Dizzy and the Gas House Gang: The 1934 St. Louis Cardinals and Depression-Era Baseball [NOOK Book]

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Led by the colorful pitcher Dizzy Dean, the 1934 St. Louis Cardinals personified Depression-era America. The players were underpaid, wore uniforms that were almost always torn and dirty, and had wandered into professional baseball from small towns in the Midwest where other jobs were scarce. Despite their lack of resources, however, and despite coming off two mediocre seasons, the Cardinals emerged triumphant in '34, winning the pennant by two games over the Giants and the World...
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Dizzy and the Gas House Gang: The 1934 St. Louis Cardinals and Depression-Era Baseball

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Overview

Led by the colorful pitcher Dizzy Dean, the 1934 St. Louis Cardinals personified Depression-era America. The players were underpaid, wore uniforms that were almost always torn and dirty, and had wandered into professional baseball from small towns in the Midwest where other jobs were scarce. Despite their lack of resources, however, and despite coming off two mediocre seasons, the Cardinals emerged triumphant in '34, winning the pennant by two games over the Giants and the World Series in seven games over the Tigers.
The book chronicles that championship team which came to be known in baseball lore as the famous "Gas House Gang." This work brings to life the legendary exploits of player manager Frankie Frisch and the Dean brothers--Dizzy and Paul--who combined for 49 wins that season. The era, the team, the season, and the Series are all fully covered.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786462445
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/1/2000
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 873,878
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Doug Feldmann is a professor in the College of Education at Northern Kentucky University and a part-time scout for the Cincinnati Reds. He is the author of eight books covering topics such as the Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals and Depression-era baseball.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2000

    Wonderful reading for sports fans or history buffs!

    Dizzy and the Gas House Gang was one of the best books I have read in years. I am an avid fan of baseball, but not quite enough of a fan to wade through some of the typical baseball books on the market--mired with statistics and uninteresting details about flavor-of-the-month players. 'Dizzy,' however, is a rich account of one of the most interesting, and arguably the best, pitcher in baseball. A true gem for history buffs, sports fans, and romatics alike.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2000

    Dizzy Comes Alive

    This is an excellent text written in a style that would please even the non-baseball follower. The human interest theme that runs through the story is frosting on the description and research that is presented. Very easy and informative reading that was an obvious pleasure for the author to set down.

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