Chasing October

David Plaut, Author Diamond Communications $22.95 (248p) ISBN 978-0-912083-69-8
The rivalry between the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers was already legendary when both teams moved to the West Coast in 1958, the former to San Francisco, the latter to Los Angeles. But there the teams fitted perfectly into the rivalry between California's two largest cities, and their competition became even greater. In 1962, the two fought all season for the National League pennant, and Plaut ( Start Collecting Baseball Cards ) believes this fact has special significance. Maybe. But what is clear is that it was an exciting race that ended in a tie and was not decided until the ninth inning of the third playoff game, when the Giants secured the pennant. Plaut expertly builds the suspense and sensitively handles the interplay of personalities, having played a role on both squads. Still, it seems doubtful that fans outside California will be swept up by the book. Photos not seen by PW. (June)
Reviewed on: 05/30/1994
Release date: 06/01/1994
Show other formats
FORMATS
Open Ebook - 231 pages - 978-0-7867-5293-5
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.