"The 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers were all heroes to me. . . . 1947 started one of the most historic decades in baseball history. Lyle Spatz's book captures that time which set the stage for Brooklyn's world championship."--Carl Erskine, pitcher who won 122 games for the Dodgers from 1948 to 1959 --Carl Erskine (09/26/2011)
"Though there have been numerous books on the Dodgers of that era and on the notable personalities, this is the first to present biographies of every member of the organization in that famous baseball year." Margart Heilbrun, "Library Journal"--Margart Heilbrun "Library Journal ""
""The Team That Forever Changed Baseball and America: The 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers" is stunning in its thorough look at every player, coach and front office member of the team. After all, Robinson and Rickey had the leading roles, but they did not make history by themselves." Bob D'Angelo, "Tampa Bay Online"--Bob D'Angelo"Tampa Bay Online" (03/21/2012)"
"This extraordinarily detailed account of a pivotal year in Dodger history would make a fine Father's Day gift for the nostalgic Dodger fan." Nancy Wong Bryan, "Dugout Club Insider"--Nancy Wong Bryan "Dugout Club Insider ""
"A welcomed contribution to baseball history, this publication contains extremely well written and researched essays presented in a user-friendly format. With their broad appeal to sports historians and baseball fans, the next volumes in this series are eagerly anticipated." Gregory H./i>--Gregory H. Wolf "Journal of Sport History ""
"Dodger devotees, baseball fans, historians, and others will find this a fascinating trip into yesteryear." Duane A./i>--Duane A. Smith "The Historian ""