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Bring In the Right-Hander!: My Twenty-Two Years in the Major Leagues
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One of only twenty-nine Major Leaguers to play in four different decades, Jerry Reuss pitched for eight teams, including the Pittsburgh Pirates twice. So when Reuss tells his story, he covers about as much of baseball life as any player … Read More

Johnny Corriden’s Brief Moment with the Brooklyn Dodgers (Guest Post by Pete Cava)
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ON THIS DATE: JUNE 29, 1905   Giants rookie Archie Graham is a late-inning replacement for right fielder George Brown in New York’s 11-1 romp past the host Superbas at Brooklyn’s Washington Park. Graham doesn’t get to bat and has … Read More

Dodgerland: Decadent Los Angeles and the 1977–78 Dodgers
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The 1977 78 Los Angeles Dodgers came close. Their tough lineup of young and ambitious players squared off with the New York Yankees in consecutive World Series. The Dodgers run was a long time in the making after years of … Read More

The Last Innocents: The Collision of the Turbulent Sixties and the Los Angeles Dodgers
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From an award-winning journalist comes the riveting odyssey of seven Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1960s—a chronicle of a team, a game, and a nation in transition during one of the most exciting and unsettled decades in history. Legendary Dodgers … Read More

You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?!
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In this striking picture book biography, an old-timer tells us what made Sandy Koufax such an amazing baseball player. We learn that the beginning of his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers was rocky, that he was shy with his teammates, … Read More

Brooklyn Bat Boy: A Story of the 1947 Season that Changed Baseball Forever
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Bobby Kelly is a 12-year-old Brooklyn boy who loves playing stickball in the street with his friends and cheering for the Dodgers. Bobby’s dream of being part of the Dodgers comes true in 1947 when he lands the job of … Read More

The Boys of Summer (Harperperennial Modern Classics)
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See larger image The Boys of Summer (Harperperennial Modern Classics) Features: Great product! By (author): Roger Kahn This is a book about young men who learned to play baseball during the 1930s and 1940s, and then went on to play … Read More

Finding the Left Arm of God: Sandy Koufax and the Los Angeles Dodgers, 1960-1963
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This is the story of the L.A. Dodgers’ volatile fortunes during Sandy Koufax’s transformation from a wild left-hander with a losing record on the verge of quitting the game, to an artist with exquisite control of the baseball–a veritable Mozart … Read More

The Best Team Money Can Buy (Molly Knight)
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From the Publisher: “From the outside looking in, the Dodgers have been a bubbling cauldron of personality, talent and moods, with the occasional dollop of jealousy. In The Best Team Money Can Buy, it’s as if Molly Knight ushers you … Read More

Gil Hodges: A Hall of Fame Life (Mort Zachter)
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From the Publisher: In descriptions of athletes, the word “hero” is bandied about and liberally attached to players with outstanding statistics and championship rings. Gil Hodges: A Hall of Fame Life is the story of a man who epitomized heroism … Read More

Joe Black: More Than A Dodger
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From the Publisher: He was told that the color of his skin would keep him out of the big leagues, but Joe Black worked his way up through the Negro Leagues and the Cuban Winter League. He burst into the … Read More

Life Is a Hit; Don’t Strike Out
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Al Oliver is a former Major League Baseball player. Over the course of his eighteen year career, he has been blessed to be able to play for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1968-77), Texas Rangers (1978-81), Montreal Expos (1982-83), San Francisco Giants … Read More

Gil Hodges: The Brooklyn Bums, the Miracle Mets, and the Extraordinary Life of a Baseball Le gend
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Due to his achievements as a player and manager, as well as his sterling character, Gil Hodges deserves to be in the Hall of Fame as much as any player honored by the institution. A towering figure during the Golden Era of the … Read More

The Team That Forever Changed Baseball and America: The 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers (Memorable Teams in Baseball History)
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Of all the teams in the annals of baseball, only a select few can lay claim to historic significance. One of those teams is the 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers, the first racially integrated Major League team of the twentieth century. The … Read More

The Era, 1947-1957: When the Yankees, the Giants, and the Dodgers Ruled the World
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Celebrated sports writer Roger Kahn casts his gaze on the golden age of baseball, an unforgettable time when the game thrived as America’s unrivaled national sport. The Era begins in 1947 with Jackie Robinson changing major league baseball forever by … Read More

My Bat Boy Days: Lessons I Learned from the Boys of Summer
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On the evening of March 28, 1956, Steve Garvey’s father, a Greyhound bus driver in the Tampa Bay area, asked his young son if he’d like to accompany him as he drove the Brooklyn Dodgers to a spring-training game with … Read More

Fred Claire: My 30 Years in Dodger Blue
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Al Campanis’ appearance on Nightline, the selling of the Dodgers to corporate giant Fox and the trading of Mike Piazza. All great stories that have never been fully told, but are now laid bare by a man who was privy … Read More

Stealing Home: The Story Of Jackie Robinson (Barry Denenberg)
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On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson stepped onto Ebbets Field as a Brooklyn Dodger and changed American baseball forever. The first black man to play in the white major leagues, he had the courage to confront racism and fight for … Read More

I Never Had It Made: An Autobiography of Jackie Robinson
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From the Publisher: The Autobiography of a Boy of Summer Who Became a Man for All Seasons Before Barry Bonds, before Reggie Jackson, before Hank Aaron, baseball’s stars had one undeniable trait in common: they were all white. In 1947, … Read More

Trolley Dodgers
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What do a sports reporter, a radio talk-show host and a Mary Kay Sales Director have in common? They’re trying to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers. Follow the town of Bloomington, Indiana on its quest to buy the L.A. Dodgers … Read More

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