The Dodgers have had many great teams in their long history, but which was the best? On the heels of Times readers' picking the all-time best Dodgers at each position, we now ask you decide the best overall team in Dodgers history.
The best 16 Dodgers teams of all time have been chosen and will match up in an NCAA-tournament-style bracket, with your votes deciding the winner. The six Dodgers World Series champions get the top six seeds, with 10 other Dodgers teams filling out the remainder of the field. Starting today, you will be able to vote for one matchup each weekday until we eventually have a winner.
Today's first-round matchup: the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers vs. the 1985 L.A. Dodgers. Take a look at both teams, then vote in our poll:
No. 1: 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers (98-55, won World Series): The legendary Boys of Summer were led by Roy Campanella (.318, 32 HRs, 107 RBIs), Gil Hodges (.289, 27, 102), Pee Wee Reese (.282, 10, 61), Duke Snider (.309, 42, 136), Jackie Robinson (.256, 8, 36) and Don Newcombe (20-6, 3.20 ERA) and were the only Brooklyn team to win a World Series.
No. 16: 1985 L.A. Dodgers (95-67, lost in NLCS): Pedro Guerrero (.320, 33, 87) was the best hitter in baseball in 1985 and Fernando Valenzuela (17-10, 2.45) and Orel Hershiser (19-3, 2.03) were a devastating combo on the mound.