New York City Baseball: The Last Golden Age, 1947-1957

New York City Baseball: The Last Golden Age, 1947-1957

by Harvey Frommer
     
 

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 Dodgers—with their rivalries, their successes, their stars—provided the show. In those ten years, Casey Stengel and his Bronx Bombers went to the World Series

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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 Dodgers—with their rivalries, their successes, their stars—provided the show. In those ten 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 the1955 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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"An excellent book that brings back the humanness of the Dodgers, the Giants, and the Yankees. We shall not have such an era again except in such loving books as this one."—Red Barber

"It’s good to find New York City Baseball to re-create a happier era."—New York Times Book Review

"A wonderfully written, evocative book."— Roger Kahn

"As one who remembers that era well, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Harvey Frommer's account of it."— Robert Creamer, Sports Illustrated

"No red-blooded baseball fan will want to be without it . . . a compulsively fascinating book."—Newsday

Newsday
No red-blooded baseball fan will want to be without it. A genuine social history of New York sports in 1947 to 1957. A compulsively fascinating book.
Red Barber
"We shall not have such an era again except in such loving books as this one."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299196943
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
01/15/2004
Edition description:
1
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Harvey Frommer, a well-known sports historian, is the author of 34 sports books, including The New York Yankee Encyclopedia, Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball, and Growing Up Baseball with Frederic J. Frommer. His latest, A Yankee Century, was just published by Berkley. He lives in  New Hampshire and teaches at Dartmouth College.

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