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Title Electric October : seven world series games, six lives, five minutes of fame that lasted forever / Kevin Cook.
Author Cook, Kevin, 1956-
Imprint [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Media, 2017.
Edition Unabridged.
Description 1 online resource (09 hr., 04 min.)
Call # eAUDIO
Performer Narrated by Joe Barrett.
Summary The 1947 World Series was "the most exciting ever" in the words of Joe DiMaggio, with a decade's worth of drama packed into seven games between the mighty New York Yankees and underdog Brooklyn Dodgers. It was Jackie Robinson's first Series, a postwar spectacle featuring Frank Sinatra, Ernest Hemingway, and President Harry Truman in supporting roles. It was also the first televised World Series-sportswriters called it "Electric October." But for all the star power on display, the outcome hinged on role players: Bill Bevens, a journeyman who knocked on the door of pitching immortality; Al Gionfriddo and Cookie Lavagetto, bench players at the center of the Series' iconic moments; Snuffy Stirnweiss, a wartime batting champion who never got any respect; and managers Bucky Harris and Burt Shotton, each an unlikely choice to run his team. Kevin Cook brings the '47 Series to life, introducing us to men whose past offered no hint they were destined for extraordinary things. For some, the Series was a memory to hold onto. For others, it would haunt them to the end of their days. And for us, Cook offers new insights-at once heartbreaking and uplifting-into what fame and glory truly mean.
Note Online resource; title from title details screen (OverDrive, viewed October 25, 2017).
Subject Cook, Kevin, 1956- author.
DiMaggio, Joe, 1914-1999.
Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972.
Harris, Bucky, 1896-1977.
Shotton, Burt.
Bevens, Bill.
Gionfriddo, Al.
Lavagetto, Cookie.
Stirnweiss, Snuffy.
World Series (Baseball) -- History.
DiMaggio, Joe, 1914-1999. (OCoLC)fst00043106
Harris, Bucky, 1896-1977. (OCoLC)fst01925829
Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972. (OCoLC)fst00046870
Shotton, Burt. (OCoLC)fst00334823
World Series (Baseball) (OCoLC)fst01409714
Baseball managers -- United States -- History.
Baseball managers. (OCoLC)fst00828003
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Downloadable audio books.
Audiobooks. (OCoLC)fst01726208
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author Barrett, Joe, 1950- narrator.
OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
ISBN 9781541476400 (electronic audio bk.)
1541476409 (electronic audio bk.)

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