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Drama and Pride in the Gateway City: The 1964 St. Louis Cardinals (Memorable Teams in Baseball History)

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By 1964 the storied St. Louis Cardinals had gone seventeen years without so much as a pennant. Things began to turn around in 1953, when August A. Busch Jr. bought the team and famously asked where all the black players were. Under the leadership of men like Bing Devine and Johnny Keane, the Cardinals began signing talented players regardless of color, and slowly their star started to rise again.

Drama and Pride in the Gateway City commemorates the team that Bing Devine built, the 1964 team that prevailed in one of the tightest three-way pennant races of all time and then went on to win the World Series, beating the New York Yankees in the full seven games. All the men come alive in these pages—pitchers Ray Sadecki and Bob Gibson, players Lou Brock, Curt Flood, and Bobby Shantz, manager Johnny Keane, his coaches, the Cardinals broadcasters, and Bill White, who would one day run the entire National League—along with the dramatic events that made the 1964 Cardinals such a memorable club in a memorable year.

About the Author

John Harry Stahl has contributed to four previous Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) books and is a member of SABRs Baseball Biography Project (BioProject), which consists of more than two thousand biographies of Major and Minor League players, coaches, managers, and executives/owners. Bill Nowlin, vice president of SABR since 2004, has written more than thirty-five Red Sox-related books, most recently Fenway Park at 100: Baseballs Hometown.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803243729
Author:
Stahl, John Harry
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Author:
Society for American Baseball Research (SABR)
Author:
Nowlin, Bill
Author:
Society for American Baseball Research
Subject:
Baseball - History
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Baseball General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Memorable Teams in Baseball History
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
69 photographs, 45 tables
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in

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