I just recently did the Orioles Encyclopedia on this blog. So there is really no need to hash through all the details of what these team encyclopedias are about. I really just wanted everyone to see that there are options out there for their favorite teams and that there may be some difference in format from team to team.
The Dodgers Encyclopedia
By:William McNeil- 2012 Sports Publishing
This encyclopedia is very impressive and Dodgers fans should take note. It covers the full history of Dodgers baseball and covers both the L.A. and Brooklyn versions of the team. It even goes as far back to tracing the teams roots before they were formally known as the Dodgers, but still existed in Brooklyn. You are getting over 150 years of history in one package.
This book sticks to the standard format of team encyclopedias. It covers players, managers, executives, rosters, broadcasters, regular season, postseason and of course special moments in team history. It covers some of the most important moments in the teams history and accompanies it with some great pictures. If this is one of your favorite teams it is worth picking up because the information contained in here is invaluable.
As I said before, the only down side with these type of books is they become obsolete very quickly. When rosters turn over each year and new players come into the fold, you don’t have all the information on the team. Hopefully new editions come out every few years, so it is not long that the fan is out of date. I have several editions of various teams in my library and they are very helpful. Me recommendation is everyone should get at least one edition for their own bookcase.
You can get this book for the nice folks at Sports Publishing