Mover and Shaker

Mover and Shaker

Walter O'Malley, the Dodgers, & Baseball's Westward Expansion

Book - 2014
Rate this:
One of the most influential and controversial team owners in professional sports history, Walter O'Malley (1903-79) is best remembered--and still reviled by many--for moving the Dodgers from Brooklyn to Los Angeles. Yet much of the O'Malley story leading up to the Dodgers' move is unknown or created from myth, and there is substantially more to the man. When he entered the public eye, the self-constructed family background and early life he presented was gilded. Later his personal story was distorted by some New York sportswriters, who hated him for moving the Dodgers.
In Mover and Shaker Andy McCue presents for the first time an objective, complete, and nuanced account of O'Malley's life. He also departs from the overly sentimentalized accounts of O'Malley as either villain or angel and reveals him first and foremost as a rational, hardheaded businessman, who was a major force in baseball for three decades and whose management and marketing practices radically changed the shape of the game.
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2014]
ISBN: 9780803245082
Branch Call Number: 796.35709 Om15M 2014
Characteristics: xv, 468 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Mover & shaker


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at SPL

To Top