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Stengel: His Life and Times

4.08  ·  Rating Details  ·  109 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
One of the most endearing of American heroes, Casey Stengel guided the New York Yankees to ten pennants in twelve seasons. Here is the brilliant manager stripped naked—the person underneath all the clowning, mugging, and double-talking.Robert Creamer shows us Casey at twenty-two, famous from his very first day in the big leagues. We see Casey’s playing career fall apart as ...more
Paperback, 349 pages
Published March 1st 1996 by University of Nebraska Press (first published January 1st 1984)
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Aaron Million
Entertaining, though not particularly penetrating, look at one of baseball's most successful managers. Creamer traces Stengel from his youth in Kansas City, his climb through the minor leagues (what passed for minor leagues at that time), his up-and-down career as a player, and then his star-crossed career as a big league manager.

Creamer hits on all of the points that you would expect him to in a typical biography: elements of Stengel's personality, his genius for learning from wise baseball me
Feb 24, 2015 San rated it it was amazing
I love this man and this book. I was so sad at the end when he died. I kept hoping that maybe he was still alive and at 125 years old and I could go and visit him in June... Best baseball book I've read to date.
Nancy McDonald
Feb 21, 2016 Nancy McDonald rated it liked it
Engaging bio of a baseball legend. Particularly enjoyed some the anecdotal stories.
not as good as Creamer's book Babe; read some time in 1986
Jul 22, 2009 Bob rated it really liked it
Rich history of a figure who was prominent in baseball for a phenomenally long time. A look just not at the changes in baseball, but the changes in the country during this time. Hundreds of nuggets about Stengel, that even a contemporary fan would not know, and not all complimentary or sanitized. Well researched and well written.
Feb 10, 2008 Jesse rated it really liked it
Wonderful, straightforward bio of the beloved manager of the Dodgers/Yankees/Mets, etc. who served in baseball continuously from 1910 through 1965.
Dick Hamilton
Feb 18, 2012 Dick Hamilton rated it really liked it
Good bio of Casey, with most of the time spent on the period when he was not managing the Yankees, making it much more interesting.
Randy Cauthen
Jul 20, 2012 Randy Cauthen rated it really liked it
Good but a littlpe overhyped; I'd been led to believe it was the best baseball book ever.
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