The Dodgers–Giants Rivalry During 'The Era': The Dark-Robinson Incident

By John J. Burbridge Jr. and John R. Harris

This article was published in the 2017 The National Pastime.

Between 1947 and 1957, the New York Yankees won nine AL pennants and seven World Series, the Brooklyn Dodgers won six NL pennants and one world championship, and the New York Giants won two NL pennants and one World Series. While this success certainly contributed to “The Era,” another major factor was the intensity of the rivalry between the Dodgers and Giants. Perhaps no rivalry in the history of baseball created the level of ill feeling towards the opposing team as that between Giants and Dodgers fans and players, feelings . . .

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