The Steamer: Bud Furillo And The Golden Age Of L.a. Sports

byAndy FurilloForeword byTommy Lasorda

June 17, 2016|
The Steamer: Bud Furillo And The Golden Age Of L.a. Sports by Andy Furillo
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For nearly sixty years, Bud Furillo wrote and talked about sports in Southern California. For fifteen of those years, he authored a popular column for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner called The Steam Room, which gave him the nickname that lasted him for the rest of his life: “the Steamer.”

As a reporter, columnist, editor, and pioneer of sports talk radio, the Steamer dished out insight and understanding to Southern California sports fans while Los Angeles grew into a sports empire. On his watch, L.A. acquired the Rams from Cleveland, the Dodgers from Brooklyn, and the Lakers from Minneapolis. He covered them all while they won championships for the city.

InThe Steamer: Bud Furillo and the Golden Age of L.A. Sports, Furillo’s son, Andy, himself a longtime newspaperman, uses his father’s lens to give focus to the city’s rise as a sports empire.The Steamer is a history of a great sports town at its most dynamic, told from the point of view of a legendary reporter who used his phenomenal access to reveal the inside story of the greatest athletes and teams to ever play in Los Angeles.
Andy Furillo has been in the newspaper business since 1972 when he began working as a copy boy at theLos Angeles Herald Examiner. He went on to work as a sportswriter in 1974 for theDowney Southeast News and spent the following six years with theGoleta Valley Today and theSanta Barbara News-Press. In 1980, he shifted to news reporting ...
Title:The Steamer: Bud Furillo And The Golden Age Of L.a. Sports
Product dimensions:480 pages, 9 X 6 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:480 pages, 9 X 6 X 0 in
Published:June 17, 2016
Publisher:Santa Monica Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781595800886

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