The Last Innocents:
The Collision of the Turbulent Sixties and the Los Angeles Dodgers
AuthorMichael Leahy
LanguageEnglish
GenreNon-fiction
PublisherHarperCollins
Publication date
May 10, 2016
Publication placeUnited States
ISBN978-0-06-236056-4

The Last Innocents: The Collision of the Turbulent Sixties and the Los Angeles Dodgers is a book by author Michael Leahy, centered around the Los Angeles Dodgers teams of the 1960s. The book was the winner of the 2016 Casey Award as the best baseball book of the year.[1]

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The book examines the tumultuous political and social changes, paranoia and racism of the 1960s through the eyes of the seven "principle" players, covering events such as the assassinations of President Kennedy and Martin Luther King, the civil rights movement and integration within baseball, as well as its impact on the game, and the movement to unionize amongst Major League players.[2]

The principle players were chosen by Leahy due to their different backgrounds, upbringings, ethnicities, and political affiliations:

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