Over the course of their 136-year existence, the Dodgers franchise, both in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, has hosted some of the biggest events in MLB history.
Included are World Series, MLB All-Star Games, World Baseball Classic tournaments and the baseball portion of the 1984 Summer Olympics. Another that may soon be added to that list is when the Dodgers play host to the 2020 MLB All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium.
The logo for the 2020 Midsummer Classic takes inspiration from Hollywood and the Dodger Stadium design. The 2020 All-Star Game will be the first hosted by the Dodgers in 40 years.
Below is a complete history of every All-Star Game hosted by the Dodgers, both in Brooklyn and Los Angeles.
1949 MLB All-Star Game
The lone All-Star Game to take place at Ebbetts Field, the Dodgers played host to the 16th edition of the Midsummer Classic.
The organization was represented by seven players in Ralph Branca, Roy Campanella, Gil Hodges, Don Newcombe, Pee Wee Reese, Jackie Robinson and Preacher Roe.
Reese led off for the NL, playing shortstop, and went hitless in five at-bats. Robinson followed him in the No. 2 spot, opposite of Reese at second base, and collected one hit in three at-bats.
Robinson doubled in his first trip to the plate and scored three of the NL’s seven runs. It was the first of six consecutive All-Star Game appearances for Robinson, who spent the entirety of his 10-year MLB career with the Dodgers.
Hodges, who entered the game as a pinch runner for Johnny Mize, recorded one hit in three at-bats. Likewise, Campanella was a substitute for starting catcher Andy Seminick and did not record a hit in three plate appearances.
Newcombe piggybacked NL starting pitcher Warren Spahn, allowing three hits, two runs and one walk in 2.2 innings of work. He was eventually tabbed with the loss after the American League tacked on some insurance runs in the later innings to come away with an 11-7 victory.
Among other Dodgers contributors included Roe, who logged a clean inning of work in the ninth. Branca did not appear in the exhibition contest at all.
1959 MLB All-Star Game
Ten years later, the Dodgers would host their second All-Star Game and the first since moving to California. Taking place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the organization was represented by Don Drysdale, Jim Gilliam, Wally Moon and Charlie Neal.
Drysdale started for the NL and accumulated three perfect innings with four strikeouts. Lew Burdette proceeded him and logged three innings himself before handing the ball to Face.
Face was shellacked by the powerful AL lineup, allowing five baserunners and three runs in only 1.2 innings pitched. Despite the rough outing, the combination of Johnny Antonelli and Don Elston successfully recorded the final four outs and helped the NL pull out a 5-4 win.
Moon was the only Dodgers position player in the starting lineup, batting seventh and playing left field. He went 0-for-2 with one walk and two strikeouts. Neal did not appear in the contest.
1980 MLB All-Star Game
The only All-Star Game to take place at Dodger Stadium thus far, the Dodgers hosted their third and most recent Midsummer Classic in 1980. They were represented by Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Jerry Reuss, Bill Russell, Reggie Smith and Bob Welch.
Leading off for the NL was Lopes, who grounded out in his only at-bat. He played second base in the bottom half of the first before being removed in favor of Phil Garner.
Smith, hitting second and playing center field, went 0-for-2 in the contest. Garvey, starting at first base and batting in the cleanup spot, also went hitless in two at-bats.
Russell, penciled into the No. 8 spot and playing shortstop, did not record a hit as well. Welch piggybacked NL starting pitcher J.R. Richard and yielded two runs in three innings of work. He went 0-for-1 in his lone plate appearance in the bottom of the third.
The AL cracked the scoreboard in the fifth when Fred Lynn hit a two-run homer against Welch, giving the AL a 2-0 lead. The NL would answer back with a Ken Griffey solo home run in the bottom half of the frame, trimming the deficit to just run.
Reuss followed Welch with a scoreless sixth inning. He struck out the side and ultimately earned the win after the NL scored three unanswered runs in the sixth and seventh innings, defeating the AL, 4-2.