Stock Image

ZIM; A baseball life

ZIMMER, Don, and Bill Madden

165 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 1930844190 / ISBN 13: 9781930844193
Published by Total Sports, NY, 2001
From Second Life Books, Inc. (Lanesborough, MA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since March 29, 1997

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 83.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

8vo, pp. 286. Index. Illustrated wtih photographs. Zimmer's and Madden's signatures on title. Paper over boards. A few small stains on edges, o/w about fine in dj. Bookseller Inventory # 55941

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: ZIM; A baseball life

Publisher: Total Sports, NY

Publication Date: 2001

Edition: First Edition.

About this title

Synopsis:

The current bench coach of the New York Yankees shares details of his colorful life in baseball, from Babe Ruth to Casey Stengel and beyond. 35,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo.

Review:

For more than half a century, Don Zimmer, baseball's beloved gerbil, has been the Zelig of the national pastime, the character in the corner of so many interesting pictures. He may have been only--as he likes to remind us throughout Zim: A Baseball Life--a .235 hitter, but he was a .235 hitter who played with Jackie Robinson on the only Brooklyn team to win a World Series. A year later, he was there, on the bench, when Don Larsen threw his perfect game. More than just an original Met, Zim was the first player ever photographed in a Mets uniform. As the Red Sox third-base coach in 1975, it was Zim who waved Carlton Fisk home in the bottom of the 12th to end the greatest World Series game ever played. Three years later, it was Zim, now the Sox manager, who watched in despair as Yankee shortstop Bucky Dent sealed one of the greatest late-season collapses in the annals of the game when Dent's pennant-winning homer settled into the net atop the Green Monster. Of course, it was Zim who led the Cubs, of all teams, to a rare postseason appearance, and, approaching 70 at the turn of the millennium, it was Zim who added four championship rings to his collection as Joe Torre's bench coach in the Bronx.

Bridging the gap between the game's early years of integration and the advent of the $200-million-plus contract, Zim hasn't just witnessed the history of the second half of 20th-century baseball, he's embodied it, and he remembers it with a genial charm and disarming honesty that turns Zim into one of the more spirited and beguiling baseball memoirs to step up in some time. "I've had a hell of a life," he admits with an amazed cheerfulness that's evident on every page. --Jeff Silverman

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Used, Antiquarian and Rare Books bought and sold.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

cash with order, except dealers known to us or institutions billed
to their requirements. Visa, MC, American Express accepted.Please add $6.50 for shipping and handling (media mail), add $7 for priority mail.


Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Cash PayPal Invoice Bank/Wire Transfer