Dodgers

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Author: Bill Beverly

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 325760906X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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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

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Author: Glenn Stout

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618213554

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 445

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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.

100 Things Dodgers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

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Author: Jon Weisman

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1623682444

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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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

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Author: Marty Gitlin

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1629688274

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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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

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Author: Mark Langill

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738528717

Category: History

Page: 128

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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

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Author: William McNeil

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781582613161

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 464

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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

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Author: Mike Kennedy,Mark Stewart

Publisher: Norwood House Press

ISBN: 1599533715

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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

A Day in the Season of the Los Angeles Dodgers

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Author: Tom Zimmerman

Publisher: SP Books

ISBN: 9780944007891

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 175

View: 9967

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

Koufax Throws a Curve

The Los Angeles Dodgers at the End of an Era, 1964-1966

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Author: Brian M. Endsley

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476669422

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 215

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"The conclusion of the Sandy Koufax Era was a roller coaster ride for the LA Dodgers. In the last two seasons of his career, Koufax averaged 27 complete games, 27 wins and 350 strikeouts. Sixteen days after winning his second consecutive Cy Young Award, he shocked Major League Baseball by announcing his retirement"--

The Dodgers Move West

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Author: Neil Sullivan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195363159

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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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.

The Dodgers

60 Years in Los Angeles

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Author: Michael Schiavone

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1683581946

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 356

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In 1957, the Dodgers left their home of Brooklyn, New York, where they had been since their inception in 1884, for the sunny hills of Los Angeles, California. Since arriving in LA, the team has won five World Series and ten NL Pennants, and become one of the top-grossing organizations in Major League Baseball. The Dodgers: 60 Years in LA chronicles the team’s impressive history since arriving in the West Coast. Covering the amazing feats of Dodgers greats such as Steve Garvey, Fernando Valenzuela, and Kirk Gibson, author Michael Schiavone offers an in-depth history of the team since their arrival in 1958 and through the 2017 season. With highlights of each season, the moments fans love to remember (or wish to forget), as well as those who have graced the field of Chavez Ravine, The Dodgers: 60 Years in LA shares the wonderful history of the boys in blue in the most comprehensive book available. Whether you’re a fan of the Dodgers of old or today’s team, this book offers the most information of the team’s time in California than any other on the market.

Brooklyn Dodgers in Cuba

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Author: Jim Vitti

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738574271

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 127

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The Brooklyn Dodgers held spring training in Havana in 1947 so Jackie Robinson could practice safely. Yet that was hardly the beginning: the Bums played in Cuba over 60 seasons, from 1900 to 1959. Ballplayers drank hard with Hemingway. Some found themselves in Cuban jails. Pitcher Van Lingle Mungo, barricaded in the Hotel Nacional with two women, fended off an angry husband (and his machete). Leo Durocher got into a brawl with an umpire, after Lippy's translator correctly cursed him in Spanish. Vin Scully watched machine gun-toting barbudas enter the room. An outfielder leaped into the stands, with a loaded gun, to chase a fan. Several players encountered Castro, who once walked onto the field in his fatigues, patted his pistol, and said to Lefty Locklin, "Tonight, we win."

The Last Years of the Brooklyn Dodgers

A History, 1950–1957

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Author: Rudy Marzano

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476612951

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

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This work, which picks up where the author’s previous book, The Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1940s (McFarland, 2005), left off, covers the Dodgers’ final eight years in Brooklyn. Chapters carry the reader from the 1951 playoffs, when a late season collapse and Thomson’s “Shot Heard Round the World” dealt Brooklyn a heartbreaking blow, through the 1955 World Series title, and finally to Walter O’Malley’s controversial decision to move the team to Los Angeles. The author covers each season in-depth and assesses popular perceptions of the Dodgers, their players and owners, and considers O’Malley’s culpability in the team’s departure, which ended a string of 74 years in which Brooklyn had major league baseball.

Artful Dodgers

Reconceiving the Golden Age of Children's Literature

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Author: Marah Gubar

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199714476

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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In this groundbreaking contribution to Victorian and children's literature studies, Marah Gubar proposes a fundamental reconception of the nineteenth-century attitude toward childhood. The ideology of innocence was much slower to spread than we think, she contends, and the people whom we assume were most committed to it--children's authors and members of the infamous "cult of the child"--were actually deeply ambivalent about this Romantic notion. Rather than wholeheartedly promoting a static ideal of childhood purity, Golden Age children's authors often characterize young people as collaborators who are caught up in the constraints of the culture they inhabit, and yet not inevitably victimized as a result of this contact with adults and their world. Such nuanced meditations on the vexed issue of the child's agency, Gubar suggests, can help contemporary scholars to generate more flexible critical approaches to the study of childhood and children's literature.

Dodgers Past & Present

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Author: Steven Travers

Publisher: MVP Books

ISBN: 1616731052

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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From their origins as the Brooklyn Atlantics in 1884, through their departure from their beloved borough in 1957, to their record-breaking popularity in sunny Los Angeles, the Dodgers baseball team has been an unstoppable force in professional baseball for well over a century. The franchise has captured a record 21 National League titles, won six World Series championships, and produced dozens of Hall-of-Famers. The Dodgers revolutionized the sports landscape with the signing of Jackie Robinson in 1947 and have boasted a list of players that reads like an all-time all-star team—from Walter Alston to Zack Wheat, Wee Willie Keeler to Pee Wee Reese, Dazzy Vance to Sandy Koufax, Duke Snider to Jeff Kent. The team’s two longtime homes—Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field and Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium—stand out in the pantheon of great baseball palaces. Dodgers Past & Present traces the history of this storied franchise from its origins in the 1880s to its latest accomplishments on the field. Pairing historic black-and-white photos and contemporary images of the modern game, the book explores the ballparks and the fans, the players and the teams that have defined Dodger baseball and captured the attention of fans nationwide.

Few and Chosen Dodgers

Defining Dodgers Greatness Across the Eras

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Author: Duke Snider,Phil Pepe

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1617490520

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Before curses and quaint ballparks were in vogue, the Brooklyn Dodgers were playing in a beloved old park in front of passionate fans whose hopes were dashed with cruel regularity. The Brooklyn Dodgers couldn't win the big one, but throughout their fascinating history they always had tremendous talent—which continued after their move to Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, winning the big one became more than just a once-every-half-century event. Zach Wheat, Burleigh Grimes, Jackie Robinson, Sandy Koufax, Gil Hodges, Steve Garvey, Fernando Valenzuela—the list of Dodgers greats is virtually endless. Rating the top five Dodgers of all time at each position would be a daunting task, sure to incite sharp debate among all Dodgers fans, whether their allegiances are to Brooklyn or Los Angeles. Duke Snider, former Dodgers great and Hall of Famer who played on both coasts, has done just that. InFew and Chosen: Defining Dodgers Greatness Across the Eras, he has selected the top five players at each position and the top five Dodgers managers. His compilation evokes cherished memories of one of the richest histories in sports and spotlights the luminescent talent that has worn Dodgers blue.

The Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1940s

How Robinson, MacPhail, Reiser and Rickey Changed Baseball

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Author: Rudy Marzano

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786419876

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 235

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Before the rise of the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1940s, baseball was a game of white men, cloth caps and concrete walls. Four men helped to change the sport as America knew it: Branch Rickey, Larry MacPhail, Jackie Robinson and Pete Reiser. These men were essential to the evolution of baseball, especially in their home of Brooklyn's Ebbets Field. It was there that the first major league game was televised, where the batting helmet was developed, where the first walls were padded and the first outfield warning tracks laid down and--with the arrival of Jackie Robinson, it is where the color line was broken. This richly researched history which includes chapters such as "1940: MacPhail Starts a Dodger Dynasty," "1942: FDR Says the Show Must Go On" and "The War Years," presents an exploration of how a crucial decade of Dodger accomplishments transformed American baseball.

Brooklyn's Dodgers

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

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Author: Carl E. Prince

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195353921

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 202

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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.

If These Walls Could Talk: Los Angeles Dodgers

Stories from the Los Angeles Dodgers Dugout, Locker Room, and Press Box

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Author: Houston Mitchell

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1623688434

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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Since moving from Brooklyn to Los Angeles in 1958, the Dodgers have had an eventful—and frequently successful—history. From playing in the 100,000-seat Coliseum to five World Series titles, from Fernandomania to Mannywood, and from Sandy Koufax to Clayton Kershaw, the Boys in Blue have long been a team to watch. This history of the Dodgers provides a closer look at the great moments and the lowlights that have made them one of the seminal teams in the major leagues. Through multiple interviews conducted with current and former players, readers will meet the athletes, coaches, and management and share in their moments of triumph and defeat. The author recalls key moments in Dodgers history such as the building and breakup of the Garvey-Lopes-Russell-Cey infield, the sad decline of Steve Howe, the amazing comeback at the tail-end of the 1980 season, and the Frank McCourt saga. If These Walls Could Talk: Los Angeles Dodgers brings the storied history of the team come to life.