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Dodgers Move West
     

Dodgers Move West

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by Neil J. Sullivan
 

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ISBN-10: 0195059220

ISBN-13: 2900195059228

Pub. Date: 06/28/1989

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

For many New Yorkers, the removal of the Brooklyn Dodgers - perhaps the most popular baseball team of all time - to Los Angeles in 1957 remains one of the most traumatic events since World War II. Neil J. Sullivan's controversial reassessment of a story that has reached almost mythic proportions in its many retellings shifts responsibility for the move onto the local

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For many New Yorkers, the removal of the Brooklyn Dodgers - perhaps the most popular baseball team of all time - to Los Angeles in 1957 remains one of the most traumatic events since World War II. Neil J. Sullivan's controversial reassessment of a story that has reached almost mythic proportions in its many retellings shifts responsibility for the move onto the local governmental maneuverings that occurred on both sides of the continent. Set against a backdrop of sporting passion and rivalry, and appearing over thirty years after the Dodgers' last season in Brooklyn, this engrossing book offers new insights into the power struggles existing in the nation's two largest cities.

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ISBN-13:
2900195059228
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/1989
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288

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Table of Contents

Brooklyn's Place in the New York Game
3(17)
Postwar Challenges and the Beginning of the O'Malley Era
20(25)
Robert Moses and the Atlantic-Flatbush Proposal
45(13)
An Elusive Championship
58(23)
Los Angeles: An Overture from the Coast
81(26)
New York: Endgame in Brooklyn
107(30)
Proposition B
137(25)
Due Process and Another Championship
162(28)
Was the Move Justified?
190(30)
Appendix A. The Chavez Ravine Agreement 220(8)
Appendix B. The Dodgers' Record in Los Angeles 228(1)
Notes 229(16)
Index 245

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The Dodgers Move West 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is a very enlightening book ,but not really anything new has been shed regarding the deceitfulness of the dodgers in wanting to abandon brooklyn for demographic reasons as well as because of thier lack of patience to wait for a new ball park. no, they had the move in the works well before 1957. there is no resciung the o'malley..so sorry sullivan,try again