Casey Stengel

Author: Marty Appel
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385540485
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The definitive biography of one of baseball's most enduring and influential characters, from New York Times bestselling author and baseball writer Marty Appel. As a player, Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel's contemporaries included Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, and Christy Mathewson . . . and he was the only person in history to wear the uniforms of all four New York teams: the Dodgers, Giants, Yankees, and Mets. As a legendary manager, he formed indelible, complicated relationships with Yogi Berra, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Billy Martin. For more than five glorious decades, Stengel was the undisputed, quirky, hilarious, and beloved face of baseball--and along the way he revolutionized the role of manager while winning a spectactular ten pennants and seven World Series Championships. But for a man who spent so much of his life in the limelight--an astounding fifty-five years in professional baseball--Stengel remains an enigma. Acclaimed New York Yankees' historian and bestselling author Marty Appel digs into Casey Stengel's quirks and foibles, unearthing a tremendous trove of baseball stories, perspective, and history. Weaving in never-before-published family documents, Appel creates an intimate portrait of a private man who was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966 and named "Baseball's Greatest Character" by MLB Network's Prime 9. Casey Stengel is a biography that will be treasured by fans of our national pastime.

Casey Stengel

Author: David Cataneo
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing
ISBN: 9781581823271
Size: 24.52 MB
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Dozens of former players, friends, and associates recall the Stengel myth and the Stengel reality. They explore his managing style with great teams and with horrible teams, his pioneering techniques, his humor, his edginess, and his weaknesses. What emerges is a fascinating ride through baseball history. Photos.

Tumultuous Times In America S Game

Author: Bryan Soderholm-Difatte
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538127369
Size: 68.58 MB
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This book provides a comprehensive narrative and analysis of major developments, key figures, and significant moments in Major League Baseball, from the integration of Jackie Robinson in 1947 to the owners-instigated catastrophic players’ strike of 1994-95 that cost the national pastime a championship season.

Baseball S Greatest Managers

Author: Harvey Frommer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1630761540
Size: 74.12 MB
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During the more than one hundred years that baseball has been our national pastime, all types of individuals have been managers of teams. They have run the gamut from political appointees to tyrants, schemers, incompetents and geniuses. Legendary baseball stars have been managers such as Ty Cobb, Rogers Hornsby, Walter Johnson, Mel Ott, George Sisler, and Honus Wagner. And Mediocre players, including Branch Rickey, Earl Weaver, Walter Alston have become managers. Antics galore have accentuated managerial behavior: the pratfalls of Charley Grimm in the third-base coaching box; the umbrella-carrying Frankie Frisch arguing with the umpires that a game should be called; the cap twisting, body-gyrating movements of Earl Weaver, puffing cigarettes in the dugout and attempting to use body language to will his players to perform better. Idiosyncrasies and special styles have characterized managers through the years. An entire collection of one-liners has developed over the years to characterize the managing profession. For trivia buffs, there’s an entire world of statistical records about managers.

Major League Baseball S Greatest 150 Individual Pitching Seasons

Author: Jeff Wing
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595188095
Size: 49.76 MB
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When Pedro Martinez won his first Cy Young Award with the Boston Red Sox in 1999 many people in the baseball world claimed it to be one of, if not, the greatest pitching achievement of all-time. Though a remarkable campaign it hardly ranks as the greatest ever. This book lists in order the top 150 pitching performances for a single season between the years 1900-1999. Based on the grading system developed for this book Pedro’s season ranks as the 45th best season for a pitcher. Who is the greatest pitcher in the history of baseball? Is it Walter Johnson or Christy Mathewson? Some may argue for Roger Clemens or Nolan Ryan. The debate as to the best ever will continue but the chapter comparing pitchers of today and yesteryear will offer some new insights. This book will truly interest the baseball enthusiast because it offers clear and interesting data. Plus the measuring stick used for the rankings is not based on opinion, potential or favoritism but rather on fair and unbiased criteria. Eighty-seven pitchers (biographies included), from the famous to the one season wonders, make up the list of the greatest 150 pitching seasons. Included as well are brief summaries of an additional 130 pitchers.

Baseball S Greatest Rivalry

Author: Harvey Frommer
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: 9780689706660
Size: 53.56 MB
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Traces the history of the Boston-New York baseball rivalry, identifies its causes, and compares the players, stadiums, and fans of both teams

Remembrance Of Swings Past

Author: Ron Luciano
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553277937
Size: 74.63 MB
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Tapping his own memory and those of other umpires, players, and sportscasters, Luciano packs his nostalgic book with celebrated personalities and outrageous anecdotes about the good old days of baseball. An all-star line-up of baseball memories and mischief.

Sports Illustrated Great Baseball Writing

Author: Editors of Sports Illustrated
Publisher: Sports Illustrated
ISBN: 9781933821818
Size: 37.15 MB
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This collection is a virtual Hall of fame from the pages of SI, bringing together the stories of baseball's greatest heroes, villains, and characters .

Casey Stengel

Author: Frank Graham
Publisher:
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Willard Mullin S Golden Age Of Baseball Drawings 1934 1972

Author: Willard Mullin
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 1606996398
Size: 50.42 MB
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In Fantagraphics’ ceaseless effort to rediscover every world-class cartoonist in the history of the medium, we turn your attention to a neglected part of the art form—sports cartooning—and to its greatest practitioner—Willard Mullin. The years 1930-1970 were the Golden Age of both American sports and American comic strips, when giants strode their respective fields—Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Hank Aaron in one, George (Krazy Kat) Herriman, Milton (Steve Canyon) Caniff, Walt (Pogo) Kelly in the other—and Mullin was there, straddling both fields, recording every major player and event in the mid-20th-century history of baseball. Mullin was to baseball players what Bill Mauldin was to soldiers: advocate and critic, investing them with personality, humanity, dignity, and poignancy; Mauldin had Willie & Joe and Mullin had the Brooklyn Bum, his affectionate 1939 character representing the bedraggled figure of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Willard Mullin’s Golden Age of Baseball: Drawings 1934-1972 collects for the first time Mullin’s best drawings devoted to baseball—depictions of players like Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Yogi Berra, and Sandy Koufax, legendary managers like Casey Stengel and George Steinbrenner, and events like Lou Gehrig’s emotional retirement speech on July 4, 1939, for which Mullin not only drew a portrait but composed a poem (which he often incorporated into his cartoons). Mullin’s fluid line and delicate but vigorous brushwork are shown to beautiful effect, with many drawings reproduced from original art. See why millions of baseball fans from the ’30s to the ’70s looked forward to Mullin’s cartoons in their daily paper.