Stengel: His Life and Times (Paperback)Robert W. Creamer (author)
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Robert Creamer shows us Casey at twenty-two, famous from his very first day in the big leagues. We see Casey's playing career fall apart as he is traded, shunted to last-place teams, hampered by injuries, considered finished-until he bats a glorious home run in the 1923 World Series. Here are Casey's managing successes and failures-dismissed by the Yankees, he returns to the limelight with his new and inept New York Mets, the team he single-handedly lifts into the nation's consciousness.
"I'm a man that's been up and down," Casey said in a serious moment. Certainly his knack for bouncing back made him a legend in our national pastime. Here are the stories and gags, the Stengelian style, the full dimensions of the man.
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Number of pages: 349
Weight: 482 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
"Exemplary . . . by scaling down the legend of Stengel to human proportions, Mr. Creamer has made it seem all the more vital."-New York Times Book Review * New York Times Book Review *
"Full of energy and surprises and laughter. . . . In Creamer's wonderful portrait, the real man is even more likable than the legend."-Washington Post Book World * Washington Post Book World *