WE WOULD HAVE PLAYED FOR NOTHING by Fay Vincent
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From the legendary 1951 playoffs between the Dodgers and the Giants to the Yankee’s dazzling 1955 defeat of their Brooklyn rivals in the World Series, We Would Have Played for Nothing captures some of the greatest moments in baseball history from the 1950s and 1960s—as remembered by the great players who were there.
Presented by former Major League Baseball commissioner Fay Vincent, this wonderful book features superb photographs alongside entertaining accounts from some of baseball’s legendary players, including Whitey Ford, Ralph Branca, Carl Eskine, Duke Sneider, and Bill Rigney. Frank Robinson recalls being the first African-American manager in the major leagues, Harmon Killebrew remembers all those homers he hit for the hapless Washington Senators, and Orioles star Brooks Robinson recounts winning 16 consecutive Gold Gloves.
Full of remarkable stories about these and other amazing ballplayers, including how they first broke into baseball, about the many frustrations of negotiating a contract at the time, and about the classic games that defined their careers, We Would Have Played for Nothing is a fitting tribute to two of baseball’s most unforgettable decades.
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