The Los Angeles Dodgers have added another record to their long list of accomplishments throughout the 2019 regular season.
Announced attendance tonight is 53,704. It's the 28th sellout of the year and brings the 2019 total to 3,875,656, a new Dodger Stadium record.
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) September 21, 2019
This one goes out to the fans. Dodgers fans consistently provided their support as the team fought their way to their eighth straight NL West division title.
Dodgers Impressive at Home All Season
The Dodgers home record this year speaks for itself. The team went 58-21 at Chavez Ravine while merely posting a 41-34 away record.
On top of that, they provided a multitude of memorable moments for fans to walk away with.
Remember that weekend in June when they beat the Colorado Rockies on three-straight walk-offs from rookies Matt Beaty, Alex Verdugo, and Will Smith? Or what about the time Walker Buehler pitched a complete game shutout with 16 strikeouts on August 3rd? Dare I even mention one of Cody Bellinger’s spectacular moments on either side of the ball?
Home Field Advantage Likely Crucial in Playoffs
Manager Dave Roberts has been adamant that while they would like home-field advantage throughout the 2019 postseason, they’re not too concerned about where they end up at the end of the regular season.
Still, the Dodgers’ displayed comfortability at home and unprecedented fan support couldn’t hurt as they attempt to finally catch the World Series title for the first time in over three decades.
Final from LA: #Dodgers 12, #Rockies 5. Dodgers set franchise record for runs and attendance. Won their 99th game. Magic number of 3 to clinch home-field advantage for NL playoffs over #Braves.
— Mike DiGiovanna (@MikeDiGiovanna) September 21, 2019
The team currently sits a half-game behind the New York Yankees and two games behind the Houston Astros for the best record in the MLB.
With only eight games remaining in the season, the Dodgers have just a short amount of time to close that gap and earn home-field advantage throughout October.