Greatest moments in Dodger history, No. 11: Dodgers move to L.A.

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No. 11: The Dodgers move to Los Angeles (186 first-place votes, 8,837 points)

A closer look at the Dodgers’ move to L.A. Watch here.

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As many readers wrote when they voted for this moment, “Without the first game in L.A., none of the other moments happen.”

The Brooklyn Dodgers were a beloved team in the New York area, but they were beloved by fewer and fewer people as the years rolled by. In 1957, the team was overshadowed by constant talk of the team’s possible move to the West Coast.

On Oct. 8, 1957, team owner Walter O’Malley announced that after 68 seasons in Brooklyn, the Dodgers would be moving to Los Angeles. Earlier that month, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted to spend $2.7 million from a gasoline tax to build access roads and prepare a section of Los Angeles known as Chavez Ravine…

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