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Decades of American and world history And even when he died nearly 50 years after his laying days were done the outpouring of love and respect even by the neighbor kids tells you something about this man and his love of Genesis people and the game helayedOn my very unscientific rating scale I rate this book an outstanding readNote I received and advanced reader copy of this book via the Vine review Mirror Matter program in exchange for a review I was not reuired to write aositive review Good story about a great A Kiss of Shadows (Merry Gentry player and an even bettererson I really enjoyed the format of this book Six Days presenting a story of a man in a way that made me feel like I knew him The uotes and commentary from various sources made for a true to life feel It s also a great book for those who enjoy baseball and are interested in what life is like for baseballlayers both before during and after their MLB careers Even my love of baseball Awareness purely for baseball s sake couldn tropel me all the way through this book It has some great stories and information but is Cat Out of Hell poorly organized and has the feel of a book that was left without an objective editor for cutting the snippets that didn t matter For instance there were entire chapters on the history of this baseballlayer s wife and her family and childhood I simply didn t care about that stuff but obviously it s meaningful to the author who is the subject in uestion s daughter Yes I can see why she would think it important to talk about her mother s background as well as her father s but when you re titling a book as a baseball biography it is unfair to go on a tangent that lasts multiple chapters on your mother s childhood and work history chapters that don t mention baseball even one time I renewed this book at the library my full limit of three times and still couldn t get to the end so I gave up and took it backNot recommended for general baseball lovers I would recommend it to Yankees fans and that s about it. Wing on countless conversations with Lefty interweaving than three hundred interviews conducted with his family friends competitors and teammates over the course of a decade and revealing candid Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work photos documents and film clips many never shownublicly his daughter Vernona Gomez and her award winning co author Lawrence Goldstone vividly re create the life and adventures of the irreverent southpaw fondly dubbed “El Señor Goofy” “I’d rather be lucky than good” Lefty Gomez once uipped one of many classic one liners documented here In the end he was both A star studded romp through baseball’s most glorious seasons and America’s most glamorous years Lefty is at once a long overdue reminder of a itcher’s greatness and a heartwarming celebration of a life well live.
He reader on a world wide journey of baseball and life which begins in Rodeo California northeast of San Francisco in 1908 when and where Gomez was born to a working class family His competitive nature asserts itself as he begins to lay baseball in fields that are barely diamonds the school teams then semi The Late Romances pro teams and then given the fact that the closest major league city of that day was St Louis with the famous and highly talented San Francisco Seals of the Pacific Coast League Gomez his daughter and Goldstone then chronicle hisurchase by the Yankees and his introduction to New York and his rise to fameThe Passion for Christ, Passion for Humanity picture theyaint of Gomez is I believe a human one They tell story after story of Gomez s wit and charm in the clubhouse and on the streets of New York and elsewhere But they also share the dark side the sudden and mysterious divorce to June O Dea and the later in life battle with alcoholAlong the way Gomez and Goldstone take the reader on a journey literally around the world that begins with a trip by Gomez Ruth and a host of other baseball greats to Japan to My Curvy Valentine (Perfect Fit, play against the top line Japanese teams And then as Gomez s arm begins to wear out we follow him down theath of decreased effectiveness and then his unconditional release by the Yankees in 1943I liked this book for a couple of reasons First it gave me a Attainment (Temptation, peek at baseball on the American West Coast in the early decades of the twentieth century By the time I was born the Dodgers and the Giants had just left New York for LA and SF and had yet tolay their first season there and the shape of west coast baseball was to forever change But teams like the Seals and the Hollywood Stars were the drawing card to west coast and western baseball back thenSecond Gomez s story is well told The names and Hatred in the belly places he knew and went read like a who s who list of Americanersonalities and events It is rich in detail and scope as the reader takes a stroll through eight. Dorial tour in 1934 Away from the diamond Lefty Always Be Ready played the big city bon vivant marrying Broadway star June O’Dea and hobnobbing with a who’s who of celebrities including George Gershwin Jack Dempsey Ernest Hemingway Marilyn Monroe George M Cohan and James Michener He even scored arivate audience with the Encyclopedia of International Development pope And even when hisro ball career was done Lefty wasn’t He became a national representative for Wilson Sporting Goods logging over 100000 miles a year spreading the word about America’s favorite game and touching thousands of lives In 1972 he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame Three baseball fields are named for him and to this day the top honor bestowed each year by the American Baseball Coaches Association is the Lefty Gomez Award Now dra.
I recieved an advanced copy through goodreads first read Gender Inequality in Our Changing World program I am a big baseball fan and I enjoy reading about history You get great baseball history in this book on the life of Vernon Lefty Gomez who was aitcher for the New York Yankess in the 1930s Lefty s daughter is one of the authors and she gives you an in depth look at her father who was known for being goofy I really enjoyed the footnotes which often contained the story behind the story I learned some things about the Yankees and their stars such as Ruth Gehrig and DiMaggio that made me go wow Learned the reason that the Indians declined their option on Lefty which was suprising Gives the book an R rating Also learned that DiMaggio was Rooming in the Masters House planning on remarrying Marilyn Monroe right before she took her own life The authordaughter even covers Lefty and June s marital seperation which I am sure wasn t easy to write about Great read Enjoyed it Lefty Gomez is both one of the best known and one of the least known stars in baseball history To theublic and Media, Home and Family press he was El Goofo a uniue combination of high velocity fastball affable eccentricity and irreverent wit a free spirit and natural clown who was so relaxed on the mound that heaused during a World Series game to watch an airplane fly over the Polo GroundsHis friends and teammates however knew a far different Multicultural Partnerships person And a complex one Lefty Gomez was widely considered the glue of the Yankee clubhouse throughout the 1930 sTeammates confided in him and asked his advicePrologue to Lefty An American OdysseyWhen I think of the New York Yankee s of the 1930 s only two names come to mind Gerhig and Ruth Granted there is DiMaggio as well but with a solid and full of stories lore and history book Vernona Gomez and Lawrence Goldstone have done a great job of introducing me to another keylayer of that Yankee dynasty Vernon Lefty GomezTo be A Convent Tale published by Ballentine Books next month Lefty An American Odyssey takes A baseball legend distinguished by his competitive nature uick wit and generous spirit Lefty Gomez was one of a kind Told for the first time this is his remarkable story Born to a small town California ranching family the youngest of eight Vernon “Lefty” Gomez rode hisowerful arm and jocular Contemporary Issues in California Archaeology personality right across America to the dugout of the New York Yankees Lefty baffled hitters with his blazing fastball establishing himself as the team’s ace He vacationed with Babe Ruth served as Joe DiMaggio’s confidant and consoled Lou Gehrig the day the “Iron Horse” removed himself from the lineup He started and won the first ever All Star Game was the firstitcher to make the cover of Time magazine and barnstormed Japan as art of Major League Baseball’s grand ambassa.