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“Bud Wilkinson would be proud of his son Jay’s work on this book—and he would’ve told him so.
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“A master in his own right, . . .
“Its familiarity and comfort level are its greatest strengths. . . . [but] we can’t help wanting more.”
“Shawn Green takes us through the mental process with the singular clarity that once allowed him to go 6x6 with four home runs in one game. Though retired for nearly four years, Mr.
It’s risky to write a book about a season spent with a sports team.
What’s red, round, and dirty when it’s brand new? Would you believe . . . a major league baseball? You might think it’s white, right?
". . .an impressive work, abounds with new information about the formation of what Americans have long thought of as their national game . . ."
It’s not unusual for scholars to come up with approximately the same idea at about the same time.
Heart of the Game, by S. L.
“Fenway Park, in Boston, is a little lyric bandbox of a ballpark,” begins the tale of Red Sox slugger Ted Williams’ final at bat on September 28, 1960, at the oldest major league baseball stadium c
There seems to be no end to the number of businessmen, politicians, and coaches who, upon achieving success or some elevated position in their field, write a book claiming to have some insight into
Americans viewing those old and trite film shots of people lounging around languidly in opium dens, powerless to escape from their drugged reveries, used to feel scorn for those addicts.
This book will help you understand seemingly inexplicable events that occur in baseball games. Why, for example, does a pitcher try to intimidate a batter by deliberately throwing at his head?
The question that the title of this book inspires—Did baseball grow out of cricket?—receives a clear answer here: no, the two games are “sporting cousins.”