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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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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.
Wonderful, straightforward bio of the beloved manager of the Dodgers/Yankees/Mets, etc. who served in baseball continuously from 1910 through 1965.
Dick Hamilton
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
Good but a littlpe overhyped; I'd been led to believe it was the best baseball book ever.
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