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The LA Dodgers were once the Brooklyn Dodgers. In the late 1950s, both the Dodgers and Giants (then a New York team) moved to California.

Yes, they were known as the Brooklyn Dodgers when the team was in Brooklyn. They were also known as The Brooklyn Bums or just 'Da Bums. They were the working man's team as opposed to the mighty Yankees who were known as the elitist man's team: the blue collar vs. the white collar teams.

During the period from the '30's through the early 50s, the Dodgers were also refered to as the Robins.

In the 19th Century, before they were re-named the Dodgers, they were called the Brooklyn Bridegrooms.

The Dodgers were known as the Robins out of respect to their Hall of Fame manager Wilbert Robinson during the 1910s and 1920s.

Brooklyn Bridegrooms, 1890-1898

Brooklyn Superbas, 1899-1910

Brooklyn Dodgers, 1911-1913

Brooklyn Robins, 1914-1931

Brooklyn Dodgers, 1932-1957

Los Angeles Dodgers, 1958-present

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