Great Baseball Books
After Many a Summer: The Passing of the Giants and Dodgers and a Golden Age in New York Baseball
Murphy, Robert E.
Union Square Press, 2009
Murphy tackles the complex issue of the Dodgers and Giants leaving New York for California in a nuanced and balanced look at the different parties and "who was to blame" for the loss. The Dodgers' owner, Walter O'Malley, and the city's planning czar, Robert Moses (and the Giants' owner Horace Stoneham, to a lesser extent), tower over the story. Murphy tackles this daunting subject with meticulous research and weaves a fascinating story on what is still a painful subject for many New Yorkers, past and present.