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Miracle Men

By Ben Platt / MLB.com

miracle_menIt’s rather hard to believe that it’s been 25 years, four owners, six general managers and seven managers since the Dodgers have been to the World Series.

Their most recent World Series championship season of 1988 is chronicled in great detail in Josh Suchon’s new book, “Miracle Men,” available in bookstores now. For the author, who grew up rooting for the Oakland A’s in the Bay Area, writing a story about the underdog team from Los Angeles that destroyed his powerhouse Athletics was somewhat cathartic.

“That team broke my heart as a kid,” said Suchon, who co-hosted Dodgertalk from 2008-11 and is now the play-by-play announcer for the team’s Triple-A affiliate, the Albuquerque Isotopes. “I was devastated when that team won the World Series. Dodger fans look at that Kirk Gibson home run as one of the best moments of their life — it was one of the worst moments of my life.

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Dodgers: From Coast to Coast

Reviewed by Ken Gurnick of MLB.com

The Dodgers, as part of the 50th anniversary of Dodger Stadium, will release an official illustrated coffee-table book this year called “Dodgers: From Coast to Coast — The Official Visual History of the Dodgers.”

The book, with an introduction by legendary broadcaster Vin Scully and a foreword by Hall of Fame former manager Tom Lasorda, will be released on April 10, the Dodgers’ home opener, and will be available for purchase at Dodger Stadium merchandise locations and online at dodgers.com/book for $40.

The 256-page book includes original essays told by former Dodgers Ron Cey, Tommy Davis, Roy Gleason, Shawn Green, Eric Karros, Wally Moon, Wes Parker, Steve Sax, Mike Scioscia and Steve Yeager as well as Ann Meyers Drysdale, wife of the late Hall of Famer Don Drysdale. More

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