The View from the Dugout

The Journals of Red Rolfe William M Anderson. THE JOURNALS OF p £ p jjQIJJ THE VIEW FROM THE DUGOUT THE VIEW FROM THE DUGOUT. THE VIEW FROM THE DUGOUT Front Cover.

Author: William M Anderson

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472022334

Category: Sports & Recreation

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"Somewhere, if they haven't been destroyed, there are hundreds of pages of typewritten notes about American League players of that era, notes which I would love to get my hands on." -Bill James, in The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract, on the journals of Red Rolfe "Red Rolfe's journal for his years as manager of the Detroit Tigers is the kind of precious source researchers yearn for. In combination with William M. Anderson's well-done text, The View from the Dugout will be of great interest to general readers and of immense value to students of baseball history." -Charles C. Alexander, author of Breaking the Slump: Baseball in the Depression Era "Red Rolfe was one of baseball's most astute observers. This is 'inside' baseball from the inside." -Donald Honig, author of Baseball America, Baseball When the Grass Was Real, and other books in the Donald Honig Best Players of All Time series "In his lucid journals Red Rolfe has provided an inside look at how an intelligent baseball manager thinks and prepares." -Ray Robinson, Yankee historian and author of Iron Horse: Lou Gehrig in His Time Baseball players as a rule aren't known for documenting their experiences on the diamond. Red Rolfe, however, during his time as manager of the Detroit Tigers from 1949 to 1952, recorded daily accounts of each game, including candid observations about his team's performance. He used these observations to coach his players and to gain an advantage by recording strengths, weaknesses, and tendencies of opposing players and managers. Rolfe's journals carry added value considering his own career as an All-Star Yankee third baseman on numerous world champion teams, where he was a teammate of Lou Gehrig and Joe DiMaggio. Today, in the era of televised broadcasts, networks often wire a manager so that viewers can listen to his spontaneous comments throughout the game. Red Rolfe's journals offer an opportunity to find out what a manager is thinking when no one is around to hear. William M. Anderson is Director of the Department of History, Arts and Libraries for the State of Michigan. His books include The Detroit Tigers: A Pictorial Celebration of the Greatest Players and Moments in Tigers' History.

View from the Dugout

A Season with Baseball's Amazing Gene Mauch Edward J. Richter. Gr\J?LS RS Riehter View from the dugout 645581 111 AQ0D01ST5flfl4b.

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this dugout and horse shed at this winter camp . The only means of obtaining these pictures , as above stated , was by a kodak , which is not so good for taking views and landscapes as a camera would be , but it was the best I could do ...

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The Michigan Historical Review

The View from the Dugout : The Journals of Red Rolfe . Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press , 2006. Pp . 325. Bibliography . Illustrations . Index . Tables . Cloth , $ 65.00 ; paper , $ 22.95 . Atypical of baseball players of his ...

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Michigan History Magazine

FOREWORD BY Governor Jennifer M. Granholm THE VIEW FROM THE DUGOUT The Journals of Red Rolfe EDITED BY WILLIAM M. ANDERSON Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press , 2006 , Softcover , illustration , 360 pages , $ 22.95 .

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Weaver on Strategy

11 ONE CRUCIAL GAME The View from the Dugout BEFORE the 1979 playoffs we knew the California Angels were a damn good team . We had won nine of twelve games against them that season , but that didn't give us a lock on the playoffs .

Author: Earl Weaver

Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 187

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A guide to managing a baseball team includes discussions of pitching, fielding, spring training, playing tactics, and dealing with umpires

The Head Game

You know when you sit in the dugout , a high mound sort of blocks your view . The view from the dugout gets better all the time . And the strike zone keeps becoming smaller . I watch reruns of a lot of World Series games on a cable ...

Author: Roger Kahn

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

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Page: 310

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Provides a look at baseball from the pitcher's point of view, examining the psychological contest between the pitcher and a batter and the techniques and tactics of some of the game's finest pitchers, past and present.