The Los Angeles Dodgers

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Sports author Mark Stewart brings the spirit and tradition of the Los Angeles Dodgers to life for young baseball fans. Using the team's rich history and memorabilia, he creates an engaging story that transforms readers into instant experts. Content consultant James L. Gates, Jr. offers his historical expertise, enhancing a fun story about a great baseball team.

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Overview

Sports author Mark Stewart brings the spirit and tradition of the Los Angeles Dodgers to life for young baseball fans. Using the team's rich history and memorabilia, he creates an engaging story that transforms readers into instant experts. Content consultant James L. Gates, Jr. offers his historical expertise, enhancing a fun story about a great baseball team.

Read The Los Angeles Dodgers and learn these interesting facts and more about the team: The Dodgers signed the first African-American player of the 20th century. The Dodgers were named after pedestrians who "dodged" trolleys. The Dodgers have sold more tickets than any team in history. The Dodgers moved to Los Angeles from Brooklyn in 1958.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Barbara L. Talcroft
It is always baseball season, as Stewart (sports enthusiast and collector of baseball memorabilia) explores Dodger history, games, and players in the "Team Spirit" series for young fans. When the Dodgers first played baseball in 1884, teams and fans had been enjoying games in Brooklyn since the 1850s. The newest team went through several names before the nickname "Dodgers" won out. In 1913, their manager built them Ebbets Field, beloved of fans, who were stunned when their team moved to Los Angeles in 1958. Traditionally, uniforms are blue and white with the city name in script and a red uniform number underneath. Stewart highlights the 1955 season, when the Dodgers won their only championship in Brooklyn, and their exciting 1988 victory over the Oakland A's for a sixth. Brief biographies introduce legendary players like shortstop Pee Wee Reese, Jackie Robinson, and catcher Roy Campanella. Current stars include powerful hitter Matt Kemp and pitcher Clayton Kershaw. Of the Dodgers' many effective managers, Stewart picks two as the best—strategist Walt Alston from 1954 to 1976, and Tommy Lasorda, who led the team to its 1988 World Series win. Special features include a focus on the exciting game in 1947 when Jackie Robinson became the first African-American player in the major leagues, memorable incidents from the Dodgers' past, and team spirit symbolized by a beaming fan and a 1950s souvenir pin from Stewart's collection. Packed with color photos and old-time baseball cards, the book is enhanced by a Dodgers timeline, Fun Facts, and nostalgic quotations from Dodger stars. Avid fans will enjoy a spread of statistics and "Extra Innings," instructions for locating a web page that will keep them up to date on Dodger doings. Reviewer: Barbara L. Talcroft
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599534862
  • Publisher: Norwood House Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 1,179,365
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 960L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.99 (w) x 9.19 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Table of Contents


Meet the Dodgers     4
Way Back When     6
The Team Today     10
Home Turf     12
Dressed for Success     14
We Won!     16
Go-To Guys     20
On the Sidelines     24
One Great Day     26
Legend Has It     28
It Really Happened     30
Team Spirit     32
Timeline     34
Fun Facts     36
Talking Baseball     38
For the Record     40
Pinpoints     42
Play Ball     44
Glossary     46
Places to Go     47
Index     48
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