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 to 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 1988 L.A. Dodgers vs. the 1966 L.A. Dodgers. Take a look at both teams, then vote in our poll:
No. 4: 1988 L.A. Dodgers (94-67, won World Series): Kirk Gibson (.290, 25, 76) not only hit an iconic World Series homer, he was league MVP and Orel Hershiser (23-8, 2.26) was unbeatable down the stretch.
No. 13: 1966 L.A. Dodgers (95-67, lost in World Series): Jim Lefebvre (.274, 24, 74), Lou Johnson (.272, 17, 73) and Ron Fairly (.288, 14, 61) were the stars on offense, but this team was mainly pitching, with Sandy Koufax (27-9, 1.73) winning the Cy Young award in his final season.