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

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780449905104
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/28/1990
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,523,824
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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