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Forging Genius: The Making of Casey Stengel Paperback – October 31, 2006

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"Even the most fanatic Yankees fans will find themselves exclaiming, ‘Wow! I didn’t know that!’ Forging Genius is a delightful and wonderfully written look at a man who bequeathed more than we know to the game we love."

"Baseball talent doesn’t just appear, it evolves. After all these years, fans can finally learn where Casey Stengel came from--and perhaps where the next Stengel could come from, too."

"Goldman pulls off a difficult trick: Forging Genius is both densely researched and informative, yet a thoroughly engaging read too. He proves that there was much more to Stengel than a gift for shtick and blessed timing."

"Meticulously shows how managing atrocious teams prepared him for greatness."

"Forging Genius isn't so much a biography as a study in how three-quarters of a century of baseball wisdom came to be encapsulated in one of the game's classic eccentrics. . . . [It] is that rarest of baseball books: respectful toward tradition and irreverent to perceived wisdom. Mr. Goldman has looked down a well-traveled road and taken it to a new destination. The greatest of American sportswriters, Red Smith, once wrote that it was necessary to reintroduce Stengel to readers 'at least once a decade.' Mr. Goldman's book ought to do that for at least a century."

"Best book about a baseball manager this year."

About the Author

Steven Goldman writes the column “The Pinstriped Bible,” a regular Web column for the New York Yankees focused on their history, and also contributes to Yankees Magazine and www.mlb.com. He lives in East Brunswick, New Jersey.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 316 pages
  • Publisher: Potomac Books Inc. (October 31, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1574888749
  • ISBN-13: 978-1574888744
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,418,140 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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