The Dodgers were still easing the winter kinks from their muscles at
Miami when Manager Charley Dressen called them in for a talk. Dressen
wanted them to stop moping about last season, especially those horrible
ten weeks when they blew a 13½-game lead to the Giants, and then lost
the pennant by a home run. "Forget it," said Dressen. "We have nothing
to be ashamed of. It was nobody's fault in particular and it can't
On paper, last year's team was fine.
Dressen had a fast, rifle-armed outfield (Duke Snider, Andy Pafko, Carl
Furillo) which walloped 75 home runs, and...
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