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. Today, we conclude the tournament.
Today's final matchup pits the top-seeded 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers against the second-seeded 1963 L.A. Dodgers. Which team was the best in Dodgers history, the Boys of Summer or the team that swept the Yankees? Take a look at both teams below, then vote
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 (20-5, 3.20 ERA) and were the only Brooklyn team to win a World Series.
No. 2: 1963 L.A. Dodgers (99-63, won World Series): This team, which swept the Yankees in the World Series, was led by Sandy Koufax (25-5, 1.88) and Don Drysdale (19-17, 2.63). On offense, Frank Howard (.273, 28, 64) and Tommy Davis (.326, 16, 88) provided the power with Maury Wills (.302, 40 steals) wreaking havoc on the bases.