An intimate look at the 1950′s Dodgers through their own words and stories. BUMS is one of many best sellers by Peter Golenbock, and it is easy to see why. More than 500 pages long in print form, BUMS is a complete review of the glory years of one of the most fabled franchises in the history of baseball, told in the words of virtually every key figure who was part of the team.
Written with the precision of a scholar and the passion of a loving fan, BUMS takes readers back to a team and an era, long gone, but never to be forgotten. The 1984 Casey Award Winner for best baseball book of the year, available for the first time in electronic format.
Charley Ebbets • The Magic of Ebbets Field • Larry and Leo • The Lip • The Fans • The Gold Dust Twins • A Lost Pennant; MacPhail Resigns
The Neighborhood • The Coming of Mr. Rickey • Scratching for a Tie • The First Playoff
Leo Gets in Dutch • Leo Gets Nailed
The Legacy of Happy Chandler • The First • Montreal • Petitioning for Bigotry
Brooklyn Embraces Robinson • Ty Cobb in Technicolor • Boit Stands In • Cookie and Friddo
The Ole Redhead • The Return of the Prodigal Son • Leo Becomes the Enemy • Boit and Oisk • Rex
Brooklyn Against the South • The Real Jackie • Big Newk • A Pennant on the Final Day • Again
O’Malley Uber Alles • Abie Is Out at Home • The Jewish Presence
O’Malley Takes Over • Chuck and Clem • Robby Saves the Day • Death to the Giants • The Giants Get Lucky • The Fallout
Dick Young • Chuck Dressen • Loes and Black • The 1952 World Series • Gil
Roger Kahn • The Mad Monk • The Duke of Flatbush • Skoonj • The Best Team Loses— Again • Where’s the Heart?
King Karl and Sandy Koufax • Ed Roebuck • A[...]”