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"Though there have been numerous books on the Dodgers of that era and on the notable personalities, this is the first to present biographies of every member of the organization in that famous baseball year."—Margart Heilbrun, Library Journal
(Margart Heilbrun Library Journal)

"The Team That Forever Changed Baseball and America: The 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers is stunning in its thorough look at every player, coach and front office member of the team. After all, Robinson and Rickey had the leading roles, but they did not make history by themselves."—Bob D'Angelo, Tampa Bay Online
(Bob D'Angelo Tampa Bay Online 2012-03-21)

"This extraordinarily detailed account of a pivotal year in Dodger history would make a fine Father's Day gift for the nostalgic Dodger fan."—Nancy Wong Bryan, Dugout Club Insider
(Nancy Wong Bryan Dugout Club Insider)

"For Dodger fans, having a chance to relive this historic season, to go beyond the surface of Robinson breaking the color barrier, makes this book a wonderful resource. Fans of baseball in general, especially those of an age that can remember some of these names and players from their parents, will find it enjoyable as well."—C70 at the Bat
(C70 at the Bat 2012-07-27)

"A welcomed contribution to baseball history, this publication contains extremely well written and researched essays presented in a user-friendly format. With their broad appeal to sports historians and baseball fans, the next volumes in this series are eagerly anticipated."—Gregory H. Wolf, Journal of Sport History
(Gregory H. Wolf Journal of Sport History)

"Dodger devotees, baseball fans, historians, and others will find this a fascinating trip into yesteryear."—Duane A. Smith, The Historian
(Duane A. Smith The Historian)

About the Author

Lyle Spatz’s many books include Dixie Walker: A Life in Baseball and (with coauthor Steve Steinberg) 1921: The Yankees, the Giants, and the Battle for Baseball Supremacy in New York, winner of the Seymour Medal (Nebraska, 2010).
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Product Details

  • Series: Memorable Teams in Baseball History
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press (April 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803239920
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803239920
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #828,303 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Author or editor, of nearly 50 books, mostly Red Sox-related. Also other baseball books,some music, some political history - and an avid reader of baseball, travel, and mystery books.

Co-founder of Rounder Records, America's most active independent record label specializing in roots music - now celebrating our 45th year!

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As always... I write my reviews in such a way as to present to a potential purchaser the type of information and feelings that I myself would hope to get reading someone else's review before I purchased a book. So the first thing I will take my own literary license with is that I consider this "book" to be more of an encyclopedia than what most everyday people would consider a "book". This encyclopedia of the 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers which of course was the year and team that Jackie Robinson broke the modern color line in Major League Baseball with, and the title of the book is one-thousand-percent correct when it says the Brooklyn Dodgers... *FOREVER CHANGED BASEBALL AND AMERICA!*

As a born and raised Brooklyn Dodger fan... with parents that made the lovable "Bums" part of my everyday life... and whom to this day I say that my Mother (let alone my Father) knew more about the Dodgers and baseball than anyone else in my neighborhood. I bought this book about seven months ago and never finished it completely till now. During this period I did read and complete about twenty other books. Why you may ask? Aaah... well here's why I addressed the problem of describing this as more of an encyclopedia than a book. First of all for an old-time-old-school... not only Brooklyn Dodger... but an any team old-school-baseball fanatic... as interesting as each short biographical story was on each player... each player's story ended much like an extra-large baseball card might end. In other words... it ended... and then another player with no continuing story or saga tied to the end of the prior player began. So in essence that's why I have gone to the detail I have to give it a separate rating as a book AND as an encyclopedia.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By DTroppens on March 10, 2012
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I just received this book about a week ago and have just started the process of reading it. It appears to be a very good book. I have skipped along to different parts of the book and have enjoyed each portion of it to this point. Like many of these SABR books that are out, the book contains great biographies on each player, however, the book goes a bit deeper than others in terms that the biographies aren't the only facet of the book. I'd suggest it to any fan of baseball history. And I'm willing to bet even the most obsessive fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers era will probably learn something that they didn't know before. The price is realistic as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Scott Brimer on July 19, 2013
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This is another great SABR book. If you are interested in baseball history this book is for you. It has chapters on all players from the 47 team and I really enjoyed it. It can be a bit repetitive because of the format but the information provided out weighs that
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John D. Burke on December 10, 2013
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Pretty good history. Before my time, but I remember being disappointed when Dodgers moved to LA, as did the Giants.
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