Bilko Athletic Club : The Story of the 1956 Los Angeles Angels
The Bilko Athletic Club is the story of the 1956 Los Angeles Angels, a team of castoffs and kids built around a bulky, beer-loving basher of home runs named Steve Bilko. The Angels compiled a 107-61 won-loss record, finishing sixteen games ahead of their closest competitor. That year, Bilko paced the Pacific Coast League in eight categories: home runs, batting average, runs batted in, hits, runs scored, walks, total bases, and slugging percentage.Featuring in-depth interviews with Steve Bilko and twenty-five of his ’56 Angels teammates,The Bilko Athletic Club also includes several photos and is highlighted by never-before-told anecdotes. A fascinating account of a season to remember,The Bilko Athletic Club will take fans and historians of the national pastime back to the golden era of baseball.