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The Resource They bled blue : the 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers : Fernandomania, strike-season mayhem, and the weirdest championship baseball had ever seen, Jason Turbow

They bled blue : the 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers : Fernandomania, strike-season mayhem, and the weirdest championship baseball had ever seen, Jason Turbow

Label
They bled blue : the 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers : Fernandomania, strike-season mayhem, and the weirdest championship baseball had ever seen
Title
They bled blue
Title remainder
the 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers : Fernandomania, strike-season mayhem, and the weirdest championship baseball had ever seen
Statement of responsibility
Jason Turbow
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the Halberstam tradition of capturing a season through its unforgettable figures, They Bled Blue is a sprawling, mad tale of excess and exuberance, the likes of which could only have occurred in that place, at that time. That it culminated in an unlikely World Series win--during a campaign split by the longest player strike in baseball history--is not even the most interesting thing about this team. The Dodgers were led by the garrulous Tommy Lasorda--part manager, part cheerleader--who unyieldingly proclaimed devotion to the franchise through monologues about bleeding Dodger blue and worshiping the "Big Dodger in the Sky," and whose office hosted a regular stream of Hollywood celebrities. Steve Garvey, the All-American, All-Star first baseman, had anchored the most durable infield in major league history, and, along with Davey Lopes, Bill Russell, and Ron Cey, was glaringly aware that 1981 would represent the end of their run together. The season's real story, however, was one that nobody expected at the outset: a chubby lefthander nearly straight out of Mexico, twenty years old with a wild delivery and a screwball as his flippin' out pitch. The Dodgers had been trying for decades to find a Hispanic star to activate the local Mexican population; Fernando Valenzuela was the first to succeed, and it didn't take long for Fernandomania to sweep far beyond the boundaries of Chavez Ravine
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Turbow, Jason
Dewey number
796.357/640979494
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Valenzuela, Fernando
  • Lasorda, Tommy
  • Los Angeles Dodgers (Baseball team)
  • World Series (Baseball)
  • Pitchers (Baseball)
  • Baseball managers
Label
They bled blue : the 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers : Fernandomania, strike-season mayhem, and the weirdest championship baseball had ever seen, Jason Turbow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-357) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The manager -- Snatched -- Eighty-one -- Mania -- Buried -- Struck -- La-la -- Second act -- Houston-ho! -- Tundra -- Doodle Dandy -- Aftermath
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 370 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781328715531
Lccn
2018043599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1060183380
Label
They bled blue : the 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers : Fernandomania, strike-season mayhem, and the weirdest championship baseball had ever seen, Jason Turbow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-357) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The manager -- Snatched -- Eighty-one -- Mania -- Buried -- Struck -- La-la -- Second act -- Houston-ho! -- Tundra -- Doodle Dandy -- Aftermath
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 370 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781328715531
Lccn
2018043599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1060183380

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