Fred Claire : My 30 Years in Dodger Blue

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-02-01
  • Publisher: Sports Pub
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Fred Claire, the former general manager who spent 30 years in the Los Angeles Dodgers front office, offers a look into the inner-workings of one of baseball's most storied franchises.

Table of Contents

Introduction vi
Acknowledgments viii
Foreword ix
CHAPTER I The End 1(9)
CHAPTER II The Beginning 10(17)
CHAPTER III Blue Heaven 27(18)
CHAPTER IV Walt and Walter 45(16)
CHAPTER V Nightline Without a Lifeline 61(9)
CHAPTER VI Out of a Nightmare, a Dream Job 70(5)
CHAPTER VII My Manager, Tommy 75(8)
CHAPTER VIII Dodger Manager...Joe Morgan? 83(4)
CHAPTER IX Twists and Turns on the Road to Glory 87(11)
CHAPTER X 1988: From Prank to Pinnacle 98(14)
CHAPTER XI Called Strike: Game Out, Replacement Players in 112(9)
CHAPTER XII Anatomy of a Trade 121(8)
CHAPTER XIII Trading Stories: A Mulligan and a Murray 129(6)
CHAPTER XIV Baseball Free Agents... Anything but Free 135(10)
CHAPTER XV The Death and Life of Maury Wills 145(5)
CHAPTER XVI Nothing to Prove, Everything to Live for 150(3)
CHAPTER XVII Lasorda to Russell: A Painful Transition 153(6)
CHAPTER XVIII The Sale to Fox: The O'Malleys Cross the Emotional Barrier 159(8)
CHAPTER XIX Fox Is in, Piazza Is Out 167(9)
CHAPTER XX The Piazza Trade...Out of the Blue 176(9)
CHAPTER XXI My Final Trade 185(7)
CHAPTER XXIII Life Goes on 198

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