The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told: Thirty Unforgettable Tales from the Diamond (Paperback)

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    Jeff Silverman, a former columnist for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, has written for The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and several national magazines. He is also editor of The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told, Lardner on Baseball, The Greatest Golf Stories Ever Told, Classic Golf Stories, Bernard Darwin on Golf, and The Greatest Boxing Stories Ever Told.
    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 BASEBALL 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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    ISBN 9781592280834
    Genre SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / Essays & Writings
    Format Paperback
    Pages 336
    Publisher Date 2004-01-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Lyons Pr
    Height 8.75 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.95 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Thirty Unforgettable Tales from the Diamond
    Audience General/trade
    Dimensions 1X6X8

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