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Why San Francisco Giants Fans Shouldn’t Sweat Dodgers Success

Jake Mastroianni
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with first base coach George Lombard after hitting a three-run walk-off home run in the ninth inning to defeat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 in game two of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on October 15, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with first base coach George Lombard after hitting a three-run walk-off home run in the ninth inning to defeat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 in game two of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on October 15, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Here we look at why San Francisco Giants fans shouldn’t worry about the Los Angeles Dodgers current run of success.

A lot of Giants fans are pretty bent out of shape about the Los Angeles Dodgers success.

The Dodgers have won the National League West five straight years. The Giants have finished runner-up in three of those seasons.

But, when you get the bottom of things, the Giants have won three World Series titles since 2010, while the Dodgers haven’t won the World Series since 1988.

In fact, if you look at the entire history of the two clubs, the Giants have two more World Series titles than the Dodgers. San Francisco has eight World Series championships, while Los Angeles has six.

Even if the Dodgers win the World Series this year they’ll still be one behind the Giants.

The San Francisco Giants also have more wins than the Dodgers 10,951 to 10,672. In fact, the Giants have the most wins of any team in history.

Continuing on, the Giants have more MVPs (14-13) and Hall of Famers (54-51). The one area the Dodgers have the Giants number is in Cy Youngs. Los Angeles has had 12 Cy Young winners, while the Giants have had just three.

And when you look at the most important stat, head-to-head wins, the Giants lead that category too. They hold the all-time head-to-head advantage 1,240-1,211.

Even if the Dodgers go on to win the World Series this year, the Giants will still be the better team historically.

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Yes, the Dodgers will be able to say they’re the best team now — there is nothing you can do about that — but at least you have some ammo to come back with historically.

Now, the Dodgers still haven’t done anything. They’re currently up 2-0 in the National League Championship Series over the Chicago Cubs. It looks like they’re going to breeze to the World Series where they’ll most likely face a very good Houston Astros team.

If they don’t win the World Series this year Giants fans will have even more ammo against Dodger fans.

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This rivalry is real, and it will be hard to listen to all the Dodgers fans if they win a World Series. But don’t let that bring you down, because no matter what happens at the end of the season, the Giants will still be on top.

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