About the Book
At the age of eleven, Russell Greenan began haunting Yankee Stadium and the Polo Grounds - collecting autographs at first, later selling baseball books and newspapers. Here he gives a lively account of that pre-World War II sporting scene, a tableau replete with colorful characters and legendary ball players.
Features & Details
5×8 in, 13×20 cm
- Publish Date Jan 19, 2011
- Tags Babe Ruth, Yankee Stadium, Polo Grounds, Dizzy Dean, Goofy Gomez, Jolting Joe Dimaggio, Hammering Hank Greenberg, King Carl Hubbell, Prince Cookie Lavagetto, Ducky Medwick, Goose Bobo Newsome, Kiki Cuyler, The Beast Jimmie Foxx, The Big Cat, Johnny Mize, Charlie (King Kong) Keller, Al Simmons, Haimie Hanush, Chuck Klein, Bobby Doerr, Lou Boudreau, Enos Slaughter, Wes Ferrell, Joe Cronin, Lefty Grove, Charley Gehringer, Luke Appling, Rapid Robert Feller, Earl Averill, Ted Lyons, Ted Williams, Mel Ott, Paul and Lloyd Waner, Gabby Hartnett, Pepper Martin, Arky Vaughan, Bucky Walters, Earle Combs, Bucky Harris, Bill Terry, Burleigh Grimes, Frankie Frisch, Casey Stengel, Bill McKechnie, Connie Mack, Red Juelich, Hank Steinbacher, Sig Gryska, Nino Bongiovanni, Chris Hartje, baseball, autographs, Cochrane
Russell H. Greenan was born in Manhattan in 1925 and reared in The Bronx. He attended New York public schools, graduating from Morris High in 1942. A year later, aged 17, he enlisted in the US Navy. After the war, the GI Bill enabled him to study world literature at Long Island University. In 1966 he left the US to spend a year in Nice with his wife and three children where he wrote his first novel IT HAPPENED IN BOSTON?. This novel has become a modern classic, translated into 5 languages and is included in Random House's Modern Library. Mr. Greenan's subsequent novels have been published in the US and France, and one of them, THE SECRET LIFE OF ALGERNON PENDLETON was made into a film in 1997. Though well into his eighties, Mr. Greenan continues to work. DREAD OF NIGHT is his latest work.