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New York City Baseball
The Last Golden Age, 1947–1957
New preface by the author; foreword by Monte Irvin
"We shall not have such an era again except in such loving books as this one."Red Barber
What a time! In the heady days after World War II, a nation was ready for heroes and a great city was eager for entertainment. Baseball provided the heroes, and the Yankees, the Giants, and the Dodgerswith their rivalries, their successes, their starsprovided the show. Frommer chronicles how in those eleven remarkable years Casey Stengel and his Bronx Bombers went to the World Series seven times; Joltin' Joe DiMaggio stepped gracefully aside to make room for a young slugger named Mickey Mantle; and the Brooklyn (but not for much longer) Dodgers achieved the impossible by beating the Yankees in the 1955 World Series. Includes rare interviews with Monte Irvin, Rachel Robinson (Jackie's widow), Mel Allen, Duke Snider, Eddie Lopat, Phil Rizzuto, Jerry Coleman, and New York media figures.
"No red-blooded baseball fan will want to be without it
. . . a compulsively fascinating book."Newsday
Harvey Frommer, a well-known sports historian, is the author of thirty-four sports books.
LC: 2003062159 GV
229 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
26 b/w photos
Paper $19.95 t
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