The Los Angeles Dodgers Encyclopedia

Author: Richard J. Shmelter
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476628262
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The Los Angeles Dodgers Encyclopedia from the Author: Richard J. Shmelter.  Over the past 60 seasons, the Los Angeles Dodgers have risen to the pinnacle of Major League Baseball, winning 21 National League pennants and 6 World Series titles. Amid the backdrop of Hollywood glitz and glamor, the iconic franchise owes its consistent success to the talents and efforts of many. This encyclopedia provides stats and biographical details for all of them. Sections cover the 1958–2016 seasons, influential players and executives, Dodgers traditions, and season and career records. An all-time player roster and list of all-time managers are included.

Dunkle Halunken

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 3492963684
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Dunkle Halunken from the Author: Terry Pratchett. Dodger ist ein Straßenjunge - doch nicht irgendeiner. Während eines Überfalls in den nächtlichen Gassen Londons rettet er einer Unbekannten das Leben, der betörend schönen Simplicity. Fortan setzt er alles daran, mehr über die Tat und die Herkunft der jungen Frau herauszufinden. Auf der Suche nach den Tätern bringt Dodger ganz nebenbei einen mörderischen Barbier namens Sweeney Todd zur Strecke und wird dadurch für ganz London zum Helden. Dies jedoch ruft einen geheimnisvollen Attentäter ebenso auf den Plan wie die Halunken, die Simplicity nach dem Leben trachten und ihren jungen Beschützer lieber früher als später tot sehen wollen ...

Dodger Of The Dials A Dodger Novel 2

Author: James Benmore
Publisher: Quercus Books
ISBN: 1743530919
Size: 21.12 MB
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Dodger Of The Dials A Dodger Novel 2 from the Author: James Benmore. Two years on from the events of Dodger, Jack Dawkins is back as top-sawyer with his own gang of petty thieves from Seven Dials. But crime in London has become a serious business - and when Jack needs protection he soon finds himself out of his depth and facing the gallows for murder. The evidence against him seems insurmountable, until a young reporter by the name of Oliver Twist takes up his cause. After freeing Jack from gaol, the pair must bury their past differences and join forces to hunt down the men who framed Jack and stole that which he treasures most.

Dodger For Sale

Author: Jordan Sonnenblick
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 9781429947992
Size: 30.17 MB
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Dodger For Sale from the Author: Jordan Sonnenblick. What would you do if your best friend was: 1. Still imaginary (and getting into trouble with other "imaginary" creatures, such as leprechauns. That's right, leprechauns!!)? 2. In danger of losing his home, and the only forest in your town, the magical Field of Dreams? 3. Driving you crazy?!?! (But in a best-friend type of way . . . ) Now you have an idea of what Willie Ryan's life is like in the third and final installment of the hilarious Dodger and Me series. Only this time, Dodger's gone and peeved a band of leprechauns; Willie's sister, Amy, is missing; and class bully James Beeks's dad wants to build a housing development in the Field of Dreams. It just might take an oversize blue chimp—who may or may not be imaginary—and his two fifth-grade friends, Willie and Lizzie, to step up as environmental activists and save the woods (and still get their homework done).

The Last Years Of The Brooklyn Dodgers

Author: Rudy Marzano
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476612951
Size: 63.30 MB
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The Last Years Of The Brooklyn Dodgers from the Author: Rudy Marzano. This work, which picks up where the author's previous book, The Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1940s (McFarland, 2005), left off, covers the Dodgers' final eight years in Brooklyn. Chapters carry the reader from the 1951 playoffs, when a late season collapse and Thomson's "Shot Heard Round the World" dealt Brooklyn a heartbreaking blow, through the 1955 World Series title, and finally to Walter O'Malley's controversial decision to move the team to Los Angeles. The author covers each season in-depth and assesses popular perceptions of the Dodgers, their players and owners, and considers O'Malley's culpability in the team's departure, which ended a string of 74 years in which Brooklyn had major league baseball.

Dodger

Author: James Benmore
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780874669
Size: 49.59 MB
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Dodger from the Author: James Benmore. The Artful Dodger is back! Returning to the page for the first time in 175 years, London's most skilled and charismatic thief is back to ply his trade on the capital's streets once more. From the rooftops to the sewers, Dodger leads us on a witty and thrilling adventure through Dickensian London.

Los Angeles Dodgers

Author: Mark Langill
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738528717
Size: 69.93 MB
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Los Angeles Dodgers from the Author: Mark Langill. Sandy Koufax. Don Drysdale. Maury Wills. Steve Garvey. Don Sutton. Fernando Valenzuela. Tommy Lasorda. Shawn Green. Eric Gagne. Since 1958, names like these have made the Los Angeles Dodgers into one of baseball's most successful and envied teams. Over the years, the team has won an astonishing nine National League championships and five World Series.Some familiar faces from their Brooklyn roots, including Gil Hodges and Duke Snider, led the Dodgers to their first championship at the Los Angeles Coliseum in 1959; and a sparkling new Dodger Stadium featured the 1960s-era stars of Drysdale, Koufax, and Wills. The 1970s brought a record-setting infield and a Big Blue Wrecking Crew, led by manager Lasorda who claimed to "bleed Dodger blue." The 1980s placed the spotlight on "Fernandomania" and Kirk Gibson's World Series home run, which was later voted "the Greatest Moment in Southern California sports history." The team also heralded a new era of international players into the ranks of the major leagues, thanks to Valenzuela and later to Hideo Nomo, who made a successful transition from Japan to the Dodgers in 1995.

Dodger Of The Dials

Author: James Benmore
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780874693
Size: 51.19 MB
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Dodger Of The Dials from the Author: James Benmore. The Artful Dodger is back doing what he does best: stealing, charming and leading a gang of petty thieves from the Seven Dials. But crime in London has become a serious business - and when Jack needs protection he soon finds himself out of his depth and facing the gallows for murder. The evidence against him seems insurmountable, until a young reporter by the name of Oliver Twist takes up his cause. Can they extricate Dodger from Newgate in time to escape the noose and save that which he treasures most, or is he destined for Fagin's fate? Prepare for a thrilling adventure through Dickensian London with one of literature's most memorable rogues. The second instalment in James Benmore's acclaimed Dodger series.

Brooklyn S Dodgers

Author: Carl E. Prince
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195353921
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Brooklyn S Dodgers from the Author: Carl E. Prince. During the 1952 World Series, a Yankee fan trying to watch the game in a Brooklyn bar was told, "Why don't you go back where you belong, Yankee lover?" "I got a right to cheer my team," the intruder responded, "this is a free country." "This ain't no free country, chum," countered the Dodger fan, "this is Brooklyn." Brooklynites loved their "Bums"--Pee Wee Reese, Jackie Robinson, Duke Snider, Roy Campanella, and all the murderous parade of regulars who, after years of struggle, finally won the World Series in 1955. One could not live in Brooklyn and not catch its spirit of devotion to its baseball club. In Brooklyn's Dodgers, Carl E. Prince captures the intensity and depth of the team's relationship to the community and its people in the 1950s. Ethnic and racial tensions were part and parcel of a working class borough; the Dodgers' presence smoothed the rough edges of the ghetto conflict always present in the life of Brooklyn. The Dodger-inspired baseball program at the fabled Parade Grounds provided a path for boys that occasionally led to the prestigious "Dodger Rookie Team," and sometimes, via minor league contracts, to Ebbets Field itself. There were the boys who lined Bedford Avenue on game days hoping to retrieve home run balls and the men in the many bars who were not only devoted fans but collectively the keepers of the Dodger past--as were Brooklyn women, and in numbers. Indeed, women were tied to the Dodgers no less than their husbands, fathers, brothers, and sons; they were only less visible. A few, like Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Marianne Moore and working class stiff Hilda Chester were regulars at Ebbets Field and far from invisible. Prince also explores the underside of the Dodgers--the "baseball Annies," and the paternity suits that went with the territory. The Dodgers' male culture was played out as well in the team's politics, in the owners' manipulation of Dodger male egos, opponents' race-baiting, and the macho bravado of the team (how Jackie Robinson, for instance, would prod Giants' catcher Sal Yvars to impotent rage by signaling him when he was going to steal second base, then taunting him from second after the steal). The day in 1957 when Walter O'Malley, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, announced that the team would be leaving for Los Angeles was one of the worst moments in baseball history, and a sad day in Brooklyn's history as well. The Dodger team was, to a degree unmatched in other major league cities, deeply enmeshed in the life and psyche of Brooklyn and its people. In this superb volume, Carl Prince illuminates this "Brooklyn" in the golden years after the Second World War.

Dodger For President

Author: Jordan Sonnenblick
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 1429924934
Size: 12.93 MB
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Dodger For President from the Author: Jordan Sonnenblick. In this second installment of Jordan Sonnenblick's Dodger and Me series, the humor runs high, the friendships run deep, and Dodger continues to run on French fries and good intentions. What would you do if your best friend was: 1. Still imaginary (and still an oversize blue chimp with major junk-food issues)? 2. Nominating you to run for class president – against the most popular kid in your grade? 3. In charge of your campaign posters...all blue, of course, including your face!? 4. Planning a magical secret weapon to help you win (not fair and square, right?)? 5. Driving you crazy?!?! Now you have an idea of what Willie Ryan's life is like as his adventures with Dodger continue. The last thing Willie wants to do is run for class president, but both his running mate, Lizzie, and Dodger won't let him quit – and have their own ideas of how to run a campaign, especially against James Beeks, Mr. Popularity.