Praise for A BROOKLYN DODGERS READER
Edited by Andrew Paul Mele
Forward by Carl Erskine
"....should become one of the standard histories of the
- Donald Honig
"One of the finest collections of baseball writings ever assembled."
- Tom Knight
Brooklyn Baseball Historian
" It's all there, told in the words of Red Smith, Jimmy Canon, and
W. C. Heinz, guys who would be worth reading if they were
writing about lawn care."
- Jay Price
Staten Island Advance
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This is an engrossing, informative collection of baseball memories and author Andrew Paul Mele's own experiences of days gone by and baseball played in Brooklyn New York's Parade Grounds. This park was the sporting ground for hundreds of young athletes from Brooklyn's diverse neighborhoods and cultures. Chuck Connors, Wally Edge, Fred Wilpon, Sandy Koufax, Tommy Davis, Tony Nunziello, John Candalaria, Clarence Irving, Tony Maglio, Nick Maglio, Mario Cuomo, Frank Torre, Joe Torre, Willie Randolph, Billy Gates, Roberto Hernandez just to mention a few. The book captures the essence of baseball and it imprint on the lives of its young players. Some entered professional baseball. Some excelled in other fields, education, entertainment, politics. All carried the lessons and disciplines learned from playing baseball at the Parade Grounds. If Kevin Costner is interested in creating another film about sports, this book is the perfect source of a "FIELD OF DREAMS" sequel. Well written with beautiful photographs.