After Many a Summer: The Passing of the Giants and Dodgers and a Golden Age in New York Baseball

After Many a Summer: The Passing of the Giants and Dodgers and a Golden Age in New York Baseball

by Robert E. Murphy

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ISBN-13: 9780803245730
Publisher: UNP - Nebraska Paperback
Publication date: 03/01/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 440
Sales rank: 1,330,929
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Robert E. Murphy lives in Brooklyn, New York. He has been a senior writer for The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge, and his books have focused on New York City history. His articles have appeared in the Village Voice, the New York Times, Brooklyn Magazine, and Travel & Leisure, among other publications.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Part I Looking Backward, 1957-1845

Where Baseball Came From 3

The Teams, the Ballparks 11

Brooklyn: We Simply Live Here 19

Stoneham and O'Malley: Sinful Fathers 25

Stoneham and O'Malley: Favored Sons 37

Citizen McLaughlin and Commissioner Moses 55

Part II Into the 1950s

Gold and Tarnish 65

Mid-Century Movement: Veeck-as in Veeck-as in Veeck 73

Rumblings in New York 85

The Man in the Middle 101

Inching Westward? 127

A Stadium on Stilts 145

Atlantic and Flatbush, Continued 155

Part III 1957

New York 1957 171

O'Malley in Winter 180

Buying in Los Angeles, Looking All Around 183

Opening Day 193

A Trip to Flushing Meadow 197

The Harlem and the Mississippi 207

Enter Mayor Christopher 213

Going? Where? 215

In and Out of the Race 228

In Congress 231

A New Idea for Flushing Meadow 243

The New York Giants-1883-1957 257

Voices in the Twilight 268

Summer's End 273

Pafko at the Wall 289

Obit 293

Till the Last Man Is Out 313

Aftermath: Sunshine and Shadow 319

Acknowledgments 337

A Note on Sources 339

Bibliography 345

Notes 355

Index 403

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