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A one-stop record containing everything Dodger fans want to know about their favorite baseball team, this resource is packed with anecdotes, history, explanations of traditions, statistics, trivia, and photos.

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A one-stop record containing everything Dodger fans want to know about their favorite baseball team, this resource is packed with anecdotes, history, explanations of traditions, statistics, trivia, and photos.

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Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson, Don Drysdale, Leo Durocher, Tommy Lasorda, Duke Snider, Pee Wee Reese, Roy Campanella, Ron Cey, Orel Hershiser: All the great names in Brooklyn and L.A. Dodgers history make appearances in Steven Travers's Dodgers Essential.
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Meet the Author

Steven Travers is a sports historian and sportswriter who is the bestselling author of numerous books—including One Night, Two Teams and Barry Bonds—and has also written for StreetZebra magazine, the San Francisco Examiner, and the Los Angeles Times. He is a former professional baseball player with Major League Baseball teams the St. Louis Cardinals and the Oakland Athletics. He lives in San Anselmo, California.

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Table of Contents


Foreword   Bud "the Steamer" Furillo     ix
Acknowledgments     xiii
Introduction     xv
Trolley Dodgers     1
Wilbert Robinson Plants the Seed of a Baseball Tree That Grew in Brooklyn     6
The Lost Season     11
The "Daffiness Boys"     16
A Whole New Ballgame     23
Then the Roof Fell In     27
"He That Will Not Reason Is a Bigot"     33
Mr. Robinson     39
"I Want a Player with the Guts Not to Fight Back!"     45
The Good Samaritan     50
Breaking into the Big Leagues     54
"Wait Till Next Year"     60
The Lords of Flatbush     65
The Creeping Terror     70
"The Shot Heard 'Round the World"     75
Still "Waiting Till Next Year"     80
Finally!     84
Team Leader     89
Exodus     94
Changes     99
A Baseball Palace     104
Summer of '62     108
New York, New York     113
"Hitless Wonders"     118
The Real "Dr. K"     123
Big D     129
"The Year of the Pitcher"     133
Pride Goeth before the Fall     138
One Year at a Time     144
Rematch     149
Garv     154
Fernandomania     158
The Last Hurrah     163
Piazza     168
The Poet     173
Answers to Trivia Questions     178
Dodgers All-Time Roster     180
Notes     203
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    #1 dodger fan

    I am 13 uears old and i die jard dodger fan my favorite player is casey blake get this book its amazing

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