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Stengel: His Life and Times

4.09  ·  Rating Details ·  127 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Stengel: His Life and Times, by Creamer, Robert W.
Paperback, 349 pages
Published January 1st 1984 by Simon & Schuster
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Aaron Million
Feb 22, 2015 Aaron Million rated it liked it
Shelves: biography, baseball
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
Scott  Breslove
Feb 08, 2017 Scott Breslove rated it liked it
An interesting look at the life and times of Casey Stengel. Some of the baseball gets glossed over, seasons running into each other and kind of confused, but overall it seems to work. Nothing special or amazing, but a good, strong book about a great baseball man.
Jul 22, 2009 Bob rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 15, 2015 San rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Mar 03, 2013 Richard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Randy Cauthen
Jun 06, 2012 Randy Cauthen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good but a littlpe overhyped; I'd been led to believe it was the best baseball book ever.
Jun 01, 2016 Ronald added it
not as good as Creamer's book Babe; read some time in 1986
Dick Hamilton
Feb 18, 2012 Dick Hamilton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Nancy McDonald
Engaging bio of a baseball legend. Particularly enjoyed some the anecdotal stories.
Feb 04, 2008 Jesse rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful, straightforward bio of the beloved manager of the Dodgers/Yankees/Mets, etc. who served in baseball continuously from 1910 through 1965.
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