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Ebbets field would've become a dump and they would've moved out of the neighborhood anyway. Probably building some dual-purpose doughnut where Shea Stadium eventually went up. Or they would've torn down Ebbets, played at Yankee Stadium for a couple of years, and then built a doughnut where ebbets stood. LA would've gotten the Giants, while San Fran would've been given an expansion team named the Seals.

There's more to it than that, but I don't want to go into it. I'm pretty sure this book has already been written.

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Ebbets field would've become a dump and they would've moved out of the neighborhood anyway. Probably building some dual-purpose doughnut where Shea Stadium eventually went up. Or they would've torn down Ebbets, played at Yankee Stadium for a couple of years, and then built a doughnut where ebbets stood. LA would've gotten the Giants, while San Fran would've been given an expansion team named the Seals.

There's more to it than that, but I don't want to go into it. I'm pretty sure this book has already been written.

About right in terms of facilities.

Stories have it that the Senators would have moved to L.A. as then L.A. County Supervisor Kenneth Hahn was talking to Calvin Griffith in 1956 before O'Malley came to him. The Giants were more interested in moving to Minnesota before O'Malley told Horace Stoneham, the owner of the New York Giants to move to California with the Dodgers.

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Didn't Robert Moses want to build a dome with equidistant outfield fences? The plans have been posted here before. It would've been really ugly.

As for getting Los Angeles into the league, either the PCL would merge and disperse among the NL and AL (never bought into the viability of a three-league majors), or the Senators would've moved to Los Angeles instead of Bloomington.

Vin Scully wouldn't have become quite the legend he is today if he wasn't the voice of baseball for about half the country.

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Didn't Robert Moses want to build a dome with equidistant outfield fences? The plans have been posted here before. It would've been really ugly.

As for getting Los Angeles into the league, either the PCL would merge and disperse among the NL and AL (never bought into the viability of a three-league majors), or the Senators would've moved to Los Angeles instead of Bloomington.

Vin Scully wouldn't have become quite the legend he is today if he wasn't the voice of baseball for about half the country.

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How different would everything be if the dodgers never left Brooklyn?

This thread would be inquiring about "what if the Dodgers moved to California."

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Not necessarily. The American League wouldn't have let the National League have Los Angeles all to itself, or vice versa. The leagues were much more separate entities when the Los Angeles Angels came about. Kind of an interesting tit-for-tat dynamic to league expansion in the '60s and '70s, with the Angels countering the Dodgers, San Francisco being matched by Oakland, St. Louis with Kansas City, Houston with Dallas, Montreal with Toronto.

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