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Five O'Clock Lightning: Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle and the Glory Years of the NY Yankees

Henrich, Tommy, with Gilbert, Bill

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ISBN 10: 1559721014 / ISBN 13: 9781559721011
Published by Carol Publishing Group, New York, 1992
Condition: very good, very good
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298, illus., index, ink date inside front flyleaf. Tommy Henrich played for the New York Yankees from 1937 to 1950. Bookseller Inventory # 57010

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Title: Five O'Clock Lightning: Ruth, Gehrig, ...

Publisher: Carol Publishing Group, New York

Publication Date: 1992

Book Condition: very good, very good

Edition: First Printing.

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A former Yankee remembers his life with the New York Yankees during the team's heyday

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Feather-light but thoroughly agreeable recollections of a fulfilling career in professional baseball, from the New York Yankee dubbed ``Old Reliable.'' With three years out for service with the Coast Guard during WW II, Henrich played for the Bronx Bombers from 1937 through 1950, when a bum knee finally forced him into retirement at age 38. The hard-hitting right-fielder's championship seasons encompassed some of the sport's enduring moments, including the April day in 1939 when a dying Lou Gehrig took himself out of the lineup, ending his iron-man record at 2,130 consecutive games played. On a more personal level, Henrich was the lucky batter when Mickey Owen, the Brooklyn Dodgers catcher, dropped a third strike in the turning- point fourth game of the 1941 World Series, permitting the American League pennant winners to sweep on to the title. Propelled by memories like this, plus graceful tributes to a host of diamond personalities (Joe DiMaggio, Whitey Ford, Lefty Gomez, Johnny Mize, Don Newcombe, Phil Rizzuto, Jackie Robinson, Casey Stengel, et al.), the chronological narrative moves along at a rapid, albeit perhaps self-ingratiating, clip. Looking back with evident delight on his days as a member of memorable clubs, Henrich has harsh words for only a handful of umpires he deemed ``homers,'' head-hunting pitchers, and tight-fisted general managers who kept his annual earnings in the low five-figures range. In closing, however, Henrich makes a point of castigating George Steinbrenner for tarnishing the image of his beloved Yankees. As nice a baseball memoir as fans and nostalgia buffs are likely to find any time soon. (Eight pages of photographs--not seen.) -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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