BUMS

BUMS - An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers

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"A Brooklyn Dodger Fan's Sweetest Fantasy Come True...An Era Brought to Life with Passion." --- Newsday.

"Revealing...Memorable...Reminiscences about the most Be- loved Baseball Team of All Time...a lot of familiar voices, scenes and moments...quite a large reunion and a pleasant one too...Dodger fans will be saddened when the book ends." --- The New York Times

"A Dodger fan's sweetest fantasy come true." --- Newsweek

Peter Golenbock on the writing of BUMS

Writing Bums was like writing scripture -- I discovered very early in the interviewing process that I was not writing about a baseball team, but rather a religion. The Brooklyn Dodgers were a sacred cult. Instead of prophets, I would be writing about religious figures with names like Dook, Oisk, Scoonge, Pee Wee and Campy. The house of worship was called Ebbets Field.

Bums records the memories of those Gods, and also those of their worshipers. And because of the Jackie Robinson story, it also is a recitation of one of the most important moments in American history.

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