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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Brooklyn Dodgers in the NY Times

Preacher Roe, Brooklyn Dodgers Star Known for His Spitball, Dies at 92
By RICHARD GOLDSTEIN
Mr. Roe was a folksy pitcher from the Ozarks who became a star with the Brooklyn Dodgers, featuring superb control and a spitball he belatedly confessed to throwing.November 11, 2008

Erskine Takes the Mound, and Suddenly It’s 1955
By ANAHAD O'CONNOR
At KeySpan Park in Coney Island on Sunday, Carl Erskine, the star pitcher of the 1955 World Series championship Dodgers, sent old fans on a bittersweet trip down baseball memory lane.

Say Hey, Giants Fans Show Their Wistful Side
By RICHARD SANDOMIR
The members of the New York Baseball Giants Nostalgia Society know this: Their team’s history is just as rich as that of the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Rich Memories in the Last Days at Dodgertown
By KAREN CROUSE
The dismantling of Dodgertown, the Dodger’s home since 1948, represents another wrecking-ball blow to baseball’s tradition.

Team Takes Leave of Another Town
By DAN BARRY
Fifty years after leaving Brooklyn, the Dodgers are leaving Vero Beach, Fla., where they have held their spring training for decades.

Hotel Where Dodgers Celebrated a Title Is Up for Sale
By ANTHONY RAMIREZ
The historic Hotel Bossert, where the Brooklyn Dodgers celebrated their first and last World Series championship, is being put up for sale.

Johnny Podres, Series Star, Dies at 75
By RICHARD GOLDSTEIN
Johnny Podres became a celebrated figure in the storied history of the Brooklyn Dodgers in October 1955 when he pitched them to their only World Series championship.

Where Once Brooklyn Triumphed, a Tragic Scene
By MANNY FERNANDEZ
It has been 50 years since the Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field. And for residents of the Ebbets Field Apartments, that can seem like ancient history.

New Hall of Famer Stirs Both Sides in Brooklyn
By ANDY NEWMAN; DARYL KHAN CONTRIBUTED REPORTING.
The posthumous election of Walter O’Malley to the National Baseball Hall of Fame is a twist of the knife to some Brooklynites who remember him for moving the Dodgers to Los Angeles.

When the Losers Were Loved
By MICHAEL SHAPIRO
Like this year’s Mets, the ’51 Dodgers tortured their fans by blowing a sure thing. But the anguish came with forgiveness.

Time Doesn’t Relieve the Pain, or Change the Facts
By DAVE ANDERSON
Walter O’Malley deserves credit for his foresight in expanding Major League Baseball to California, but Brooklyn’s hindsight remains.

Sour Notes Are Sweet for Sym-Phony of Brooklyn
By VINCENT M. MALLOZZI
The musical group that serenaded Ebbets Field with off-key choruses hailing the Brooklyn Dodgers recently marked the 50th anniversary of the team’s departure.

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