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The Resource Leo Durocher : baseball's prodigal son, Paul Dickson

Leo Durocher : baseball's prodigal son, Paul Dickson

Label
Leo Durocher : baseball's prodigal son
Title
Leo Durocher
Title remainder
baseball's prodigal son
Statement of responsibility
Paul Dickson
Title variation
Leo Durocher
Title variation remainder
baseballs prodigal son
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Leo Durocher (1906-1991) was baseball's all-time leading cocky, flamboyant, and galvanizing character, casting a shadow across several eras, from the time of Babe Ruth to the Space Age Astrodome, from Prohibition through the Vietnam War. For more than forty years, he was at the forefront of the game, with a Zelig-like ability to be present as a player or manager for some of the greatest teams and defining baseball moments of the twentieth century. A rugged, combative shortstop and a three-time All-Star, he became a legendary manager, winning three pennants and a World Series in 1954. Durocher performed on three main stages: New York, Chicago, and Hollywood. He entered from the wings, strode to where the lights were brightest, and then took a poke at anyone who tried to upstage him. On occasion he would share the limelight, but only with Hollywood friends such as actor Danny Kaye, tough-guy and sometime roommate George Raft, Frank Sinatra, and his third wife, movie star Laraine Day
Summary
"From the Casey Award–winning author of Bill Veeck: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick, the first full biography of one of the most colorful and important figures in baseball history."--Provided by the publisher
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10557057
Cataloging source
DLC
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Dickson, Paul,
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.D83
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Durocher, Leo
  • Durocher, Leo
  • Baseball managers
  • Baseball
  • Baseball
  • Baseball managers
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
baseball's prodigal son
Label
Leo Durocher : baseball's prodigal son, Paul Dickson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pregame -- Enfant terrible -- Damned Yankee -- The red menace -- Gashouse tough -- The artful Dodger -- Mutiny in Flatbush -- Game changer -- Exiled -- Over the river -- Miracle man -- Hollywood Dodger -- The ccontentious Cub -- Endgame -- The rocky roak to Cooperstown
Control code
20898664
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
357 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781632863133
Lccn
2016031064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn953636080
Label
Leo Durocher : baseball's prodigal son, Paul Dickson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pregame -- Enfant terrible -- Damned Yankee -- The red menace -- Gashouse tough -- The artful Dodger -- Mutiny in Flatbush -- Game changer -- Exiled -- Over the river -- Miracle man -- Hollywood Dodger -- The ccontentious Cub -- Endgame -- The rocky roak to Cooperstown
Control code
20898664
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
357 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781632863133
Lccn
2016031064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn953636080

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