We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the library. Find a location near you.

Lefty: an American odyssey
(Book)

Book Cover
Your Rating: 0 stars
Star rating for

Published:
New York : Ballantine Books, c2012.
Physical Desc:
xx, 393 pages : ill. ; 24 cm.
Status:
Central
BIOGRAPHY Gomez, V. 2012
Fair Oaks
BIOGRAPHY Gomez, V. 2012

Description

“An intimate portrait of a man whose life off the field was equally as captivating as his unparalleled baseball career.”—Yankees Magazine  
 
Born into a small-town California ranching family, Vernon “Lefty” Gomez rode his powerful arm and jocular personality across America to the dugout of the New York Yankees. Lefty baffled hitters with his blazing fastball, establishing himself as the team’s ace. Now, drawing on countless conversations with Lefty, more than three hundred interviews conducted with his family, friends, competitors, and teammates over the course of a decade, and revealing candid photos, documents, and film clips—many never shown publicly—his daughter Vernona Gomez and her award-winning co-author Lawrence Goldstone vividly re-create the life and adventures of the irreverent southpaw. A star-studded romp through America’s most glamorous years, with cameos from Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, George Gershwin, Ernest Hemingway, and Marilyn Monroe, Lefty is at once a long-overdue reminder of a pitcher’s greatness and a heartwarming celebration of a life well-lived.
 
“His story transcends sports and gives us a much-needed lesson in grit and grace.”—Jon Meacham
 
“A loving and beautifully written tribute . . . Be prepared to be transformed, and to discover stars who were stars in an age when that word really meant something.”—Mike Greenberg, co-host of ESPN’s Mike and Mike in the Morning
 
“An amiable portrait of a baseball great—like Yogi Berra, Dizzy Dean and Satchel Paige—whose outsized personality looms even larger than his considerable athletic achievements.”—Kirkus Reviews

Also in This Series

Copies

Location
Call Number
Status
Central
BIOGRAPHY Gomez, V. 2012
On Shelf
Fair Oaks
BIOGRAPHY Gomez, V. 2012
On Shelf

More Like This

Other Editions and Formats

More Copies In LINK+

Loading LINK+ Copies...

More Details

Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780345526489, 0345526481

Notes

General Note
Includes index.

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.

Citations

APA Citation (style guide)

Gomez, V., & Goldstone, L. (2012). Lefty: an American odyssey. New York, Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gomez, Vernona and Lawrence Goldstone. 2012. Lefty: An American Odyssey. New York, Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Gomez, Vernona and Lawrence Goldstone, Lefty: An American Odyssey. New York, Ballantine Books, 2012.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Gomez, Vernona. and Lawrence Goldstone. Lefty: An American Odyssey. New York, Ballantine Books, 2012.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

Staff View

Grouped Work ID:
480c7eb6-75da-c875-1d51-ebbe21d9075b
Go To Grouped Work

Record Information

Last Sierra Extract TimeJul 17, 2024 08:08:45 AM
Last File Modification TimeJul 17, 2024 08:09:43 AM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeJul 23, 2024 02:10:18 AM

MARC Record

LEADER01192pam 2200373 a 4500
001ocn753624861
003DLC
00520120509064523.0
008120224s2012    nyua          001 0beng  
010 |a 2012004000
020 |a 9780345526489
020 |a 0345526481
040 |a DLC |c DLC |d NjBwBT
042 |a pcc
043 |a n-us---
049 |a JRSA
05014 |a GV865.G59 |b G66 2012
08200 |a 796.357092 |a B |2 23
1001 |a Gomez, Vernona.
24510 |a Lefty : |b an American odyssey / |c Vernona Gomez and Lawrence Goldstone.
250 |a 1st ed.
260 |a New York : |b Ballantine Books, |c c2012.
300 |a xx, 393 p. : |b ill. ; |c 24 cm.
500 |a Includes index.
60010 |a Gomez, Vernon, |d 1908-1989.
6500 |a Baseball players |z United States |v Biography.
6500 |a Pitchers (Baseball) |z United States |v Biography.
7001 |a Goldstone, Lawrence, |d 1947-
907 |a .b21012490
932 |a BIOGRAPHY Gomez, V. 2012
945 |y .i65795027 |i 33029064091317 |l faiag |s - |k  |u 13 |x 1 |w 0 |v 3 |t 3 |z 05-07-12 |o -
945 |y .i65856363 |i 33029095887972 |l cenag |s - |k  |u 8 |x 0 |w 0 |v 0 |t 3 |z 05-16-12 |o -
948 |a Featured List 6/12
998 |e - |d a  |f eng |a cen |a fai