We all know the story: Despite their 1955 World Series win, in 1957 Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley uprooted Brooklyn’s beloved team, moving “Dem Bums” to the sun and palm trees in LA.
But what was the impact on their adopted city?
While the doors may be closed for the time being, the Brooklyn Historical Society is bringing some of there amazing programs online and for baseball fans, it’s a hot topic.
In the new book “Stealing Home: Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and the Lives Caught In Between,” former VICE sports editor Eric Nusbaum delves into the story of building Dodgers Stadium. From the Mexican-American communities it displaced, to the upheaval it caused to the city’s urban flow, Nusbaum drives home an untold tale of lofty ambitions and heavy costs.
Nusbaum is led in conversation by sports journalist David Roth in this online presentation at 1:00pm on April 16, 2020. The capacity for this webinar is 100 attendees so register now!
We will always remember the Dodgers in Brooklyn. Isn’t it amazing that a sports complex is now back in the same location in Brooklyn? And we are the final resting place for Jackie Robinson and an iconic statue of PeeWee Reese and Jackie Robinson stands proudly outside the home of the Brooklyn Cyclones in Coney Island. The Dodgers are still revered in Brooklyn.