Los Angeles Dodgers stories in the SI Vault

Ex-Bad Boy's Big Year By Huston Horn, August 20, 1962 Don Drysdale's pitching motion -- once described as 'all spikes, elbows and fingernails' -- hasn't changed, but his working attitude has. Result: a good shot at 30 wins and a pennant for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Wheelin' Away Out West By William Leggett, August 20, 1973 L.A.'s Little Blue Bicycle uses some old parts and an infield full of new ones trying to outrun Cincy's Big Red Machine.

Born To Be A Dodger By Roy Blount Jr., April, 7, 1975 Now that he is one, Steve Garvey tries to live up to his obligations while opposing the cult of the antihero.

An Infusion Of Fresh Dodger-Blue Blood By Larry Keith, March 14, 1977 Being his team's first new manager in almost a quarter century has put Walter Alston's replacement, Tom Lasorda, in seventh heaven. And he prays he can guide L.A. to first place.

Something Screwy Going On Here By Tony Castro, July 8, 1985 Fernando Valenzuela's scroogie continues to mystify the hitters, but just as baffling is his story of rags to riches to hard luck.

A Big Blast In L.A. By Peter Gammons, October 24, 1988 A dramatic homer set the Dodgers off toward a 2-0 World Series lead.

The Pride Of The Dodgers By Nicholas Davidoff, July 1, 1991 Great pitching, the hallmark of Dodger teams for years, is back on display in L.A..

Manny In La La Land By Tom Verducci, October 13, 2008 A star-obsessed city that had lost its baseball sizzle is suddenly relevant again, thanks to Manny Ramirez -- the new leading man who put the Dodgers one step closer to a possible made-for-Hollywood World Series matchup.

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