- Dodgers Hall Of Fame Speeches by Tommy Lasorda, Duke Snider & Don Drysdale
- Language: English & Spanish
- Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 6 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 17, 2005
- Originally Released: 1955
- Label: Shout Factory Theatr
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound - English
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound - Spanish
- Additional Release Material:
- Featurette: Dogers Hall Of Fame Speeches
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Description by OLDIES.com:
From the moment they became a part of everyday life in Brooklyn, the Dodgers were something special. Night after night they battled, winning the hearts of fans both young and old. But then they would face the Yankees in the World Series, and "Dem Bums" would break those very same hearts. "Wait until next year," became the mantra in Brooklyn, and following five gut-wrenching World Series losses to those Yankees, "next year" finally came in 1955 when the Dodgers became world champions.
Two seasons later, the team moved to Los Angeles, where in 1959 they again captured the title. The days of Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider and Jackie Robinson gave way to Sandy Koufax, Maury Wills and Don Drysdale - and two more championships followed in '63 and '65. "Fernandomania" rocked Los Angeles in the early '80s, and both Valenzuela and Steve Garvey helped lead the Dodgers to still another title in '81. Then came the magical season of 1988, when Orel Hershiser rewrote the record books - and Kirk Gibson simply wrote a fairy tale.
These are The Championship Years.
As one of the finest teams in baseball history, the Los Angeles (née Brooklyn) Dodgers have enjoyed many great successes since their founding in 1883, but none more storied than the years 1955-1988. Known as the Championship Years, this 33-year span netted the Dodgers eleven National League pennants, six World Series championships, and some of baseball's most legendary players: Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Sandy Koufax, Maury Wills, Don Drysdale, Tommy Lasorda, Steve Garvey, Fernando Valenzuela, Orel Hershsier, and Kirk Gibson. This thrilling documentary (named after Lasorda's famous remark that he bleeds "Dodger blue") traces the team's remarkable history throughout these magical years--from the "Boys of Summer" triumph over the New York Yankees in 1955 to the record-breaking achievements of the 1960s and '80s--through voice-over narration, archival footage, interviews with former players, and clips of the most memorable Dodgers games.