Dodgers All-Time Team

Oh, if there were only time travel, so we could transport all the best players to one place and make a great team out of them. In this case the place would be Dodger Stadium and the team would be the Dodgers.

Our All-Time Teams project is an effort to pick 28-man rosters for each franchise. Yes, we said franchise. That means the All-Time Dodgers include players going back to when they were in Brooklyn, and even back to before they were called the Dodgers. Let’s got through the process of selecting the players. If you just want to see the roster, scroll to the bottom of this page.

CATCHER

Though he played his last game more than 60 years ago, this is an easy choice: Roy Campanella was clearly the greatest catcher in Dodger history, with his power and great defensive skills. Campy was behind the plate for five Brooklyn teams that won the pennant. He won three Most Valuable Player awards before his career was shortened tragically after a car accident. 

First Base

In the 1970s, the Dodgers formed one of the greatest infields in baseball history, with the anchor their star first baseman, Steve Garvey, the 1974 NL Most Valuable Player. Garvey edges out Gil Hodges, but it’s a very tough decision. Ultimately, his superb postseason play vaults Garvey ahead of Gil. Others to mention are Jake Daubert, Ed Kontechy, Dolph Camilli, and Adrian Gonzalez. 

Second Base

When he debuted on April 15, 1947, for Brooklyn, the weight of the baseball world was on the shoulders of Jackie Robinson. But Jackie was made for the challenge: forging a Hall of Fame career as the heart of the “Boys of Summer” team that won the 1955 World Series, the first championship in franchise history.

Shortstop

The man who helped ease Robinson into the big leagues was his double play partner, Pee Wee Reese, a Hall of Fame shortstop who somehow seems to be underrated. Reese was an excellent defender and a fine hitter who usually hit near the top of the order for Walter O’Malley when the “Bums” were dominating the National League in the 1950s.

Third Base

A squat, power-hitting third baseman who helped the Dodgers to four pennants between 1974 and 1981, culminating in a World Series title, that was Ron Cey. “The Penguin” didn’t have the greatest range, but he made the plays, and his bat was outstanding.

Left Field

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Center Field

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Right Field

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Bench

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Starting rotation

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Bullpen

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POS NAMEYEARS
CRoy CampanellaRoy Campanella1948-1957
1BSteve GarveySteve Garvey1969-1982
2BJackie Robinson1947-1956
SSPee Wee Reese1940-1942, 1946-1958
3BRon Cey1971-1982
LFZack Wheat1909-1926
CFDuke Snider1947-1962
RFCarl Furillo1946-1960
CMike Piazza1992-1998
1BGil Hodges1943-1961
2BDavey Lopes1972-1981
SSMaury Wills1959-1966, 1969-1972
3BAdrian Beltre1998-2004
IFJim Gilliam1953-1966
1B/OFPedro Guerrero1978-1988
1B/OFCody Bellinger2017-
CFWillie Davis1960-1973
OFDixie Walker1939-1947
SPSandy Koufax1955-1966
SPDon Drysdale1956-1969
SPClayton Kershaw2008-
SPOrel Hershiser1983-1994, 2000
SPFernando Valenzuela1980-1990
CLKenley Jansen2010-
RPEric Gagné1999-2006
RPRon Perranoski1961-1967, 1972
RPClem Labine1950-1960
RPMike Marshall1974-1976