100 Years Of Baseball: The Intimate And Dramatic Story Of Modern Baseball [NOOK Book]

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The story of America's pastime is rooted in our history. The most commonly told stories of baseball are no mystery. They can easily be found in any of the thousands of books on this team or that player. In 100 Years of Baseball, we get to look even further into the past at the stories that didn't make the headlines.

Down through the years as baseball grew, Lee Allen traces the development... the New York knickerbockers of yesteryear; Jackie ...
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100 Years Of Baseball: The Intimate And Dramatic Story Of Modern Baseball

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Overview

The story of America's pastime is rooted in our history. The most commonly told stories of baseball are no mystery. They can easily be found in any of the thousands of books on this team or that player. In 100 Years of Baseball, we get to look even further into the past at the stories that didn't make the headlines.

Down through the years as baseball grew, Lee Allen traces the development... the New York knickerbockers of yesteryear; Jackie Robinson; the dark days of 1919, to the shenanigans of Durocher and MacPhail, and the New York Yankee world series monopoly.

For a full-fledged history of professional baseball with all its crises, climaxes and heroes 100 Years of Baseball is a book that will excite you like no other.

"No One Who Wants to Know Baseball History Should be Without this Book" -- Portland Press Herald

"For an intimate, dramatic story of baseball read "100 Years of Baseball." by Lee Allen. Allen has written a thorough history of the great game: from the beginning to the present day. The result is a book that provides drama, excitement, humour and intrigue." -- Suburbanite Economist

"A full-fledged history of professional baseball with its crises, climaxes and heroes from the Knickerbockers of 1858 to the shenanigans of Durocher and MacPhall." -- Oakland Tribune
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149187799
  • Publisher: Andy Gondle
  • Publication date: 2/25/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 732,467
  • File size: 848 KB

Meet the Author

As a child in New York in the 1950's, Andy Gondle was almost had no choice but to develop an undeniable love for the Yankees. Growing up as a witness to the rise of the greats like Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, Gondle's fate was sealed the day he met Joe DiMaggio on the steps of the Baseball Hall of Fame they day he was inducted. For the next decade, Gondle lived for baseball, playing on every school team, summer leage, or vacant lot he could find.

When a career-ending injury stopped his aspirations of joining the Yankees roster cold, Gondle was crushed. Thinking the game had abandoned him, Gondle took a job writing ads for the New York Times and planned for a life off the field. As it turned out, Gondle's passion for the game far surpassed his ability to play and when his editor recommended him for a promotion to the sports page, he quickly became one of the most popular baseball writers in the history of the paper.

Gondle's columns continue to delight baseball fans of every generation and his expertise has landed him regular appearances on SportsCenter, HBO's Inside Sports, and even the Tonight Show. He was nominated for a Peabody Award for his coverage of Mark McGwire's breaking of the home run record, and would later win for his work on the documentary Built covering the steroids scandal.
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  • Posted March 31, 2014

    The History of Baseball could not have been written in a more dy

    The History of Baseball could not have been written in a more dynamic and epic manner. Authors Andy Gondle and Lee Allen have done a fantastic job in capturing the true nature of American Baseball.
    Words that best describe this book are: Insightful, informative, well researched, and well written in a sweeping fashion that is sure to last the test of time. If you’re a fan of Baseball and history then this is the book for you. From the very beginning to the present day this book will take you on a journey through the past to present. In an engulfing page turning fashion it will set the stage for the feature of America’s favorite pastime. Astounding read and highly recommended for everyone.  
    Truly a classic in the making and one you will not want to miss! 
    5 Stars!

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