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THE LAST GOOD SEASON: BROOKLYN, THE DODGERS, AND THEIR FINAL PENNANT RACE TOGETHER

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The Last Good Season: Brooklyn, the Dodgers, and Their Final Pennant Race Together

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Michael Shapiro
genre:
Sports, Nonfiction

We gave it an A-

p>In this exhaustively detailed tome, Shapiro recounts the inspiring last hurrah of the 1956 Brooklyn Dodgers, an aging dynasty that managed to squeeze one last pennant out of banged-up stars like Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella. He also gives a blow-by-blow of the fiery backstage battle between owner Walter O’Malley and New York public-works czar Robert Moses over building a new Brooklyn ballpark. The ending is well known: O’Malley breaks Brooklyn’s heart by moving the team to L.A. Shapiro lovingly re-creates one of baseball’s — and New York’s — most poignant tales by describing a city in transition and a group of heroes in the twilight of their careers.