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"Our bums" : the Brooklyn Dodgers in history, memory and popular culture / David Krell ; foreword by Branch Rickey III.

  • Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015
Physical description
xi, 228 pages ; 23 cm.
  • 9780786477999 (pbk.)
  • 9781476619736 (ebook)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • " This book fills the void in Dodgers scholarship, exploring their impact on popular culture, revealing lesser-known details of the team's history. Drawing on archival documents, contemporary press accounts and fan interviews, the author brings to life the magic of the Dodgers, chronicling in detail the genesis, glory and demise of the team that changed baseball--and America"--
  • Baseball fans might know the story of the Brooklyn Dodgers, but they don't know the whole story. Until now. David Krell brings the magic of the Brooklyn Dodgers to life in Blue Magic: The Brooklyn Dodgers, Ebbets Field, and Baseball's Greatest Legacy. Utilizing archival documents, contemporary press accounts, and interviews with fans, he chronicles the genesis, glory, and demise of the team that changed baseball--and America--in excruciating detail that will satisfy the diehard baseball enthusiast. With a Foreword by Branch Barrett Rickey--Branch Rickey's Grandson--Blue Magic fills voids in Dodgers scholarship by exploring the impact of the Brooklyn Dodgers on popular culture, illuminating the genesis of the team's history, and revealing personal stories of the fans that embraced Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Carl Erskine, Roy Campanella, and the other sentinels of Ebbets Field.
  • David Krell is a freelance journalist, author, and attorney. He has written for Memories and Dreams-The Official Magazine of the Baseball Hall of Fame, Black Ball: A Negro Leagues Journal, New York State Bar Association's Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Journal, and He is a member of SABR and the bar in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania and lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA.
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