About the Exhibition

From their original roots in Brooklyn to today’s home in Los Angeles, the Dodgers are trailblazers in the world of sports, on and off the field. The franchise is dedicated to supporting a culture of winning baseball, providing a first-class, family-friendly experience at Dodger Stadium and maintaining strong partnerships in the community.

Dodgers: Brotherhood of the Game explores the team’s storied past through four players and a Hall of Fame manager, each of whom made history in his own right: Jackie Robinson, Fernando Valenzuela, Chan Ho Park, Hideo Nomo, and Tommy Lasorda.

Team executive Branch Rickey signed Robinson to his first professional contract, breaking the color line that existed in baseball. Hall of Fame owner Walter O’Malley furthered integration of the Dodgers; led the West Coast expansion of Major League Baseball by bringing the Dodgers to L.A.; and privately built Dodger Stadium. Peter O’Malley advanced the international growth of baseball with the Dodgers, an iconic brand in sports. Visitors experience a collection of stories, photographic images, and original artifacts to celebrate their prolific careers and illustrate what makes the Dodgers more than just a baseball team.

Dodgers: Brotherhood of the Game gives visitors the opportunity to look beyond the statistics and the memorable performances on the field. Baseball fans and those new to the game will gain an understanding of the importance of these key players and the Dodgers’ role in shaping American culture, contributing to advancements in civil rights, and promoting international baseball.

 

Dodgers: Brotherhood of the Game is a collaboration between the Los Angeles Dodgers, Peter O’Malley and Family, and the Japanese American National Museum.

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For more information on the O’Malley family’s Dodger leadership for more than 50 years, please visit walteromalley.com and historicdodgertown.com.

View photos of the exhibition, the opening reception, and programs on our Facebook page.

Read about a lifelong fan’s appreciation of the exhibition: Perspective on The Dodgers: The Level Playing Field that Inspired Us All by Francesca Yukari Biller

 

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Photo Credit: Los Angeles Dodgers.