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Robinson, Ray 1920 December 4-

Overview
Works: 35 works in 99 publications in 2 languages and 9,831 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works  Records (Sports)  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: GV865.G4, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ray Robinson
Iron horse : Lou Gehrig in his time by Ray Robinson( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compelling biography of a genuine American hero, Lou Gehrig
American original : a life of Will Rogers by Ray Robinson( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I am a Democrat.") and his great success as an actor in Hollywood, where he was the leading star of Fox Films. And along the way, Robinson paints a vibrant portrait of one of America's most colorful eras. We follow the early evolution of modern entertainment, enjoy vivid snapshots of W.C. Fields, Charlie Chaplin, Florenz Ziegfeld, Eddie Cantor, Samuel Goldwyn, Shirley Temple, and John Ford, and, perhaps most important, witness the major political events of the era through Will Rogers' uniquely perceptive eyes
Rockne of Notre Dame : the making of a football legend by Ray Robinson( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Rockne of Notre Dame, Ray Robinson delivers a memorable portrait of one of the great figures in American sports. The book gives us colorful descriptions of such Rockne teams as the undefeated 1924 eleven led by the illustrious Four Horsemen, and the 1930 squad, Rockne's last and greatest. Here, too, are vivid accounts of some of the great games in Notre Dame history, including epic battles with arch rivals Army, Nebraska, Carnegie Tech, and USC. But the heart of the book is Rockne himself."--Jacket
Yankee Stadium : 75 years of drama, glamor, and glory by Ray Robinson( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oh, baby, I love it! by Tim McCarver( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matty : an American hero, Christy Mathewson of the New York Giants by Ray Robinson( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When all-time pitching great Christy Mathewson died of tuberculosis in 1925 at the age of 45, it touched off a wave of national mourning that remains without precedent for an American athlete. The World Series was underway, and the game the day after Mathewson's death took on the trappings of a state funeral: officials slowly lowered the flag to half-mast, each ballplayer wore a black armband, and fans joined together in a chorus of "Nearer My God to Thee." Newspaper editorials recalled Mathewson's glorious career with the New York Giants, but also emphasized his unstinting good sportsmanship and voluntary service in World War I. The pitcher known to one and all as "Matty" or "Big Six" was as beloved for the strength of character he brought to the national pastime, as for his stunning 373 career victories. "I do not expect to see his like again," said his best friend and former manager, John McGraw. "But I do know that the example he set and the imprint he left on the sport that he loved and honored will remain long after I am gone." In Matty, Ray Robinson tells the story of a man who became America's first authentic sports hero. Until Mathewson, Robinson reveals, Americans loved baseball, but looked down on ballplayers and other athletes as hard-drinking, skirt-chasing ne'er-do-wells. Deprived of real-life role models, millions of readers followed the serialized exploits of Frank Merriwell, a fictional hero who excelled at sports from baseball to billiards and never drank, smoke, or swore. Robinson shows how an eager public greeted Mathewson as a flesh-and-blood version of Merriwell from his first year at Bucknell University, where he shone as star pitcher, premier field-goal kicker, and class president. Lured into the big leagues before he could graduate, the tall, handsome pitcher soon won over men, women and children with his sense of fair play and his arsenal of blazing fastballs, sweeping curves, and infamously deceptive fadeaway pitches. Robinson skillfully details the highlights of Mathewson's career, including his showdowns against the great batters of his day and his encounters with the young Brooklyn, Chicago, Pittsburgh and St. Louis teams. Here are the six remarkable days in October, 1905 when Mathewson became the only pitcher ever to hurl three straight shutouts in a World Series, and the afternoon at West Point when he won $50 in a bet that he could throw 20 of his best pitches to exactly the same spot. Robinson does not underplay Mathewson's occasional failings, but the most surprising aspect of this fascinating portrait is just how close America's first Hall of Fame pitcher came to living up to his image. Drawing on rare interviews, press clips, and long overlooked eyewitness accounts, Matty brings baseball's golden age to life--not only the great teams and the early superstars, but the long train trips between games, with cramped berths and no air conditioning; the small town ballplayers let loose amidst big city vice; and the two-bit gambling that eventually led to the infamous Black Sox Scandal of the 1919 Series (a scandal that might have escaped detection if the sportswriters in the press box with Mathewson had not been able to rely on his experienced eye for clues to how ballplayers might throw games). Offering rare insight into the making of an early twentieth century American hero, Matty is must reading for anyone who loves baseball
Stan Musial: baseball's durable "man." by Ray Robinson( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The home run heard 'round the world : the dramatic story of the 1951 Giants-Dodgers pennant race by Ray Robinson( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the 1951 pennant race New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers
Famous last words, fond farewells, deathbed diatribes, and exclamations upon expiration by Ray Robinson( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in Japanese and English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compiles farewell utterances from such notables as Douglas Fairbanks, Thomas Edison, John Maynard Keynes, Eugene O'Neill, Huey Long, Malcolm X, Indira Gandhi, and Conrad Hilton
Greats of the game : the players, games, teams, and managers that made baseball history by Ray Robinson( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the greatest game, players, managers and the greatest world series. This book has all the information about the great in the game of baseball
Ted Williams by Ray Robinson( Book )

4 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and career of the well known Boston Red Sox champion hitter and outfielder
Baseball's most colorful managers by Ray Robinson( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Managing a big league team is a job not fit for man, beast, or even former baseball players. Managers come, and managers go. They come after much experience as players and long years of anticipations; they go on curt dismissal notices. Some who stay are managers who are winners but who are not colorful, and some are managers who are colorful but are also winners. Here are six managers, all colorful and all winners. -- Inside
Greatest World Series thrillers by Ray Robinson( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates unusual or unexpected events that turned the tide of victory in World Series games
The greatest Yankees of them all by Ray Robinson( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portraits of the personalities and achievements of great Yankee baseball players
Pennants & pinstripes : the New York Yankees, 1903-2002 by Ray Robinson( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speed kings of the base paths : baseball's greatest runners by Ray Robinson( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iron horse : Lou Gehrig in his time by Ray Robinson( Recording )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baseball stars of( )

in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baseball stars of 1970 by Ray Robinson( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 1975 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baseball stars of 1974- by Ray Robinson( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Iron horse : Lou Gehrig in his time
Alternative Names
Robinson, Ray 1920 Dec. 4-

Robinson, Raymond Kenneth 1920-

ロビンソン, レイ

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American original : a life of Will RogersRockne of Notre Dame : the making of a football legendYankee Stadium : 75 years of drama, glamor, and gloryMatty : an American hero, Christy Mathewson of the New York GiantsThe home run heard 'round the world : the dramatic story of the 1951 Giants-Dodgers pennant raceFamous last words, fond farewells, deathbed diatribes, and exclamations upon expirationGreats of the game : the players, games, teams, and managers that made baseball historyPennants & pinstripes : the New York Yankees, 1903-2002