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Tales from the Dodger Dugout Hardcover – February 21, 2005


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Paul Gutierrez, a sportswriter at the Los Angeles Times who has also worked in Las Vegas at the Review-Journal and in New York City at Sports Illustrated, grew up in the Southern California desert cutting Dodger game box scores out of newspapers and studying them as a stats-crazed kid. At the Times, he has covered Major League Baseball as well as college basketball, boxing and soccer. Gutierrez, 33, lives in Pasadena, CA, with his wife, Amy.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC; First Edition edition (February 21, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582617562
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582617565
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,206,462 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Edward L. Sanford on May 20, 2006
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As a teenager in the early 1960s, I was a diehard Los Angelos Dodger fan. The Dodgers of the 1960s were the post Jackie Robinson era team that created a history and culture of its own. They were a group of young men who were living the dream of playing major league baseball in sunny southern California. Up until this time, Baseball was basically an eastern phenomenon. The Dodgers' move from Brookly NY to Los Angelos in 1957, created a romantic golden age in Baseball anchored in this paticular team. Tommy Davis, the author was a young outfielder who, in this book, captures the essence of this team and its unique personalities. If you were ever a Dodger fan from this era, this book is a must read because it provides the feeling of what "Dodger Blue" was all about. Overall, the book is well done. Toward the end, the sequencing left a lot to be desired. However, all of the stories, lore and excitement come through in concise clarity.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By stevey wundar on March 21, 2006
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This book is a collection of fond memories, hindsight perspectives and intimate behind-the-scenes tales from the Dodgers' dugout during the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Paul Gutierrez is a great writer and seasoned reporter!

This book is a quick read (even for non-sports fans) and very much detail-oriented (that Gutierrez definitely put time and effort into this book).

I read this book over the course of a week and enjoyed it so much I almost felt compelled to write the author (LOL).

Recommended.
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By COOL JEWEL on August 29, 2009
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TOMMY DAVIS FORMER MLB PLAYER DOES A GOOD JOB TELLING US ABOUT HIS STORIES AND EXPERIENCES DURING HIS DAYS AS A DODGER. TOMMY WAS A GREAT HITTER WHO HAD A SENSATIONAL 1962 SEASON AND ANOTHER GOOD SEASON IN 1963 BEFORE AN ANKLE INJURY SIDE TRACKED HIS BLOSSOMING CAREER. I READ THIS BOOK IN A FEW DAYS, COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME. REALLY IS EASY TO READ AND QUITE INTERESTING. IF YOU ARE A DODGERS OR BASEBALL FAN FROM THE 1960'S THIS IS A TRULY GOOD READ. IF NOT IT IS STILL A GOOD READ. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN DRYSDALE, KOUFAX, ALSTON, WILLS AND MANY MORE THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU. VERY RECOMMENDED.
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By Whamo on April 2, 2013
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Tommy Davis does a good job of telling us how it was for him during those boom times. I was a kid back then and loved going to Dodger games and listening to Vinnie on the radio. The writing isn't Hemmingway, but it tells the story. It was great to get inside of what really happened during those years from a player's perspective. Tommy and Willie both signed my book, and I cherish it. If you're a Dodger fan you'll want to read this book. It's worth it.
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Tommy Davis is a total Dodger legend. He doesn't always get his due, but he was the man. He's also one of the nicest old timers around. If you like the Dodgers and even know who Tommy Davis is, buy it. Even better find him at the ballpark and have him sign it. He'll be impressed.
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