Golenbock gathers stories of a team, a park, and an era gone by in Bums. Few teams experienced more greatness or more heartbreak, which makes the book worthwhile for an audience wider than just New Yorkers or just National League fans.
Cleveland Plain Dealer
An era is brought to life with remarkable, consistent passion.
Revealing. . .memorable. . .reminiscences about the most beloved baseball team of all time.
New York Times
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, best-selling 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 in their own words the ups and downs of that unforgettable ball club.
Peter Golenbock, a well-known name in sports literature, has written five New York Times best-sellers, including Dynasty; Wild, High, and Tight; and Wrigleyville. He has been a guest on many television shows, including Larry King Live. He lives in Saint Petersburg, Florida.
Raymond Todd is an actor-director in the theater, a poet, a jazz trombonist, and a documentary filmmaker who lives in New York.
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