New York City Baseball recaptures the extraordinary decade of 1947â1957, when the three New York teams were the uncrowned kings of the city. In those ten years, Casey Stengelâs Bronx Bombers went to the World Series seven times; âJoltinââ Joe DiMaggio stepped gracefully aside to make room for a young slugger named Mickey Mantle; Bobby Thomson hit âthe shot heard âround the worldâ; 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, âa helluva ten years.â
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 baseballâs golden age.
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