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October 1964

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a book by David Halberstam about the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals and the Great Baseball Year

This follow-up to the best-selling Summer of '49 assesses the Yankee-Cardinal World Series of 1964.  From LJ.

Author: David Halberstam
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Date Published: April 11, 1995
1 review about October 1964

The Best Baseball Book I Have Read!

  • May 16, 2009
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I thought I was a knowledgeable baseball fan until I read this book. The depth and insight that the author provides is beyond comprehension. We find out why the National League was the superior league for many years. We also learn that the Yankees could have been far greater than they actually were (they could have signed Willie Mays and Hank Aaron to name a few greats) if not for their own predjudice.

We get a great insight to the personalities of baseball legends (Bob Gibson and Lou Brock were fascinating). On top of everything one of the most exciting World Series unfolds. The author's depictions are so vivid, I felt I was the catcher for Whitey Ford or Bob Gibson instead of just a reader of a book. On top of that, even knowing the outcome I felt the tension of a real game as the story was being told.

If you only read one baseball book, this one should be it!

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