Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers

Bums An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers Revealing memorable reminiscences about the most beloved baseball team of all time New York Times An era is brought to life with remarkable consistent passion Newsweek Golenbock gathers stories of a
  • Title: Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers
  • Author: Peter Golenbock
  • ISBN: 978067155455
  • Page: 180
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers
    Revealing memorable reminiscences about the most beloved baseball team of all time New York Times An era is brought to life with remarkable, consistent passion Newsweek Golenbock gathers stories of a team, a park, and an era gone by in Bums Few teams experienced greatness or heartbreak, which makes the book worthwhile for an audience wid Revealing memorable reminiscences about the most beloved baseball team of all time New York Times An era is brought to life with remarkable, consistent passion Newsweek Golenbock gathers stories of a team, a park, and an era gone by in Bums Few teams experienced greatness or heartbreak, which makes the book worthwhile for an audience wider than just New Yorkers or just National League fans Cleveland Plain Dealer Before the team headed to Los Angeles in 1957, the Brooklyn Dodgers were one of the most colorful and beloved teams in baseball In Bums, bestselling author Peter Golenbock has compiled a fascinating oral history of the Ebbets Field heroes with recollections from former players, writers, front office executives, and faithful fans Dodgers legends such as Pee Wee Reese, Leo Durocher, Duke Snider, Roy Campanella, Ralph Branca, and many others recall the ups and downs of that unforgettable ball club in their own words.Among his many books are Dynasty, the definitive history of the 1949 1964 New York Yankees also available from Contemporary Books Wild, High, and Tight, his revealing biography of Yankees manager Billy Martin and Wrigleyville, an oral history of the Chicago Cubs He has been a frequent guest on many television shows, including AE s Biography, ESPN s 50 Greatest Athletes, and Larry King Live He lives in Saint Petersburg, Florida.
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  • Peter Golenbock

    Golenbock grew up in Stamford, Connecticut, and in 1963 graduated St Luke s School in New Canaan, Connecticut His heroes were Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford One day in the local library he discovered the book, The New York Yankees An Informal History by Frank Graham G.P Putnam s Sons, 1943 and it made a strong impression on him Golenbock graduated from Dartmouth College in 1967 and the New York University School of Law in 1970.He was a radio sports talk show host in 1980 on station WOR in New York City He was the color broadcaster for the St Petersburg Pelicans of the Senior Professional Baseball League in 1989 90 and has been a frequent guest on many of the top television and radio talk shows including Biography on AE, the Fifty Greatest Athletes and the Dynasties on ESPN, Good Morning America, Larry King Live, ESPN Classic, and the YES network.Golenbock lives in St Petersburg, Florida with his two basset hounds, Doris and Fred.

  • 886 Comments

  • This book was awesome for a Dodger loving baseball history nut like myself Not just about the team itself, but about Brooklyn, the fans, the regulars that roamed the stands at home gamesGolenbock paints a really clear picture I can imagine sitting in the stands and hearing Hilda Chester roaming the stands, beating on her frying pan with her ladle.


  • Bums takes you back to a time when baseball was as much a part of your life as church and community Baseball was the fans and the players For the fans it was a game that was a very real part of you Players played the game for the love of the game and won as a team not as individuals When owners like O Malley took it away and made it a business the fans lost something special a feeling that can t be duplicated in any other sport Players lost too Some of the real colorful players were lost to the [...]


  • This was a nice history of the Dodgers before they went to LA Definitely some language, but a lot of neat history about Jackie Robinson, Carl Furillo, Pee Wee Reese, and all the rest of the players I loved how much people lived for baseball back then I think almost everyone in Brooklyn was heartbroken when Walter O Malley moved them to LA This book just reminded me of simpler times Great read.


  • Bring this book back into print This is one of the best baseball books I ve ever read over 600 pages of oral history showing what a whacked out sport baseball used to be The crazies, drunks, kooks and goofs straight from the horses mouths.


  • It is tough for me to feel neutral about the Brooklyn Dodgers I have a love hate relationship with them and their history but it is probably similar to the Red Sox lore The team itself is something I respect and can into, but those that surround the team, their extremely literary fans who overly romantisize the team can be grating In the Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers that Peter Golenbock has written here it is the players I enjoy listening too It is the fans and Golenboch himself who driv [...]


  • As a lifelong fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and baseball in general, I thoroughly enjoyed this book This is the kind of insight and information I am looking for when I read a history book Unfortunately, many historical sports books don t deliver on this Bums An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers is NOT one of those books.


  • This book was very interesting and brought back many memories of my years growing up when I used to listen to and watch Dodger games I remembered many of the players mentioned in the book I think I like the images of the players I had growing up as opposed to the images the author presented.


  • I became hooked on the Bums in the early 1950s If you were good in grade school when I was there the teacher would allow you to listen to the World Series In 1952,53,55 and 56 the Dodgers were in the Series I learned a little about them then they were the first team in a world series to have a grand slam scored against them and to have a triple play done against them both well before I started to know them But in those first years that I was listening they had a series of mishaps until 1955 Then [...]


  • What a great book It seems as if I had read a dozen books on the Brooklyn Dodgers, but this had a lot of new material Kind of a journey of a book, it takes you from the building of Ebbets Field but quickly goes into the early 1940s and takes you into the years where the Dodgers, called the Bums, had Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Roy Campenella, Duke Snider, Gil Hodges, Pete Reiser, Eddie Stanky, Junior Gilliam, Carl Furillo, Don Newcombe, Carl Erskine, Ralph Branca, Leo Durocher, Charlie Dress [...]


  • This book is so much than a history of the Brooklyn Dodgers it is a book that brings you back to a time of innocence an innocence that has been lost by the transformation of the game of baseball into the business of baseball Read about the players like Robinson and Erskine, Furillo and Campenella and so many others If you love baseball you will love this book It is an oral history told from the point of view of players, fans, managers, coaches, announcers, and management I now better understand [...]


  • This is a book I ve been wanting to read for the past 20 years and which I finally broke down and bought for myself on my last birthday What an in depth and singular treat Bums is, filled with earthy, behind the scenes stories If you are not hooked by page 17 or so, when Leo Durocher is dispensing his 7 pm dating advice to a reporter, then this is probably not the book for you, but if you want an entirely human lens through which to view the deeply loved, deeply missed Dodgers of Brooklyn, then [...]


  • Takes you there and reveals the ferocious competition and not so pretty underbelly of baseball, presenting real people in their own words.




  • An entertaining account of the Dodgers pre Los Angeles era, of course, but also a fascinating social history of 20th century Brooklyn.



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