After Many a Summer: The Passing of the Giants and Dodgers by Robert E. Murphy PDF

By Robert E. Murphy

By the mid-1950s, big apple have been the unequalled capital of America’s nationwide hobby for a century, a spot the place baseball was once with really fanatical fervor. The city’s 3 teams—the long island Yankees, the hot York Giants, and the Brooklyn Dodgers—had over the former decade rewarded their lovers’ devotion with stellar performances: from 1947 to 1957, a number of of those groups had performed on this planet sequence each year yet one. but on starting day 1958, the Giants and the Dodgers have been long past. Their proprietors, Walter O’Malley and Horace Stoneham, had ripped them clear of their longtime domestic and from the hearts of thousands of dedicated and passionate lovers and brought the groups to California.

How did it take place? Who used to be responsible?

The relocation of the Giants and the Dodgers, an occasion that transcended activities and adjusted the panorama of recent York urban, hasn't ever been addressed with the intensity, aspect, and perception provided the following through Robert E. Murphy. As proficient because it is unique, After Many a Summer is wealthy in baseball lore, civic historical past, and the wheeling and working, alliances and betrayals, and sharp-elbowed machinations of big-city enterprise and politics.

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