Welcome to the second edition of Bleacher Report’s MLB rivalry series.

In the weeks to come, we’ll be highlighting some of the biggest head-to-head rivalries in our national pastime and shining light on the past, present and future of those matchups.

We kicked things off with a look at the famed Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees rivalry, and now we turn our attention to the National League side, where the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants have a long history of their own.

Their rivalry began when both teams resided in New York and continued when they simultaneously moved across the country to California. Recent battles for the NL West crown have kept the feud alive and kicking.

The following provides a look at notable numbers and notes from the rivalry, a detailed breakdown of the rivalry’s origins, an overview of memorable regular-season moments, a rundown of pennant-race clashes between the two clubs and finally, a preview of the future outlook of both franchises.

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