He was elected to the mlb all-century Team and as president of the MLB Players Alumni, Brooks continues to influence today's baseball players. In the current climate of astronomic salaries, off-field troubles, and heroes who let down their fans, steroids, Brooks reminds baseball fans of the honor and glory at the heart of America's favorite pastime.
Through numerous interviews with people from every part of the legendary player's life, Wilson reveals never-before-reported information to illuminate Brooks's remarkable skill and warm personality. Brooks takes readers back to an era when players fought for low-paying yearly contracts, spanning the turbulent 60s and 70s and into the dawning of the free agent era.
Brooks: The Biography of Brooks Robinson - . Credited with almost single-handedly winning the 1970 World Series, this MVP was immortalized in a Normal Rockwell painting. A wholesome player and role model, Brooks honored the game of baseball not only with his play but with his class and character off the field. Author of the bird: the life and legacy of mark fidrych, Doug Wilson returns to baseball's Golden Age to detail the birth of a new franchise through the man who came to symbolize it as one of baseball's most beloved players.
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If These Walls Could Talk: Baltimore Orioles: Stories from the Baltimore Orioles Sideline, Locker Room, and Press BoxTriumph Books - Triumph. The baltimore orioles are one of baseball’s most historic franchises. Orioles fans will not want to be without this book. Dempsey recounts moments from the 1983 World Series championship, the rise of Cal Ripken Jr. And the current team under Buck Showalter. Through the words of the players, via multiple interviews conducted with current and past Orioles, coaches, readers will meet the players, and management and share in their moments of greatness and defeat.
The Gashouse Gang: How Dizzy Dean, Leo Durocher, Branch Rickey, Pepper Martin, and Their Colorful, Come-from-Behind Ball Club Won the World Series--and America's Heart--During the Great DepressionPublicAffairs - The gashouse gang, who saw itself—scruffy, branch rickey, the brilliant culmination of a dream by its general manager, was adored by the nation, the first to envision a farm system that would acquire and "educate" young players in the art of baseball, proud, and unbeatable—in the Gang. Louis cardinals, frankie frisch, filled with larger-than-life baseball personalities like Branch Rickey, Casey Stengel, Satchel Paige, Leo Durocher, Pepper Martin, and—especially— the eccentric good ol' boy and great pitcher Dizzy Dean and his brother Paul.
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Casey Stengel: Baseball's Greatest CharacterDoubleday - As a legendary manager, mickey mantle, Joe DiMaggio, complicated relationships with Yogi Berra, he formed indelible, and Billy Martin. And he was the only person in history to wear the uniforms of all four New York teams: the Dodgers, Yankees, Giants, and Mets. Triumph. 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.
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. Used book in Good Condition. Acclaimed new york yankees' historian and bestselling author Marty Appel digs into Casey Stengel's quirks and foibles, perspective, unearthing a tremendous trove of baseball stories, and history.
Casey Stengel: Baseball's Greatest Character - . Casey stengel is a biography that will be treasured by fans of our national pastime. For more than five glorious decades, quirky, stengel was the undisputed, hilarious, 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.
Doubleday. The definitive biography of one of baseball's most enduring and influential characters, from New York Times bestselling author and baseball writer Marty Appel.
Baltimore Orioles: Where Have You Gone? Cal Ripken Jr., Brooks Robinson, Jim Palmer, and Other Orioles GreatsSports Publishing - Baltimore orioles: where have you gone? is a unique look at what a number of former Orioles personalities have gone on to do in life since their playing careers ended. Doubleday. And brooks robinson to those who had only their fifteen minutes” of fame, such as Dave Criscione and John Stefero. The book also includes a chapter on tommy davis, the team’s first designated hitter, talking about the huge pressure he faced and how he truly appreciated playing for the Orioles; and finally the legendary Robinson himself, but no thanks, who tells how he came up with a key base hit after nearly missing his at-bat because he was talking on the clubhouse telephone; Doug DeCinces, still a fan favorite more than 35 years after retiring, faced with the cruel task of taking over for Brooks Robinson at third base, telling how he told the Chicago White Sox thanks, when they asked him about managing.
A common thread seems to be how many of the former orioles stayed in baseball in some form, like Ripken, Maryland, something that’s clearly close to his heart; or former catcher Andy Etchebarren, who started his own minor league team in Aberdeen, a longtime minor league manager and coach. Baltimore orioles: where have you gone?, first published in 2006 and newly updated through the 2016 season, features men like Mike Flanagan, the Cy Young Awardwinning lefty who anchored the Orioles pitching staff in the late ’70s and early ’80s, finally becoming the team’s pitching coach and cogeneral manager.
Baltimore Orioles: Where Have You Gone? Cal Ripken Jr., Brooks Robinson, Jim Palmer, and Other Orioles Greats - Used book in Good Condition. Sports. It’s all here; perfect for any Orioles fan! Triumph. Author jeff seidel spoke with a wide-ranging selection of former Baltimore players, from such stars as Cal Ripken Jr.
The Brooks Robinson StoryJulian Messner - Sports. Doubleday. Used book in Good Condition. Publisher: julian messner, New York Date of Publication: 1967 Triumph.
Tales from the Baltimore Orioles Dugout: A Collection of the Greatest Orioles Stories Ever Told Tales from the TeamSports Publishing - Tales from the baltimore Orioles Dugout is truly a must-have for any Orioles fan. Skyhorse publishing, college football, pro and college basketball, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, hockey, pro football, or soccer, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sportsbooks about baseball, we have a book about your sport or your team.
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Tales from the Baltimore Orioles Dugout: A Collection of the Greatest Orioles Stories Ever Told Tales from the Team - Sports. Brought life and power to a team full of dedication and fun. Doubleday. Stars like rick Dempsey and Cal Ripken, Jr. For several decades, the Baltimore Orioles were the envy of every Major League Baseball team. Triumph. Individually, poignant, these stories are funny, and eccentric. While not every title we publish becomes a new York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Collectively, they offer a portrait of a team that is as much a family and a community treasure as it is a professional sports organization.
Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life in the Minor Leagues of Baseball Anchor SportsAnchor - Where nobody knows your name explores the trials and travails of the inhabitants of Triple-A, among many colorful characters, managers and umpires, including players, focusing on nine men, living on the cusp of the dream. Used book in Good Condition. John feinstein takes the reader behind the curtain into the guarded world of the minor leagues, like no other writer can.
The book tells the stories of former world series hero scott Podsednik, giving it one more shot; Durham Bulls manager Charlie Montoya, a lifelong minor leaguer, shepherding generations across the line; and designated hitter Jon Lindsey, waiting for his day to come. Anchor Books. Doubleday. Sports. But looming above it all is always the real deal: Major League Baseball.
Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life in the Minor Leagues of Baseball Anchor Sports - Triumph. From raleigh to pawtucket, this is an intimate and exciting look at life in the minor leagues, from Lehigh Valley to Indianapolis and beyond, where you’re either waiting for the call or just passing through. Minor league baseball is quintessentially American: small towns, $5 tickets, small stadiums, $2 hot dogs, the never-ending possibility of making it big.
Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic: Reggie, Rollie, Catfish, and Charlie Finley's Swingin' A'sHoughton Mifflin Harcourt - Used book in Good Condition. Triumph. The drama that played out on the field was exceeded only by the drama in the clubhouse and front office. But those a's, with their garish uniforms and outlandish facial hair, redefined the game for coming generations. Anchor Books. Finley, the team assembled such luminaries as Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter, Rollie Fingers, and Vida Blue.
Houghton mifflin harcourt. A sprawling, bombastic, dynastic, Fantastic is a paean to a turbulent, brawling history of one of baseball’s unforgettable teams, magical time. The advent of free agency spelled the end of Finley's reign; within two years, his dynasty was lost. So pervasive was his meddling that one of his managers, Dick Williams, quit in the middle of the championship celebration following Oakland's Game 7 victory over the Mets in the 1973 World Series.
Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic: Reggie, Rollie, Catfish, and Charlie Finley's Swingin' A's - Sports. Under the visionary leadership of owner Charles O. Never before had an entire organization so collectively traumatized baseball's establishment with its outlandish behavior and business decisions, let alone an indisputably winning record: five consecutive division titles and three straight championships.
Doubleday. How the oakland a's of the 1970s—a revolutionary band of brawling Hall of Famers—won three straight championships and knocked baseball into the modern age The Oakland A's of the early 1970s were the most transformative team in baseball history. Finley acted as his own general manager, his insatiable need for control dictating everything from the playlist of the ballpark organist to the menu for the media lounge.