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Dodgers flag image by Pete Loeser, 22 February 2019

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Introduction: The Los Angeles Dodgers
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     The Los Angeles Dodgers compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) West division. The franchise originated in Brooklyn (New York City) as the Atlantics in 1883-84, and probably holds the record for comical name changes (10 in total) before settling on the Dodgers around 1932. According to popular lore they choose "Dodgers" for the Brooklyn pedestrians who dodged the streetcars in the city. The franchise joined the American Association (1884-1889) and in the National League since 1890. The Dodgers have almost had as many stadiums as names: They played in Washington Park I (1884-1890), Ridgewood Park (1886-1889), Eastern Park (1891-1897), Washington Park II (1898-1912), Ebbets Field (1913-1956), and Roosevelt Stadium (1956-1957) while in Brooklyn. After moving to Los Angeles they first played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (1958-1961) and finally Dodger Stadium (1962 - present).
     The team, under the name as the Brooklyn Robins, won league pennants in 1916 and 1920, but losing in the World Series, first to the Boston Red Sox and then the Cleveland Indians. After they changed their name to the Brooklyn Dodgers, in 1941, the Dodgers captured their third National League pennant, only to lose to their cross town rivals, New York Yankees in their next six World Series appearances. The Dodgers, known affectedly as "Dem Bums" by their fans, captured their first World Series title in 1955 defeating the Yankees at last, a story made famous in the 1972 book The Boys of Summer. The Dodgers franchise has gone on to win five more World Series titles and 23 National League pennants.
      It should be noted that in the early years baseball teams used pennants rather than flags (hence the practice of calling championships winning the pennant) and there were a host of unofficial manufacturer's variants of these and later fan flags marketed for the Angels and their fans. They included flags, banners, and pennants too numerous to all be shown here.
Pete Loeser, 24 February 2019

Commemorative flags

Jackie Robinson Day Flag

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The legionary Jackie Robinson, the first black Major League Baseball player, played for the Dodgers. In 1997, the MLB retired his uniform number 42 across all major league teams to honor him; he was the first pro athlete in any sport to be so honored. The MLB also adopted a new annual tradition, "Jackie Robinson Day", on which every player on every team wears Number 42 to honor Robinson.
Pete Loeser, 24 February 2019

1955 World Series Banner

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For the fifth time in nine years, the 1955 World Series pitted the Brooklyn Dodgers against the New York Yankees in what was known as the "Subway Series." The first four times, in 1947, 1949, 1952 and 1953, the Yankees triumphed over Brooklyn. But in 1955, in seven games, the Dodgers finally won the Series for its first world championship in history - the only World Series ever won by the Brooklyn Dodgers. It was the Dodgers first and only World Series championship won while located in Brooklyn and a huge banner measuring approximately 15 feet long cerebrated the victory.
Pete Loeser, 24 February 2019

Fan flags

The Dodgers "Stars and Stripes" Flag

images from Pete Loeser, 24 February 2017

These popular variants of the American national flag have been produced for all the MLB teams and displayed by their enthusiastic fans. In the canton of the first illustrated here the white stars of the national flag have a Dodgers cap logo superimposed over the stars on a blue field. The 13 red and white stripes in the fly have been replaced with the white and blue colors of Los Angeles Dodgers.
The second variant shown here features less stripes and less stars, 11 silver and blue stripes and 13 stars to be exact.
Pete Loeser, 24 February 2019

Los Angeles Dodgers "Jersey Logo" Stars and Stripes Flags

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The First example is a Los Angeles Dodgers fan Stars and Stripes Flag that features the Dodger's jersey logo in the blue canton with a white field of stars. The second is a Los Angeles Dodgers fan Stars and Stripes Flag that features the Dodger's jersey logo in the blue canton completely replacing the white field of stars.
Pete Loeser, 24 February 2017

House Divided Flags

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The Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants, now share the oldest rivalry in baseball, dating back to when the two franchises played in New York City. Both teams moved west for the 1958 season and carried the rivalry with them. This flag is for those families with divided loyalties between the two teams.
Pete Loeser, 24 February 2019

Dodgers Baseball Team Jersey Logo Flags
Manufacturer Variants

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These type Dodger's fan flags use the team Jersey logos with different variants of the teams colors of white, silver and blue, placed on different backgrounds or fields.
Pete Loeser, 24 February 2019

Dodgers Baseball Team Cap Logo Style Flags
More Manufacturer Variants

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An increasingly popular manufacturer's variant of the Dodger's Flag places a large team cap logo on a black field rather than orange.
Pete Loeser, 24 February 2019

The Dodgers "Mickey Mouse" Flag

image from Pete Loeser, 24 February 2017

This Dodgers Fan Flag features Disney's Mickey Mouse. These flags are now being made for some of the MLB teams by WinCraft and Heartland Flags. This one is also officially licensed by the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers version of the flag features Disney's Mickey Mouse in a Dodgers uniform with bat - the image and wording reads correctly on one side only with the opposite side being backwards.
Pete Loeser, 24 February 2019

Los Angeles Dodgers Yacht Flags and Pennants

images from Pete Loeser, 17 May 2019

For those baseball fans who own boats and want to display their team loyalty afloat, these flags are available for them. The flags take the form of either a broad pennant or a square boat flag with either a cap or team logo near the hoist. Each uses the individual team's colors in their designs.
Note: Because of the small size of these nautical broad pennants. usually about a foot tall (approximately 30.48 centimeters), they have also gained popularity as "golf cart" flags. It should also be noted that a broad pennant, or any other flag shape, is only called a "burgee" if it designates an organized boating club.
Pete Loeser, 17 May 2019