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Published: 08 June 1989

288 Pages | illus.

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195059229

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The Dodgers Move West

Neil Sullivan

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. Sullivan's controversial reassessment of this event 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 struggle existing in the nation's two largest cities.