Classic Baseball Stories: Twenty-Two Legendary Stories from the Diamond

Overview


Before multimillion-dollar salaries, luxury boxes, and player strikes there existed the belief in playing simply for the love of the game. Nothing captures that spirit better than these twenty-two classic pieces about America's favorite pastime.

Collected here are the writings of such greats as Ring Lardner, Zane Grey, the Giants' immortal Christy Mathewson, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Finley Peter Dunne, Burt Standish, and many more. Baseball's golden era may have long since ...

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Overview


Before multimillion-dollar salaries, luxury boxes, and player strikes there existed the belief in playing simply for the love of the game. Nothing captures that spirit better than these twenty-two classic pieces about America's favorite pastime.

Collected here are the writings of such greats as Ring Lardner, Zane Grey, the Giants' immortal Christy Mathewson, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Finley Peter Dunne, Burt Standish, and many more. Baseball's golden era may have long since passed, but in the pages of classic Baseball Stories, you can still sit in the bleachers for a nickel.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585747634
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Series: Classic Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 3.86 (w) x 8.82 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author


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.
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Table of Contents

Introduction IX
Why Base Ball Has Become Our National Game 1
The Model Base Ball Player 13
Casey at the Bat 17
Casey's Revenge 23
The Color Line 29
A Whale of a Pastime 37
The Rube's Honeymoon 45
How I Pitched the First Curve 69
Discovering Cy Young 75
Varsity Frank 81
Baseball Joe's Winning Throw 97
Mr. Dooley on Baseball 111
Jinxes and What They Mean to a Ball-Player 117
One Down, 713 to Go 139
How I Lost the 1915 World Series 145
The Crab 155
My Roomy 181
The Longest Game 217
Fullerton Says Seven Members of the White Sox Will Be Missing Next Spring 223
His Own Stuff 227
The Pitcher and the Plutocrat 263
The Slide of Paul Revere 285
Sources 289
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