mIf These Walls Could Talk: Los Angeles Dodgers
mIf These Walls Could Talk: Los Angeles Dodgers

mIf These Walls Could Talk: Los Angeles Dodgers

Stories from the Los Angeles Dodgers Dugout, Locker Room, and Press Box
By Houston Mitchell

If These Walls Could Talk

SPORTS & RECREATION

208 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $16.95)

ISBN 9781600789281

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Apr 2014)

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Since moving from Brooklyn to Los Angeles in 1958, the Dodgers have had an eventful—and frequently successful—history. From playing in the 100,000-seat Coliseum to five World Series titles, from Fernandomania to Mannywood, and from Sandy Koufax to Clayton Kershaw, the Boys in Blue have long been a team to watch. This history of the Dodgers provides a closer look at the great moments and the lowlights that have made them one of the seminal teams in the major leagues. Through multiple interviews conducted with current and former players, readers will meet the athletes, coaches, and management and share in their moments of triumph and defeat. The author recalls key moments in Dodgers history such as the building and breakup of the Garvey-Lopes-Russell-Cey infield, the sad decline of Steve Howe, the amazing comeback at the tail-end of the 1980 season, and the Frank McCourt saga. If These Walls Could Talk: Los Angeles Dodgers brings the storied history of the team come to life.

Author Biography

Houston Mitchell has worked for the Los Angeles Times for more than 20 years. He is currently an assistant sports editor, responsible for the newspaper’s Sports Now blog. He lives in San Dimas, California.

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If These Walls Could Talk:

Stories from the Los Angeles Dodgers

Dugout, Locker Room and Press Box

By Houston Mitchell

Foreword by Ross Porter 

 

An Inside Look at the Legendary Boys in Blue


Since moving from Brooklyn to Los Angeles in 1958, the Dodgers have had an eventful—and frequently successful—history. From playing in the 100,000-seat Coliseum to five World Series titles, from Fernandomania to Mannywood, and from Sandy Koufax to Clayton Kershaw, the Boys in Blue have long been a premier team to watch.

 

If These Walls Could Talk: Stories from the Los Angeles Dodgers Dugout, Locker Room and Press Box (Triumph Books, April 2014) by Houston Mitchell provides a closer look at the unforgettable moments that have made them one of the seminal teams in baseball. Through multiple interviews conducted with current and former players, readers will meet the athletes, coaches, and management and share in their moments of triumph and defeat.  Mitchell delves into franchise history in a variety of ways, including:

 

  • The definitive fan-selected list of the 15 greatest Dodgers of all-time
  • The unique pitching personalities and stories of Sandy Koufax, Clayton Kershaw, Fernando Valenzuela and Hideo Nomo
  • The rise and fall of the Garvey-Lopes-Russell-Cey infield
  • A look at the 2012 sale of the team to the Guggenheim Group, ending the painful Frank McCourt saga and beginning a new and lucrative era for the franchise

 

If These Walls Could Talk: Stories from the Los Angeles Dodgers Dugout, Locker Room and Press Box gives a behind-the-scenes look back at one of the prestige franchises in sports and is a must-read for any Dodgers in preparation for the 2014 season ahead.

 

About the Author: 

Houston Mitchell has been an award-winning sports journalist and blogger for the Los Angeles Times since 1991 and is currently its assistant sports editor.  He has been attending Dodgers games since 1974.  He lives in San Dimas, California, with his wife, Diana.  They have three daughters, Sabrina, Samantha, and Hannah, and three dogs, Lucy, Gracie, and Ruby.

 

Contact: Josh Williams - Triumph Books  - 312.568.5404 - j.williams@triumphbooks.com

 

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