The Forever Boys: The Bittersweet World of Major League Baseball as Seen Through the Eyes of the Men who Played One More Time

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Carol Publishing Group, 1991 - Sports & Recreation - 391 pages
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An athlete dies two deaths one at the end of his life, the other at the finish of his days on the playing field. But in November, 1989, 30 ex-major leaguers joined the St. Petersburg Pelicans and got a shot at a new life in the Senior Professional Baseball Association, a Florida league for players 35 years of age and older. Here is their story, from the bestselling author of Balls and Personal Fouls. 16 pages of photos.

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The controversial Golenbock, author of Dynasty: The New York Yankees, 1949-1964 ( LJ 4/15/75) and Personal Fouls (Carroll & Graf, 1989), among other books, takes us behind the scenes of the first ... Read full review


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Peter Golenbock is a prolific sports journalist and author. He was born in New York City on July 19, 1946 and raised in Stamford, Connecticut. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1967 and the New York University School of Law in 1970. While at Dartmouth, he began writing about sports for The Daily Dartmouth, which led to stints with the New York Times and the Boston Globe. It was also at Dartmouth where he became friends with Robert Ariel "Red" Rolfe, the former New York Yankees third baseman and the school's athletic director. Rolfe entertained him for hours with stories of the famous Yankees teams of the 1930's, which had a profound impact on Golenbock's unintended career path. After graduating law school, he eventually landed a job in the legal department of Prentice-Hall Publishing. Surprisingly, he was able to convince the head of the trade book division to allow him to write about the Yankees. The resulting book, Dynasty: The New York Yankees 1949-64, became an instant bestseller, the first of many for Golenbock. Among his best-known works to follow include; The Bronx Zoo, Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Balls, with Graig Nettles, Bats, with Davey Johnson, Personal Fouls, a look at corruption in college basketball, and Teammates, a children's book about the relationship between Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese. His latest work is entitled Rage: The Legend of "Baseball Bill" Denehy.

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