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Baseball Lives: Men and Women of the Game Talk about Their Jobs, Their Lives, and the National Pastime
     

Baseball Lives: Men and Women of the Game Talk about Their Jobs, Their Lives, and the National Pastime

by Mike Bryan
 

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“Like a baseball equivalent of Chicago’s Studs Terkel, [Mike] Bryan allowed those intimately involved in the game on various levels to tell their own stories.”—Chicago Sun-Times
 
A sport, a career, a business, a passion—it’s all baseball, and it’s all in Baseball Lives, the ultimate

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“Like a baseball equivalent of Chicago’s Studs Terkel, [Mike] Bryan allowed those intimately involved in the game on various levels to tell their own stories.”—Chicago Sun-Times
 
A sport, a career, a business, a passion—it’s all baseball, and it’s all in Baseball Lives, the ultimate insider’s account of the national pastime. Every aspect of the game comes alive as fifty-four people, some celebrated, some unknown, talk about the workaday world of the ultimate American sport. From the minors to the majors, from spring training to the world series, Baseball Lives takes a long fly look at the game as you’ve never seen it before.

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Library Journal
This book's concept is ideal--to interview a la Studs Terkel workingmen and women associated with pro baseball. The author talked to baseball personnel at all levels--from bus drivers and batting practice pitchers to coaches and players' wives. The most original viewpoint comes from a supervisor at the Louisville Slugger bat factory, who believes a model of bat exists for each player's personality. Overall, the quality of interviews is uneven; some language may be unfit for YA readers; and the behind-the-scenes approach has been done more eloquently by Roger Angell in the last chapters of Late Innings: A New Baseball Companion ( LJ 5/15/82), by Roger Kahn in Good Enough to Dream (Doubleday, 1985), and even by Bobbie Bouton and Nancy Marshall in Home Games: Two Baseball Wives Speak Out ( LJ 5/1/83). Not recommended.-- Tom Reigstad, Buffalo State Coll., SUNY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780449905104
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1990
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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