Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Book Review: Tales from the Dodger Dugout
This is an awesome book with a lot of great stuff about Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, Willie Davis, Walter Alston, Maury Wills and the great LA Dodger teams of the 60's. I would say it's a must-read for Dodger fans and baseball fans in general.
Some refer to the early to mid-1960s as the Golden Age of baseball in Los Angeles. Not only did Tommy Davis (a Dodger from 1959–1966) have the best seat in the house, but the two-time All-Star left-fielder who twice led the National League in hitting was also the Dodgers' silent superstar. Relive exciting Dodger Blue memories from games at the oval-shaped Coliseum to the opening of Dodger Stadium to the fun and satisfaction of the World Series championship seasons of 1963 and 1965 and the disappointment and sorrow of the team's famous collapse of 1962 and Davis’s career-altering ankle injury.