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Walter Alston

Walter Alston

AP

SPORT: Baseball TEAM: Dodgers POSITION: Manager INDUCTED: 1983 (by Veterans Committee) CAREER: 1954-1976 IN NY: 1954-1957 Alston managed the Dodgers for 23 seasons, winning seven NL pennants, four World Series titles and successfully supervising their transition from Brooklyn to Los Angeles in 1958. The Dodgers were 2,040-1,613, a .558 winning percentage, with Alston at the helm. Alston led the Dodgers to their only World Series title in Brooklyn in 1955.

Roy Campanella

Roy Campanella

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SPORT: Baseball TEAM: Dodgers POSITION: Catcher INDUCTED: 1969 (79.4%, fifth year on ballot) CAREER: 1948-1957 IN NY: 1948-1957 Campanella won the NL MVP award in 1951, 1953 and 1955. An eight-time All-Star, he hit .276 with a .360 OBP and 242 home runs in 10 seasons, leading the NL with 142 RBIs in 1953. Campanella hit .237 with four home runs in five World Series with the Dodgers, winning a ring in 1955. One of the first black players to play in MLB, Campanella’s career was cut short after he was paralyzed from the neck down in a 1958 automobile accident.

Leo Durocher

Leo Durocher

AP

SPORT: Baseball TEAM: Dodgers POSITION: Manager INDUCTED: 1994 (by Veterans Committee) CAREER: 1939-1973 IN NY: 1939-1948 with the Dodgers, 1949-1955 with the Giants Durocher was a three-time All-Star with a .247 average in 17 seasons as a player, but he found his most success as a manager. Durocher led the Dodgers to a 738-565 record, a .566 winning percentage, in nine seasons, winning the 1941 NL Pennant. In eight seasons with the Giants, he was 637-523, a .549 winning percentage, winning two NL pennants and the 1954 World Series.

Burleigh Grimes

Burleigh Grimes

AP

SPORT: Baseball TEAM: Robins (Dodgers) POSITION: Starting pitcher INDUCTED: 1964 (by Veterans Committee) CAREER: 1916-1934 IN NY: 1918-1926 with the Robins, 1927 with the Giants, 1934 with the Yankees Grimes went 270-212 with a 3.53 ERA in 19 seasons with the Pirates, Giants, Cardinals, Cubs, Brooklyn Robins and Boston Braves. He led the NL in complete games four times, innings pitched three times, wins twice and strikeouts once. Grimes was 3-4 with a 4.29 ERA in nine World Series games. He appeared in four series for three teams and earned a ring with the Cardinals in 1931.

Pee Wee Reese

Pee Wee Reese

AP

SPORT: Baseball TEAM: Dodgers POSITION: Shortstop INDUCTED: 1984 (by Veterans Committee) CAREER: 1940-1958 IN NY: 1940-1958 A 10-time All-Star who finished in the top 10 of NL MVP voting eight times, Harold Henry Reese hit .269 with a .366 OBP and 126 home runs in 16 seasons. He led the NL with 104 walks in 1947, 132 runs in 1949 and 30 stolen bases in 1952. Reese hit .272 with a .346 OBP in seven World Series with the Dodgers, winning a ring in 1955.

Branch Rickey

Branch Rickey

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SPORT: Baseball TEAM: Dodgers POSITION: Executive INDUCTED: 1967 (by Veterans Committee) CAREER: 1905-1955 IN NY: 1907 as a player with the Highlanders, 1943-1950 as GM with the Dodgers Wesley Branch Rickey hit .239 in 120 games as a player and had a .473 winning percentage in 10 seasons as a manager. But the revolutionary thinker made his greatest contributions to the game as an executive for the Browns, Cardinals, Dodgers and Pirates. He led the charge to have Jackie Robinson break the color barrier with Brooklyn in 1947, drafted Roberto Clemente with the Pirates, devised the contemporary farm system, created the batting helmet and encouraged expansion.

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

AP

SPORT: Baseball TEAM: Dodgers POSITION: Second base INDUCTED: 1962 (77.5%, first year on ballot) CAREER: 1947-1956 IN NY: 1947-1956 Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier and won the NL Rookie of the Year in 1947, when he hit .297 with a .383 OBP and 29 stolen bases. A six-time All-Star, Robinson won the NL MVP award in 1949 when he led the league with a .342 average and 37 stolen bases. He hit .311 with a .409 OBP, 137 home runs and 197 stolen bases in 10 seasons. He batted .234 with a .335 OBP and six stolen bases in six World Series, winning a ring with the Dodgers in 1955.

Wilbert Robinson

Wilbert Robinson

AP

SPORT: Baseball TEAM: Robins (Dodgers) POSITION: Manager INDUCTED: 1945 (by Old Timers Committee), ceremony held in 2013 CAREER: 1902, 1914-1931 IN NY: 1914-1931 A catcher who hit .273 in 17 seasons, Robinson made his mark as a manager in 19 seasons, 18 with the Robins. “Uncle Robbie” was 1,375-1,341 with the Robins, a .506 winning percentage, and won the NL pennant in 1916 and 1920.

Duke Snider

Duke Snider

AP

SPORT: Baseball TEAM: Dodgers POSITION: Centerfield INDUCTED: 1980 (86.5%, 11th year on ballot) CAREER: 1947-1964 IN NY: 1947-1957 with the Dodgers, 1963 with the Mets An eight-time All-Star who finished in the top 10 of NL MVP voting six times, Edwin Donald Snider led the NL in runs and total bases three times, slugging percentage twice and OBP, walks, RBIs, home runs and hits once. He batted .295 with a .380 OBP and 407 home runs in 18 seasons. Snider hit .286 with 11 home runs in six World Series, winning two rings with the Dodgers (Brooklyn in 1955, Los Angeles in 1959).

Dazzy Vance

Dazzy Vance

AP

SPORT: Baseball TEAM: Robins (Dodgers) POSITION: Starting pitcher INDUCTED: 1955 (81.7%, 16th year on ballot) CAREER: 1915-1935 IN NY: 1915, 1918 with Yankees, 1922-1931 with Robins, 1932, 1935 with Dodgers Charles Arthur “Dazzy” Vance was 197-140 with a 3.24 ERA in 16 seasons with the Pirates, Yankees, Cardinals, Reds, Dodgers and Brooklyn Robins. Vance was the NL MVP in 1924 when he led MLB with 28 wins, a 2.16 ERA, 30 complete games, 262 strikeouts, a 1.02 WHIP and 3.40 strikeout-to-walk ratio as a member of the Robins. Vance led the NL in shutouts four times and ERA and WHIP three times. He led the NL in strikeouts each season from 1922-1928 and strikeout-to-walk ratio each season from 1924-1930. He appeared in just one World Series, earning a ring after he pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings in one 1934 relief outing for the Cardinals.