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Brooklyn's Dodgers: The Bums, the Borough, and the Best of Baseball, 1947–1957

Carl E. Prince


This book captures the intensity of the Brooklyn Dodgers' relationship to its community in the 1950s. Ethnic and racial tensions were part and parcel of a working-class borough; the Dodgers' presence smoothed the rough edges of ghetto conflict always present in Brooklyn. The Dodger-inspired baseball program provided a path for boys that occasionally led to the prestigious Dodger Rookie Team, and sometimes, via minor-league contracts, to Ebbets Field itself. Women were tied to the Dodgers no less than their husbands, fathers, brothers, and sons, but they were less visible. A few, such as Pulitz ... More

Keywords: Brooklyn Dodgers, ethnic tension, racial tension, Brooklyn, Ebbets Field, Marianne Moore, Hilda Chester, baseball Annies, male culture, Jackie Robinson

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780195115789
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115789.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carl E. Prince, author
New York University