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10 moments in the intense Giants-Dodgers rivalry

The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers — and their fans — have one of the longest and most passionate rivalries in American sport. Here are 10 important events in that rivalry.

— May 3, 1890 — The two franchises meet for the first time as National League rivals; the Brooklyn Bridegrooms beat the New York Giants, 7-3.

— July 12, 1938 — Brooklyn Dodgers fan Robert Joyce shoots and kills a fellow bar patron and bartender after an extended "ribbing" by Giants fans.

— Oct. 3, 1951 — The New York Giants capture the National League pennant as Bobby Thomson hits "the shot heard 'round the world," a three-run home run off the Brooklyn Dodgers' Ralph Branca.

— April 15, 1958 — After offseason moves from New York City, the teams begin their West Coast rivalry with the Giants beating the Dodgers 8-0 in San Francisco's Seals Stadium.


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