Bottom Of The 33rd: Hope, Redemption, And Baseball's Longest Game
  • Bottom Of The 33rd: Hope, Redemption, And Baseball's Longest Game
  • Bottom Of The 33rd: Hope, Redemption, And Baseball's Longest Game
  • Bottom Of The 33rd: Hope, Redemption, And Baseball's Longest Game
ISBN: 006201448X
EAN13: 9780062014481
Language: English
Release Date: Apr 12, 2011
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 1.2" H x 9" L x 5.9" W
Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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On April 18, 1981, a ball game sprang eternal. What began as a modestly attended minor-league game between the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rochester Red Wings became not only the longest ever played in baseball history, but something else entirely. The first pitch was thrown after dusk on Holy Saturday, and for the next eight hours the night seemed to suspend its participants between their collective pasts and futures, between their collective sorrows and joys--the ballplayers; the umpires; Pawtucket's ejected manager, peering through a hole in the backstop; the sportswriters and broadcasters; a few stalwart fans shivering in the cold.

With Bottom of the 33rd, celebrated New York Times journalist Dan Barry has written a lyrical meditation on small-town lives, minor-league dreams, and the elements of time and community that conspired one fateful night to produce a baseball game seemingly without end. Bottom of the 33rd captures the sport's essence: the purity of purpose, the crazy adherence to rules, the commitment of both players and fans. This genre-bending book, a reportorial triumph, portrays the myriad lives held in the night's unrelenting grip. Consider, for instance, the team owner determined to revivify a decrepit stadium, built atop a swampy bog, or the batboy approaching manhood, nervous and earnest, or the umpire with a new family Read More chevron_right

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