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10/15/09 7:48 PM ET

Dodger Stadium a National institution

Facility becomes No. 1 site for playoff games in NL history

LOS ANGELES -- With Game 1 of the National League Championship Series, Dodgers Stadium has become the No. 1 site for playoff games in National League history.

Dodger Stadium has now hosted 107 postseason games, one more than the old Busch Stadium. Dodger Stadium is third overall.

The original Yankee Stadium is No. 1 with 322 postseason games, followed by Fenway Park with 146. The only other ballpark in postseason triple figures is the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum where the Athletics have hosted 100 playoff games.

Dodger Stadium, with Game 1 on Thursday, has now hosted 41 League Championship Series games. That passes the Coliseum for fourth most. Old Yankee Stadium had 62 LCS games, Fenway Park has had 52 and old Busch Stadium hosted 46.

The first postseason game held at Dodger Stadium took place on Oct. 5, 1963, in Game 3 of the World Series. Dodgers pitcher Don Drysdale, before 55,912 fans, pitched a three-hitter in a 1-0 victory over the Yankees.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.