridgewood Park: 1886-1889
Eastern Park: 1891-1897
New Washington Park: 1898-1912
Ebbets Field: 1913-1957
Roosevelt Stadium: 7 games in 1956 and 7 games in 1957
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: 1958-1961
Dodger Stadium: 1962-present
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