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"Brooklyn August" is a poem written by Stephen King. It was originally published in issue #10 of Io in 1971, and later included in King's own 1993 collection Nightmares and Dreamscapes.

The poem is reflective in tone, a nostalgic look back at what many consider to the glory days of baseball as America's national past-time, focusing on the heyday of the Los Angeles Dodgers in their days as the Brooklyn Dodgers under the management of Walter Alston. The poem's title reflects the tone of the poem, as it describes the team's 1956 heyday at their Ebbets Field ground, now long since demolished.

The poem mentions many of the players associated with the club, celebrating their accomplishments and ends on a wistful note: that the writer can still see it if he closes his eyes, again bringing in the main theme of the poem, of a golden age past.

Audiobook

The audiobook version of this story, in the Nightmares and Dreamscapes collection, is read by popular American scientist Stephen Jay Gould.

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