Launch of a Dynasty Atlanta Braves of the 1990s
The Birth of a Dynasty: Atlanta Braves of the 1990, s was written, photographed, and designed by a 90 year old former Tax Accountant and owner of a General Insurance Agency on Long Island NY. The story of his youth, growing up in poverty, family of eight, sleeping in the street for 30 days in Brooklyn N.Y. during the great depression of the 1930's, helped formulate his character of perseverance, aggressiveness, and sensitivity. All this is written about in his abridged four plus pages of his life and how he ultimately evolved into MLB and NFL world of photography. In his introduction, he unabashedly admits he is not a professional writer, but you will see by his photos that he is, and has been indeed a "unusual professional "photographer for the past twenty five years, all accomplished after incurring a death defying cerebral hemorrhage at age 54; subsequently spending three years attending three different colleges and 32 credits studying every phase of photography. This book is in 80% stunning color blended with vintage black & white images of a classic Braves team comprised of a conglomeration of athletes who were not only talented, but who worshipped having fun, indulging in pranks, and were gregarious, friendly, accessible and most of all accommodating to this photographer as you will see when viewing the book. What makes this book different from most all of the other Braves Dynasty era team, is that the authors 400 mm lens recreated images that were transmitted to his computer and onto these pages resulting in photos mostly never seen. If you ARE a Braves fan, you will enjoy the intimacy of his experiences; if you are a baseball fan, you will love the photos and anecdotes, and if you are a sports fan who loves History, you will leave this book accessible for your great grandchildren to read, absorb, and marvel at the wondrous good old days when baseball was played by men who played like little kids with talent and had fun doing it. The book was originally designed for the Braves fan, however, ultimately the authors latent inherency deviated into a book of personalities, idiosyncrasies, pranks and stories of fun, sadness and human behavior, that encompasses a book for everyone; not only Braves fans. It is a fast read; but slow at viewing photos. John Schuerholz, current President of the Braves wrote the foreword for which the author is eternally grateful and would like to thank him for his time and generosity and continued friendship."
- Paperback | 152 pages
- 215.9 x 279.4 x 8.89mm | 462.66g
- 01 Apr 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- abridged edition
- black & white illustrations
About Morris Fostoff
Morris Fostoff was a Tax Accountant & owner of a Insurance Agency in Commack L.I. for over 25 years, when he incurred a cerebral Hemorrhage at the age of 54. At age 63 decided to study photography, took every class at 3 different colleges, accumulated 32 credits & eventually evolved into shooting MLB & NFL & tennis. His knowledge of baseball is profound, since he played for about 66 years, photographed for 25 years and played with & against Major & minor leaguers in the army during WWII. His relationship with the Braves was quite unusual. So at the age of 89 decided to write about his exploits with them & finally completed this book on or about his 90th birthday.