LA Dodgers Book - Gift Details
Using reprints of Los Angeles Times reports written at the time, this LA Dodgers newspaper book is the perfect way for fans to relive the teams biggest moments.
Coverage begins on the Eastern coast in 1940 when, while playing as the Brooklyn Dodgers, the teams Tex Carleton won all the plaudits with his no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds. Later in the decade, the Dodgers, still in Brooklyn, won the National League pennant in 1947 and 49. Both successes are included in the book, after which all of the teams finest moments feature as well.
During the 1950s, for example, the book takes an in-depth look at further league pennants in 1952 and 1953, before focussing on 1955s title that culminated in their first World Series victory, in which they beat near-neighbors, the New York Yankees. Starting pitcher Johnny Podres was named MVP, as the Dodgers ran out 4-3 winners winning the deciding seventh game at Yankee Stadium.
Following the sides relocation to Los Angeles in 1958, the book details the next World Series in 1959, 1963 and 1965, in which they defeated the Chicago White Sox, Yankees and Minnesota Twins, respectively. More recently, the teams last two World Series wins to date, in 1981 and 1988, also feature at length, while standout wins and numerous West Division titles continue to pepper the book throughout.
As for the book itself, it measures in at an impressive 12 ½ x 15 inches and features gold embossing on a brown or black luxury cover.