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10 thoughts on “Bums

  1. says:

    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 s...


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    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 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 owners imposed conformity.I highly recommend this book Take the time to just sit and enjoy reading it while you visit Brooklyn in the early days When you arrived first thing in the morning in front of the local store to await the morning newspaper so you would be first to hear how the Dodgers did Play stickball in the streets pretending to be your favorite player, and gat...


  3. says:

    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 l...


  4. says:

    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.


  5. says:

    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...


  6. says:

    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 Unfortunatel...


  7. says:

    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.


  8. says:

    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 19 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 mishap...


  9. says:

    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, Charl...


  10. says:

    This book is so muchthan 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 un This book is so muchthan a hist...


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Bums 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.