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Urbane real estate investor Charles Byrne and hustling news editor George J. Taylor joined forces in 1883 to create the club that would become the Brooklyn Dodgers. Nicknamed the "Bridegrooms" by sportswriters after several players got married, they won their first major league pennants in 1889 and 1890 under pioneering manager Bill "Gunner" McGunnigle. This first historyUrbane real estate investor Charles Byrne and hustling news editor George J. Taylor joined forces in 1883 to create the club that would become the Brooklyn Dodgers. Nicknamed the "Bridegrooms" by sportswriters after several players got married, they won their first major league pennants in 1889 and 1890 under pioneering manager Bill "Gunner" McGunnigle. This first history of the birth of the Dodgers franchise chronicles the owners' efforts to build the team, woo fans, and oversee the antics of the colorful cast of athletes--with nicknames like "Adonis," "Needles," and "Oyster"--who filled the Bridegrooms' roster....

Title : When the Dodgers Were Bridegrooms: Gunner McGunnigle and Brooklyn's Back-To-Back Pennants of 1889 and 1890
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ISBN : 9780786458998
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 204 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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When the Dodgers Were Bridegrooms: Gunner McGunnigle and Brooklyn's Back-To-Back Pennants of 1889 and 1890 Reviews

  • Paul
    2019-04-25 09:33

    Mom's family was from Brooklyn and HUGE Dodger fans. This was an amazing read for someone who wanted to do what Baseball does best for us - Connect to one another across generations. I was able to understand why this team resonated so much with my Grandparents that they swore of baseball for a long time after the team moved. So long that my Grandfather passed before my Grandmother would finally turn back as a way to reconnect to their happiest times.Excellent book. Solid history, great stories. All in all, if you are a baseball fan, you should put this on your list. Kudos!

  • Minerva Taylor
    2019-04-13 03:50

    Fascinating book about the Dodgers and their colorful players and managers. Humor with history and fun even for those who aren't fanatical fans. A really good read.