Dodger Blue, Hollywood Lights, and My One-in-a-Million Big League Journey
by Ron Cey
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Pub Date 13 Jun 2023 | Archive Date 12 Jun 2023
Independent Publishers Group, Triumph Books
In Penguin Power: Dodger Blue, Hollywood Lights, and a One-in-a-Million Big League Journey, “The Penguin” Ron Cey and veteran Dodgers scribe Ken Gurnick take fans on an amazing ride from Cey’s formative years in the Pacific Northwest through his stardom on and off the field in Los Angeles and beyond.
As part of the longest running infield in MLB history, six-time All Star and 1981 co-World Series MVP Cey joined Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, and Bill Russell to help the Dodgers triumph after years of postseason heartbreak, and bring the first World Series back to Los Angeles since Sandy Koufax and the Boys of Summer of 1965.
Featuring charming stories from Cey’s time in a memorable clubhouse alongside Dodger legends Lasorda, Garvey, and Fernando Valenzuela, with Vin Scully and Jaime Jarrín in the booth, as well as tales of the life of a star during a magical time in Los Angeles, Penguin Power is a must-read for fans of an unforgettable era of Dodgers baseball.
"In these pages Cey has given readers a treasure trove into the behindthe-scenes life of a major leaguer from spring training, the grind of the
season schedule, travel days, clubhouse life, meeting celebrities to winning a world championship. The interaction with other teammates, the front office, the media, opposing players, and others is all part of this daily life, and Cey chronicles it all. For fans of that Dodgers period—or for those just wanting to learn more about what made the team play in four World Series (1974, 1977, 1978, and 1981) in that time—Cey gives his perspective and honest feelings while contrasting some of the differences in today’s game."
—Peter O’Malley, Los Angeles Dodgers president, 1970–1998
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Average rating from 6 members
I so enjoyed this book and wallowing in nostalgia about life with the Dodgers in their pomp in the 80s.
I was a massive Mets fan living in NYCat the time but I so respected the Dodgers and their all star infield and I learned so much from this book about the Dodgers's way of doing tings and why they were so successful.
The book is packed full of great insights and anecdotes from those glorious days when the Dodgers reigned supreme and Cey, aided and abetted by an excellent ghost writer has a keen eye for detail and a good story. This book is highly recommended for all baseball fans of a certain age who want to understand how and why the Dodgers were so successful.