Sports · August 4, 2022

With Vin Scully at the booth, baseball has taken root in California

At the end of the 1957 baseball season, the Brooklyn Dodgers leadership packed their bags for a long-threatened move across the continent.

Into the hypothetical moving trunks entered the home kits with the word “Dodgers” on the front, the old creaking heroes of Flatbush and much of the front office, as well as manager Walter Alston and his promising young players. (They weren’t entirely sure if Brooklyn’s young southpaw Sandy Koufax would ever take advantage of his speed.)

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