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The last player to appear in a Major League All-Star game representing the Brooklyn Dodgers was Gil Hodges.  Hodges was chosen to participate in the 1957 All-Star Game.  The Dodgers moved to Los Angeles at the conclusion of the ’57 season.

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Sandy Koufax was the first pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in three different seasons.  He accomplished the feat in 1963, 1965, and 1966.

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Buddy Hassett set the rookie record for few strikeouts in a full season by striking out just 17 times in 1936.  Hassett played in 156 games that season while hitting .310 and having an on-base percentage of .350.

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No player in the 20th century has won more games in his final season in the majors than Sandy Koufax.  Koufax wrapped up his big league career in 1966 while winning 27 times for the Dodgers.

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Sandy Koufax was the first pitcher in major league history to capture the Cy Young Award with a unanimous vote.  In 1963, Koufax went 25-5 with a 1.88 ERA and 11 shutouts.

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Since the inception of the award in 1956, no team has produced more Cy Young Award winners than the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Dodgers have had nine winners.  Can you name them??  (see below graphic for the answers)

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1956 – Don Newcombe
1962 – Don Drysdale
1963 – Sandy Koufax
1965 – Sandy Koufax
1966 – Sandy Koufax
1974 – Mike Marshall
1981 – Fernando Valenzuela
1988 – Orel Hershiser
2003 – Eric Gagne

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Since the 1947 baseball season, the Dodgers have had more Rookie Of The Year Award winners on their team than any other in the major leagues.  The Dodgers are ahead of the pack with 16 winners; second place goes to the New York Yankees with eight.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are the only team in the modern era of Major League Baseball to produce five consecutive Rookie of the Year award winners.  They are:  Eric Karros (1992), Mike Piazza (1993), Raul Mondesi (1994), Hideo Nomo (1995), and Todd Hollandsworth (1996).