The LA Dodgers Win the 2020 World Series


Jared Goodman

This extraordinary 60 game MLB season has come to an end as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays, winning the 2020 World Series! The Dodgers earned their first championship since 1988, despite winning the NL pennant 3 of the last 4 years. The Dodgers World Series win was a great way to cap off their league-best 43-17 season.


The Dodgers success cannot be attributed to one person, rather the organization as a whole. Corey Seager, Mookie Betts, and Justin Turner’s great seasons played a big part but could not have been done without help from the supporting cast. On the pitching end, Clayton Kershaw had another remarkable season, as did Walker Buehler and the entire bullpen. As a whole, the Dodgers dominated game in and game out, living up to the hype that surrounded them all offseason.


Throughout the entire postseason, including the World Series, Corey Seager was phenomenal which earned him the title of World Series MVP. His .328 batting average, 8 home runs, and 20 RBI’s were the most among Dodger players throughout the playoffs. He had arguably the biggest hit of the season for the Dodgers when he drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning of game 6. Furthermore, when talking about the Dodgers season, the incredible play by Mookie Betts cannot be overlooked. His smart base running, clutch hits, and great defensive play were big contributors to the World Series run and ultimately the victory. 


The Dodgers open the 2021 season as the favorite to win the title. In order to do this, the Dodgers need to make some key offseason moves. The Dodgers need to search for more starting pitchers as well as resign or replace third basemen Justin Turner. The Dodgers are going to be a great team regardless, but these two moves would put them ahead of the pack for the second straight season.