Forever Blue: The True Story of Walter O'Malley, Baseball's Most Controversial Owner, and theDodgers of Brooklyn and Los Angeles
Forever Blue The True Story of Walter O'Malley Baseball's Most Controversial Owner and theDodgers of Brooklyn and Los Angeles Author:Michael D'Antonio From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist comes a revealing biography of "one of the most polarizing figures in baseball history" (The New York Times). — If ever there was a figure who changed the game of baseball, it was Walter O'Malley. Criticized in New York and beloved in Los Angeles, O'Malley was one of the most controversial... more » owners in the history of American sports, altering the course of history when he uprooted the Dodgers and transplanted them to Los Angeles. While many critics attacked him, O'Malley looked to the future, declining to defend his stance. As a result, fans across the nation have never been able to stop arguing about him and his strategy-until now. Forever Blue is a uniquely intimate portrait of a man who changed America's pastime forever, a fascinating story fundamental to the history of sports, business, and the American West.« less
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Excellent book about the history of the Dodgers and the big move. The author really dug deep, and comes up with some fascinating stories about the team and O'Malley, and debunks some of the myths that even I, as a longtime resident of Los Angeles, had simply accepted as fact.