Looking back on the ’57 West Coast exodus, some disgruntled fans- of the Dodgers and Giants both- detected something like a conspiracy. While the clandestine nature may have been imagined, there was a very real communication between Dodger’s top-man Walter O’Malley and his opposite number at the Giants, Horace Stoneham. The Giants were, like the […]

Brooklyn Dodgers

Brooklyn has an immense baseball history. From the middle of the nineteenth century, baseball has been played, cheered, derided and discussed. A number of teams based themselves in Brooklyn and reveled in idiosyncratic namings and identities. The initial baseball convention was fully one-half Brooklyn. Among those early clubs, a trinity of teams ran the Brooklyn […]