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Baseball : the national pastime in art and literature

Author: David Colbert
Publisher: Alexandria, Va. : Time-Life Books, ©2001.
Series: Fair Street/Welcome book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Celebrates America's national pastime with selections by writers including Stephen King, Mark Twain, and John Updike, accompanied by paintings, sculpture, folk art, drawings, and baseball ephemera.
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Baseball.
Alexandria, Va. : Time-Life Books, ©2001
(OCoLC)894883522
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Colbert
ISBN: 073700102X 9780737001020
OCLC Number: 45308727
Description: 239 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm.
Contents: From The rookie / Adam Gopnik --
From An American childhood / Annie Dillard --
Instruction / Conrad Hilberry --
From The girl who loved Tom Gordon / Stephen King --
The perfect American place / Lesley Hazleton --
The grip of the game / Thomas Boswell --
From A personal history of the curveball / Jonathan Holden --
Take me out to the ball game / Jack Norworth, Albert von Tilzer --
Line-up for yesterday : an ABC of baseball immortals / Ogden Nash --
The base stealer / Robert Francis --
Ballgloves / Ron McFarland --
Louisville Slugger / Bob Greene --
From Our national game / William R. Hooper --
Baseball's sad lexicon / Franklin Pierce Adams --
From A bush league hero / Edna Ferber --
Baseball innovations / Albert Goodwill Spalding --
I have grievances / Weldon Walker --
From The Bingo Long Travelling All-Stars and Motor Kings / William Brashler --
Curt Flood / Tim Peeler --
From Bagn the drum slowly / Mark Harris --
Sign for my father, who stressed the bunt / David Bottoms --
The hummer / William Matthews --
From Suder / Percival Everett --
Hardball / Philip Gerard --
From Baseball and the meaning of life / Donald Hall --
From Home game / Don Johnson --
Memoir / Ann Hood --
Poem for my father / Quincy Troupe --
Coming to the plate / Molly O'Neill --
Striking out my son in the father-son game / Ron Smith --
From Snow in August / Pete Hamill --
The kid / E. Ethelbert Miller --
Poem for my 71st birthday / Charles Bukowski --
From Shoeless Joe / W.P. Kinsella --
From Bull Durham / Ron Shelton --
From The web of the game / Roger Angell --
The green fields of the mind / A. Bartlett Giamatti --
Baseball / Linda Pastan --
Dreaming of baseball / Ron McFarland --
From Hello towns / Sherwood Anderson --
A dream of third base / Peter Meinke --
From The Universal Baseball Association, Inc.; J. Henry Waugh, Prop. / Robert Coover --
From Diamonds are forever / Wilfrid Sheed --
From Man on spikes / Eliot Asinof --
From Wait till next year / Doris Kearns Goodwin --
From The interior stadium / Roger Angell --
Who's on first / Bud Abbott, Lou Costello --
I really didn't say everything I said / Yogi Berra --
From The cliche expert testifies on baseball / Frank Sullivan --
Fan Valentines / Lillian Morrison --
Casey at the bat / Ernest L. Thayer --
Talk about colorful guys / Davy Jones --
From Underworld / Don DeLillo --
In case you thought they played for money / Robert Fink --
From Swinging for glory / Quincy Troupe --
Baseball canto / Lawrence Ferlinghetti --
Turning pro / Ishmael Reed --
To Satch / Samuel Allen --
Game called / Grantland Rice --
From The natural / Bernard Malamud --
With courage and with grace / George Ellard.
Series Title: Fair Street/Welcome book.
Responsibility: edited by David Colbert ; foreword by W.P. Kinsella.

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Celebrates America's national pastime with selections by writers including Stephen King, Mark Twain, and John Updike, accompanied by paintings, sculpture, folk art, drawings, and baseball ephemera.

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