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Bums is the intimate story of one of the most beloved franchises ever, told by the men who lived it, and brilliantly compiled by the master of baseball oral histories, Peter Golenbock. From the building of Ebbets Field through those first dismal decades; to Durocher and Rickey and the development of an all-star lineup; to Jackie and Pee Wee and Gil, Duke, and all the others; to the pennants and that world championship. Read about the Brooklyn Dodgers as you've never read before. No schmaltz or phony nostalgia, just the real story from the real men who lived and played through the magical years in a bygone time. There is pride and pain in the players' memories, and a bittersweetness that comes from being good, and at times great, but not as great as they hoped and expected to be. Bums is a true baseball classic, considered by many to be the best history of the “Trolley Dodgers” this side of Boys of Summer. The book includes dozens of interviews and anecdotes, great photos, plus a special focus on Jackie Robinson’s breakthrough to the major leagues. Winner of the prestigious Casey Award for best baseball book of 1984. Despite countless books on the Dodgers that have followed, none top Golenbock’s.
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About the Author
Peter Golenbock is a well-known writer of books about sports, espcecially baseball. He lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut.
Paul Bacon also illustrated Susanna of the Alamo. He lives in Clintondale, New York.
Table of Contents
ONE Charley Ebbets-The Magic of Ebbets Field-Larry and Leo-The Lip-The Fans-The Gold Dust Twins-A Lost Pennant-Macphail Resigns
TWO The Neighborhood-The Coming of Mr. Rickey-Scratching for a Tie-The First Playoff
THREE Leo gets in Dutch-Leo Gets Nailed
FOUR The Legacy of Happy Chandler-The First-Montreal-Petioning for Bigotry
FIVE Brooklyn Embraces Robinson-Ty Cobb in Technicolor-Boit Stands In-Cookie and Friddo
SIX The Ole Redhead-The Return of the Prodigal Son-Leo Becomes the Enemy-Bot and Oisk-Rex
SEVEN Brooklyn Against the South-The Real Jackie-Big Newk-A Pennant on the Final Day-Again
EIGHT O'Malley uber Alles-Abie is Out at Home
NINE O'Malley Takes Over-Chuck and Clem-Robby Saves the Day-Death to the Giants-The Giants Get Lucky-The Fallout
TEN Dick Young-Chuck Dressen-Loes and Black-The 1952 World Series-Gil
ELEVEN Roger Kahn-The Mad Monk-The Duke of Flatbush-Skoonj-The Best Team Loses, Again-Where's the Heart?
TWELVE Walt Alston
THIRTEEN KingKarl and Sandy Koufax-Ed Roebuck-A Special Night for Pee Wee-The Catch-Champs at Last-Triumphant
FOURTEEN A Gift-Dale Mitchell's Day-Don Newcombe's Legacy-The End of an Era
FIFTEEN The Exodus-Rumblings-In Search of Judas O'Malley-The Betrayal-The Last Supper-The Mourners-The Ashes
"Hometown Piece for Messrs. Alston and Reese," by Marianne Moore
A Heartfelt Acknowledgment