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The greatest baseball stories ever told

Author: Jeff Silverman
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays, profiles, and stories about baseball features some of the best writing on the game.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Silverman
ISBN: 158574364X 9781585743643 9781592280834 1592280838
OCLC Number: 48539599
Description: x, 326 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Who's on first? / Abbott & Costello --
Wait till next year / Doris Kearns Goodwin --
The web of the game / Roger Angell --
Alibi Ike / Ring Lardner --
Ty Cobb's wild ten-month fight to live / Al Stump --
Hub fans bid kid adieu / John Updike --
Casey at the Congress --
Going to the moon / Bill Barich --
The birth of Joe Hardy / Douglass Wallop --
A Scotchman, a phantom, and a shiny blue jacket / Willie Morris --
A Mickey Mantle koan / David James Duncan --
The catch / Arnold Hano --
Old well-well / Zane Grey --
His most prized possession was that '54 Eddie / Ron Shelton --
Keith / Pete Hamill --
Baseball players called her Ma / James T. Farrell --
The pitcher and the plutocrat / P.G. Wodehouse --
One down, 713 to go / Damon Runyon --
Roger Maris / Jimmy Cannon --
Home run fever / Gary Smith --
Woman whiffs Ruth and Gehrig / William E. Brandt --
The silent season of a hero / Gay Talese --
A native son's thoughts / Richard Ben Cramer --
K as in Koufax / Vin Scully --
The rocky road of Pistol Pete / W.C. Heinz --
One vote for Morganna / Red Smith --
Yogi / Roy Blount, Jr. --
The thrill of the grass / Green fields of the mind / A. Bartlett Giamatti.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Jeff Silverman.

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Twenty seven amazing tales from the diamond with essays, profiles and storiesabout America's favorite game from John Updike, Jimmy Breslin and others.  Read more...

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"Here are two books certain to appeal to fans of the diamond and the links. The first includes several oft-anthologized works, but some unusual pieces, too. The second contains essays by so many Read more...

 
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