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Carl Furillo, Brooklyn Dodgers All-Star
     

Carl Furillo, Brooklyn Dodgers All-Star

by Ted Reed
 

History has remembered Carl Furillo as an opponent of Jackie Robinson becoming a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers, despite that being untrue. This biography sets the record straight, while also detailing Furillo's contributions as a clutch hitter and an outstanding right fielder, his angry departure from the team, his hearing before the commissioner of baseball, and

Overview

History has remembered Carl Furillo as an opponent of Jackie Robinson becoming a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers, despite that being untrue. This biography sets the record straight, while also detailing Furillo's contributions as a clutch hitter and an outstanding right fielder, his angry departure from the team, his hearing before the commissioner of baseball, and his life after the sport.

Editorial Reviews

Lyle Spatz
reed is at his best in analyzing and clarifying the two specific incidents that diminished Furillo's image when his playing days ended. He uses Furillo's own words along with the testimony of teammates, to refute the charge that he was opposed to Jackie. (Lyle Spatz, baseball historian)
Examiner.com
illuminating look into Furillo's career
Brooklyn Dodgers - Carl Erskine
this book needed to be written and Ted Reed has done his homework
author of Sal Maglie, Baseball's Demon Barber - Judith Testa
This book offers something unique, something that even the most prominent sportswriters of the past were unable to obtain: extensive, in-depth interviews with Carl Furillo.... The author has given him the voice and the venue he never had when he was alive.
From the Publisher
“illuminating look into Furillo’s career”—Examiner.com; “this book needed to be written and Ted Reed has done his homework”—Carl Erskine, Brooklyn Dodgers; “This book offers something unique, something that even the most prominent sportswriters of the past were unable to obtain: extensive, in-depth interviews with Carl Furillo…. The author has given him the voice and the venue he never had when he was alive.”—Judith Testa, author of Sal Maglie, Baseball’s Demon Barber; “Reed is at his best in analyzing and clarifying the two specific incidents that diminished Furillo’s image when his playing days ended. He uses Furillo’s own words along with the testimony of teammates, to refute the charge that he was opposed to Jackie Robinson joining the Dodgers in 1947. The more significant ‘rap’ against Furillo concerns his 1960 departure from the Dodgers. The roles of Marvin Miller, Andy Messersmith, Dave McNally, and Curt Flood have been well covered in the literature of baseballs labor-management relations. But Furillo’s case, which appears to be a gross injustice, has not.”—Lyle Spatz, baseball historian.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786447091
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
11/18/2010
Pages:
210
Sales rank:
1,005,511
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

What People are Saying About This

Lyle Spatz
...Reed is at his best in analyzing and clarifying the two specific incidents that diminished Furillo's image when his playing days ended. (Lyle Spatz, baseball historian)
Judith Testa
...This book offers something unique, something that even the most prominent sportswriters of the past were unable to obtain: extensive, in-depth interviews with Carl Furillo.... The author has given him the voice and the venue he never had when he was alive. (Judith Testa, author of Sal Maglie, Baseball's Demon Barber)
Carl Erskine
...This book needed to be written and Ted Reed has done his homework... (Carl Erskine, Brooklyn Dodgers)

Meet the Author

Ted Reed is a transportation reporter for TheStreet.com. He was formerly a Miami Herald business reporter. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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