Brooklyn Dodgers, The: An American Tradition
The beloved 'Boys of Summer' are back in this trademark film...Pee Wee Reese, Roy Campanella, Don Newcomb, Gil Hodges, Johnny Podres, Carl Furillo and Duke Snider are just some members of one of the most beloved teams in all sports.
Owned by Walter O'Malley, as reviled in Brooklyn as he was loved in Los Angeles, the Dodgers appeared in 9 World Series while in Brooklyn, finally winning their only World Championship in 1955 by beating the hated Yankees.
Known for their propensity to lose the pennant on the last day of the season, including by 'the shot heard around the world' in 1951, the Dodgers also created one of the most meaningful events of 20th Century America in 1947 when Branch Rickey broke the color barrier in professional sports by signing Jackie Robinson.
Live the history of the legendary 'Bums' from Brooklyn from their beginnings in the 1880's through the sad day they left Brooklyn forever in 1957.