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Turning Up the Volumes
December 22, 2003
At the end of a solid year for sports books, SI picks a top 21
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December 22, 2003

Turning Up The Volumes

At the end of a solid year for sports books, SI picks a top 21

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THE LAST GOOD SEASON
by Michael Shapiro
Doubleday, 368 pages, $24.95
Shapiro's deft retelling of Brooklyn's last pennant chase in '56 covers two entrancing stories. One involves a gutty Dodgers lineup featuring Snider, Reese, Robinson, Hodges and Campanella. The second is the fight over the team's future, a battle that pitted owner Walter O'Malley against the man who rebuilt New York, Robert Moses. Brooklyn has never been the same.

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