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Casey Stengel

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Casey Stengel by Marty Appel
  • Hardcover $27.95

    Mar 28, 2017 | 432 Pages

  • Ebook $13.99

    Mar 28, 2017 | 432 Pages

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Praise

“Read this book! Never have we needed Casey more. Thanks, Marty Appel, for bringing him to life again in this superb book.” 
–Jane Leavy, Bestselling author of The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood

“Marty Appel’s Casey Stengel is mightily impressive. The writing is smooth and the research, highlighted by the uncovering of unpublished manuscripts by Casey’s wife, Edna, and longtime Yankee, Frank Crosetti, indeed adds a dimension that has not appeared in other writings about Stengel. Appel has done a magnificent job in bringing Casey to life in print.”
–Ira Berkow, bestselling author and New York Times Sports Columnist

“What a classic double play combination—the reporting brilliance of Marty Appel, and baseball’s greatest character, Casey Stengel. There are too many terrific stories about Casey to keep count, but Marty manages to unearth them with great flare and humor. Casey Stengel is a treat for any true fan of the game. I loved every page.”
–John Sterling, Voice of the New York Yankees

“Sports journalist Appel delves deeply into the baseball career and personal life of Casey Stengel (1890-1975), a solid player and legendary manager. Citing new material unavailable to previous Stengel biographers and chroniclers of the New York Yankees, the author offers an informative, smoothly written account of a complex and relentlessly interesting subject…Stengel is unquestionably one of baseball’s most significant characters, and Appel is the perfect fit to chronicle his life. One of the more skilled biographies baseball fans could hope to find.”
Kirkus (starred) 

“An excellent look at Stengel’s life through more than 50 years of baseball. Appel’s narrative and easy writing style pairs well with Stengel’s lighthearted antics, and the intertwined excerpts from the unpublished memoir of Stengel’s wife, Edna, is a welcoming parallel story of lifelong love and partnership. The author has done his homework, and this book benefits from firsthand accounts and historical perspectives that create an engaging story from beginning to end. VERDICT: Baseball history buffs will definitely want to add this biography to their shelves.
–Library Journal 

“With access to a previously unpublished memoir by Stengel’s wife, Edna, Appel brings out a wealth of humanizing detail here concerning Stengel’s personal life—details about not only his relationship with his wife but also the surprising source of his nickname, the Old Perfesser, and the evolution of Stengelese, the wacky but cagey dialect Stengel used to amuse and misdirect the press. There’s plenty of baseball material, too, as Appel shows that, while Stengel was a showman and an entertainer, he was also an underrated baseball genius who earned the respect of multiple Hall of Fame players whose egos were as formidable as their on-thefield skills. Great subject and a fine biography, well researched and sensitively written with just the right amount of humor.”
–Booklist
(starred)

“A balanced and powerful biography that breathes new life into the legend whose career not only transcended the lives of so many well-known players . . . told by a biographer whose knowledge of the New York Yankees is second to none.”
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