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Here we have an early edition of one of the most significant books in baseball history, autographed by author Al Campanis.

There was a time when "THE DODGER WAY" for HOW TO PLAY BASEBALL was considered the blueprint for success in baseball, and the title of the book given out to players in the organization. It was prepared by Al Campanis, the team’s Director of Player Personnel, and it eventually made its way to the public in 1954. Al Campanis, who passed away in 1998, was a shortstop in the Dodger organization and a teammate of Jackie Robinson’s in Montreal in 1946. Campanis played only 20 games in the Major Leagues, but he became the club’s Scouting Director before moving up the ranks. Campanis was a proud “Rickey Man” in the tradition of Branch Rickey’s teachings, and one of the most respected men in the game. In this book Campanis captured the wisdom of Rickey and many other baseball legends.

Even though all major league franchises now had access to the Dodgers formula for success, these other teams did not have a Koufax, Drysdale, Snider, Wills, Podres, Tommy & Willie Davis, Walter Alston and a host of others to execute it to near perfection on the field!

Also in the Lot is a signed copy of ROGER THE DODGER, a fun baseball book Campanis authored as well.

Beckett LOA's accompany the books. What sweet pieces of Dodger and baseball history, signed by the author!

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Minimum Bid: $150
Final prices include buyers premium.: $180
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Saturday, October 30, 2021.
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