The Dodgers: 60 Years in Los Angeles chronicles the team’s thrilling, roller coaster history since arriving in the West Coast from Brooklyn. Featuring the stellar talents and memorable personalities of Dodgers greats such as Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, Tommy Lasorda, Fernando Valenzuela, and Kirk Gibson, as well as the stars of today, like Clayton Kershaw, Justin Turner, Yasiel Puig, Cody Bellinger, and Corey Seager, author Michael Schiavone offers an in-depth history of the team since their arrival in 1958.
In 1957, the Dodgers left their home of Brooklyn, New York, where they had been since their inception in 1884, for the sun of California. Since arriving in LA, the team has won five World Series Championships and ten National League Pennants, and become one of the most popular organizations in Major League Baseball.
With highlights of each season, the moments fans love to remember (Kirk Gibson’s memorable home run in Game One of the 1988 World Series) or wish to forget (the entire 1992 season), as well as those who have graced the field of Chavez Ravine, The Dodgers: 60 Years in Los Angeles shares the wonderful history of the boys in blue in the most comprehensive book available. Whether you’re a fan of the Dodgers of old or today’s team, this book offers the most information of the team’s time in California than any other on the market.
Michael Schiavone is the author of Sports and Labor in the United States, which was longlisted for the 2016 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing. His other books include Unions in Crisis? The Future of Organized Labor in America, Austerity and the Labor Movement, and the forthcoming Wrestling and American Society. He has a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations from Flinders University and a PhD from the Australian National University.
"Schiavone writes with a historian's eye for detail and a fan's eye for the dramatic. The Dodgers: 60 Years in Los Angeles is a must-read for not only Dodger fans but for anyone interested in how America's pastime went national." —Molly Knight, New York Times bestselling author of The Best Team Money Can Buy
"This is an essential read for any fans of this proud MLB franchise." —Keith Law, senior baseball writer for ESPN and author of Smart Baseball
"Every season is covered in detail, making it the most comprehensive history of the Los Angeles Dodgers on the market. Whether you are a fan from the Brooklyn days or you’re new to Dodger baseball altogether, you will enjoy the often surprising recounts of the early days of LA Dodger baseball as well as the more recent trials and tribulations of the Boys in Blue." —Stacie Wheeler, Dodgers Digest
Named among top "12 Titles for the New Baseball Season" —Newsday magazine
"The Dodgers: 60 Years in Los Angeles is a volume worthy of your attention, both for refreshing your memory on Dodgers history and for learning some new things about the team." —David Young, TrueBlueLA