Brooklyn Dodgers

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The Brooklyn Dodgers: The story of a baseball franchise that became family with its city. If there was ever a place in America where a city and its baseball franchise were as close as family, it was Brooklyn. The legacy of this relationship chronicles childhoods spent at Ebbets Field to the stories of Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey, whose courage helped change 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. 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 during a time when the players lived in the neighborhoods not far from the ballpark, side-by-side with their followers. In additon to Robinson, Duke Snider, Pee Wee Reese, Gil Hodges, and Johnny Podres all make appearances in this exciting selection of photographs - a large part of which is dedicated to those teams of the 1950s and their irrepressible fans. Author Mark Rucker tells the story from that birth and concludes with the heart-wrenching move of the franchise to the West Coast after the 1957 season.
ISBN: 9780738510057
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of Sports
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Mark Rucker, an author and editor, is president of the picture agency Transcendental Graphics. He was a pictorial researcher for the Ken Burns film Baseball and is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research. He has produced many sports histories, including biographies of Babe Ruth and Ted Williams.
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