An American Journey: My Life on the Field, in the Air, and on the Air

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In An American Journey, Jerry Coleman, along with journalist Richard Goldstein, writes for the first time about the family violence and the hardship he endured as a child, his memories of serving in two armed conflicts, and what it was like playing professional baseball with Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, and Joe DiMaggio. Coleman is also unflinchingly honest about his short managing career and provides a behind-the-scenes look at his many years in the broadcast booth.

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Overview

In An American Journey, Jerry Coleman, along with journalist Richard Goldstein, writes for the first time about the family violence and the hardship he endured as a child, his memories of serving in two armed conflicts, and what it was like playing professional baseball with Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, and Joe DiMaggio. Coleman is also unflinchingly honest about his short managing career and provides a behind-the-scenes look at his many years in the broadcast booth.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600780646
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jerry Coleman is a broadcaster for the San Diego Padres. He played on eight pennant-winning New York Yankee teams before retiring. He lives in San Diego. Richard Goldstein writes for the New York Times. He is the author of numerous books, including America at D-Day, Desperate Hours, How Baseball Survived the Second World War, and Mine Eyes Have Seen.

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Table of Contents

Foreword     vii
Acknowledgments     ix
A Bittersweet Day     1
San Francisco Memories     11
Up from the Sandlots     23
Going to War     35
The Road to Yankee Stadium     51
Becoming a Yankee     63
The Great Pennant Race     79
The Making of a Dynasty     95
Skies Over Korea     107
A Yankee Again     119
Finale for a Golden Age     131
Beyond the Diamond     145
With Mel and Red and the Scooter     159
"Hang a Star"     173
The Man in the Dugout     189
Life with Maggie     201
Then and Now     213
Notes     229

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  • Posted March 9, 2009

    Great American story.

    I found "An American Journey" by Jerry Coleman to be an excellent book and inspirational story. The story of a great and dedicated American. I have enjoyed listening to Jerry Coleman do San Diego Padres baseball games for many years, but was not aware of the military contributions he made to our country's freedom. A true American hero.

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