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Brooklyn Dodgers: The Ghosts of Flatbush (2007)

The Brooklyn Dodgers, from Jackie Robinson's breaking baseball's color barrier to their move to Los Angeles, a dozen years later. The Dodgers epitomize the diverse working-class, in ... See full summary »
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Peter O'Malley ...
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The Brooklyn Dodgers, from Jackie Robinson's breaking baseball's color barrier to their move to Los Angeles, a dozen years later. The Dodgers epitomize the diverse working-class, in contrast with the white uptown Yankees, and come oh-so-close to winning the World Series before it finally happens in 1955. By then, Ebbets Field is crumbling, ticket sales are off, fans have moved to the suburbs, and Robert Moses is blocking Walter O'Malley's plan to build a stadium at the terminus of the Long Island Railroad. When Los Angeles makes O'Malley an offer he can't refuse, an era comes to an end: in 1958 the Dodgers and cross-town-rival Giants go West, leaving the ghosts of Flatbush. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Masterpiece!
17 July 2007 | by (Another Land) – See all my reviews

This documentary was sooo great to see! It tells the story of the Brooklyn Dodgers of the 1940s and 1950s. Its not just about a sports team, but also the effect the team had on Brooklyn and America itself in those post war years.

In 1955 the Dodgers would win their only World Series title in Brooklyn. Ebbets field by this time was decaying and Walter O'Malley was trying to lobby the city of New York for a new state-of-the-art ballpark in Brooklyn. Robert Moses who pretty much was responsible for what was built in New York city in those years wanted the stadium to be in Queens but O'Malley would not hear of it so he decided in the end to go west to Los Angeles.

All in all this is a great sports documentary about a legendary baseball team that so epitomized hope in post World War II America. I definitely enjoyed this sentimental story of both triumph and despair of a great sports organization.

Do yourself a favor and see this! You'll definitely need a few tissues when you get to the end. :'-)


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