1970s Baseball: A History and Analysis of the Decade's Best Seasons, Teams, and Players | Clem Labine: "Always A Dodger" | The Dodgers Move West | The Era 1947-1957 | Forever Blue
New York City Baseball recaptures the extraordinary decade of 1947Ã¢ÂÂ1957, when the three New York teams were the uncrowned kings of the city. In those ten years, Casey StengelÃ¢ÂÂs Bronx Bombers went to the World Series seven times; Ã¢ÂÂJoltinÃ¢ÂÂÃ¢ÂÂ Joe DiMaggio stepped gracefully aside to make room for a young slugger named Mickey Mantle; Bobby Thomson hit Ã¢ÂÂthe shot heard Ã¢ÂÂround the worldÃ¢ÂÂ; 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, Ã¢ÂÂa helluva ten years.Ã¢ÂÂ
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 baseballÃ¢ÂÂs golden age.
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