1966 Los Angeles Dodgers
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 1966 Los Angeles Dodgers / Franchise: Los Angeles Dodgers / BR Team Page
Won NL Pennant
Managed by Walter Alston
 History, Comments, Contributions
The 1966 Dodgers were led by phenomenal performances from pitchers Sandy Koufax (27-9) and Phil Regan (14-1 with 21 saves). The hitters are remembered as weak, but that doesn't factor in that they played in a strong pitchers' park. Their team batting average, in spite of playing in a pitchers' park, was fifth in the league.
Ron Fairly was the unsung hero, leading the regulars in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage, although he had only 351 at-bats. Tommy Davis hit .313 in 100 games, although without much power. Jim Lefebvre and Lou Johnson led the team with 24 and 17 home runs respectively.
Don Sutton was a 21-year-old rookie, going 12-12, the start of a remarkable tenure of consistency and durability through 1980, before he was traded.
Koufax retired following the season due to chronic arm problems.
 World Series
|Game||Score||Date||Location||Attendance||Time of Game|
|1||Orioles – 5, Dodgers – 2||October 5||Dodger Stadium||55,941||2:56|
|2||Orioles – 6, Dodgers – 0||October 6||Dodger Stadium||55,947||2:26|
|3||Dodgers – 0, Orioles – 1||October 8||Memorial Stadium||54,445||1:55|
|4||Dodgers – 0, Orioles – 1||October 9||Memorial Stadium||54,458||1:45|
 Further Reading
- Tom Adelman: Black and Blue: The Golden Arm, the Robinson Boys, and the 1966 World Series that Stunned America, Little, Brown and Company, New York, NY, 2006.