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New York City Baseball: The Golden Age, 1947–1957
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Taylor Pub
Publication date November 1, 2013
Pages 219
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781589798908
ISBN-10 1589798902
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 0.88 lbs.
Original list price $16.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: In the heady days after World War II, the nation was ready for excitement and heroes, and a city—New York—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.

New York City Baseball recaptures the extraordinary decade of 1947–1957, when the three New York teams were the uncrowned kings of the city. In those ten years, Casey Stengel’s 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; Bobby Thomson hit “the shot heard ’round the world”; and the Brooklyn Dodgers achieved the impossible by beating the Yankees in the 1955 World Series. Over the decade, the teams averaged an astounding 90 wins against 63 losses a season, making it, according to The New York Times, “a helluva ten years.”

Including a new introduction to the 2013 edition and rare interviews with Monte Irvin, Rachel Robinson (Jackie's widow), Mel Allen, Duke Snider, Eddie Lopat, Phil Rizzuto, and many more, this book is a must-have for those who want to experience baseball’s golden age.


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Reprint edition from Taylor Pub (November 1, 2013); titled "New York City Baseball: The Golden Age, 1947–1957"
9781589798908 | details & prices | 219 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.88 lbs | List price $16.95
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