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(TV Mini-Series)

(1994)

Plot Summary

  • The episode covers the 1950s and deals with several key events and issues: the dominance of the Yankees, the continuing integration of the game and the move to the West Coast of the Dodgers and Giants. The Yankees dominate baseball in the 1950s, winning 9 American League pennants and the World Series 5 times. For their rivals, particularly the Brooklyn Dodgers, every season proved to be a case of 'wait until next year'. The Dodgers year finally came in 1955 but with dwindling attendance, both the Dodgers and the NY Giants announce a few years later that they are moving to the West Coast. Integration of the game continued throughout this period but as one observer notes, the democratization of the game meant the end of the Negro leagues, at one time the largest Black-owned business in America.

    - Written by garykmcd

Synopsis

Inning 7 of 9 is titled "The Capital of Baseball". 1950-1960, and refers to the city of New York, and the three teams that fought it out...

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