*Coming Spring 2004 (University of Wisconsin Press) THE CLASSIC ==== New York City Baseball : The Last Golden Age, 1947-1957 By Harvey Frommer

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At one time New York City had three major league baseball teams: the Yankees, Giants and Dodgers. In the days after World War II, the New York teams owned baseball.

Relive the golden days of the 1950s in this amazing account. When the lights came on again after World War II, they illuminated a nation ready for heroes and a city--New York--eager for entertainment. Baseball provided the heroes, and the Yankees, the Giants, and the Dodgers--with their rivalries, their successes, their stars--provided the show.

"We shall not have such an era again except in such loving books as this one." --Red Barber

“No red-blooded baseball fan will want to be without it. A genuine social history of New York sports in 1947 to 1957. A compulsively fascinating book. - - Newsday

“A look back at the heyday of Big Apple baseball when at least one New York team appeared in the World Series in 10 of the 11 years. “USA TODAY

”Lovingly described.' - - -NEW YORK POST

*New edition with an introduction by Monte Irvin


Harvey Frommer is the celebrated author of 34 sports books including "The New York Yankee Encyclopedia, "Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball," "Growing Up Baseball" with Frederic J. Frommer and "Rickey and Robinson,” "A Yankee Century: A Celebration of the First Hundred Years of Baseball's Greatest Team."

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