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  • kramer_47
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    On FEBRUARY 5, 1956......

    Originally posted by Brownie31
    After the 1941 season the ownership of the St. Louis Browns planned to move to Los Angeles, but of course Pearl Harbor came along. If the Browns had gotten to LA first O'Malley might have been denied that route in the fifties. Another reason December 7, 1941 is a day that will live in infamy! Brownie31
    I read that the other day, because air travel wasn't what it is today that was a concern having one team so far away on the west coast but they even had drawn up a schedule with the Browns in LA for 1942.
    Then Pearl Harbor was attacked and that was the end of that till the 1950's when LA was trying to attract the Washington Senators until they bumped into the owner from hell and he got Stoneham involved also.
    Last edited by kramer_47; 02-20-2006, 10:05 AM.

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  • Brownie31
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    After the 1941 season the ownership of the St. Louis Browns planned to move to Los Angeles, but of course Pearl Harbor came along. If the Browns had gotten to LA first O'Malley might have been denied that route in the fifties. Another reason December 7, 1941 is a day that will live in infamy! Brownie31

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  • kramer_47
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    On FEBRUARY 5, 1956......

    Originally posted by DODGER DEB
    On February 5, 1956, 50 years ago today, NYC Mayor Robert Wagner and BROOKLYN Boro President Frank Cashmore sponsored a Bill to create the BROOKLYN SPORTS CENTER AUTHORITY, which will propose a $30 million downtown (BROOKLYN) sports center.

    Most unfortunately, they neglected to include the means for bulldozing a huge brick wall named Robert Moses.

    The rest, as they say, is OUR sad history!

    c.
    What ashame that was, we would have had our stadium on Atlantic Ave. It was amazing how a man like Moses, who worked for city and state at different times but was never elected to office would have the power to override the Mayor and Boro President. It was a city built and owned stadium in Flushing Meadows or nothing else, he said no one was building a private stadium in HIS Brooklyn. I'd love to say one man tore the hearts out of millions of Dodgers and Giants fans but I think O'Malley and Stoneham saw $ signs out west. Originally the people in LA were looking at the Washington Senators but Moses scared O'Malley so he contacted the LA people as a fallback just in case they didn't ok his stadium in Brooklyn.

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  • DODGER DEB
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    On FEBRUARY 5, 1956......

    On February 5, 1956, 50 years ago today, NYC Mayor Robert Wagner and BROOKLYN Boro President Frank Cashmore sponsored a Bill to create the BROOKLYN SPORTS CENTER AUTHORITY, which will propose a $30 million downtown (BROOKLYN) sports center.

    Most unfortunately, they neglected to include the means for bulldozing a huge brick wall named Robert Moses.

    The rest, as they say, is OUR sad history!

    c.

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