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Johnson, Dick 1955-

Overview
Works: 20 works in 42 publications in 1 language and 5,135 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Anecdotes 
Classifications: GV867.64, 796.357
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Most widely held works by Dick Johnson
The American game baseball and ethnicity ( )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These nine essays selected by Lawrence Baldassaro and Richard A. Johnson present an ethnic and racial profile of American baseball. These essayists show how the gradual involvement by various ethnic and racial groups reflects the changing nature of baseball-and of American society as a whole-over the course of the twentieth century. Although the sport could not truly be called representative of America until after Jackie Robinson broke the color line in 1947, fascination with the ethnic backgrounds of the players began more than a century ago when athletes of German and Irish descent entered the major leagues in large numbers. In the 1920s, commentators noted the influx of ballplayers of Italian and Slavic origins and wondered why there were not more Jewish players in the big leagues. The era following World War II, however, saw the most dramatic ethnographic shift with the belated entry of African American ballplayers. The pattern of ethnic succession continues as players of Hispanic and Asian origin infuse fresh excitement and renewal into the major leagues
Yankees century : 100 years of New York Yankees baseball by Glenn Stout ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Photographs and essays help chronicle one hundred years of history for the New York Yankees professional baseball team, profiling key players, coaches, and moments in the team's history
DiMaggio : an illustrated life by Glenn Stout ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cubs : the complete story of Chicago Cubs baseball by Glenn Stout ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The authors cast an analytical eye on the tumultuous reign of chewing-gum magnate William Wrigley and his son Philip, as well as the Tribune Company's planned sale of the Cubs. And we hear the true story behind the "Curse of the Billy Goat" - what has really "cursed" the Cubs all these years."--BOOK JACKET
Ted Williams : a portrait in words and pictures ( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Red Sox century : one hundred years of Red Sox baseball by Glenn Stout ( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comprehensive and colorful history of the team
Jackie Robinson : between the baselines by Glenn Stout ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fall classics : the best writing about the World Series' first 100 years by Bill Littlefield ( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Long before there was the Super Bowl, the NBA Championship, the Final Four, or the World Cup, there was the World Series. In the beginning, men in derbies sat in the outfield and marveled at Mathewson and McGraw. Today, fans congregate in sports bars, staring at screens big enough to see which players have shaved that day. For a century, the World Series has captured the nation's imagination. The drama has included Willie Mays's catch, of course, and Reggie Jackson's home runs, and the gratifying day when Walter Johnson finally won. But the plot lines have also featured the audacious fixing of the 1919 Series and the unlikely heroics of various journeymen never much heard of before the span of a few brilliant autumn days, and never much heard of since. There has been one perfect game. There have been any number of perfectly inexplicable managerial decisions, not all of them made by managers of the Red Sox. There has been drama, comedy, and pathos. Fall Classics is a collection of the best writing about the World Series in its first hundred years. Certainly it is a kind of history of the event. It is also a catalog of the work of some of the most accomplished and entertaining writers of the past century, since the World Series has drawn to itself not only our best sports scribblers, but many writers who wouldn't have dreamed of writing about the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Final Four, or even the Super Bowl. Here you'll find Jimmy Breslin telling Damon Runyon's fantastic story of how he got the scoop on where Grover Cleveland Alexander spent the first innings of a seventh game he eventually won. (Hint: It wasn't the bullpen.) Satchel Paige recalls his experience of finally getting to pitch in the Series in 1948. Red Smith writes about Willie Mays's last hurrah with the Mets in 1973 against the A's. And Peter Gammons and Roger Angell give their takes on the two most famous game sixes of all, Gammons on 1975 and Angell on 1986. The games and the memories go on. For every fan whose heart yearns for a bleacher seat, a ballpark frank, and a slice of October Americana, Fall Classics is a treasure. From the Hardcover edition
Red Sox century : the definitive history of baseball's most storied franchise by Glenn Stout ( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Red Sox Century chronicles the complete history of this enduring team with authority, insight, and high style. From the team's inception in 1901 and its early peak in 1918, when it won its fifth World Series, to the glory years, which saw the rise of such greats as Cy Young, Babe Ruth, Teddy Ballgame, and Yaz and the "impossible dream," to the near misses in 1975, 1986, and 2003, and finally to the glorious World Series victory in 2004 - it's all here, drawn from countless interviews and extensive research and illustrated with more than 225 photographs, many never seen before."--BOOK JACKET
Young at heart : the story of Johnny Kelley, Boston's marathon man by Frederick Lewis ( Book )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A century of Boston sports by Dick Johnson ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A game of golf by Francis Ouimet ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Field of our fathers : an illustrated history of Fenway Park by Dick Johnson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Boston Garden by Dick Johnson ( Book )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Boston Braves by Dick Johnson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Bruins in black & white : 1966 to the 21st century by Dick Johnson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Boston Marathon by Dick Johnson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since 1897, Patriots Day in Massachusetts has been celebrated with the running of the world's most-honored road race, the Boston Marathon. The hilly course challenges runners with well-known landmarks such as "Heartbreak Hill" and the deceptively inviting downhill treks at both the start and finish of the 26.2-mile journey. This book captures the colorful spirit of America's greatest race through more than 200 photographs
The Bruins in black and white, 1924-1966 by Dick Johnson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a history of the National Hockey League's oldest United States hockey team, the Boston Bruins
The Celtics in black and white by Dick Johnson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New England Patriots : yesterday & today by Dick Johnson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Johnson, Dick
Johnson, Richard
Johnson, Richard A.
Johnson, Richard A., 1955-
Languages
English (42)
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