Durocher and Stengel: A couple of characters

March 29, 2017

It strikes me as a happy coincidence that this year offers biographies of two of the most iconic characters in baseball history: Casey Stengel and Leo Durocher. They were both baseball “lifers,” enjoying careers that spanned 50 years, starting as players and continuing as World Championship managers. And both books are brought to you by a pair of veteran authors, Marty Appel and Paul Dickson, respectively.

So it kind of makes sense that when you read about one book, you’ll often read about the other, as in this Newsday piece.

The Christian Science Monitor posted this review on Stengel. Parade gifts readers with this excerpt.

NYSportsday offers this author profile/review on Dickson/Durocher.

Appel was a guest on WHSI radio, while Dickson appeared on the Baseball by the Books podcast with Justin McGuire.

I trust you listened to my Bookshelf Conversation with Dickson, posted earlier this week. Appel is next on the list.

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