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Brooklyn Dodgers (1932–1957) (MLB)

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  • Chuck Connors (1921 - 1992)
    He played Professional Basketball (NBA) for Boston Celtics as a Center in 1946. He was first NBA player to shatter a backboard while playing for Boston Celitics. In 1949 he joined Brooklyn Dodgers ...
  • Jackie Robinson (1919 - 1972)
    Jackie Robinson was the first black Major League Baseball (MLB) player of the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. As the first black ma...
  • Whit Wyatt (1907 - 1999)
    John Whitlow Wyatt (September 27, 1907 – July 16, 1999) was an American professional baseball pitcher. He played all or part of sixteen seasons in Major League Baseball for the Detroit Tigers (1929–3...
  • Duke Snider (1926 - 2011)
    Edwin Donald "Duke" Snider (September 19, 1926 – February 27, 2011), nicknamed "The Silver Fox" and "The Duke of Flatbush", was an American professional baseball player. Usually assigned to center fi...
  • By Craigfnp at English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0,
    Vin Scully
    Vincent Edward Scully (born November 29, 1927) is an American retired sportscaster. Scully is best known for his 67 seasons calling games for Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers, beginning in...

The Dodgers were originally founded in 1883 as the Brooklyn Atlantics, taking the name of a defunct team that had played in Brooklyn before them. The team joined the American Association in 1884 and won the AA championship in 1889 before joining the National League in 1890. They promptly won the NL Championship their first year in the League. The team was known alternatively as the Bridegrooms, Grooms, Superbas, Robins, and Trolley Dodgers before officially becoming the Dodgers in the 1930s.