Dodgers - Dodger Blue - The Championship Years
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From the moment they became a part of everyday life in Brooklyn, the Dodgers were something special. Night after night they battled, winning the hearts of fans both young and old. But then they would face the Yankees in the World Series, and "Dem Bums" would break those very same hearts. "Wait until next year" became the mantra in Brooklyn and following five gut-wrenching World Series losses to those Yankees, "next year" finally came in 1955 when the Dodgers became world champions.
Two seasons later, the team moved to Los Angeles, where in 1959 they again captured the title. The days of Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider and Jackie Robinson gave way to Sandy Koufax, Maury Wills and Don Drysdale and two more championships followed in 1963 and 65. Fernandomania rocked Los Angeles in the early 80s and both Valenzuela and Steve Garvey helped lead the Dodgers to still another title in 81. Then came the magical season of 1988 when Orel Hershiser rewrote the record books and Kirk Gibson simply wrote a fairy tale.
These are the championship years.
Tommy Lasorda - Hall of Fame Speech
Don Drysdale - Hall of Fame Speech
Duke Snider - Hall of Fame Speech
1. Program Open
2. 1955 World Series Champions
3. 1959 World Series Champions
4. 1963 World Series Champions
5. 1965 World Series Champions
6. 1974 National League Champions
7. 1977 & 1978 National League Champions
8. 1981 World Series Champions
9. 1988 World Series Champions
10. Future Champions
Top Customer Reviews
ALL of the Dodgers World Series and League Championships covered in less than an hour?
Impossible. The early years feel slighted...Koufax and Drysdale get the same amount of time as the fabulous infield of the late 70's. Hey, I loved Garvey, Lopes, Cey and Russell...there were "my guys" when I was young...but condensing the epic efforts of those two pitchers into a few minutes is almost insulting.
This almost felt like a preview for a real documentary, coming some time in the future...and wouldn't THAT be great!
However, to be fair, what we have here is some exceptional footage and good reporting of my beloved Dodgers. The bonus footage of the Hall of Fame acceptance speeched is a classy touch, and make sure you take the time to listen to Lasorda's. It alone is worth the price of the disc.
There is something to be said by wanting more. I understand that. But you'd at least want to be somewhat satisfied...satiated.
I guess I want "Dodgerography"...and all I have now is a tease. I'm still 'way hungry.
Men, as you may already know, are hard to shop for. I've already given dad so many Dodgers caps, etc, that even fan that he is, he's noted that he doesn't need any new ones for a while. So, I was intrigued with this DVD. He didn't have it (but isn't always into documentaries in general), so I took a chance and I am glad that I did. He really loved it. As a long-term fan, he especially like the time frame they covered, and tht it was "really good" and well done.
So, I totally recommend this for all the Dodgers fans in your life.
Recommended viewing for all Dodger and students of Baseball history!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Dodgers are my team,Always and Forever ! Bought for my dad as a christmas gift .Hope they make a longer story on dvd.Published on May 6, 2013 by A. Meinz
Some fans are complaining about the shortness of the Dodger Blue Championship dvd, so I decided to put in a good word for the *MLB* Vintage Dodger Championship Years dvd. Read morePublished on March 10, 2008 by Larkenfield