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The summer game

The summer game

Author: Roger Angell
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2004]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The Summer Game, Roger Angell's first book on the sport, changed baseball writing forever. It goes beyond the usual sports reporter's beat to examine baseball's complex place in our American psyche." "Between the miseries of the 1962 expansion Mets and a classic 1971 World Series between the Pirates and the Orioles, Angell finds baseball in the 1960s as a game in transition - marked by league expansion, uprooted  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Angell
ISBN: 0803259514 9780803259515
OCLC Number: 53284972
Notes: Originally published: New York : Viking Press, 1972.
Description: x, 303 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Rustle of spring --
Box scores --
The old folks behind home --
The short season --
Amazin' --
The "go!" shouters --
S is for so lovable --
Farewell --
A clean, well-lighted cellar --
Classics and campaigns-I --
A tale of three cities --
Taverns in the town --
Two strikes on the image --
West of the Bronx --
The future, maybe --
The cool bubble --
Classics and campaigns-II --
A terrific strain --
The flowering and subsequent deflowering of New England --
A little noise at twilight --
The leaping corpse, the shallow --
Cellar, the French pastime, the walking radio, and other summer mysteries --
Days and nights with the unbored --
The Baltimore Vermeers --
Part of a season: bay and back bay --
Some pirates and lesser men --
The interior stadium.
Responsibility: Roger Angell.
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The Summer Game, Roger Angell's first book on the sport, changed baseball writing forever. Thoughtful, funny, appreciative of the elegance of the game and the passions invested by players and fans,  Read more...


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