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Top Five Teasons You Can't Blame
Walter O'Malley
for the Dodgers Leaving Brooklyn
ESPN Classic
Original Airdate: May 30, 2006
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... is a series that
examines the athletes, coaches, front office personnel
and even fans who over the years have been blamed
for either a team's failure, their individual failure, a bad
trade, a bad draft pick, or the demise of a franchise.
The shows begin by explaining why that individual or
team has been blamed over the years and then it peels
away the layers between fact and fiction and count
down the Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame them. This
fast-paced series is a mix of documentary storytelling
and the entertaining elements that make countdown
shows fun to watch.

The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame Walter O'Malley:

1. Holy Moses! (Robert Moses)
2. I Love L. A.
3. A Brave New World (The Milwaukee Braves)
4. William Levitt (Levittown)
5. Horace Greeley (Go West Young Man!)

Host: Brian Kenny
Producer: Jeff Dubinsky

Cast:
  • Maury Allen . . . Himself
  • Dave Anderson . . . Himself
  • Buzzy Bavasi . . . Himself
  • Jim Bouton . . . Himself
  • Ralph Branca . . . Himself
  • Robert Caro . . . Himself
  • Carl Erskine . . . Himself
  • Pete Hamill . . . Himself
  • Steve Hirdt . . . Himself
  • Steve Jacobsen . . . Himself
  • Brian Kenny . . . Host
  • Tom Knight . . . Himself
  • Tommy Lasorda . . . Himself
  • Andy McCue . . . Himself
  • Don Newcombe . . . Himself (Archival Footage)
  • Tom Oliphant . . . Himself
  • Peter O'Malley . . . Himself
  • Walter O'Malley . . . Himself (Archival Footage)
  • David Pietrusza . . . Himself
  • Johnny Podres . . . Himself
  • Branch Rickey . . . Himself (Archival Footage)
  • Jackie Robinson . . . Himself (Archival Footage)
  • Michael Shapiro . . . Himself
  • Duke Snider . . . Himself
  • Casey Stengel . . . Himself (Archival Footage)
  • Horace Stoneham . . . Himself (Archival Footage)
  • Bert Sugar . . . Himself
  • Neil Sullivan . . . Himself
  • John Thorn . . . Himself
  • George Will . . . Himself
  • Rosalind Wyman . . . Herself
  • Andrew Zimbalist . . . Himself

A production of ESPN, 2006