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  • Title: The Last Good Season: Brooklyn, the Dodgers and Their Final Pennant Race Together
  • Author: Michael Shapiro
  • ISBN: 9780767906883
  • Page: 370
  • Format: Paperback

  • In the bestselling tradition of The Boys of Summer and Wait Til Next Year, The Last Good Season is the poignant and dramatic story of the Brooklyn Dodgers last pennant and the forces that led to their heartbreaking departure to Los Angeles.The 1956 Brooklyn Dodgers were one of baseball s most storied teams, featuring such immortals as Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, DukeIn the bestselling tradition of The Boys of Summer and Wait Til Next Year, The Last Good Season is the poignant and dramatic story of the Brooklyn Dodgers last pennant and the forces that led to their heartbreaking departure to Los Angeles.The 1956 Brooklyn Dodgers were one of baseball s most storied teams, featuring such immortals as Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, Gil Hodges, and Roy Campanella The love between team and borough was equally storied, an iron bond of loyalty forged through years of adversity and sometimes legendary ineptitude Coming off their first World Series triumph ever in 1955, against the hated Yankees, the Dodgers would defend their crown against the Milwaukee Braves and the Cincinnati Reds in a six month neck and neck contest until the last day of the playoffs, one of the most thrilling pennant races in history.But as The Last Good Season so richly relates, all was not well under the surface The Dodgers were an aging team at the tail end of its greatness, and Brooklyn was a place caught up in rapid and profound urban change From a cradle of white ethnicity, it was being transformed into a racial patchwork, including Puerto Ricans and blacks from the South who flocked to Ebbets Field to watch the Dodgers black stars The institutions that defined the borough the Brooklyn Eagle, the Brooklyn Navy Yard had vanished, and only the Dodgers remained And when their shrewd, dollar squeezing owner, Walter O Malley, began casting his eyes elsewhere in the absence of any viable plan to replace the aging Ebbets Field and any support from the all powerful urban czar Robert Moses, the days of the Dodgers in Brooklyn were clearly numbered.Michael Shapiro, a Brooklyn native, has interviewed many of the surviving participants and observers of the 1956 season, and undertaken immense archival research to bring its public and hidden drama to life Like David Halberstam s The Summer of 49, The Last Good Season combines an exciting baseball story, a genuine sense of nostalgia, and hard nosed reporting and social thinking to reveal, in a new light, a time and place we only thought we understood.From the Hardcover edition.
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    Commentaires:

    Henry
    Nicely done and fairly well researched. Shapiro doesn't bring a typical sportswriter sensibility to this subject which is a good thing. He tells the story of the Dodgers' last pennant in Brooklyn and does a good job of presenting Robert Moses as the true bad guy in the story of how/why the Dodgers left NYC. The book could use some editing. Okay, the editing is terrible and I usually give an example or two, but there were dozens of mis-spellings and the like, so we'll leave it at that. Shapiro al [...]

    Rick
    The last good season is the Brooklyn Dodgers next to last season in Brooklyn. It is a year after the Bums finally beat the Yankees in the 1955 World Series and their team is aging, their home ballpark decrepit, and their owner apparently losing a political battle with Robert Moses that might have kept the Dodgers in Brooklyn. In 1956 the Dodgers win the pennant on the last day of the season, take the first two from the Yankees in Brooklyn before losing three at Yankees stadium, winning game six [...]

    Katherine
    A well-written and -conceived, throughly-researched, and involving description, not just of the Brooklyn Dodgers' final season and how Brooklyn lost the Dodgers, but of the political, technological, cultural, and socio-economic changes which took place in the mid-to-late-1950s that affect Brooklyn, the New York Metro area, New York State, and the country to this day. Warning: if you love Brooklyn, the true Dodgers (what the heck are they dodging in L.A.? no one walks out there), New York City an [...]

    Kenneth
    A real gem of a book that I came across this year. Shapiro gives some really nice up close profiles of the players, what type of men they really were. A very personal and human view of the players and the owner Walter O’Mally- who was no Branch Rickey. He clearly shows the powerful hand of New York’s “power broker”, Robert Mosses, and reminds us that NOTHING got built in NYC without his approval. He also covers in depth the way Brooklyn was changing in the 1950’s. I picked up this book [...]

    Eric Hines
    The kind of book that leaves you wanting more--more info on that 1956 season, more about this team, more about the civic leaders who neglected & wooed the Dodgers, more about the fans and the neighborhoods they came from. Shapiro does a good job here--keeping the narrative short enough to be an easy read, but complete enough to sell this as a story to be concerned about from a number of different perspectives. Deserving of a less-structured, fact- & anecdote-filled follow-up. Shapiro obv [...]

    Jim
    There are some really silly editing mistakes in this book that keep it from being a '5.' But the way Shapiro shifts between baseball anecdotes and Brooklyn history in the era of Robert Moses is really engaging. Perhaps subject matter this good is hard to mess up, but it's one of the better baseball books out there.

    Mike
    A great recounting of the Golden Age of New York City baseball, the Giants, Dodgers and Yankees all had a place in New Yorkers' hearts. The heyday of the Dodgers before moving to LA. The players were a intergral part of the neighborhood.

    Paul
    Surprisingly good account of the aging Dodgers in the 56 pennant race, O'Malley's eventual move to LA, and a changing Brooklyn.

    Bill Clarkin
    Good historical background. Liked the history on the Dodgers moving to LA. Also liked that it didn't just give Robinson sainthood and showed some flaws.

    Daryoush
    I really should have enjoyed this book, and I did parts of it. Despite the obvious title, I think I was looking for a broader view.

    Laura
    As a long time Dodger fan I really enjoyed starting the new baseball season exploring this slice of history before my time (slightly).

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