He died two years later and his fiery widow, Eleanor, wanted nothing more than to keep his memory alive. Goldwyn didn't understand--or care about--baseball. With the world at war and soldiers dying on foreign soil, it was the kind of movie America needed. For him this film was the emotional story of a quiet, and, after a storied career, modest hero who married a spirited woman who was the love of his life, gave a short speech that transformed his legacy.
The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, and the Making of a Classic #ad - Using original scrips, letters, memos, and other rare documents, Richard Sandomir tells the behind-the-scenes story of how a classic was born. Sandomir writes with great insight and aplomb, painting a fascinating portrait of a bygone Hollywood era, a mourning widow with a dream, and the shadow a legend cast on one of the greatest sports films of all time.
Hachette. I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth. On july 4, 1939, baseball great lou gehrig delivered what has been called "baseball's Gettysburg Address" at Yankee Stadium and gave a speech that included the phrase that would become legendary.
Dinner with DiMaggio: Memories of An American HeroSimon & Schuster #ad - The stories and experiences shared with Dr. Though Dr. Simon schuster. In time, the famously reserved DiMaggio opened up to Dr. Positano was forty years younger, an unlikely friendship developed after the doctor successfully treated the baseball champ’s heel. Rock positano, the thirty-two-year-old foot and ankle specialist, was introduced to DiMaggio, the pair brought together by a career-ending heel spur injury.
. In 1990, Dr. As told by Dr. Positano comprise an intimate portrait of one of the great stars of baseball and icon of the twentieth century. Positano and talked about his joys, his disappointments, and his sorrows as he reflected on his extraordinary life. The real joe dimaggio, and his yankees teammates on the field to marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Lou Gehrig, remembered by one of the few who really knew the man behind the legend—candid and little-known stories about baseball icons from Ted Williams, and others off the field.
Dinner with DiMaggio: Memories of An American Hero #ad - Rock positano, dimaggio’s closest confidante in New York during the final years of his life, Dinner with DiMaggio is an intimate portrait of one of America’s most enduring heroes. This memoir of a decade-long friendship reveals the very private dimaggio as he really was—sometimes demanding, and a true stand-up guy—while serving up illuminating stories and rare insights about the people in his life, Muhammad Ali, Woody Allen, Sandy Koufax, loyal, always impeccable, sometimes big-hearted, including his teammates, and more.
At the start, joe mentored rock but came to rely on his young friend to show him a good time in New York, the town that made him a legend.
The Pride of the YankeesWarnerBrothers 346370 #ad - Cooper was righthanded and Gehrig was lefthanded. Pride of the yankees, through his baseball career, the dvdthe life of Yankee baseball great Lou Gehrig known as the 'Iron Horse' from his childhood, battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis to his final tribute where he declared that he was "the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Rpundly cited for a lack of realistic baseball scenes and the Cary Coopers lack of athletic ability. When the filmed the baseball action scenes they reversed the film. Simon schuster. Shrink-wrapped.
Gehrig and the Babe: The Friendship and the FeudTriumph Books #ad - The legendary achievements of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig are undeniable hallmarks of baseball history. Much has been written about the two men as teammates, if ever, but Ruth and Gehrig's relationship away from the field is rarely, explored. In gehrig and the babe, tony castro portrays Ruth and Gehrig for what they were: American icons who were remarkably different men.
For the first time, readers will learn about a friendship driven apart, an enduring feud which wove its way in and out of their Yankees glory years and chilled their interactions until July 4, 1939—Lou Gehrig Day at Yankee Stadium—when Gehrig’s famous farewell address thawed out their stone silence.
Gehrig and the Babe: The Friendship and the Feud #ad - . Shrink-wrapped. Simon schuster.
Casey Stengel: Baseball's Greatest CharacterDoubleday #ad - And he was the only person in history to wear the uniforms of all four New York teams: the Dodgers, Giants, Yankees, and Mets. Acclaimed new york yankees' historian and bestselling author Marty Appel digs into Casey Stengel's quirks and foibles, unearthing a tremendous trove of baseball stories, perspective, and history.
Weaving in never-before-published family documents, appel creates an intimate portrait of a private man who was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966 and named "Baseball's Greatest Character" by MLB Network's Prime 9. Doubleday. Simon schuster. For more than five glorious decades, hilarious, quirky, Stengel was the undisputed, and beloved face of baseball--and along the way he revolutionized the role of manager while winning a spectactular ten pennants and seven World Series Championships.
Casey Stengel: Baseball's Greatest Character #ad - The definitive biography of one of baseball's most enduring and influential characters, from New York Times bestselling author and baseball writer Marty Appel. As a player, charles dillon "casey" Stengel's contemporaries included Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, and Christy Mathewson . Shrink-wrapped. But for a man who spent so much of his life in the limelight--an astounding fifty-five years in professional baseball--Stengel remains an enigma.
Lou: Fifty Years of Kicking Dirt, Playing Hard, and Winning Big in the Sweet Spot of BaseballHarper #ad - Throughout his time in the majors, Piniella has witnessed MLB grow into a multi-billion-dollar business. Some of the game’s brightest stars are here: Ken Griffey Jr, and Alex Rodriguez, Randy Johnson, Piniella’s supremely talented and controversial protégé. Doubleday. He also delves deep into his post-yankee experiences, from winning a World Series for the controversial owner of the Cincinnati Reds, Marge Schott, to transforming the perennial cellar-dwelling Seattle Mariners into one of the league’s best teams.
. Harper. Simon schuster. Hilarious and uproarious, filled with eight pages of photos, Lou brings into focus a man whose deeply rooted passion for baseball has defined his life. With respected veteran sportswriter bill Madden, in the dugout, Piniella now reflects on his storied career, offering fans a glimpse of life on the field, and inside the clubhouse.
Lou: Fifty Years of Kicking Dirt, Playing Hard, and Winning Big in the Sweet Spot of Baseball #ad - Piniella speaks from the heart about his teams and his players, up-close portrait of the Bronx Zoo’s raucous personalities such as Reggie Jackson and Catfish Hunter, offering a detailed, as well as his close friendship with Thurman Munson and his unusual relationship with George Steinbrenner. Shrink-wrapped.
Piniella reflects on those changes, voicing his highly critical opinions on a range of controversial subjects, including steroids. In this candid, revealing, and entertaining memoir, the beloved New York Yankee legend looks back over his nearly fifty-year career as a player and a manager, sharing insights and stories about some of his most memorable moments and some of the biggest names in Major League Baseball.
For nearly five decades, lou piniella has been a fixture in Major League Baseball, as an outfielder with the legendary New York Yankees of the 1970s, and as a manager for five teams in both the American and National leagues.
Electric October: Seven World Series Games, Six Lives, Five Minutes of Fame That Lasted ForeverHenry Holt and Co. #ad - But their fame was fleeting; three would never play another big-league game, and all six would be forgotten. Doubleday. Harper. For others, it would haunt them to the end of their days. Kevin cook brings the ’47 series back to life, introducing us to men whose past offered no hint they were destined for extraordinary things.
It was also the first televised World Series – sportswriters called it “Electric October. But for all the star power on display, a wartime batting champion who never got any respect; and managers Bucky Harris and Burt Shotton, bench players at the center of the Series’ iconic moments; Snuffy Stirnweiss, the outcome hinged on role players: Bill Bevens, a journeyman who knocked on the door of pitching immortality; Al Gionfriddo and Cookie Lavagetto, each an unlikely choice to run his team.
Electric October: Seven World Series Games, Six Lives, Five Minutes of Fame That Lasted Forever #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Simon schuster. For some, the Series was a memory to hold onto. It was jackie robinson’s first series, a postwar spectacle featuring Frank Sinatra, Ernest Hemingway and President Harry Truman in supporting roles. And for us, cook offers new insights―some heartbreaking, some uplifting―into what fame and glory truly mean.
Six men found themselves plucked from obscurity to shine on the sport’s greatest stage. The epic world series between the yankees and the dodgers and the six men whose lives were changed foreverThe 1947 World Series was “the most exciting ever” in the words of Joe DiMaggio, with a decade’s worth of drama packed into seven games between the mighty New York Yankees and underdog Brooklyn Dodgers.
The Streak: Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and Baseball's Most Historic RecordHoughton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - Harper. Began his career with the baltimore orioles at age twenty-one, 130 games in a row, he had no idea he would someday beat the historic record of playing 2, a record set forty-two years before by the fabled “Iron Horse” of the New York Yankees, Lou Gehrig. The fascinating story of baseball’s legendary “Ironmen, ” two players from different eras who each achieved the coveted and sometimes confounding record of most consecutive games played When Cal Ripken Jr.
Few feats in sports history have generated more acclaim. This is a book that captures the deeply American appreciation—as seen in the sport itself—for a workaday mentality and that desire to be there for the game every time it called. Ripken went on to surpass that record by 502 games, and the baseball world was floored.
Doubleday. The question looms: how do these streaks compare? there were so many factors: the length of seasons, medical advances, technology, travel, the inclusion of nonwhite players, the number of teams in the major leagues, and even media are all part of the equation. But the record spawns an array of questions.
The Streak: Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and Baseball's Most Historic Record #ad - . Shrink-wrapped. When did someone first think it was a good idea to play in so many games without taking a day off? who owned the record before gehrig? whose streak—Gehrig’s or Ripken’s—was the more difficult achievement? Through probing research, and colorful parallel storytelling, The Streak delves into this impressive but controversial milestone, unraveling Gehrig’s at-times unwitting pursuit of that goal Babe Ruth used to think Gehrig crazy for wanting to play every game, meticulous analysis, and Ripken’s fierce determination to stay in the lineup and continue to contribute whatever he could even as his skills diminished with age.
The New York Yankees 1936–39: Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, and Baseball's Greatest DynastySkyhorse Publishing #ad - Harper. And hitler’s germany was on the move in the fall of 1939, just as the Yankee dynasty reached its climax. Against the backdrop of a world in turmoil, and America’s love for baseball, baseball, thrived. Starring the best team of all time, featuring little-known anecdotes of players and set against a history of the world, The New York Yankees 1936–39 tells the tale of a legendary team that changed history.
They won their four world series by an overall margin of 16-3, sweeping the last two, putting the punctuation mark on baseball’s first true dynasty. Even the ruthian Yankees of the twenties never won more than two consecutive world championships. Shrink-wrapped. From 1936 to 1939, the world was changing rapidly.
The New York Yankees 1936–39: Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, and Baseball's Greatest Dynasty #ad - Doubleday. Franklin D. America was in the grip of the Great Depression. Roosevelt was re-elected president in the greatest landslide in American history. Simon schuster. Red ruffing, the yankees embarked on a four-year run that would go down in the history books as the greatest Yankees team, Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri, if not, and rookie Joe DiMaggio―with these six future Hall of Fame players, Lefty Gomez, Bill Dickey, the greatest baseball team of all time.
Over the next four years, the Yankees won four straight pennants, finishing an average of nearly fifteen games ahead of the second-place team.
A Season in the Sun: The Rise of Mickey MantleBasic Books #ad - An incisive portrait of an american icon, A Season in the Sun is an essential work for baseball fans and anyone interested in the 1950s. The story of mickey mantle's magnificent 1956 seasonMickey Mantle was the ideal batter for the atomic age, capable of hitting a baseball harder and farther than any other player in history.
He was also the perfect idol for postwar America, a wholesome hero from the heartland. In a season in the sun, acclaimed historians randy roberts and Johnny Smith recount the defining moment of Mantle's legendary career: 1956, when he overcame a host of injuries and critics to become the most celebrated athlete of his time.
A Season in the Sun: The Rise of Mickey Mantle #ad - Taking us from the action on the diamond to mantle's off-the-field exploits, Roberts and Smith depict Mantle not as an ideal role model or a bitter alcoholic, but a complex man whose faults were smoothed over by sportswriters eager to keep the truth about sports heroes at bay. Simon schuster. Shrink-wrapped.
Leo Durocher: Baseball's Prodigal SonBloomsbury USA #ad - On occasion he would share the limelight, but only with Hollywood friends such as actor Danny Kaye, tough-guy and sometime roommate George Raft, and his third wife, Frank Sinatra, movie star Laraine Day. As he did with bill veeck, dickson explores Durocher's life and times through primary source materials, interviews with those who knew him, and original newspaper files.
Shrink-wrapped. Bloomsbury USA. From the casey award–winning author of bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick, the first full biography of Leo Durocher, one of the most colorful and important figures in baseball history. Leo durocher 1906–1991 was baseball's all-time leading cocky, casting a shadow across several eras, flamboyant, from the time of Babe Ruth to the Space Age Astrodome, and galvanizing character, from Prohibition through the Vietnam War.
Leo Durocher: Baseball's Prodigal Son #ad - Simon schuster. He entered from the wings, strode to where the lights were brightest, and then took a poke at anyone who tried to upstage him. A rugged, he became a legendary manager, combative shortstop and a three-time All-Star, winning three pennants and a World Series in 1954. A superb addition to baseball literature, durocher's unprecedented suspension from the game, the two clubhouse revolts staged against him in Brooklyn and Chicago, Leo Durocher offers fascinating and fresh insights into the racial integration of baseball, and Durocher's vibrant life off the field.