Author: Bill Beverly

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 325760906X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7759

Nichts ist für die Figuren dieses Romans erstaunlicher als der Umstand, noch am Leben zu sein. ›Dodgers‹ beginnt in einem Drogenviertel von L.A. Die Helden: der sensible East, sein schießwütiger Bruder Ty, der Gamer Michael und der dicke, clevere Walter. Nach einer Razzia müssen sie fliehen, quer durch die usa, einen Mordauftrag im Gepäck. Doch die vier Möchtegernkiller sind Teenager und noch nie aus L.A. rausgekommen. Es ist eine gefährliche Reise, bei der fast alles schiefgeht, ermöglicht von einem Gangster, der einem der Jungen eine Zukunft geben will.

The Dodgers

120 Years of Dodgers Baseball


Author: Glenn Stout

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618213554

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 445

View: 7533

Traces the rich sports legacy of the Dodgers, from their origins in Brooklyn in 1884 to the present day, detailing such key events as the series of pennant races in the 1940s and 1950s and Kirk Gibson's home run in the 1988 World Series.

Los Angeles Dodgers

NL West


Author: Michael E. Goodman,Richard Rambeck

Publisher: Creative Company

ISBN: 9780886824587

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5846

A team history of the club that broke the hearts of Brooklyn fans when it left its East Coast home for Los Angeles.

100 Things Dodgers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die


Author: Jon Weisman

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1623682444

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 2892

With traditions, records, and team lore, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Dodgers fan should know. This guide to all things Dodgers covers the team's history in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, the incredible legacy of Jackie Robinson, memories from Ebbets Field, Dodger Adult Baseball Camp, and why fans think the Dodgers invented the high-five. This revised and updated edition also features new entries on the team's ownership change; manager Don Mattingly; and young stars Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, and Clayton Kershaw. Lifelong Dodgers fan and author Jon Weisman has collected every essential piece of Dodgers knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist for fans of all ages.

Los Angeles Dodgers


Author: Marty Gitlin

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1629688274

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 2852

Inside MLB profiles each of the 30 franchises in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles Dodgers is a beginner's history of the Dodgers, covering the beginnings of the franchise, the greatest and lowest moments of the team, and the best players and managers. Fun facts, anecdotes, and sidebars round out the story of each club, allowing your readers to get Inside MLB! SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing.

Los Angeles Dodgers


Author: Mark Langill

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738528717

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 6539

Sandy Koufax. Don Drysdale. Maury Wills. Steve Garvey. Don Sutton. Fernando Valenzuela. Tommy Lasorda. Shawn Green. Eric Gagne. Since 1958, names like these have made the Los Angeles Dodgers into one of baseball's most successful and envied teams. Over the years, the team has won an astonishing nine National League championships and five World Series.Some familiar faces from their Brooklyn roots, including Gil Hodges and Duke Snider, led the Dodgers to their first championship at the Los Angeles Coliseum in 1959; and a sparkling new Dodger Stadium featured the 1960s-era stars of Drysdale, Koufax, and Wills. The 1970s brought a record-setting infield and a Big Blue Wrecking Crew, led by manager Lasorda who claimed to "bleed Dodger blue." The 1980s placed the spotlight on "Fernandomania" and Kirk Gibson's World Series home run, which was later voted "the Greatest Moment in Southern California sports history." The team also heralded a new era of international players into the ranks of the major leagues, thanks to Valenzuela and later to Hideo Nomo, who made a successful transition from Japan to the Dodgers in 1995.

The Dodgers Encyclopedia


Author: William McNeil

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781582613161

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 464

View: 4350

The Dodgers Encyclopedia is the definitive book on Los Angeles and Brooklyn Dodgers baseball. It traces the history of one of Major League Baseball's most successful organizations, from the misty beginnings of its predecessors in rural Brooklyn more than 140 years ago, through their formative years in the major leagues, as a member of the American Association from 1884 through 1889, to a full-fledged representative of the National League since 1890. It covers the exciting and oftenzany years in Brooklyn through 1957, as well as a long and successful sojourn in Southern California during the last half of the 20th century.

Meet the Dodgers


Author: Mike Kennedy,Mark Stewart

Publisher: Norwood House Press

ISBN: 1599533715

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 5670

"An introductory look at the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team. Includes a brief history, facts, photos, records, glossary, and fun activities"--Provided by publisher.

Dixie Walker of the Dodgers

The People's Choice


Author: Maury Allen,Susan Walker

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817355995

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 275

View: 993

A biography of Fred “Dixie” Walker, a gifted ballplayer who played in the majors for 18 seasons and in 1,905 games, assembling a career batting average of .306 while playing for the Yankees, White Sox, Tigers, Dodgers, and Pirates.

Brooklyn Dodgers


Author: Mark Rucker

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738510057

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 6246

If there was ever a place in America where a city and its baseball team were as close as family, it was Brooklyn. The legacy of this relationship comes down to us in stories of childhoods spent at Ebbets Field and in the stories of Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey, whose courage changed the face of America. Baseball in Brooklyn goes back to the beginning of the sport, when a young city embraced a new game and, like missionaries, carried it to the nation. This book tells the story of that beginning and concludes with the heart-wrenching move of the franchise to the West Coast after the 1957 season. Brooklyn Dodgers carries us from the birth of baseball in the streets of Brooklyn through the decades in Flatbush when Ebbets Field was the center of the Brooklyn community. That was a time when the players lived in the neighborhoods not far from the ballpark, side by side with their followers. Duke Snider, Pee Wee Reese, Jackie Robinson, Gil Hodges, and Johnny Podres all make appearances in this exciting selection of photographs. A large part of Brooklyn Dodgers is dedicated to those teams of the 1950s and their irrepressible fans.

A Day in the Season of the Los Angeles Dodgers


Author: Tom Zimmerman

Publisher: SP Books

ISBN: 9780944007891

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 175

View: 5757

Briefly traces the history of the Dodgers, describes what goes on at the stadium on the day of a game, and shares the comments of fans, players, front office people, and those who work at the stadium

Dodger Stadium


Author: Mark Langill

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738528687

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 2793

Since 1962, the inspiring architecture and sweeping vistas of Dodger Stadium have inspired millions of Los Angeles Dodgers baseball fans. What team president Walter O­Malley envisioned nearly half a century ago endures as one of professional baseball­s most striking pieces of architecture, standing in the shadow of the dramatic San Gabriel Mountains. Dodger Stadium is also one of only two such parks built during the 20th century constructed entirely with private funds. Most people think of the stadium as a world-class baseball park, and Dodger Stadium has certainly earned such a reputation, hosting eight World Series, an All-Star contest, and hundreds of action-filled games through the years, during which the Dodgers won eight National League championships and four World Series. But the stadium has been much more than a sporting ground, hosting Olympic ceremonies and events, a papal visit from John Paul II in 1987, and world-renowned musical events, ranging from Elton John to KISS to The Three Tenors. Other events have included ski-jumping competitions, boxing, and a Harlem Globetrotters basketball exhibition. For four years in the 1960s the stadium was also used by the Los Angeles Angels baseball team.

Brooklyn's Dodgers

The Bums, the Borough, and the Best of Baseball, 1947-1957


Author: Carl E. Prince

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195353921

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 202

View: 2698

During the 1952 World Series, a Yankee fan trying to watch the game in a Brooklyn bar was told, "Why don't you go back where you belong, Yankee lover?" "I got a right to cheer my team," the intruder responded, "this is a free country." "This ain't no free country, chum," countered the Dodger fan, "this is Brooklyn." Brooklynites loved their "Bums"--Pee Wee Reese, Jackie Robinson, Duke Snider, Roy Campanella, and all the murderous parade of regulars who, after years of struggle, finally won the World Series in 1955. One could not live in Brooklyn and not catch its spirit of devotion to its baseball club. In Brooklyn's Dodgers, Carl E. Prince captures the intensity and depth of the team's relationship to the community and its people in the 1950s. Ethnic and racial tensions were part and parcel of a working class borough; the Dodgers' presence smoothed the rough edges of the ghetto conflict always present in the life of Brooklyn. The Dodger-inspired baseball program at the fabled Parade Grounds provided a path for boys that occasionally led to the prestigious "Dodger Rookie Team," and sometimes, via minor league contracts, to Ebbets Field itself. There were the boys who lined Bedford Avenue on game days hoping to retrieve home run balls and the men in the many bars who were not only devoted fans but collectively the keepers of the Dodger past--as were Brooklyn women, and in numbers. Indeed, women were tied to the Dodgers no less than their husbands, fathers, brothers, and sons; they were only less visible. A few, like Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Marianne Moore and working class stiff Hilda Chester were regulars at Ebbets Field and far from invisible. Prince also explores the underside of the Dodgers--the "baseball Annies," and the paternity suits that went with the territory. The Dodgers' male culture was played out as well in the team's politics, in the owners' manipulation of Dodger male egos, opponents' race-baiting, and the macho bravado of the team (how Jackie Robinson, for instance, would prod Giants' catcher Sal Yvars to impotent rage by signaling him when he was going to steal second base, then taunting him from second after the steal). The day in 1957 when Walter O'Malley, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, announced that the team would be leaving for Los Angeles was one of the worst moments in baseball history, and a sad day in Brooklyn's history as well. The Dodger team was, to a degree unmatched in other major league cities, deeply enmeshed in the life and psyche of Brooklyn and its people. In this superb volume, Carl Prince illuminates this "Brooklyn" in the golden years after the Second World War.

Brothers in Arms

Koufax, Kershaw, and the Dodgers' Extraordinary Pitching Tradition


Author: Jon Weisman,Joe Davis

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1641250100

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 7523

The Los Angeles Dodgers are one of the most storied franchises in all of sports, with enduring legacies both on and off the diamond. Chief among the hallmarks of the organization is an unparalleled pitching dominance; Dodger blue and white brings to mind brilliance on the mound and the Cy Young Awards that followed. In Brothers in Arms: Koufax, Kershaw, and the Dodgers' Extraordinary Pitching Tradition, acclaimed Dodgers writer Jon Weisman explores the organization's rich pitching history, from Koufax and Drysdale to Valenzuela and Hershiser, to the sublime Clayton Kershaw. Weisman delves deep into this lineage of excellence, interviewing both the legends that toed the rubber and the teammates, coaches, and personalities that witnessed their genius.

Illustrated History of the Dodgers


Author: Richard Whittingham

Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)

ISBN: 9781572437142

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 296

View: 1265

A richly illustrated history of the Los Angeles Dodgers chronicles the story of the successful franchise, from their Brooklyn origins through their relocation to Los Angeles in 1958 and beyond, profiling some of the team's legendary players and coaches, including Jackie Robinson, Sandy Koufax, Roy Campanella, Don Drysdale, Tommy Lasorda, Steve Garvey, Duke Snider, and many others.

Dodger Blue

The Los Angeles Dodgers


Author: David Aretha

Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781598450453

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 6681

Provides a historical look at the Dodgers, describing the reasons for their eventual move to Los Angeles, highlighting famous games, and introducing famous players for the team.

Dunkle Halunken



Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492963684

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5776

Dodger ist ein Straßenjunge - doch nicht irgendeiner. Während eines Überfalls in den nächtlichen Gassen Londons rettet er einer Unbekannten das Leben, der betörend schönen Simplicity. Fortan setzt er alles daran, mehr über die Tat und die Herkunft der jungen Frau herauszufinden. Auf der Suche nach den Tätern bringt Dodger ganz nebenbei einen mörderischen Barbier namens Sweeney Todd zur Strecke und wird dadurch für ganz London zum Helden. Dies jedoch ruft einen geheimnisvollen Attentäter ebenso auf den Plan wie die Halunken, die Simplicity nach dem Leben trachten und ihren jungen Beschützer lieber früher als später tot sehen wollen ...

The Brooklyn Dodgers

An Informal History


Author: Frank Graham

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809324132

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 8542

First published in 1945 as part of the acclaimed Putnam series of team histories, Frank Graham’s colorful chronicle presents the Brooklyn Dodgers in “all their glory and all their daffiness” from the team’s beginnings as the Atlantics in 1883 through 1943, with a short summary of the 1944 season. In his foreword, Hall of Fame sports writer Jack Lang writes that “in an era that produced for New York sports fans such outstanding sportswriters as Grantland Rice, Sid Mercer, Bill Slocum, Bob Considine, and Tommy Holmes, one of the very best was Frank Graham, whose columns appeared in the New York Sun and later the Journal-American.” Graham covers every aspect of the Dodgers—games, fans, players, managers, executives. And these Dodgers produced their share of legends: Wee Willie Keeler, Mickey Owen, Dazzy Vance, Babe Herman, Charles H. Ebbets, Wilbert Robinson, Charles Byrne, Casey Stengel, Leo Durocher, Zack Wheat, Burleigh Grimes, Steve McKeever, Ed McKeever, Larry MacPhail, Max Carey, Dixie Walker, Branch Rickey, Dolph Camilli, Hugh Casey, Nap Rucker, Van Lingle Mungo, and the voice of the Dodgers, Red Barber. Dealing with the various executives, Graham notes that in the beginning, Charles Ebbets did everything from selling tickets and scorecards to helping out in the front office. In the 1930s, the inept Dodgers provoked laughter until Larry MacPhail moved from Cincinnati to Brooklyn in 1938; one year later, the Dodgers were contenders. When MacPhail departed for the Army after the 1942 season, Branch Rickey succeeded him. Rickey’s scouts signed every youngster who could hit, run, or throw, even though many of them were headed for the war. “When they came back in 1946,” Lang explains, “Rickey had cornered the market on the nation’s young talent—more than six hundred ballplayers.” This history of the Brooklyn Dodgers contains eighteen black-and-white illustrations.

The Dodgers Move West


Author: Neil Sullivan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195363159

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 7600

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. Conventional wisdom has it that Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley cold-heartedly abandoned the devoted Brooklyn fans for the easy money of Los Angeles. Sullivan argues that O'Malley had, in fact, wanted to stay in Brooklyn, hoping to build a new stadium with his own money. Situated in an increasingly unsafe neighborhood and without parking facilities, Ebbets Field had become obsolete. Yet an uncooperative New York City administration, led by Robert Moses, blocked O'Malley's plan to use the ideal site at the Atlantic Avenue Long Island Railroad terminal. A political battle over the Dodgers' move also erupted in Los Angeles. Mayor Poulson's suggestion to use Chavez Ravine as the new stadium site triggered opposition from residents concerned about a giveaway. Eventually a telethon campaign that enlisted the help of celebrities such as Groucho Marx, George Burns, and Ronald Reagan enabled the approval of the deal. 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.