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Dave Roberts, Dodgers Win World Series Championship

Oct 27, 2020

ARLINGTON, Texas – Former UCLA standout and current Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts helped his club to the 2020 World Series Championship with a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. The victory clinched the series in six games and snapped a 32-year championship drought for the Dodgers.

Roberts becomes the first Bruin to win the World Series title as a player or manager since Brandon Crawford (2014, San Francisco Giants).

With Roberts at the helm, Los Angeles was arguably the top season in MLB all year long. The Dodgers posted an MLB-best 43-17 record during the regular season en route to the No. 1 overall seed in the National League playoffs. LA coasted to the NLCS via sweeps of the Milwaukee Brewers and San Diego Padres, then overcame a 3-1 series deficit to the Atlanta Braves to win their third NL pennant in the last four seasons.

In five seasons as manager, Roberts has steered the Dodgers to a 436-273 (.615) record, five division titles, four NLCS berths, three World Series appearances, and one World Series championship.

Roberts was a four-year standout at UCLA from 1991-94, captaining the squad his senior year and finishing with a .325 career average. Roberts still holds UCLA's career record for stolen bases with 109, setting the school single-season record in the category with 45 in 1994. He also still holds top 10 marks in triples (fifth — 10), at-bats (fifth — 784), walks (T-sixth — 128), hits (ninth — 242) and runs scored (10th — 177). He was announced as a member of the 2020 UCLA Hall of Fame class earlier this year.

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