At the end of the 1957 baseball season, Brooklyn Dodgers management packed up for a long-threatened move across the continent.

Into the hypothetical moving trunks went the home uniforms saying "Dodgers” across the front, the creaky old heroes of Flatbush and much of the front office, plus manager Walter Alston and his promising young players. (They were not quite sure whether the young lefty from Brooklyn, Sandy Koufax, would ever harness his velocity.)

Baseball was moving to the Promised Land. The historic New York Giants were also moving, to San Francisco, taking Willie Mays with them. (The noive of them.)