Forever Blue by Michael D'Antonio
The True Story of Walter O'Malley, Baseball's Most Controversial Owner, and theDodgers of Brooklyn and Los Angeles

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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist comes a revealing biography of "one of the most polarizing figures in baseball history" (The New York Times).

If ever there was a figure who changed the game of baseball, it was Walter O'Malley, owner of the Dodgers. O'Malley was one of the most controversial owners in the history of American sports, altering the course of history when he uprooted the Dodgers and transplanted them from Brooklyn to Los Angeles. While many critics attacked him, O'Malley looked to the future, declining to defend his stance. As a result, fans across the nation have never been able to stop arguing about him and his strategy–until now. Michael D'Antonio's Forever Blue is a uniquely intimate portrait of a man who changed America's pastime forever, a fascinating story fundamental to the history of sports, business, and the American West.

Michael D'Antonio's newest book, A Full Cup: Sir Thomas Lipton's Extraordinary Life and His Quest for America's Cup, is now available from Riverhead Books.


About Michael D'Antonio

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As part of a team of journalists from Newsday, MICHAEL D’ANTONIO won the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting before writing many acclaimed books, including Atomic Harvest and The State Boys Rebellion. He has also written for Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, and Sports Illustrated. He lives in Miller Place, New York.
Published February 20, 2009 by Riverhead. 388 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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Although Walter O'Malley has been dead for nearly 30 years, D'Antonio's latest work is perhaps the most meticulously detailed and comprehensive account to date of the former owner of

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The New York Times

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A biography of Walter O’Malley, the Dodgers’ owner.

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If any baseball figure represents pure evil in the hearts of longtime fans, it isn't Barry B...Baseball mogul Walter O'Malley wasn't so devious after all, according to a new, richly detailed biography.

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Baseball America

Fans in Brooklyn be damned, the City of Angels won out and baseball as we know it can trace its expansion roots to October 23, 1957, when O’Malley and about 30 team employees took off on a twin-prop plane that had “Los Angeles” painted over the windows where previously “Brooklyn” was written abov...

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The Hardball Times

The Dodgers are the team that finally broke the color barrier when Jackie Robinson made his debut in 1947, and the Dodgers joined the San Francisco Giants to introduce major league baseball to the state of California.

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