Dodgers have rich postseason history

Dodgers have rich postseason history

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers first played in a postseason in 1916, first won a World Series in 1955 and haven't won one since 1988.

As they gear up for Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Mets on Friday on TBS, here are some important facts about their October results:

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Game Date Matchup
Gm 1 Oct. 9 NYM 3, LAD 1
Gm 2 Oct. 10 LAD 5, NYM 2
Gm 3 Oct. 12 NYM 13, LAD 7
Gm 4 Oct. 13 LAD 3, NYM 1
Gm 5 Oct. 15 NYM 3, LAD 2

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.