Based in Los Angeles, California, the Los Angeles Dodgers are a Major League Baseball team. The Los Angles Dodgers are in the Western Division of the National League. Established in the year1883, the team originated in Brooklyn, New York, where it was identified by a number of nicknames before becoming the Brooklyn Dodgers definitively by the 1932 season. The team went to Los Angeles before the 1958 season. The Los Angles Dodgers are the two-time reigning National League West champions.
The Dodgers were originally established in the year 1883 as the Brooklyn Atlantics, taking the name of an outdated team that had played in Brooklyn prior to them. They joined the American Association in the year 1884 and won the American Association championship in the year 1889 before joining the National League in 1890. They swiftly won the NL Championship their first year in the League. The team was known instead as the Bridegrooms, Grooms, Superbas, Robins, and Trolley Dodgers before officially becoming the Los Angles Dodgers in the 1930s.
Mainly of the first half of the 20th century, no Major League Baseball team employed an African American player. Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play for a Major League Baseball team.