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1920 World Series Program This very appealing baseball program is from the 1920 World Series between the Brooklyn Dodgers and Cleveland Indians. (Cleveland won the best-of-nine series in seven games.) What I find interesting as a baseball historian is that the program clearly calls the Brooklyn club the Dodgers. Most reference books call the 1920 team the Robins. That name derived from their manager, Wilbert Robinson, who was pictured on the program's cover. I guess the proud nickname 'Dodgers' had already stuck to Brooklyn's beloved baseball team.
Tags: baseball  1920  World  Series  program 
Added: 21st November 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: eric1957 on 2009-11-21 
According to the Dodgers website it was because people who had to get to Ebbets Field had to dodge the trolleys going there.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2009-11-21 
That's right, Eric. Thus the Los Angeles Dodgers are misnamed as are the Los Angeles Lakers.
Posted by: eric1957 on 2009-11-23 
Don't forget the Utah Jazz that began as the New Orleans Jazz.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2009-11-23 
Agreed. 'Jazz' and Utah may be the most mismatched city and nickname in all sports.
Posted by: Classico on 2009-11-30 
They were called the Dodgers from at least 1911-1913. Prior to that they were better known as the Superbas from 1900-1911 and the Bridegrooms from 1888-1899. Prior to that they were known as the Trolley Dodgers from 1884-1888.

We had another team called the Wonders who won the championship in 1890 and the Excelsiors Atlantics.

Brooklyn also had a couple of professional cricket teams who were national champs.
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