The Giants and the Dodgers

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The Giants and the Dodgers was published in 1964 by G. P. Putnam's Sons. Written by Lee Allen, it chronicles the rivalry between the New York Giants/San Francisco Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers/Los Angeles Dodgers (and all the other names they were known by during that period) from first meeting in the 1889 World's Series through 1963. Written in a breezy style, it relies a lot less on statistics than many baseball histories, with the occasional batting average or won/loss record but focused more on the conflicts between the two teams and the personalities involved, especially managers and executives. The book briefly touches on other highlights and lowlights, like Brooklyn's 26-inning game with the 1920 Braves, but is focused primarily on the Giants-Dodgers games.