Franchise Four: Los Angeles Dodgers

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

According to a release by MLB on April 8, fans can visit MLB.com/FranchiseFour to select the four most impactful players for each franchise who best represent the history of each franchise out of eight choices from its lineage. There is also a space for a write-in selection. Voting is live now until May 8.

The Ballot:

Roy Campanella (1948-1957)
Don Drysdale (1956-1969)
Steve Garvey (1969-1982)
Clayton Kershaw (2008-Present)
Sandy Koufax (1958-1966)
Jackie Robinson (1947-1956)
Duke Snider (1947-1962)
Fernando Valenzuela (1980-1990)

Shoestring Catches Recommendations for the Los Angeles Dodgers:

Roy Campanella: A three-time National League Most Valuable Player, Roy Campanella was an eight-time all-star. Campanella’s best season was in 1953 when he hit 41 homers with 142 RBI, while batting .312. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1969.

Clayton Kershaw: A four-time all-star, Clayton Kershaw won the National League Cy Young Award in 2011, 2012 and 2014. Kershaw was also the NL MVP as he compiled a 21-3 record with a 1.77 ERA.

Sandy Koufax: One of the best pitchers in baseball history, Sandy Koufax threw four no-hitters with one perfect game. Koufax was a three-time Cy Young Award winner in 1963, 1965 and 1966. He was the NL MVP in 1963 and a seven-time all-star.

Jackie Robinson: There probably wasn’t a more influential figure in baseball in the 20th century. Jackie Robinson was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972 and his No. 42 has been retired though out the league.

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