The Los Angeles City Historical Society and
LACHS Board member & LAAC member Bob Alaniz
invite you to the presentation
Major League Baseball Moves West: A 60-Year Retrospective
at the Los Angeles Athletic Club.
LACHS member Andy McCue, author of Mover & Shaker: Walter O’Malley, the Dodgers & Baseball’s Westward Expansion, and Robert Garratt, author of Home Team: The Turbulent History of the San Francisco Giants, will discuss the franchise moves, the consequences, and how the teams have become embedded in their communities.
The presentation covers the reasons the Dodgers and Giants moved to the West Coast and then the differing initial experiences – Giants’ success and the Dodgers’ struggle to build their stadium. It then goes on to the Dodgers winning pennants and fans while the Giants struggle with the problems of Candlestick’s weather, the invasion of the Athletics and the long battle to stay in town and build a quality stadium. It concludes with a look at some of the implications of the move – in civic developments such as the Music Center, major league baseball expansion and the growth of other professional sports on the West Coast.
Los Angeles Athletic Club
431 West Seventh Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
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About the presenters
Andy McCue is a former president of the Society for American Baseball Research. His Mover and Shaker: Walter O’Malley, the Dodgers and Baseball’s Westward Expansionwon the Seymour Medal for the best book of baseball history or biography for 2014. He is currently working on a book about the American League’s mis-management of its affairs from the 1950s to the 1980s. He’s a retired newspaper reporter, editor and columnist.
Rob Garratt is an emeritus professor of English and Irish literature from Puget Sound University. Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Rob turned his talents to his favorite team. In 2017, he produced Home Team: The Turbulent History of the San Francisco Giants, a finalist for this year’s Seymour Medal. He is currently working on a biography of Charles Stoneham.
About the Los Angeles Athletic Club
For more than 125 years, The Los Angeles Athletic Club has remained dedicated to its mission of providing for the body, mind and spirit of its members. The private club includes state-of-the-art athletic and spa facilities, award-winning restaurants, bars, luxury meeting, conference, and hotel rooms, and an array of social, business, and athletic events.