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Delightful read about the colorful baseball player and sensational manager, Casey Stengel. The author does a good job of trying to separate myth from reality. He shows Stengel as a human who made mistakes, who had a difficulty personality at times, and who knew perhaps more about baseball than anyone. Stengel was not just an athlete but an entertainer. No one surpassed his love for the game and it showed in the way he lived his life.
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.