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The Resource Praying for Gil Hodges : a memoir of the 1955 World Series and one family's love of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Thomas Oliphant

Praying for Gil Hodges : a memoir of the 1955 World Series and one family's love of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Thomas Oliphant

Label
Praying for Gil Hodges : a memoir of the 1955 World Series and one family's love of the Brooklyn Dodgers
Title
Praying for Gil Hodges
Title remainder
a memoir of the 1955 World Series and one family's love of the Brooklyn Dodgers
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Oliphant
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is built around a detailed reconstruction of the seventh game of the 1955 World Series, on the short list of great moments in baseball history. One October afternoon, something happened in New York City that had never happened before and never would again: the Brooklyn Dodgers won the world championship of baseball. Everything that had gone wrong before went gloriously right. Pitch by pitch and inning by inning, Oliphant re-creates a relentless melodrama that shows this final game in its true glory. As we move through the game, he builds a history of the hapless "Bums," exploring the Dodgers' status as a national team, based on their history of near-triumphs and disasters that made them classic underdogs. He weaves into this recounting a memoir of his own family's story and their time together on that fateful day.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
796.357/64/0974723
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV875.B7
LC item number
O55 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Praying for Gil Hodges : a memoir of the 1955 World Series and one family's love of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Thomas Oliphant
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
57549767
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 288 p.
Isbn
9780312317614
Lccn
2005040941
Other control number
9780312317614
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) a1008579
Label
Praying for Gil Hodges : a memoir of the 1955 World Series and one family's love of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Thomas Oliphant
Publication
Control code
57549767
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 288 p.
Isbn
9780312317614
Lccn
2005040941
Other control number
9780312317614
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) a1008579

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