Monday, September 12, 2016

The History of the Dodgers and Yankees Rivalry

The New York Yankees will remain home once again tonight as they continue their playoff push towards October but tonight has a little bit of a different feel to it. The Yankees aren't playing host to the Orioles or the Red Sox or even the Toronto Blue Jays but instead they are welcoming a new foe, and an old foe, in the Los Angeles Dodgers. Now if you're like me you are too young to remember these two teams going at it head-to-head in the late 70's in the World Series but apparently at one point and time these two were quite the rivals. Let's talk about it.

The World Series:

The Yankees and Dodgers, the Brooklyn and Los Angeles versions, have met in --- World Series matchups including the 1941 World Series (Yankees), 1947 World Series (Yankees), 1949 World Series (Yankees), 1952 World Series (Yankees), 1953 World Series (Yankees), 1955 World Series (Dodgers, finally), 1956 World Series (Yankees), 1963 World Series (Dodgers, just in Los Angeles this time), 1977 World Series (Yankees), 1978 World Series (Yankees), and the 1981 World Series (Dodgers).

Notable Trades:

May 26, 1957: The Brooklyn Dodgers purchased Tom Lasorda from the New York Yankees.

November 30, 1967: The New York Yankees purchased Gene Michael from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

May 15, 2004: The Los Angeles Dodgers traded Tanyon Sturtze to the New York Yankees for Brian Myrow.

December 13, 2003: The New York Yankees traded Brandon Weeden (minors), Yhency Brazoban, Jeff Weaver and cash to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Kevin Brown.

June 20, 2000: The Los Angeles Dodgers traded Jose Vizcaino and cash to the New York Yankees for Jim Leyritz.

January 12, 2016: The Los Angeles Dodgers traded Tyler Olson and Ronald Torreyes to the New York Yankees for Rob Segedin and player to be named or cash.

July 31, 2007: The New York Yankees traded Scott Proctor to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Wilson Betemit.

Head-to-Head Regular Season:

10 Games. 5-5 Record. Two games inside Yankee Stadium (1-1 record) eight games inside Dodger Stadium (4-4 record)

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