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A Tale of Three Cities: The 1962 Baseball Season in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco

2.33  ·  Rating Details ·  9 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Nineteen sixty-two—it’s been called “the end of innocence,” as America witnessed the Cuban Missile Crisis and the following year saw the Kennedy assassination and the early stirrings of Vietnam.In baseball, 1962 was a thrilling season. Five years prior the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants had migrated west to Los Angeles and San Francisco, respectively, leaving New ...more
Hardcover, 274 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Potomac Books
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Tony Gleeson
Jul 12, 2009 Tony Gleeson rated it it was ok
What a colossal disappointment. This book deals with as excellent a baseball scenario as one could hope for: the 1962 season when the still newly-established San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers vied for the pennant with heroics and letdowns right down to the final game of the season, and the Mantle-Maris-Berra New York Yankees would win their last World Series. All three teams were studded with unforgettable personalities. New York was also treated to the first season of the lovably ...more
Nov 10, 2009 Andre rated it did not like it
This work by Steven Travers is one of the most frustrating books I have ever read. For a topic that is so intriguing, the text falls completely flat. Until the Yankees visited San Francisco to play the Giants in interleague play in 2007, I knew nothing about the 1962 World Series except that the Yankees had beaten the Giants in seven games. I didn't know how Game 7 had ended. I did not know that Ralph Terry, the pitcher who threw the pitch that Bill Mazeroski hit over the wall to win the 1960 ...more
Oct 22, 2012 John rated it did not like it
It's been a long time since I stopped reading a book because it was so bad, but that's what happened with this one. I'm guessing the editors did too, because I've never seen a more poorly edited book.

As someone who really loves baseball and baseball history, this book should have been right up my alley. Any hope of a poor man's "October 1964" or "Summer of 49" were quickly dashed.

In the first chapter, Travers describes the circumstances surrounding the Dodgers and Giants moves to California. Som
Jun 13, 2013 Ice rated it liked it
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Sep 22, 2010 David rated it liked it
The author is definitely not a stylist and would have done better to include more baseball and less sociology.
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