Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Leo Durocher broke into the big leagues as a fiery rookie in 1925, played for the legendary New York Yankees of Ruth and Gehrig, and finished his career in 1973, managing the Houston Astros on synthetic turf inside a dome. Eskenazi has written the authoritative biography of this brash and storied man, famous for the quote Nice guys finish last. 16 pages of photographs. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: A biography of the baseball legend discusses Durocher's childhood, his rookie years, his managing of the Brooklyn Dodgers of the 1940s and the Houston Astros of the 1970s, and his personal life. 40,000 first printing.
From Kirkus Reviews: A largely successful attempt to set the record straight on one of baseball's stormier superstars and, perhaps, to gain him a posthumous niche in the Hall of Fame. As veteran New York Times sportswriter Eskenazi (Bill Veeck, 1987, etc.) makes clear, Durocher (a slick-fielding, light-hitting shortstop from West Springfield, Massachusetts) made the most of his limited talents. All told, he spent over 40 years in the major leagues, playing for or managing such notable clubs as the 1928 New York Yankees (with Gehrig, Ruth, etc.), the 1934 St. Louis Cardinals (of Gas House Gang fame), the 1951 New York Giants (pennant winners, thanks to Bobby Thomson's dramatic last-of-the- ninth homer), and the 1969 Chicago Cubs (whose stretch-run collapse let the New York Mets waltz to a world championship). A firm believer in his own notorious credo that ``nice guys finish last,'' Durocher (who died in 1991 at age 86) would do whatever it took to come out ahead off the diamond as well as on. A regular on the cafe-society/show-biz circuit (where he rubbed elbows with the likes of Frank Sinatra and George Raft), his high-wide-and-handsome lifestyle earned him a one-year suspension from baseball in 1947. While the proximate charges were vague in the extreme, Eskenazi leaves little doubt that the brash baseball man deserved chastening. And Durocher is also overdue for a plaque at Cooperstown, in the author's persuasive view. Pointing out that only five of the ten managers voted into the baseball pantheon compiled better career records than Durocher's, Eskenazi argues that it's time for old enemies to bury the hatchet and make room for the Lip. An anecdotal, warts-and-all portrait of a rugged individualist who did it his way, which should appeal to fans of any age. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs--not seen.) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Publishers. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Dust Cover Missing. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G068811895XI5N01
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Publishers. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G068811895XI5N00
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Publishers. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G068811895XI3N00
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Publishers. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G068811895XI3N00
Buchbeschreibung William Morrow & Co. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2785424451
Buchbeschreibung William Morrow & Co. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2806694540
Buchbeschreibung William Morrow & Co. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2822003282
Buchbeschreibung William Morrow & Co, 1993. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good+. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition; First Printing. 9.30 X 6.30 X 1.40 inches. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 365797
Buchbeschreibung William Morrow and Company, Inc., New York, NY, 1993. Cloth. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. First Edition, First Printing. This work is the biography of Leo Durocher, a great fielding shortstop in the major leagues and manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, the New York Giants, the Chicago Cubs, and the Houston Astros. The book contains photographs, tables, appendices, bibliography, and an index. This HARDCOVER copy is clean and solid. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 010993
Buchbeschreibung morrow / avon 1st edition 1993, 1993. Hardcover. Buchzustand: with no dust jacket. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Dust Jacket. F edition. has remainder mark bottom edge fine/fine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 21.391