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Best Dodger team ever poll, Round 2: 1965 L.A. vs. 1977 L.A.

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Davey Lopes, Ron Cey and Reggie Smith were key members of the 1977 Dodgers
(Los Angeles Times)

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 L.A. Dodgers at each position, we now ask you decide the best overall team, Brooklyn or Los Angeles, 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, we move to the second round.

Today's second-round matchup pits the third-seeded 1965 L.A. Dodgers against the 11th-seeded 1977 L.A. Dodgers. Take a look at both teams below, then vote

No. 3: 1965 L.A. Dodgers (97-65, won World Series): Sandy Koufax (26-8, 2.04) and Don Drysdale (23-12, 2.77) were a devastating 1-2 punch, and if Maury Wills (.286, 94 steals) got on first, he was going to steal second. The team's top power threats were Jim Lefebvre (.250, 12, 69) and Lou Johnson (.259, 12, 58).

No. 11: 1977 L.A. Dodgers (98-64, lost in World Series): This was the first team to have four players hit 30 or more homers: Steve Garvey (.297, 33, 115), Reggie Smith (.307, 32, 87), Ron Cey (.241, 30, 110) and Dusty Baker (.291, 30, 86).


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