Magic Tree House
Junie B. Jones
★ ”The second companion book to Winter’s You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?! (2009) is as smart and quirky as Casey Stengel himself. Though he had some notable moments in his career, such as hitting the first home run in Ebbets Field (1913) and in Yankee Stadium (1923), Stengel was better known for what Winter calls his goofballery. After he stopped playing, he managed a series of losing teams before he was hired to manage the Yankees. Despite a continuing reputation for foolery, Stengel used his wits, experience, and canny …Read More >
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