With traditions, records, and team lore, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Dodgers fan should know. This guide to all things Dodgers covers the team’s history i......more
With traditions, records, and team lore, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Dodgers fan should know. This guide to all things Dodgers covers the team’s history in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, the incredible legacy of Jackie Robinson, memories from Ebbets Field, Dodger Adult Baseball Camp, and why fans think the Dodgers invented the high-five. This revised and updated edition also features new entries on the team’s ownership change; manager Don Mattingly; and young stars Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, and Clayton Kershaw. Lifelong Dodgers fan and author Jon Weisman has collected every essential piece of Dodgers knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist for fans of all ages.
Jon Weisman is the founder and writer of the Los Angeles Times blog Dodger Thoughts and is the associate features editor for Variety. For more than 20 years, he has written for the Hardball Times, the Los Angeles Daily News, the Los Angeles Times, SportsIllustrated.com, and other publications about baseball and other high school, college, and professional sports. He has also written live-action and animation television scripts for shows including Disney’s Hercules, Men in Black, So Weird, Starship Troopers, and W.I.T.C.H. He lives in Los Angeles. Peter O’Malley is the former president and owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers and the current owner of the San Diego Padres.
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