By Robert E. Murphy
By the mid-1950s, long island have been the unequalled capital of America’s nationwide hobby for a century, a spot the place baseball used to be with really fanatical fervor. The city’s 3 teams—the manhattan Yankees, the recent York Giants, and the Brooklyn Dodgers—had over the former decade rewarded their enthusiasts’ 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 gone. Their proprietors, Walter O’Malley and Horace Stoneham, had ripped them clear of their longtime domestic and from the hearts of thousands of committed and passionate enthusiasts and brought the groups to California.
How did it occur? Who used to be responsible?
The relocation of the Giants and the Dodgers, an occasion that transcended activities and changed the panorama of latest York urban, hasn't ever been addressed with the intensity, aspect, and perception provided right here 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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