The Glory Days: New York Baseball 1947-1957

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From the 1947 season until the Dodgers and Giants slunk out of town for the Golden State, the epicenter of "the American Game" was New York City. In every year but one, one of the three New York teams played in the World Series, and there were 6 subway series as well.

In an exhibition to be presented at the Museum of the City of New York, the story of The Glory Years of New York baseball will be told in pictures, objects and words.

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Overview

From the 1947 season until the Dodgers and Giants slunk out of town for the Golden State, the epicenter of "the American Game" was New York City. In every year but one, one of the three New York teams played in the World Series, and there were 6 subway series as well.

In an exhibition to be presented at the Museum of the City of New York, the story of The Glory Years of New York baseball will be told in pictures, objects and words.

This book is the companion to that exhibition. In it, along with the best memorabilia, are outstanding new essays, arranged by "innings," from the best baseball writers:

1st inning: Breaking Baseball's Color Barrier in Brooklyn

Jules Tygiel: More than Jackie, More than the Dodgers

2nd inning: Media

George Vecsey: My America

3rd inning: Giants/Dodgers Rivalry

Lee Lowenfish: Two Cheers for Horace Stoneham: The Giants' Role in Baseball's Integration

4th inning: Fans

Michael Shapiro: Baseball Talk: What Was Lost

5th inning: Great Players/managers

Jane Leavy: Forever Mick

6th inning: World Series

Jonathan Eig: The 1947 World Series and the Rise of Television

7th inning: Great Games and Great Moments

Kevin Baker: Thomson at the Ferry

8th inning: Ballparks

Steven Riess: Ka–ching, Ka–ching: The Real Bottom Line of Baseball in New York

Andrew Zimbalist: A Wink and a Smile: The Real Estate Edge

9th inning: The End

Ray Robinson: Farewell to the Polo Grounds

10th inning: Epilogue

Alan Schwarz: The Legacy

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These were indeed the glory days: During the years covered in this coffee-table pictorial, the New York Yankees, New York Giants, and Brooklyn Dodgers were among baseballs' elite teams, with the Yankees alone winning nine pennants and seven World Series. And talk about fierce local rivalries: Between 1947 and 1957, there were six "Subway Series" to stir New Yorkers' sectarian passions. With its deeply evocative pictures, The Glory Days will be treasured by every fan who remembers this golden era of Gotham baseball.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061344046
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/8/2007
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 7.93 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

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