The Brooklyn-Los Angeles Dodgers
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Dodger ace Sandy Koufax was a childhood pal and high school baseball teammate of:
ANSWER: Koufax was childhood pals with the man who would go on to own the New York Mets. Koufax was childhood pals with the man who would go on to own the New York Mets.
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This Fordham grad joined the Dodger broadcast team in 1950 and went on to become one of America's best-known broadcasters.
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This nationally recognized historian received a scorebook as a seventh birthday present and was an avid Dodger fan until the team moved to Los Angeles.
Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Tragically, this Dodger MVP's career was cut short when he was paralyzed in an automobile accident after the 1957 season.
Pee Wee Reese
Jim (Junior) Gilliam
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This best-selling "classic narrative of growing up within shouting distance of Ebbets Field and the Brooklyn Dodgers" was written by Roger Kahn.
Boys of Summer
The Summer Game
Brooklyn's Dodgers: The Bums, the Borough, and the Best of Baseball, 1947-1957
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This Dodger hurler was known for his fierce competitive streak. He hit 154 batters during his career and was proud of it. "My own little rule," he once said, "was two for one – if one of my teammates got knocked down...I knocked down two on the other team."
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This long-time Dodger skipper was at the helm when the Dodgers won their long-awaited first World Series victory at Yankee Stadium in 1955.
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In 1955, this Dodger slugger led the league with 136 RBI and hit 42 home runs and helped power the team to the World Series.
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Since it opened in 1962 through 1997, only one man hit a ball out of Dodger Stadium. And, amazingly, this slugger did it a second time. His name was:
ANSWER: He first did it on August 5, 1969, and a second time against Andy Messersmith on May 8, 1973. Mike Piazza became the second person to do it in September 1997. He first did it on August 5, 1969, and a second time against Andy Messersmith on May 8, 1973. Mike Piazza became the second person to do it in September 1997.
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This attorney (for the Brooklyn Trust Company) and his family owned the Dodgers when the club moved to Los Angeles.