The author of The Last Good Season: Brooklyn, the Dodgers, and Their Final Pennant Race Together here brings to life a watershed moment in baseball history when the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants both moved to California. Michael Shapiro reveals how the legendary executive Branch Rickey saw the game's salvation in two radical ideas: the creation of a third major league—the Continental League—and the pooling of television revenues for the benefit of all. And Shapiro captures the audacity of Casey Stengel, the manager of the Yankees, who believed that he could remake how baseball was played.
"A fascinating look at an almost forgotten era ... one of the best baseball books of recent seasons."—Cleveland Plain Dealer