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Go-Go to Glory: The 1959 Chicago White Sox Paperback – February 20, 2009

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A project of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), this volume gathers the collective efforts of more than forty SABR members and friends of this nonprofit research society. Don Zminda (editor), of California, is the Director of Research for STATS LLC. R.J. Lesch (associate editor), of Iowa, is a business
analyst. Len Levin (associate editor), of Rhode Island, is a newspaper editor. Bill Nowlin (associate editor), of Massachusetts, is a record producer and the national Vice President of the Society for American Baseball Research.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 247 pages
  • Publisher: ACTA Publications; 1st edition (February 20, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0879463864
  • ISBN-13: 978-0879463861
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,623,309 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Edward C. Koziara on June 15, 2009
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I was looking forward to this book but there are many problems. There are too many writers and too many editors and a lack of cohesiveness and many errors. Who is responsible for this mess? We are told Larry Doby was born in 1924 and 2003. Was he reborn? The section on Comiskey Park is "stream of conciousness" without coherence. Too many writers and editors and no one cuts out all the repetition found throughout the text. The Go Go Sox deserve better.
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Well researched and well written. Includes a biographical sketch on everyone associated with the '59 White Sox. Highly recommended for all baseball fans. (OK...I confess, I'm biased...I wrote the chapter on Al Smith!)
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This is a great summer read for true White Sox fans. Provides detailed, career profiles of every player involved with 1959 team. Profiles executives, coaches, broadcasters, 1959 season, World Series, and season aftermath as well. Ideal for travel or beach, as the profiles are self-contained, so you can read a few, put the book down, and start somewhere else later. A very unique team in that it broke the Yankees' 1950's streak and was dramatically different from the 1954 Indian team which was the only other team to unseat the Yankees in the 1950's - also managed by Al Lopez. Brings back great memories for anyone who lived through the era, is a true White Sox fan, or is just interested in 1950's Baseball. Most nostalgic element is remembering the great young players on that team who were traded by Bill Veeck in a vainglorious attempt for immediate pennant repeat. Instead he saddled the team with "over the hill" veterans, while the "cream of the 1950's farm system" was traded away - Cash, Mincher, Callison, Romano, Battey, Latman. Their presence on the White Sox in the 1960's would certainly have brought at least one or more pennants to this long-suffering franchise. Highly recommended.
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