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By Robert E. Murphy

ISBN-10: 0803245734

ISBN-13: 9780803245730

By the mid-1950s, long island were the unequalled capital of America’s nationwide hobby for a century, a spot the place baseball used to be with actually fanatical fervor. The city’s 3 teams—the manhattan 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 the planet sequence each year yet one. but on beginning day 1958, the Giants and the Dodgers have been long past. Their vendors, Walter O’Malley and Horace Stoneham, had ripped them clear of their longtime domestic and from the hearts of hundreds of thousands of committed and passionate fanatics and brought the groups to California.

How did it take place? Who was once guilty?

The relocation of the Giants and the Dodgers, an occasion that transcended activities and adjusted the panorama of latest York urban, hasn't ever been addressed with the intensity, element, and perception provided right here through Robert E. Murphy. As expert because it is exciting, After Many a Summer is wealthy in baseball lore, civic heritage, and the wheeling and working, alliances and betrayals, and sharp-elbowed machinations of big-city company and politics.

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