The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told
  • The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told
  • The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told
  • The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told
ISBN: 1592280838
EAN13: 9781592280834
Language: English
Release Date: Jan 1, 2004
Pages: 336
Dimensions: 1.1" H x 8.66" L x 5.98" W
Weight: 0.97 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

At a 1931 barnstorming exhibition game in Tennessee, a seventeen-year-old pitcher for the Chattanooga Lookouts struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig back to back. Her name was Jackie Mitchell--organized baseball's first girl pitcher. On September 9, 1965, Sandy Koufax made baseball history by pitching his fourth perfect game. In July 1970, a stripper rushed onto the field at Riverfront Stadium to kiss Johnny Bench, temporarily disrupting a game attended by President Nixon and his family. These are just some of the great, quirky, and comic moments in the annals of baseball recorded in THE GREATEST BASEBAL STORIES EVER TOLD. Here also are profiles of such legendary figures as Joe DiMaggio, Pete Rose, and Yogi Berra, essays that explore the complexities and pleasures of the game, even an excerpt from the movie Bull Durham. This is the perfect book for anyone who has ever played so much as a game of catch. Contributors include: John Updike Doris Kearns Goodwin Abbott & Costello Ring Lardner Bill Barich Zane Grey David James Duncan Al Stump Pete Hamill P.G. Wodehouse Damon Runyan Roy Blount, Jr. Richard Ben Cramer Gay Talese A. Bartlett Giamatti and many more

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5
   Great book
The book came on time and was well packaged. I love to read about baseball. I would suggest this book to anyone interested in a book that can not be put down.
 
5
   The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told: Thirty Unforgettable Tales from the Diamond
The book was received very quickly and was described as ''. I am very pleased with the service and would order again from this person.
 
4
   gift for a baseball fan
was a nice gift to a baseball fan in my family and seems excited to read it. This arrived in a good way and in a timely condition.
 
5
   My husband loves this book!
I purchased this for my husband, as he loves baseball. He says it is a great book and he enjoys all the old stories.
 
5
   gift
Great gift idea for any baseball lover... shipped quickly and in great condition... My dad really enjoyed this as a gift to add to his collection.
 
4
   GREAT STORIES
A great book of stories from the past i haven 't finished reading it yet I KNOW I WILL ENJOY THE REST OF THE BOOK.
 
5
   Great book
I love baseball and this great book makes me love it even more. This is a great addition to a baseball library of Lore.
 
4
   three of the best
I recently purchased from Amazon and now read three baseball anthologies Baseball, a hardbound library of America Anthology, edited by Nicholas Dawidoff. 2) Baseball's Best Short Stories, a quality paperback edited by Paul Staudohar and The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told, a quality paperback by Jeff Silverman. One does not need to be an informed fan of baseball, past or present, to treasure these stories. Here baseball is the framework. Within are Americans intently observing, playing and cherished America's game. I reserve five stars for my tip-top '' favorites. The hardbound library of America's Anthology cited above I do particularly applaud.
 
5
   Great book for baseball fans!
My 18-year-old cousin, who is a baseball player and fan, was totally into it last year as a Christmas gift. I had a hard time shopping for him because 18-year-old boys are really hard to shop for... but he seemed to like it just. He started reading stories immediately and spent a few hours with this book even after opening a bunch of video games. Great gift for baseball fans, young and old!
 
4
   A Good Read on Baseball.
This was a gift ; the recipient loves it. Real baseball, real good writers and nice to have the original who is on first?
 
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