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New York City Baseball: The Last Golden Age, 1947-1957 Paperback


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 230 pages
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press; 1 edition (April 15, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0299196941
  • ISBN-13: 978-0299196943
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,790,743 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

In this nostalgic but often tedious book, Frommer chronicles 11 remarkable years when the Yankees, the Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers won 17 pennants and nine World Series among them. Photos.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"An excellent book that brings back the humanness of the Dodgers, the Giants, and the Yankees. We shall not have such an era again except in such loving books as this one."—Red Barber

"It’s good to find New York City Baseball to re-create a happier era."—New York Times Book Review



"A wonderfully written, evocative book."— Roger Kahn



"As one who remembers that era well, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Harvey Frommer's account of it."— Robert Creamer, Sports Illustrated



"No red-blooded baseball fan will want to be without it . . . a compulsively fascinating book."—Newsday

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By harvey frommer on July 22, 2000
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When the lights came on again after World War II, they illuminated a nation ready for heroes and a city --New York--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. Oisk and Newk, Pee Wee and Skoonj, Ski, Campy, Preacher, Westy, Blacky, Whitey, Yogi, the Yankee Clipper, the Peepul's Cherce, the Old Reliable--New York City Baseball recaptures the golden decade of 1947-1957, when the three New York teams were the uncrowned kings of the city and the very embodiment of the national pastime for much of the U.S. In those ten years, Casey Stengel and his Bronx Bombers went to the World Series seven times; Joltin' Joe DiMaggio stepped gracefully aside to make room for a yong slugger named Mickey Mantle; one Bobby Thomson hit "the shot heard 'round the world"' and the Brooklyn (but not for much longer) Dodgers achieved the impossible by beating the Yankees in the 1955 World Series.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Joseph McCauley on December 14, 2001
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New York City Baseball tells about how the Dodgers, Giants and Yankees dominated the late 40's and early 50's baseball.
I really enjoyed the opening chapters discussing the reasons for the departure of the Giants and Dodgers to the west coast.
It made me feel really in on the move.
The rest of the books talks about the feuds, history and outcomes of the seasons metioned.
Frommer is a gifted writer and it was a pity that the book had to end.
There are some neat photos and I would reccommend this book right up there with Dynasty (about the Yankees).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ruy G. Pinto Schaffroth on September 14, 2000
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Don't hesitate to buy this marvelous book. It told with an exact and actually atmosphere everything about NYC baseball... when the Giants were called 'Polo Grounders' and the Dodgers 'Da Bums'. The dramatic move also is well explained.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 25, 1999
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A look back at the heyday of Big Apple baseball when at least one New York team appeared in the World Series in 10 of the 11 years.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 13, 1998
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It's more than names and stats. It's memories, moods. You have to read it."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By harvey frommer on July 31, 2000
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"The fans and the fanfare, the talented stars and the unique rivalries, atmospheric stories and snappy prose.Vivid and evocative."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 8, 1999
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"It''ll make you eat your heart out and drown in nostalgia."
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This book brought back great memories when New York had three great baseball teams.
Dodger and Giant fans could not agree on much but they did hate the Yankees.
Who was better, Duke, Willie or Mickey was the subject of many a playground "discussion."

A. Willie.
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