[PDF] ✓ Electric October: Seven World Series Games, Six Lives, Five Minutes of Fame That Lasted Forever ✫ Kevin Cook – Islecook.co.uk

I read this book in two sittings It is a gem of a book if you are interested in baseball history Author Kevin Cook chose the very memorable 1947 World Series with six of the influential members who achieved fame, however fleeting, in this fall classic Bill Bevens, Al Gionfriddo, Cookie Lavagetto, Snuffy Stirnweiss, Burt Shotten, and Bucky Harris are the featured individuals Author Cook introduces each of the notables during their growing up years and the difficult childhood they experienced The Christmas present of one of them was to take one shot out of a B B gun We also learn how Bill Bevens received his nickname of Bill The fan in Ebbets Field who serenaded his favorite player, Cookie Lavagetto Bucky Harris and Burt Shotton leaders of their respective teams and their players thoughts of each of them Shotton had to suddenly step into the Dodgers job when Durocher was suspended and be a calming influence with the coming of Jackie Robinson onto the team The regret of one of the featured players was that he signed the petition against Robinson playing on the Dodgers.The book also includes a summary of each of the seven games of the 1947 World Series I often find this to be difficult to get through in books but in this case the author made it interesting to me We also get to know how different team members got along with one another We are treated to the bombastic roaring redhead, Larry MacPhail s drunken exit during the Yankees celebration following their Series win.The book concludes with a review of each of the featured individuals and their life following the 1947 Series Some went on to longer careers in baseball as managers or coaches while others found the going to be difficult to remain in the game The book contains sixteen pages of photos several of which I have not seen previously If you enjoy baseball history this book belongs in your library I ve ordered four extra copies from , three for friends and one extra for myself. Excellent account of one of the most memorable World Series ever played My only criticism would be that there should have been focus on the fact that this was the first televised WS To some extent the author lost sight of that This is a great book written about one of the greatest World Series 1947 ever played The author tells the story from the perspective of four players and two managers who weren t great stars of the time Although Joe DiMaggio and Jackie Robinson are in the story also, the main characters are Cookie Lavagetto, Stuffy Sternweiss, Al DiGionfriddo and a pitcher with the last name of Bevens These unlikely heroes made a great catch, had a clutch hit, almost had the first World Series no hit game and led both teams in batting average during the series The book covers their lives before, during and after the World Series of 1947 The author does a great job of sharing life as a baseball player of the era and you can share their joys and sorrows I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in baseball history. For any baseball fan, this is a great read about a wonderful time in baseball history The author does a great job of painting real portraits of the main characters and gives much color to what baseball was like back then, not just in 1947, but the decades prior For a baseball fan, it is like eating candy The World Series Was The Most Exciting Ever In The Words Of Joe DiMaggio, With A Decades Worth Of Drama Packed Into Seven Games Between The Mighty New York Yankees And The Underdog Brooklyn Dodgers It Was Jackie Robinsons First Series, A Postwar Spectacle Featuring Frank Sinatra, Ernest Hemingway, And President Harry Truman In Supporting Roles It Was Also The First Televised World Seriessportswriters 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 Six Men Found Themselves Plucked From Obscurity To Shine On The Sports Greatest Stage But Their Fame Was Fleeting Three Would Never Play Another Big League Game, And All Six Would Be Forgotten Kevin Cook Brings The Series Back 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 Insightssome Heartbreaking, Some Upliftinginto What Fame And Glory Truly Mean Electric October: Seven World Series Games, Six Lives, Five Minutes of Fame That Lasted Forever


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