With Vin Scully in the stand, baseball took root in California

At the end of the 1957 baseball season, Brooklyn Dodgers management packed their bags for a long-threatened move across the continent.

In the hypothetical moving trunks were the house uniforms that read “Dodgers” on the front, the grating old heroes of Flatbush and much of the front office, as well as manager Walter Alston and his promising young players. (They weren’t quite sure if young Brooklyn southpaw Sandy Koufax would ever exploit his speed.)

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