Forever Blue

Forever Blue

The True Story of Walter O'Malley, Baseball's Most ControversialOwner, and the Dodgers of Brooklyn and Los Angeles

By Michael D'Antonio

Riverhead Books, Paperback, 9781594484414, 385pp.

Publication Date: March 2, 2010

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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist comes a revealing biography of "one of the most polarizing figures in baseball history" ("The New York Times").
If ever there was a figure who changed the game of baseball, it was Walter O'Malley, owner of the Dodgers. O'Malley was one of the most controversial owners in the history of American sports, altering the course of history when he uprooted the Dodgers and transplanted them from Brooklyn to Los Angeles. While many critics attacked him, O'Malley looked to the future, declining to defend his stance. As a result, fans across the nation have never been able to stop arguing about him and his strategy-until now. Michael D'Antonio's "Forever Blue" is a uniquely intimate portrait of a man who changed America's pastime forever, a fascinating story fundamental to the history of sports, business, and the American West.
Michael D'Antonio's newest book, "A Full Cup: Sir Thomas Lipton's Extraordinary Life and His Quest for America's Cup," is now available from Riverhead Books.

About the Author
As part of a team of journalists from "Newsday, " MICHAEL D ANTONIO won the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting before writing many acclaimed books, including "Atomic Harvest "and "The State Boys Rebellion". He has also written for "Esquire", "The New York Times Magazine", and "Sports Illustrated." He lives in Miller Place, New York.