On March 29, 2008, the Los Angeles Dodgers hosted the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox in front of 115,300 fans for an exhibition game at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum. The crowd represented the largest ever for a baseball game, surpassing the approximately 114,000 fans that saw the Australian national team face an American services team during the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne. The game was scheduled to commemorate 50 years since the Dodgers franchise moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 7:14 pm
The list continues with No. from two years ago, when Cody Bellinger played a key role for the Dodgers in their walk-off win over the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series. Bellinger’s heroics helped the Dodgers avoid falling into a 3-1 series deficit.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 5:58 pm
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forced many professional sports leagues to suspend operations for the foreseeable future. That includes Major League Baseball, who cancelled all remaining Spring Training games while indefinitely delaying the start of the regular season. Opening Day was originally scheduled to take place last Thursday, but the festivities were ultimately pushed back by a minimum of eight weeks from the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Posted: March 29, 2020, 4:46 pm
“Stealing Home: Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and the Lives Caught in Between” examines the lives forever changed by the building of Dodger Stadium.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 3:00 pm
Welcome back to our new series, taking a look at Clayton Kershaw’s 347 career games, one day at a time. We started things off last week with Kershaw’s only earlier appearance on the calendar, his March 22, 2014 start in Australia. That brings us to March 29, 2018, the eighth consecutive opening day start for Kershaw.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 1:00 pm
The closest I got was 10 feet from another runner,” Alexander said. “But I was usually 10 inches away before social distancing. In March 2010, the Nolensville Running Club started with four members, including Alexander and his wife, Kelli.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 10:00 am
There was a lot of optimism surrounding the Los Angeles Dodgers going into the 2020 season as they return a World Series-caliber team, and that was before the acquisitions of a former MVP in Mookie Betts and Cy Young Award winner in David Price. Unfortunately, the start of the 2020 season has been delayed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that is currently sweeping across nearly the entire world.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 7:06 am
With the MLB season suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, there are no baseball games and limited baseball news. So I’m creating a hypothetical season — complete with news and recaps — until baseball resumes. All news and recaps will have the hypothetical tag, so you can at least know when you’re suspending reality.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 5:00 am
On March 28, 2019, the Los Angeles Dodgers began the season in emphatic fashion as they set an Opening Day record and tied a franchise all-time mark for any game with eight home runs against the Arizona Diamondbacks. They were led by two apiece from Kiké Hernandez and Joc Pederson. Austin Barnes, Corey Seager, Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy also contributed to the record-setting afternoon at Dodger Stadium.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 12:48 am
Dodgers pitcher Hideo Nomo went 13-6 with a 2.54 ERA in 28 starts, striking out a National League-high 236, in the strike-delayed 1995 season. Nomo started the All-Star game that summer at Texas, becoming the first rookie pitcher to do so since 1981, when Fernando Valenzuela, a 20-year-old Dodgers phenom, was igniting the “Fernandomania” frenzy. Nomo won NL rookie of the year and finished fourth in Cy Young Award voting.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 11:56 pm
On the surface, you’d have to say the players got a major concession from the owners on the service time issue: If they are active for the shortened season, they still get a full year of service time. So players like Mookie Betts, J.T. Realmuto, Trevor Bauer and Marcus Stroman are still guaranteed their free agency come November no matter what happens with the season.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 8:20 pm
I’ve been reaching out to players and coaches, trying to keep them positive. I just look at this as a time, you look outside and it’s very sad and scary because of the uncertainty, but there are still a lot of positives. There’s a lot of FaceTime, there’s text messaging, there’s phone calls.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 7:33 pm
Coming it at No. on the list is the combined no-hitter the Dodgers tossed against the San Diego Padres on May 4 in Monterrey, Mexico. The Dodgers only won one of the three games in the series against their division rivals, but they did so in dramatic fashion.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 5:40 pm
After laying out our top 25 fantasy baseball rankings for the 2020 season, we’ll identify three hidden gems—with an average draft position (ADP) outside of the top 150, per FantasyPros—to put on your radar and target at the draft. Top 25 Rankings 1. Mike Trout, OF, Los Angeles Angels 2.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 11:14 am
On March 27, 2012, embattled owner Frank McCourt agreed to sell the Los Angeles Dodgers franchise to Guggenheim Baseball Management for a record $2 billion. It ended a months-log process as it was in November of 2011 that McCourt signed off on selling the team, Dodger Stadium and the surrounding real estate. The sale price shattered the $1.47 billion Malcolm Glazer paid for English soccer team, Manchester United, in 2005.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 7:51 am
Players agreed to a deal with Major League Baseball that would preserve service time in the event this season is canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, but left open details of what a reconfigured schedule would look like. As part of the agreement approved by the union Thursday night, players will not challenge the loss of their salaries if no games are played.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 7:06 am
Dodgers 4, Giants 1 Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija took the loss, surrendering three home runs in his five innings. Mike Yastrzemski and Buster Posey doubled for the Giants, and Billy Hamilton stole his first base. SF star Trevor Cahill Reliever threw his 2nd scoreless inning in two days A’s 1, Twins 0 Sean Manaea, Yusmeiro Petit, Jake Diekman and Liam Hendriks combined on a six-hitter.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 3:28 am
Thursday should have marked the beginning of the 2020 Major League Baseball season with teams across the league hosting Opening Day. The Los Angeles Dodgers were set to take on the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium, with Clayton Kershaw making his franchise-record ninth career Opening Day start. But that unfortunately did not take place due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that is currently sweeping the world.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 12:51 am
The Dodgers shared a video on Friday of Vin Scully, talking about missing baseball. Take a listen, even if only to hear Scully’s voice again, or to hear him begin the video with, “A very pleasant good afternoon for you, wherever you may be. Near the end of his talk, Scully said, “Things are are tough, but we’ll be up off our knees soon, and we just want to remind you about that.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 8:36 pm
A look at how some MLB players and fans spent what was supposed to be opening day.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 3:02 am
Jimmy Wynn, the diminutive Houston slugger whose monster shots in the 1960s and ’70s earned him the popular nickname “The Toy Cannon,” has died. The Astros said the three-time All-Star outfielder died Thursday in Houston, but did not provide further details. Just 5-foot-9, Wynn was packed with power.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 2:06 am
After undergoing surgery earlier this month, the Texas Rangers’ Willie Calhoun was cleared for workouts.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 11:07 pm
10 of the best opening day moments from the 2000s, including Randy Johnson, Jason Heyward and Mark Buehrle
Posted: March 26, 2020, 6:36 pm
With Yahoo Fantasy Baseball here for the 2020 season, our analysts reveal their Top-300 draft rankings.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 5:22 pm
Superstar acquisition Mookie Betts could leave the Dodgers without ever playing a game for them if the season is canceled because of the coronavirus crisis.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 12:30 pm
Dodgers legend Tom Lasorda is disappointed opening day has been postponed, but he’s certain the country will beat the the coronavirus outbreak.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 12:31 am
Inside that huge, horseshoe-shaped ballpark, a favorite son had returned. Tom Seaver was back with the New York Mets six years after being traded away. Looked it up a little while back – at 38 years old, he shut down a pennant-winning Phillies lineup that featured Pete Rose and three Hall of Famers.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 6:15 pm
Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen has relisted his Redondo Beach home for $2.15 million, down from $2.35 million two years ago.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 5:30 pm
1973 — Minnesota pitcher Jim Perry became the first player to use the “10 and 5 rule” when he OK’d his own trade to the Detroit Tigers for minor league pitcher Dan Fife and cash. 1986 — Major League Baseball’s Rules Committee voted to change the designated hitter rule for the World Series allowing a DH to be used in all games played in the American League home park. 1977 — Lenny Randle of the Texas Rangers, angry about having been benched during spring training, attacked 50-year-old manager Frank Lucchesi and sent him to the hospital with a shattered cheekbone.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 5:38 pm