“There’s always some youngster coming up — they’ll find somebody.” -Joe DiMaggio, 1951
Rare is the athlete who captures the imagination of a generation. In Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle, sports culture had two such figures. For one year only, the paths of these two baseball icons converged, the naissance of Mantle’s career poignantly juxtaposed with the slow descent of DiMaggio’s final season.
“Strangers in the Bronx” is more than a chronicle of the 1951 pennant-winning team, it is also a study of heroes: the decline of an all-too mortal American icon and the emergence of the newest sensation in sport.
Join Andrew O’Toole on June 10th for our Clubhouse conversation…
RSVP required to attend.
Autographed and personalized copies of “Strangers in the Bronx” will be available for purchase. The author will sign only books purchased in the Clubhouse.
Andrew O’Toole has authored numerous books, including “Paul Brown: The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of Football’s Most Innovative Coach,” “Branch Rickey in Pittsburgh,” and “Sweet William: The Life of Billy Conn.”