Dodgers: Top Three Most Beloved Dodgers of All-Time
Happy Valentine’s Day to all you lovely Dodger fans! As a fan base, the Dodgers have a tendency to hold players and members of the organization close to their heart. Similarly, it is very easy for these players or members to earn the venom that the fan base spews. But, on this day of love, let us take a look at some of the most beloved Dodgers in history.
All players have some sort of impression on their fans. Whether that is love, hate or indifference, they all garner some sort of reaction. The players that fans remember most just happen to be players they loved or hated. However, the fans love for a player will always have a special place in the heart of the fan base.
Before we get into the list let us take a look at some honorable mentions.
Nowadays you will not find a fan in all of baseball that actively dislikes Jackie Robinson. His love goes beyond just the Dodger fan base. He opened the door for so many people to eventually come up and thrive. For Robinson, he is loved by all of baseball more than just the Dodgers. Obviously, Dodger fans love him, but it is greater than just the Dodgers and this list is specific to just the Dodgers fan base.
The Hall-of-Fame southpaw was the greatest pitcher in Dodger history until very recently. Even 53 years after his final season in blue, he is greeted with some of the loudest cheers you will here in Chavez Ravine.
Gibson’s inclusion is solely based on the big moment that occurred during game 1 of the 1988 World Series. Ask any Dodger fan where they were when Gibson took Eckersley deep, and they will tell you the location, time and clothes they had on. That moment will forever be enshrined in Dodgers lore.
There are many more players that some fans have connections with. I know I’m going to miss some players because in some minds of fans certain players had a large impact on their life. Let us get into the list and if I missed anyone please list your most beloved Dodgers ever in the comment section.