The Gospel According to Casey

The Gospel According to Casey

by Ira Berkow, Jim Kaplan

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Overview

Casey Stengel is unquestionably one of the great characters and showmen in the history of baseball. What is less well known about him is he was also one of the greatest strategists and managers the game has ever known.

No book demonstrates both sides of The Ol' Perfesser's genius better than The Gospel According to Casey. Chapters cover Stengel's philosophies on batting, pitching, fielding, base running, and managing. "A Discourse on Stengelese" collects dozens of hilarious and sometime profound quotes. Also included are Casey's views on ballplayer attitude and ego, his all-time favorite players, and the transcript of Stengel's surrealistic testimony before congress.

Based on scores of interviews and dozens of sources, The Gospel is the most complete and accessible work on Casey Stengel ever written, not to mention the most fun.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938545177
Publisher: Summer Game Books
Publication date: 03/30/2015
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Ira Berkow was a sports columnist and feature writer for The New York Times for 26 years. He shared the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2001 and was a finalist in 1988. He is the author of 24 books and seven collections of his newspaper and magazine columns, most of which are about sports and baseball, several of which were best sellers.

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