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New York City Baseball: The Last Golden Age, 1947-1957 Paperback – April 15, 2004

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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.
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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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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: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,733,808 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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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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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By A Customer on December 12, 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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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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"The fans and the fanfare, the talented stars and the unique rivalries, atmospheric stories and snappy prose.Vivid and evocative."
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y Harvey Frommer, 1992, 219 pps, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. At one time New York had three major league teams: the Yankees, Giants and Dodgers. What a time! In the days after World War II, some of the most heady times ever in the city, there was one incredible Baseball Decade. From 1946-57 the New York teams owned baseball. Relive the golden days of the 1950s in this amazing account. And loaded with photos and stats that fans love. Here's to you, Jackie Robinson and Joe DiMaggio.
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