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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (106 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Golenbock Narrator: Raymond Todd Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Before the team headed to Los Angeles in 1957, the Brooklyn Dodgers were one of the most colorful and beloved teams in baseball. Even today, they remain ingrained in the fabric of our national pastime. 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.

Brooklyn fans and other baseball enthusiasts will savor these warmly nostalgic accounts, which range from reminiscences of the magic of Ebbets Field to tales of Jackie Robinson’s historic debut (the Shot Heard ’Round the World), the triumphant 1955 season, and the ultimate betrayal by Walter O’Malley.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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 more greatness or more heartbreak, which makes the book worthwhile for an audience wider than just New Yorkers or just National League fans.”

    Cleveland Plain Dealer

  • “Narrator Raymond Todd skillfully reveals the personalities of the many oddball characters.”

    Library Journal

  • “Todd offers an excellent reading of this engrossing book…The interviews are extensive and moving, and they set this book apart from the many good books that simply recount the adventures and misadventures of the team.”

    Kliatt

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by M. Newman | 7/30/2013

    " An excellent oral history of the Brooklyn Dodgers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Wendy | 5/8/2013

    " This is one of my favorite of my brother's books. Read it with In The Country of Brooklyn (2009) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Steve Shilstone | 8/7/2012

    " Takes you there and reveals the ferocious competition and not so pretty underbelly of baseball, presenting real people in their own words. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stephen | 11/15/2011

    " 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. "

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