These were the heroes who owned the summers of the 1960s.
Sandy Koufax and Maury Wills.
Tommy Davis and Don Drysdale.
Don Sutton and Frank Howard.
John Roseboro and Ron Perranoski.
During the summers of the 1960s, the heroes of Los Angeles wore Dodgers uniforms. On their best days (which were, admittedly, too few after 1966), they were entertaining and inspiring. They smote hated rivals and sent their best to the All-Star game, in the decade when that mid-summer classic moved under the lights … and into prime time.
On their worst days, these Dodgers heroes broke our hearts, squandering late-inning leads and pre-season hopes … but they never lost our devotion.
They were the heroes of our youth. Now their stories are collected in
Dodgers Heroes: Remembering the Los Angeles Dodgers Who Helped Make the 1960s Baseball’s Real Golden Age.
The book profiles the best (and a few of the worst) of the Los Angeles Dodgers of the 1960s. In all, there are 66 profiles of the infielders, outfielders, catchers and pitchers who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1960s.
Do you remember …
The hard-throwing left-hander who won 27 games in 1966 … and collected his third Cy Young Award? (page 98)
The slugging outfielder who was Rookie of the Year in 1960 and drove in 119 runs in 1962? (page 58)
The MVP shortstop who was a 5-time All-Star and broke Ty Cobb’s stolen base record in 1962? (page 35)
The 2-time All-Star outfielder who led the National League in batting average twice during the 1960s? (page 46)
The workhorse right-hander who won 25 games and the Cy Young Award in 1962? (page 92)
The switch-hitting first baseman who won 6 consecutive Gold Gloves? (page 27)
The journeyman reliever who saved 117 games for the Dodgers after reaching age 30? (page 86)
The speedy center fielder who won 3 Gold Gloves and led the league in triples twice? (page 48)
The Gold Glove catcher who caught more no-hitters than any other Dodger in history? (page 76)
Their stories are here. Enjoy the memories.
Paperback edition: $9.99
Kindle edition: $3.99