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6" x 8.75", 212 page hardcover with dustjacket titled WALTER ALSTON: A YEAR AT A TIME by Walter Alston with Jack Tobin/ Word Books , ISBN # 0-87680-413-X, First edition (unstated), copyright 1976/ Autobiography of Walter Alston who was a symbol of the stability of the Dodger organization for parts of three decades.
Walter Emmons Alston (December 1, 1911 – October 1, 1984), nicknamed "Smokey", was an American baseball player and manager in Major League Baseball (MLB). He is best known for managing the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers between 1954 and 1976. Alston signed 23 one-year contracts with the Dodgers. As a major league manager, Alston led Dodgers teams to seven National League (NL) pennants and four world championships. His 1955 team was the only World Series championship team while the club was in Brooklyn; they clinched the NL pennant earlier in the calendar year than any previous pennant winner in league history. Alston retired with more than 2,000 career wins and managed NL All-Star teams to seven victories. He was selected as Manager of the Year six times.Alston was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983. He suffered a heart attack that year, was hospitalized for a month and was unable to attend his Hall of Fame induction ceremony. He never fully recovered and he died at a hospital in Oxford, Ohio on October 1, 1984.
The book is complete and in VERY GOOD condition with some overall wear mainly to the dustjacket. The previous owners name is written in ink on the top right corner of the front free endpaper (see pictures).