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After Many a Summer: The Passing of the Giants and Dodgers and a Golden Age in New York Baseball


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By the mid-1950s, New York had been the unrivaled capital of Americas national pastime for a century, a place where baseball was followed with truly fanatical fervor. The citys three teams—the New York Yankees, the New York Giants, and the Brooklyn Dodgers—had over the previous decade rewarded their fans devotion with stellar performances: from 1947 to 1957, one or more of these teams had played in the World Series every year but one. Yet on opening day 1958, the Giants and the Dodgers were gone. Their owners, Walter OMalley and Horace Stoneham, had ripped them away from their longtime home and from the hearts of millions of devoted and passionate fans and taken the teams to California.

How did it happen? Who was to blame?

The relocation of the Giants and the Dodgers, an event that transcended sports and altered the landscape of New York City, has never been addressed with the depth, detail, and insight offered here by Robert E. Murphy. As informed as it is entertaining, After Many a Summer is rich in baseball lore, civic history, and the wheeling and dealing, alliances and betrayals, and sharp-elbowed machinations of big-city business and politics.

About the Author

Robert E. Murphy lives in Brooklyn, New York. He has been a senior writer for The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge, and his books have focused on New York City history. His articles have appeared in the Village Voice, the New York Times, Brooklyn Magazine, and Travel & Leisure, among other publications.

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Murphy, Robert
University of Nebraska Press
Murphy, Robert E.
Baseball - History
Sports and Fitness-Baseball General
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