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From the 1947 season until the Dodgers and Giants slunk out of town for the Golden State in 1957, the epicenter of the "American Game" was New York City. In every year but one, at least one of the three New York teams played in the World Series. "The Glory Days: New York Baseball 1947-1957" recreates the way it was and we were, in an era that seems like only yesterday.
With contributions from such writers as Kevin Baker, George Vecsey, and Andrew Zimbalist, "The Glory Days" is a "people's hall of fame" for baseball and New York in those years, a museum of memories. A Knothole Gang membership card, an Ebbets Field usher's pin, a 1948 Joe DiMaggio jersey with a black armband honoring Babe Ruth, the home plate torn from the playing field at the Giants' last game at the Polo Grounds in 1957. . . all of these moments and more are immortalized within these pages. More than 350 dazzling images of the game and its artifacts from the Museum of the City of New York exhibition, "The Glory Days," are accompanied by brilliant essays from some of baseball's most renowned writers.
Whether it was breaking the color barrier; the question of "Willie, Mickey, or the Duke"; the team rivalries; or the greatest on-field moment in the history of baseball, the "shot heard 'round the world," the glory days of New York baseball were vibrant and alive. Experience the era the way it really was: raucous, hopeful, thrilling, crushing, and above all, glorious.
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