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Last time made playoffs: 2014, a second consecutive early exit at the hands of the Cardinals, who beat up Clayton Kershaw.
Last time won playoff series: 2013, beat the Braves in the NLDS, three games to one.
Last time won NL: It's been a 27-year drought, since the Dodgers beat the Mets in seven games of the 1988 NL Championship Series.
Last time won World Series: It was 1988, Kirk Gibson's Roy Hobbs moment, Orel Hershiser hoisted by Rick Dempsey and the Bash Brothers stunned by Tom Lasorda's underdogs.
Overall DS record: 4-5 in nine series; 14-18 in 32 games, .438 percent
Overall LCS record: 5-5 in 10 series; 23-27 in 50 games, .460 percent
Overall WS record: 6-12 in 18 series; 45-60 in 105 games, .429 percent
Overall postseason record: 15-22 in 37 series, 82-105, .439 percent
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.