A Season in the Sun

A Season in the Sun

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by Roger Kahn
     
 

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Baseball needs no defense, but it does occasionally need an intepreter, particularly because it is our national sport...and pastime. Most definitely the latter.

Roger Kahn decided to spend some serious time with practitioners of his favorite sport. In the event, he invested an entire season -- from spring training through the series -- with baseball players of every

Overview

Baseball needs no defense, but it does occasionally need an intepreter, particularly because it is our national sport...and pastime. Most definitely the latter.

Roger Kahn decided to spend some serious time with practitioners of his favorite sport. In the event, he invested an entire season -- from spring training through the series -- with baseball players of every stripe and competence.

The result is this book. In it Kahn reports on a young New England ball club, a failing major league franchise, a small-town college team on a winning streak and a host of colorful past and present heroes of the sport. Along the way we rediscover the magic that baseball and America are all about.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times Book Review
"Baseball is too often confused with the Major Leagues. . . . Baseball is also college and Little League, high school and vacant lot and American Legion and Class A. A Season in the Sun takes its form from Roger Kahn’s notion of baseball’s scope. To make this book, Kahn spent [a] summer touching down at the four corners of the baseball world. . . . For baseball’s characteristic stories—anecdotes and lore the game is rich with—Roger Kahn is best of all, with his sweet ear for the cadence of baseball talk. . . . Take Roger Kahn’s A Season in the Sun down from the bookshelf to hear the soft baseball voices repeating old games in your ear, stories for summer nights or for long winters away from the diamond and the green.”—New York Times Book Review
USA Today Baseball Weekly
"A time capsule of the '70's as well as a prescient look at what the game would eventually become.”—USA Today Baseball Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425037638
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
05/01/1978
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Roger Kahn is the author of a number of baseball books, including Good Enough to Dream, also available in a Bison Books edition. Kahn has written a new afterword for this edition of A Season in the Sun.

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