The Dodgers are known for several firsts in major league baseball. The first televised baseball game was at Ebbets Field in 1939, and batting helmets were introduced in 1941. However, the team's most important contribution to the game (and to society as a whole) was its decision to sign Jackie Robinson in 1947.
Brooklyn Dodgers in "The House That George Built"Edit
The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Buzz Arlett in 1920, and probably helped save the game of baseball. Arnett's talent led the team to dominate the game, a position they held into the early 1940s. Ebbets Field was known as the House that Buzz Built.