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Talk To Me: Brooklyn’s Traitor, Baseball’s Visionary

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

When the Brooklyn Dodgers headed west to L.A. more than fifty years ago, fans felt betrayed. The man to blame was the Dodger's owner Walter O'Malley, and, though history has proved O’Malley to be one of baseball’s great visionaries, there are still grudges out there.

O'Malley's the subject of a biography by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael D’Antonio called Forever Blue. D’Antonio joined Walter’s son and former Dodger owner Peter O’Malley, and New York Times sports writer Richard Sandomir for an evening of Q&A at the Brooklyn Historical Society.

At the end of this lecture, you’ll hear Dodger fans revel in this rare opportunity to speak directly to the O’Malley family. Definitely listen for that!

Comment: Now you’re at bat! Tell us about your 50-years strong baseball grudges. Are you heartbroken that we don’t have a Dodgers stadium where the Fulton Mall is now?

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Talk to Me brings you downloadable readings and conversations with writers, artists, and scholars – from author Joshua Ferris to choreographer Mark Morris to poet Sharon Olds – recorded at cultural institutions in New York City and beyond. Stream, download, or subscribe to the full-length podcasts here.

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