Los Angeles Dodgers

From the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s collection containing tens of thousands of artifacts, our curators have created each team’s Starting Nine by hand-picking nine must-see pieces for each of the 30 MLB teams. This limited-time list is the perfect introduction to the Museum for every Los Angeles Dodgers fan.

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Cody Bellinger: Rookie Season Jersey

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Cody Bellinger wore this jersey on August 5, 2017, when he hit his 31st homer of the season. Bellinger led the Dodgers with 39 home runs (a then-NL rookie record), 97 RBI, and 87 runs scored en route to being named the National League Rookie of the Year.

Roy Campanella: 1953 MVP Season Bat

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Roy Campanella spent 10 years behind the plate for the Brooklyn Dodgers until an automobile accident in 1958 prevented him from continuing his career with the team in Los Angeles. The catcher used this bat during the 1953 season, his second of three years in which he won the NL MVP Award.

Don Drysdale: Record-Setting Balls

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Sporting Dodger Blue his entire 14-year big league career, Don Drysdale's 1968 season was one for the books. The hurler threw his record-setting sixth straight shutout on June 4, and then passed Walter Johnson on June 8 with 56 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings before his streak ended at 58 2/3 later that game. These baseballs are from those historic games.

Shawn Green: Four Home Run Bat

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Shawn Green swung this bat on May 23, 2002, to not only hit four homers, but also a single and a double, accruing a single-game record of 19 total bases. The Dodgers right fielder continued to use this bat to hit three more home runs over the next two games until it broke, ultimately tallying a record seven round-trippers in three days.

Clayton Kershaw: 2013 Season Shoes

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Clayton Kershaw wore these shoes in 2013 when he led the National League with 232 strikeouts and topped the big leagues with a 1.83 ERA. The Dodgers southpaw earned his second Cy Young Award that season for his work on the mound.

Sandy Koufax: 1965 Cy Young Award

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Sandy Koufax mowed down batters in the 1965 season, striking out 382 and setting a modern big league record (since broken). The Dodgers southpaw also led the big leagues with 27 complete games and a 2.04 ERA en route to earning this Cy Young Award.

Jackie Robinson: 1955 World Series Cap

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On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson changed baseball forever when he broke the major league's color barrier. During his 10-year career with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Robinson earned the Rookie of the Year Award in 1947 and the NL MVP Award in 1949. He wore this cap in the 1955 World Series, the first of six modern championship titles for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers franchise.

Orel Hershiser: 1988 World Series Final Out Ball

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In the bottom of the ninth inning of Game Five of the 1988 World Series, Los Angeles hurler Orel Hershiser threw this ball past Oakland's Tony Phillips to end the game and secure the sixth modern championship in Dodgers history. On the strength of two complete games, 17 total strikeouts, and a 1.00 ERA, Hershiser was named the Series MVP.

Dodger Stadium Opening Season Pennant

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On April 9, 1962, the day before Dodger Stadium's inaugural game, the Dodgers and Angels held a joint luncheon in the parking lot celebrating the opening of the ballpark. Since moving to LA in 1958, the Dodgers had played in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

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